Yoga Class Provides a Welcome Break for Students in Rigorous IB Program
Kenmore West High School students in the International Baccalaureate
(IB) Program recently had the opportunity to take a much-needed break with an
introductory yoga class.
Yoga is universally known for reducing stress, and the class was
greatly appreciated by participants. In addition to the rigorous IB Program, many
of the students are also active in sports, extracurriculars and other academic
activities and programs. The class was not only a welcome stress reliever, but
for many it was the very first time they had ever tried out yoga.
Teaching the class was Courtney Boland, a special education
teacher at Franklin Middle School. The students loved the class and were very
appreciative of the opportunity.
“She had them all in our library under the dome looking like
yoga pros,” said Laura Howse, Kenmore West High School IB coordinator.
The opportunity was part of the new “I’m Breathing” program which
aims to provide a break for IB students.
“They are getting a time out from the books and learning or
trying something new and learning about stress relief,” Howse said.