Judge Rules Yoga Does Not Violate Separation of Church and State

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In California, a judge ruled this week that teaching yoga in local public schools does not violate the separation of church and state. Parents in the Encinitas school district sued over the twice weekly yoga classes, saying that yoga is a religious practice. The judge agreed yoga can be religious but said the district-wide program was secular in nature. He said any religious references had been removed and even the poses were renamed.