Yoga poses helps kids focus in the classroom


Students at Winter Park Elementary are excited for a new class that teaches them yoga.

Kids stretch in downward dog, tree, and mountain poses, learning to focus their energies in calm manner.

It’s part of a new program that teachers hope takes off in New Hanover County.

“They’ve recognized now in our classes together and in some of the postures that we do, that it’s really important to keep that focus,” Yoga Instructor Mandy Nicolau said. “If we’re straying away from that focus, that’s when we start to tumble or have more trouble.”

The program was started in partnership with Yoga Village.

Right now, kids in kindergarten through fifth grade participate in the classes.


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