For the past several years, Rock Point School has been hosting yoga classes taught by the awesome Erica Lustgarten! Our students and staff have been able to join classes and Erica has loved using our space. This year, we decided to make yoga and mindfulness even more of a part of our curriculum! With our academic classes starting later in the day (10:15), Erica has been able to offer yoga class twice a week in the morning (9:15-10:15) and a mindfulness/yoga walk once a week! This class is taught as an elective and students are loving the option to start their day with physical fitness and meditation. Studies have shown that yoga can improve students' behavior, health and academic performance, as well as their self-confidence. Erica has added some creativity to her class, including a blindfolded session and yoga on the beach! We are loving this addition to our electives program and look forward to finding other ways to bring mindfulness into our curriculum.