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At Gorman Crossing elementary, after-school yoga brings a sense of calm
At Gorman Crossing elementary, after-school yoga brings a sense of calm

As the dismissal bell rang at Gorman Crossing Elementary School earlier this week, a small group of students filtered into the media center, kicked off their shoes that revealed mismatched socks and unrolled yoga mats. Proving yoga isn't just for adults, the six students, ranging in ages 5 to 10, are part of the Yoga Imaginarium class being offered by SoilSound, a music production company started in 2003 by Columbia residents Valencia Wood and Joseph Murray. The company started offering youth yoga classes over the summer, and the program has spread into several county elementary schools this fall. Tyson Echentile, a third-grade teacher and wellness committee co-chair, said the yoga...

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