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Ways to practice yoga

Photo Illustration by Claire Bargman. Practicing yoga in your backyard is a great option during quarantine. YouTube and various yoga apps are a great way to start yoga for the first time or improve your skills.

Claire Bargman

May 1, 2020

With everything going on right now, finding a new hobby or workout routine can keep you grounded. For me, yoga has offered that. Since yoga classes are cancelled, apps and YouTube videos are the best option. I have found that various apps have subscriptions so the free ones or YouTube videos have good var...

Yoga club gains popularity

Sophomores Liz Madigan, Elizabeth Orton, Keely Berntsen and Mimi Kniser participate in yoga club before school March 28 as a way to destress before the hectic school day. The club meets every Thursday morning before school in the old gym and is led by math teacher, Bobby Otto.

Maggie Klaers, Ruthie Posada, and Emily Ziessman

April 20, 2019

Sophomore Keely Berntsen said yoga club has been a comforting and centering addition to her daily routine. “I like how it’s calming and a good start to the day and it gets me in a good place for the rest of the day,” Berntsen said. “I feel better throughout the day and less stressed.” Yog...

Math, yoga add up to stress-free equation

Sophomore Maya Lee and Bobby Otto prepare to do yoga poses Feb. 11. Otto started a yoga club that will begin Feb. 21.

Rachel Salzer, Writer

February 17, 2019

Math teacher Bobby Otto said he was excited about the greater opportunity to share his passion of yoga and expand his teaching skills by creating a yoga club. A donation of old yoga mats from Lifetime Fitness in St. Louis Park will help make this possible. Otto said this donation arose after hearing from his i...

Math teacher hopes to start yoga classes at high school

Bobby Otto helps sophomore Elliot Salmon with his math homework. According to Otto, he tries to incorporate the mindfulness aspect of yoga into the classroom because it benefits himself and his students.

Emma Leff and Anika Hanson

December 18, 2018

According to math teacher Bobby Otto, yoga offers many benefits that have helped him manage stress. Because he thinks it also can help students, he is planning to start teaching a morning yoga class this upcoming semester. “(Yoga) is just a relaxation time, where you can start feeling your body, feel...

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