- A lawsuit filed against the Encinitas Union School District by the National Center for Law & Policy over a school's yoga classes heads to trial Monday in San Diego Superior Court.
- The lawsuit was filed on behalf of parents Stephen and Jennifer Sedlock and William Bentz, who argue that the district's offering of yoga classes violates laws promoting the separation of church and state.
- District officials say the program is far removed from any religious origins that yoga may have, and the trial's judge, John Meyer, revealed in a March hearing that he practices yoga and sees nothing religious about it.
From the article:
... While district officials have asserted that any religious references have been stripped away, Broyles wrote that the curriculum on the district’s website “confirms and underscores the inherently and pervasively religious nature of the program.” He noted language that refers to helping students connect with their “inner selves” and bringing the “inner spirit of each child to the surface.” ...