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Yoga in the Schools Symposium

April 23–25, 2014


Sat Bir S. Khalsa, Ali Smith, Anne Buckley-Reen, Patrick Tolan,
Leah Kalish, and more.

View presenters’ full bios.


Open to those influencing the yoga-in-the-schools movement, including researchers, teachers, school administrators, program developers, and yoga teachers.

Join other leaders in the yoga-in-the-schools movement to explore the opportunities and challenges of this work. This first-of-its-kind event is hosted by Kripalu’s Institute for Extraordinary Living, in partnership with the University of Virginia’s Contemplative Sciences Center and Curry School of Education, and is made possible through the generous support of Beth and Peter Levin.

This symposium is unique in its specific focus on yoga in the schools, and aims to galvanize our efforts and maximize our impact. The event is designed to build collaboration and a collective understanding as we work toward the shared goal of bringing the transformative practice of yoga to as many young people as possible. The agenda includes

  • Keynote by Dr. Timothy B. Baird, Superintendent of the Encinitas (California) Union School District, who implemented a comprehensive yoga program in the schools that has been the focus of legal controversy
  • Presentations by experts in the field, including researchers, yoga-in-the-schools program developers, and school administrators and educators
  • An opportunity to share your vision and your contributions to the field in an informative poster session (Deadline for applications is February 17; find more information and submission instructions here.)
  • Whole- and small-group dialogue to draw on our collective wisdom and expertise as we shape the path forward.

View the symposium schedule. For more information, e-mail kyis@kripalu.org.