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No Child Left Unhealthy?
By John Monahan
The embattled U.S. public school system often is likened to an overburdened farm wagon lugging its diverse crop of students behind the twin horses of government mandates and standardized tests. But despite the system’s ever-increasing challenges, enlightened parents, educators and even private enterprise are working to make public schools healthier, more compassionate places in which to learn.
Connecting mind and body
Lori Burgi is one parent advocate who has made a difference. In fact, she’s the reason why every student in grades one through eight in the Laguna Beach, Calif., school district takes a six-week unit of yoga as part of physical education (PE).
District officials were already receptive to yoga, but it was Burgi—a 10-year practitioner herself—who delivered a program called Yoga Ed. that included a pre-written curriculum teachers could readily incorporate. Still, it took a year-and-a-half to get buy-in from the board of education and various committees.
“When I first approached the district, I became really aware that nothing was in place to help support yoga and other great programs, and I realized we’d have to start by educating the educator first,” Burgi says. Today, all 13 of the district’s PE instructors are trained to teach Yoga Ed., and other teachers who’ve taken it for classroom use receive staff-development credit.
“The point we have to get across is that the laws of this country don’t support accessible and broad-spectrum choices in health and well-being in our fitness programs,” Burgi says. “Many elementary students don’t even get PE, or if they do, it’s only once or twice a week.”
Then there are the unique benefits of yoga itself: “To actually have a skill where you align your mental awareness with your physical awareness increases the capacity to accomplish anything you want to do,” Burgi says. In one Yoga Ed. exercise, students are taught how thinking a negative or positive thought either weakens or strengthens their arm when a partner pushes down on it (a practice known as applied kinesiology). “This brings responsibility back to the kids and lets them see the way the mind impacts the body,” Burgi says.
Balanced brain, better thinking Along with yoga, a program incorporating a specific series of exercises to balance the brain to facilitate learning is catching on in schools. Brain Gym, founded by Paul E. Dennison, PhD, in the early 1980s, has evolved into something of an international movement based solely on word of mouth, says spokeswoman Rose Harrow. The organization provides an impressive bank of research to show that its methods improve participants’ self-esteem, motivation and ability to cooperate in teams.
Julie Mundt taught fourth and fifth grade in the Greater Boston area and used Brain Gym in every class for years. “It calmed the students down before tests and before our yearly Shakespeare performances,” Mundt says, noting that it also helped children with reading difficulti...
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Capitol Forest Classic feat. NW All Mountain Championships
Dates: 8/10/2013 – 8/10/2013
Go Get It Gal - Sweetheart Tour
Dates: 8/25/2013 – 8/31/2013
Black Hills Triathlon in Lacey | Lacey, Washington 98503 ...
Dates: 6/30/2013 – 6/30/2013
Long Lake in LaceyLacey
2790 Carpenter Rd.
Black Hills Triathlon in Lacey
On Sunday, June 30, 2013 more than 300 athletes will compete at the inaugural Black Hills Triathlon in Lacey, reviving the legacy and success of the original BHT held in Olympia 1980 through 2009. As a USA Triathlon sanctioned sprint-distance event, this race will include both seasoned competitors as well as beginners.
Date: June 30th, 2013
Location: Long Lake in Lacey WA
Start time: 8am
Swim: 800 meter
Transcendence 12-Hour Ultra Endurance Challenge ...
Dates: 8/10/2013 – 8/10/2013
Marathon Park at Capitol LakeOlympia
Marathon Park and Deschutes Parkway SW
2013 Registration will open in early 2013.... 12-hours, one-loop, urban endurance. You will run the small lake loop at Capital Lake for 12 hours. The loop is a gravel trail with the option to run on the sidewalk. No traffic, just you and the clock. We will have a bountiful aid station at Marathon Park for you as you come through. Challenge your body and, most importantly, your mind. Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles.
2013 Capital Lakefair Volleyball Tournament
Dates: 7/20/2013 – 7/21/2013
416 Sid Snyder Avenue SW
LAKEFAIR VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT…since 1979
July 20 & 21, 2013
On the Capitol Campus in Olympia, WA (Capitol Way & 11th)
A summer tradition held during the local Lakefair Community Festival. You’ll enjoy playing on the lush green grass surrounding the State Capitol Dome. OLD SCHOOL RULES.
Team Fee: $55 (sign up by Friday, July 12th)
Personal Checks will no longer be accepted
$80 (after July 12th or day of)
Check-In: 8:30AM / Play Starts – 9:15AM
Saturday: Men’s Open, A,B and Parks & Rec
Women’s: Open, A, B, Juniors (age 17 and under)
Sunday: Reverse Coed: Open, A, B, Parks & Rec
Format: Pool Play followed by Double Elimination Playoffs
Prizes: 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes in each Division
Cash Prizes for Open Division
Door Prizes all Day
- From I-5 Southbound: Bear right on ramp at sign reading "Exit 105A to State Capitol" and go west for 0.8 miles. Continue on 14th Avenue SE and go west for 0.4 miles to the Visitor Information Center at Capitol Way S at 14th Avenue SW
- From I-5 Northbound: Bear right on ramp at sign reading "Exit 105A to State Capitol" and go northeast for 0.3 miles. Bear right on 14th Avenue SE and go west for 0.6 miles to Capitol Way S at 14th Avenue SW.