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2012-10-22 11:39:55 PM  
Good grief...the fact this is coming from ENCINITAS???

The paragon of Hippey-dom?My parents and i lived there from '74 through to '82.

Clearly, if you moved here and filed a complaint, you were an utter and complete IDIOT.

This is a community that promotes peace/relaxation/acceptance.

And it's not a bad way to be, people. You can be much worse than being peaceful, relaxed and accepting.
 
2012-10-22 11:39:57 PM  
Let us go back to the 80s again and freak out about Satan.
 
2012-10-22 11:41:59 PM  
I would be less worried about indoctrination than a bad instructor injuring a kid by pushing them too far.
 
2012-10-22 11:44:35 PM  
FTFA: "These therapies are headed toward trying to find solutions for some of the stress that these children find themselves in," he said. "We're trying to solve problems."

Like the stress of having parents who are borderline paranoid about Yoga classes.

Jeebus, parents... Seriously. Yoga's not going to ruin your children. Your bigoted, prejudicial nonsense is what's going to ruin them.
 
2012-10-22 11:44:55 PM  

WizardofToast: Let us go back to the 80s again and freak out about Satan.


But we have brown people that talk funny. We can see them so it is easier to fear them and their strange ways.
 
2012-10-23 12:00:06 AM  
 
2012-10-23 12:04:45 AM  
This is crazy!!!! People have too much damn time on their hands!!!! There are a lot more things to be "bent out of shape about"!!
 
2012-10-23 12:08:01 AM  

Mimic_Octopus: PapaChester: My mother raised me on the phrase "Never underestimate the power of idiots in large groups." I was prepared for this level of stupid at a young age.

I do believe the pledge of allegiance mentions God which means you force children to recognize a deity that they may not worship, every, f'in, day.

idiots ? which group ? why is there farking yoga in a school ? we are last in math and science among industrialized nations and we have the nerve to put this shiat in school ? and what farking teaching credentials does a damn yoga instructor have ? california is pathetic.


This is an elective class. Middle schools offer electives and high schools require elective credits to graduate. Not much difference than offering something like ceramics.

/the more you know
 
2012-10-23 12:10:24 AM  

shintochick: Mimic_Octopus: PapaChester: My mother raised me on the phrase "Never underestimate the power of idiots in large groups." I was prepared for this level of stupid at a young age.

I do believe the pledge of allegiance mentions God which means you force children to recognize a deity that they may not worship, every, f'in, day.

idiots ? which group ? why is there farking yoga in a school ? we are last in math and science among industrialized nations and we have the nerve to put this shiat in school ? and what farking teaching credentials does a damn yoga instructor have ? california is pathetic.

This is an elective class. Middle schools offer electives and high schools require elective credits to graduate. Not much difference than offering something like ceramics.

/the more you know


Elective or not, it's still a bullshiat class. At least with ceramics you're learning a useful skill.
 
2012-10-23 12:17:03 AM  
This is really about the yoga pants and the loss of chiropracty business.
 
2012-10-23 12:20:06 AM  
Yoga is a proven stress reliever Mayo Clinic. I'd rather have my kids learn this "useful skill" than something like ceramics.

Unless of course they go through the zombie apocalypse and have to make their own dishes and mugs.
 
2012-10-23 12:20:53 AM  

fusillade762: Not a repeat from September in England.

Priest bans yoga for 'being incompatible with Catholic faith'


Well of course. The church tells you whether you've followed the correct formulaic behaviours, paid enough money to consider yourself sufficiently spiritual or not. Exercise and meditation merely promotes a healthy body and mind, and a healthy mind leads to independent thought.
 
2012-10-23 12:25:01 AM  

shintochick: Yoga is a proven stress reliever Mayo Clinic. I'd rather have my kids learn this "useful skill" than something like ceramics.

Unless of course they go through the zombie apocalypse and have to make their own dishes and mugs.



I meant Mayo Clinic
 
2012-10-23 12:26:13 AM  
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2012-10-23 12:29:53 AM  
The End times are Here!

/stupid people
//will make it
///HAPPEN
 
2012-10-23 12:32:42 AM  
WPP

White People Problem...
 
2012-10-23 12:40:17 AM  
God forbid schools try to teach the kids about emotional intelligence. No, school knows there's only one type of learnin' and that's rote memorization. Did you memorize that poem about Columbus? Good. Now wait five years and then find out that everything you learned was a pack of lies carefully designed for your soft, spongy brain.
 
2012-10-23 12:46:22 AM  

gunther_bumpass: shintochick: Mimic_Octopus: PapaChester: My mother raised me on the phrase "Never underestimate the power of idiots in large groups." I was prepared for this level of stupid at a young age.

I do believe the pledge of allegiance mentions God which means you force children to recognize a deity that they may not worship, every, f'in, day.

idiots ? which group ? why is there farking yoga in a school ? we are last in math and science among industrialized nations and we have the nerve to put this shiat in school ? and what farking teaching credentials does a damn yoga instructor have ? california is pathetic.

This is an elective class. Middle schools offer electives and high schools require elective credits to graduate. Not much difference than offering something like ceramics.

