New wellness twist in Middle School
Eighth grade girls at Skaneateles Middle School are being treated to Vinyasa Flow yoga in physical education classes with teacher Jill King. The lessons include extended relaxation and meditation, as students work on setting intentions and practicing health self-mantras, said King.
Over the past five years, King has increasing practiced yoga and has used it with her swim team. “I feel it has benefits that extend into a life of inner peace and calm. With all the students have going on in their lives, having the tools to be able to sit quietly with themselves and achieve some level of inner peace and quiet is important,” she said. “My hope is that students tap into a self-love that keeps them from taking risks with their lives and helps them make choices that are healthy and self-fulfilling.”
King’s goal is “to continue to grow in my ability to lead others in the practice of yoga and all its many benefits.”