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Celebrating International Yoga Day

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Freeport School District students know the important role yoga plays as part of living a healthy lifestyle. On June 21, in honor of International Yoga Day, a special seventh grade assembly was held at J.W. Dodd Middle School. Led by Dodd teachers Katie Horan, Linda Salzer and Youth Empowerment Seminar Director Maddie Fountaine, the students discussed the importance of yoga and meditation, demonstrated various yoga poses and led the school in a breathing technique called straw breath. The benefits of yoga in sports were also discussed.

“Our philosophy has always been to educate the whole child,” said Superintendent of Schools Dr. Kishore Kuncham. “For some time, we have encouraged all students to focus on mindfulness and relaxation as part of a healthy lifestyle. Participation in International Yoga Day reinforces what our students are learning.”