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On October 3, I wrote about a Massena, New York, high school that put its classroom yoga program on hold after a group of parents raised concerns about the separation of church and state, saying that the school should not expose their kids to Hindu rituals.
Now, it seems, after the superintendent met with several parents, a compromise was made: the yoga program can stay as long as it’s not called yoga. “The program at Massena High School has been renamed ‘Raider Relaxation’ after the school mascot and includes the same exercises that drew objections last month from some parents who said yoga promotes Hinduism and had no place in school,” reports New York Newsday.
Funny thing: all the fuss has generated even more interest in yoga from the students.
What do you think about renaming the program?