YOGA PROGRAM PROMOTES WELLNESS ON CAMPUS
Yoga has come to students and staff at the Perth Amboy Tech Campus. This program is being funded by Sustainable Jersey for Schools and the State Department of Health. We have partnered with Balance Yoga in Perth Amboy to provide mats, a wall graphic depicting yoga poses, healthy snacks, and before- and after-school yoga sessions.
Dr. Tracey Maccia, MCVTS director of special education, wrote the grant proposal based on research suggesting that school-based yoga cultivates mind-body awareness, self-regulation, and physical fitness.
“These competencies may lead to improvements in students’ behavior, mental state, health, and performance, as well as teacher resilience, effectiveness and overall classroom climate,” she said.
Sessions are currently being held on Thursdays at 7:45 a.m. for students and on Tuesdays at 3:50 p.m. for teachers.