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HB 235 - Repeals Ban on Yoga Classes in Public Schools - Alabama Key Vote


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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (84-17) - (Key vote)
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Title: Repeals Ban on Yoga Classes in Public Schools

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that repeals the ban on teaching yoga classes in public schools.



  • Authorizes local boards of education to offer instruction in yoga to students in grades kindergarten through 12, subject to the following requirements (Sec. 1):

    • Each local board of education must have exclusive discretion to determine the duration and frequency of periods of instruction in yoga; 

    • All instruction in yoga must be limited exclusively to poses, exercises, and stretching techniques; 

    • All poses must be limited exclusively to sitting, standing, reclining, twisting, and balancing; 

    • All poses, exercises, and stretching techniques must have exclusively English descriptive names; and 

    • Chanting, mantras, mudras, use of mandalas, and namaste greetings are expressly prohibited.

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Repeals Ban on Yoga Classes in Public Schools



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