Recently there was a court case between some parents and the Encinitas School System. The parents claimed their was a religious connection in yoga saying it crossed the barrier between religion and state. The judge ruled that there was no religious content in the school program allowing the Encinitas program (YES) to continue.
There are many yoga programs in schools all over the U.S. Yoga is recognized for its ability to help kids physically, mentally and spiritually. As a person who practices yoga you understand its positive affects on your person. Two of my fellow yoga teacher trainees were planning yoga programs in schools. One teaches at a private school and started teaching yoga as part of their physical education program for the teens. Another is a principal at a elementary school and started an optional morning yoga program with her student. Last I heard, both programs were going well. I am excited that the court ruling supports yoga and makes the connection that yoga and religion does not have to have a religious context.
http://yogaalliance.org/ya/Articles/Sedlock_07_10_13.aspx This is the article at Yoga Alliance about the ruling.
I enjoy yoga as it brings peace to my life. Teaching yoga has brought joy to my life and given me a chance to encourage others in learning yoga.