/the more you know

Elective or not, it's still a bullshiat class. At least with ceramics you're learning a useful skill.


Not sure if serious.

Managing one's body and mind is a useful life skill. I can't say I have yet encountered a situation that called for ceramics skills.
 
2012-10-23 12:49:35 AM  

gunther_bumpass: shintochick: Mimic_Octopus: PapaChester: My mother raised me on the phrase "Never underestimate the power of idiots in large groups." I was prepared for this level of stupid at a young age.

I do believe the pledge of allegiance mentions God which means you force children to recognize a deity that they may not worship, every, f'in, day.

idiots ? which group ? why is there farking yoga in a school ? we are last in math and science among industrialized nations and we have the nerve to put this shiat in school ? and what farking teaching credentials does a damn yoga instructor have ? california is pathetic.

This is an elective class. Middle schools offer electives and high schools require elective credits to graduate. Not much difference than offering something like ceramics.

/the more you know

Elective or not, it's still a bullshiat class. At least with ceramics you're learning a useful skill.


I took an actual Eastern Religions class in high school, as an elective, since Social Studies was my 'minor' at the time. It has in fact been useful, since I can read articles or have discussions about [Eastern Religions] and not sound like a bigoted fool. We also did a bit of yoga in class sometimes.

In later years (2010), when I told my doctor I couldn't afford physical therapy copays when instructed to go and see if that would help my back, she told me to get Wii Fit and do the yoga program, which I did. While it didn't help the original injury, it made my core muscles much stronger and alleviated some of the pain I'm in daily from other issues.

So, assuming someone likes to learn about things outside their norm, and wants some fitness that is really low impact, this elective would be fine.
 
2012-10-23 01:03:36 AM  

WhoGAS: WhoGAS: Gyrfalcon: (yoga is from India)

That wasn't my point to you and you know it. You say only "grandma's" are good for their kids. You don't dispute it.

I can now state that you are a farking sexist pig.

OMG. Don't fark drunk...

MY APOLOGIES...


I figgered.

Apology accepted & thanks dude.
 
2012-10-23 01:10:22 AM  
Any religion that doesn't include shooting things or frying them (or both) scares Americans.
 
2012-10-23 01:14:06 AM  

Cymbal:


Holy taco is correct

/ holeeeeee taco
 
2012-10-23 01:28:58 AM  
Gahdammit yuppies. Fark you.
 
2012-10-23 01:29:22 AM  
Not sure if this is the case here, but when I went to highschool in a  SD county school, we were required to take a PE course, but it could be sports (the standard PE), weightlifting, or arobics. If they are allowing the kids to choose to do yoga instead of weightlifting or sports as their PE, WTF is the problem?
 
2012-10-23 01:34:37 AM  

d-fens99: These people are stupid. I'm hoping this becomes a girls in yoga pants thread.

[bestdemotivationalposters.com image 500x422]


"Girls in Yoga Pant"?

Here on FARK we refer to those by their actual name: LEGGINGS.

Those aren't "yoga pants" since they weren't made for yoga, yogi in india don't use them and we'd been using them long before yoga became mainstream here.

Get out of here Reddit Scum!

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2012-10-23 01:49:00 AM  
Speaking of Eastern religions,

brian.hoffert.faculty.noctrl.edu
 
2012-10-23 02:05:47 AM  

sammyk: She has been at it less than a year and is coming up on her 200th session.In the 8 years I have known her she is happier than I have ever seen her.


Mine, too!! And I even survived the jokes about her instructor obviously being well-hung

Want to take it a step further, and introduce yourself to a world of awesome(r) sex with your wife? Buy a copy of Urban Tantra, and suggest you both to read and try out.

I promise you, stick with it, she'll see it as one of the most romantic gestures you ever made.

/2 years of utter freaking bliss, here.
//no, seriously, trust me.
 
2012-10-23 02:10:13 AM  

phrawgh: Speaking of Eastern religions,

[brian.hoffert.faculty.noctrl.edu image 250x263]


Yo dawg, we meant FAR eastern religions. So far east, for even thinking about it you explode a bunch of infidels and receive anal sex from a bunch of virgins with chopsticks for dicks yo.
 
2012-10-23 02:12:28 AM  
Is the instructor hot? Some of the wives may be less worried about the kids and more worried about their husbands wanting to work out her muladhara.
 
2012-10-23 02:19:29 AM  
Came here for yogapants pics..

/you suck
 
2012-10-23 02:22:20 AM  

Cymbal: phrawgh: Speaking of Eastern religions,

[brian.hoffert.faculty.noctrl.edu image 250x263]

Yo dawg, we meant FAR eastern religions. So far east, for even thinking about it you explode a bunch of infidels and receive anal sex from a bunch of virgins with chopsticks for dicks yo.


I feel you homeslice! They so far east, they be west, and shiat!
 
2012-10-23 02:22:29 AM  

stuffy: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 445x511]
Yes he dose look like the evil leader of a cult.


