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Colorado Classroom Yoga Questioned

August 28, 2002

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ASPEN, Colo. (AP) _ Plans for a classroom yoga program were put on hold so administrators and parents could decide whether it would bring religion into the school.

Some families at Aspen Elementary said the chanting that often accompanies yoga techniques might challenge the constitutional separation of church and state.

The pilot program, called Yoga Ed, would use breathing and stretching to try to help kids adjust to the return to classes and to calm rowdy students after recess.

School officials planned a meeting Sept. 4 to address the parent concerns.

``If there’s a significant number of parents, after gathering information, that are still concerned about it, we don’t necessarily have to go forward with it,″ Principal Barb Pitchford said.

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