Lawsuit over California school's yoga classes heads to trial

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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

A trial to consider whether yoga is a secular exercise or a form of religion that’s inappropriate for public schools is scheduled to start Monday in San Diego Superior Court.

The lawsuit filed against the Encinitas Union School District by the Escondido-based, nonprofit National Center for Law & Policy may be the first of its kind in the United States and has gained international attention.

The center filed the suit on behalf of plaintiffs Stephen and Jennifer Sedlock and William Bentz, parents and guardian of students in the district.

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