FHS Student Shares Power of Yoga at United Nations

FHS Student Shares Power of Yoga at United Nations photo
High school student Osman Gomez had the unique opportunity to represent the district at the United Nations’ observance of International Yoga Day.

Gomez, who attended the event, “Conversation with Yoga Masters: Yoga for Peace” with school psychologist Elizabeth D’Aiello, spoke about the remarkable impact yoga has had on his life since he began practicing at a Youth Empowerment Seminar at J.W. Dodd Middle School. Before hundreds of attendees, he discussed how a breathing technique known as “Victory Breath” helped him overcome anxiety, and how he has connected with D’Aiello in yoga classes she conducts after school.

The district, which is committed to teaching students about the positive effects yoga has on mindfulness and well-being, plans to incorporate YES into the high school’s curriculum beginning in September.