Sunday, April 05, 2015

School Yoga Program Does Not Violate California Establishment Clause

In Sedlock v. Baird, (CA App., April 3, 2015), a California state appellate court held that the yoga program introduced in California's Encinitas Union School District does not violate the Establishment Clause of the California Constitution.  The court concluded:
While the practice of yoga may be religious in some contexts, yoga classes as taught in the District are, as the trial court determined, "devoid of any religious, mystical, or spiritual trappings." 
AP reports on the decision. [Thanks to Bradford Masters and Tom Rutledge for the lead.]