A Cobb County educator has sued in federal court alleging her career was damaged by her administration’s reaction to a parental backlash against the yoga she brought to her school. Parents prayed at the campus “for Jesus to rid the school of Buddhism,” her lawsuit says. The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary says yoga, with roots in Eastern religion, is incompatible with Christianity.
May 18, Atlanta: Cheryl Crawford (right), of Grounded Kids Yoga, leads Sandtown Middle School students in yoga with P.E. teacher Tracy Baker (next to her in blue shirt), a former science teacher who will be teaching yoga full-time at the school in the fall after earning her yoga teaching credential from Crawford. This session at the school gym was a practice run with Principal Estella Cook (second from left) participating.