The Lausanne Yoga CAS (Creativity, Activity and Service) Program partnered with the lower school on Wednesday to teach yoga techniques to Lynx second graders.
As a part of CAS, upper school students at Lausanne practice and reflect on their interests and their potential contributions to the communities to which they belong.
"Lausanne encourages students to be well-rounded, and CAS activities support just that," Upper School English Teacher Dr. Wade Linebaugh said.
This year, Lausanne has started using time previously devoted to student interest clubs to help support students in junior and senior year with their CAS responsibilities.
Students with a wide range of yoga backgrounds have been meeting all year long as they hone their yoga skills. Early on in the year, students agreed they wanted to serve the Lausanne community by teaching yoga to Lower School students. By doing so, they’re helping younger students establish healthy habits early on.
"From my own perspective, as an IB teacher and newly a Diploma Program teacher, I see how much stress our students encounter and I hope practices like yoga give them important tools for coping with stress, centering themselves, and living a mindful and healthy life," Linebaugh said. "Yoga was a life-changing practice for me during my stressful graduate school years, so I hope that groups like Lynx Yogis does more than fulfill CAS requirements. I really hope it helps them integrate healthy, balanced life choices with the often-difficult stressors of their academic lives."
There is also a chance for everyone else in the Lausanne community to participate in the practice of yoga. On Saturday, January 18, 2020, 9-Om-1 Yoga will be on campus for their FIRST biannual event!
9-OM-1 Yoga Connect is a unique all-day yoga gathering. Their goal is to connect you with your practice, with valuable and hip Memphis assets, and with others - all through a diverse day of yoga classes, lectures, arts & crafts, live music, and delicious food.
Founded by the Memphis Yoga Festival, LLC, 9-OM-1 Yoga Connect is about partnership, building good will and fostering change and transformation within ourselves and our community.
The event will be from 9 a.m. until 6:30 p.m.
You can purchase tickets here.