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Portugal: Free Yoga Classes For 750 Public School Kids

on 2013/12/15 2:36:02 ( 1975 reads )


PORTO, PORTUGAL, November 26, 2013 (Local.PT): Under the "Porto's Kids" project - an initiative of the Municipality of Porto - free yoga lessons during school hours have begun for about 750 children, in 30 classes in Kindergarten and 1st Grade of public schools in the city of Porto. The classes are taught by instructors from the Associacao Ashrama Porto Yoga Center in Porto.

All lessons are free for the children and are given to the whole class during school hours with the presence of the educator/teacher who will give continuity to what is learned during the week, training in self control and concentration. In this project only senior yoga teachers with high qualifications are allowed to teach. All the teachers are graduates of the Portuguese Yoga Confederation program and have had special training in Yoga for Kids.

This is the 7th year that the yoga ashram has collaborated with the City of Porto on this project. From past years it has been seen that there has been a very good acceptance of the program by children and their families, the teachers, and the individual schools.

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