Physical Education at Woodward

The Woodward School physical education program is based upon Yoga and mindfulness. This program will combine yoga with other elements and formats to include stretching, toning, strengthening, breathing techniques, fun partner poses, trust-building exercises, active movement and games.  As we know, teens are under constant stress from school work, to friends and family, hobbies, sports, and other commitments. Not only does yoga offer stress relief by focusing and breathing through challenging poses, but it is also in the mindfulness element of the practice that teens will find relief and learn ways to balance their life.  A yoga practice provides them with the opportunity to support their ever-changing body in the process, helps to build confidence and promotes health during crucial development.  Through calendar year themes and guided meditations that support school curriculum, students will learn life-long skills to calm the mind & body.  A perfect combination of fun, movement, and relaxation.

Why Yoga?

Yoga is a type of exercise widely practiced for health and relaxation.  Yoga builds strength and core stability, increases flexibility, lengthens muscles, and improves posture and balance.  While yoga provides a physical benefit, it also has a positive effect on emotions helping to reduce stress and anxiety.  Using breathing techniques, mindfulness is achieved by focusing one's awareness on the present moment. While yoga may appear to be a solitary practice, there is also a strong sense of community.  When a group of yogis practice mindfulness together, they form a supportive bond encouraging self-compassion without judgment.  Yoga is a wonderful reminder that kindness begins within! 

Lori Scott

My yoga journey began over 15 years ago, taking classes to improve flexibility and relieve stress.  After many years of working at a desk, I decided to pursue my Yoga Teacher Certification and turn my passion into my career.  Yoga has transformed my life and I am committed to helping others connect with their inner peace.  I have over 24 years of administrative experience in a variety of forums to include online communities, special education advocacy, law, community fundraising, and marketing.  Out of all my accomplishments, I am most proud of my role as a mother of two boys, ages 17 and 19.  I am excited to share the gift of yoga with a community that is so near and dear to my heart.

Lori Scott, RYT 200
Certified Yoga Teacher with National Yoga Alliance
Kids Yoga Teacher Certification
Seniors Yoga Teacher Certification
First Aid / CPR / AED Certified with American Red Cross
Parent Advocate, Federation for Children with Special Needs