WE WILL NOT STANDBY AND WATCH OUR CHILDREN BE TAUGHT SUCH THINGS AS TROLLING FOREST RANGERS AND STEALING PIC-A-NICK BASKETS!!!
 
2012-10-23 02:22:51 AM  

Cymbal: So far east,


Are you referring to the fact that modern yoga was invented in California, so even from Japan's perspective, yoga is a far-eastern religion?
 
2012-10-23 02:26:53 AM  

godwin5: stuffy: [images1.wikia.nocookie.net image 445x511]
Yes he dose look like the evil leader of a cult.

WE WILL NOT STANDBY AND WATCH OUR CHILDREN BE TAUGHT SUCH THINGS AS TROLLING FOREST RANGERS AND STEALING PIC-A-NICK BASKETS!!!


You would deny him thrice before the cock crows?

/boo boo
 
2012-10-23 02:43:52 AM  

ComicBookGuy: SOMEONE has to graduate at the bottom..


Oh man- funny times 5 if I could do it. bravo
 
2012-10-23 02:52:32 AM  

sammyk: cookiefleck: Yoga saved my life and made me a more centered calm person.. so this is really sad to hear that parents would take away something that could bring such peace to their kids.

Yoga saved my marriage because it made my wife a more centered calm person. Hate blaming her for the problems we worked through but its true. She has been at it less than a year and is coming up on her 200th session.In the 8 years I have known her she is happier than I have ever seen her.


Sorry, bud, that isn't the yoga..... She gets to be away from the house for an hour or two at "yoga" classes and comes home happy, centered and relaxed?

/she's prolly taking the marijuana
 
2012-10-23 03:13:45 AM  
From TFA: In an Oct. 12 email to district Superintendent Tim Baird, Broyles called the yoga program unconstitutional and said he may take unspecified legal action unless the classes stop.

Is there a violation of state constitution or other law at work here? Certainly not a first amendment issue: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." I don't see Congress being involved, don't see a religion being established, and don't see the free exercise of religion being prohibited.
 
2012-10-23 03:14:59 AM  
For all the folks hating on Yoga- it is similar, kinda, to Tai Chi.
Both help you relax both mind and body, and help one remain flexible ( just in case you like to wrap your legs behind your ears for some reason ) , and breathe well. You dont have to buy into the religious aspects of either, but- they are both good for your body. Just saying and I am not the Subby.
Have a great day, and Namaste
 
2012-10-23 03:40:56 AM  
"Right, let's ditch the Yoga to protect the children. Next topic: Let's change science out with creationism."
 
2012-10-23 04:25:00 AM  
We wouldn't want to indoctrinate children into any religion before they have formed the capacity for critical thought. That would be tantamount to abuse!
 
2012-10-23 06:58:00 AM  
The Derp is strong in these people.
 
2012-10-23 06:59:46 AM  

uttertosh: sammyk: She has been at it less than a year and is coming up on her 200th session.In the 8 years I have known her she is happier than I have ever seen her.

Mine, too!! And I even survived the jokes about her instructor obviously being well-hung

Want to take it a step further, and introduce yourself to a world of awesome(r) sex with your wife? Buy a copy of Urban Tantra, and suggest you both to read and try out.

I promise you, stick with it, she'll see it as one of the most romantic gestures you ever made.

/2 years of utter freaking bliss, here.
//no, seriously, trust me.


Just might check that out. But to be honest our sex life is red hot and we both think yoga is a big part of that.
 
2012-10-23 07:30:37 AM  

cookiefleck: Yoga saved my life and made me a more centered calm person.. so this is really sad to hear that parents would take away something that could bring such peace to their kids.


With peace there is no guilt, without guilt there is no money in the church coffers.
 
2012-10-23 07:49:33 AM  
While I'm not sure what these people are on about, it's probably sacrilegious to claim Yoga is separate from Hinduism.
 
2012-10-23 08:46:35 AM  

sweetfark: You can be much worse than being peaceful, relaxed and accepting.


Lie still and think of England.
 
2012-10-23 09:22:41 AM  

BoxOfBees: Is there a violation of state constitution or other law at work here? Certainly not a first amendment issue: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof..." I don't see Congress being involved, don't see a religion being established, and don't see the free exercise of religion being prohibited.


It's less funny when the shoe is on the other foot, huh?
 
2012-10-23 10:51:04 AM  

sammyk: Just might check that out. But to be honest our sex life is red hot and we both think yoga is a big part of that.


First, congrats, dude!! Second - we also experienced that when we started yoga - the book just augmented the experience, slowed it down and made us connect even more. Now, don't get me wrong here, the slow-fox stuff is mindblowing, but we still have the norty,ruff,fast stuff, just it's so amazing to be able to chose.

And it was us both that needed centring and calmness, and the book was a present from a friend who had read up about the topic.

/Will never look back
//even though i'm now flexible enough to do so.
 
2012-10-23 11:03:01 AM  
Everyone wants to be taught by this yogi
 
2012-10-23 11:03:36 AM  
Damn it Yogi Bear image
 
2012-10-23 11:52:31 AM  
Guess they'll have to go back to stretching with the creepy gym teacher.
 
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