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.