Saint Gertrude offers Yoga for Students to Earn Personal Fitness Units

Two years ago, Ms. Brannau, Health and PE teacher at SGHS, applied for a Beyond the Classroom Grant through the PTSO to become a certified yoga instructor. After intense training and financial support from the PTSO, Ms. Brannau earned her certification and began offering yoga classes to students in the 2016-17 school year. Students signed up for the classes in great numbers, resulting in three 9 week sections of yoga offered this school year. Students in yoga class earn a PFU while learning yoga postures that relieve stress and anxiety, promote a healthy outlet, and build muscle strength. Many students in Ms. Brannau’s classes report continuing their yoga practice outside of school hours, developing lifelong health and wellness habits.

Saint Gertrude High School is an independent Catholic college preparatory day school for girls grades 9-12