Judge rules yoga classes can continue at Encinitas schools

Judge rules yoga classes can continue at Encinitas schools

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[trib_ndn vid=24920987]SAN DIEGO — A judge Monday ruled that yoga classes can continue at schools in the Encinitas Union School District.

Superior Court Judge John Meyer ruled that the district’s yoga program does not endorse any religion.

“From both a legal and common sense perspective, the judge got it right,” wrote Dave Peck with  YES! Yoga for Encinitas Schools.

The district was sued by the National Center for Law and Policy on behalf of Stephen and Jennifer Sedlock, whose children attend one of the district’s nine schools. On its website, the nonprofit Christianity-based center said its focuses on the protection and promotion of religious freedom, the sanctity of life, traditional marriage, parental rights and other civil liberties.

The plaintiffs contended that Ashtanga yoga is religious in nature and that opting out costs students physical education time. They wanted the yoga program ended but did not ask for a financial judgment.

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