Children have two main jobs: play (learning how the world works and their place within the world) and being a student (all the skills required to learn academically). Yoga Calm teaches skills, and provides practice playing and interacting with other children as well as the skills required for students to be successful learners. I completely understand your questions about teaching anything in public schools that could be construed as spiritual or religious in nature, and want to personally address any concerns you have. Given that yoga’s history goes back thousands of years and has influenced Hinduism, Buddhism and many other religions, I understand the potential for confusion. One of the things Yoga Calm developers ensured was that it is entirely secular. It uses no Sanskrit, chanting or religious concepts. It was developed in public schools to directly address the significant health issues facing our children today – including the need to develop self-control, emotional resilience and other social / emotional skills. To date, six colleges and universities have accredited their training courses, and hundreds of K-12 schools around the country are discovering its many benefits for students and staff. If you have questions I invite you to explore the Yoga Calm website, reach out to me, or even come observe a lesson. www.yogacalm.org/about.asp Thank you for supporting me in helping your children become the best they can be.