Yoga In My School
Yoga In My School
Oct 27, 2021
Alabama School Yoga Controversy: Cherry Picking Yoga for School Use
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This episode of the Yoga In My School podcast challenges the restrictions placed on teaching yoga in schools in Alabama in the newly passed (May 2021) bill. Guest Crunch Ranjani explores questions raised by the bill that all yoga teachers, school administrators, and legislators need to ponder and discuss. Have a listen, spend some time considering all points of view, and let me know your thoughts.

1:45 Background of school yoga in Alabama
3:35 NOTE: Alabama Senate HAS PASSED THE BILL (May 21, 2021) see show notes below for reference
4:40 Initial reaction to lifting ban of yoga in Alabama schools
5:58 Less positive reaction to the new Alabama school yoga bill
6:55 What is cultural appropriation of yoga?
10:45 Why are people worried about Sanskrit?
16:25 Is some yoga better than no yoga?
21:31 Guidelines vs Illegal
28:20 Questions raised by the Alabama school yoga bill
33:30 Invitation to have the conversation

Read Crunch's article - Teaching Yoga in Schools: Examining the Questions Raised by the Alabama Bill

March 11, 2021 AP Article re passing of bill in the Alabama House of Representatives
May 21, 2021 NPR article re passing of bill in Alabama Senate

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