The Yoga 11 Experience: A Case Study of an “Alternative” Physical Education Course

Daniel Bruce Robinson, Karen Berezowski


This article describes a qualitative case study that investigated the experiences of four high school students who recently completed a relatively new high school yoga course (Yoga 11). Individual in-depth interviews were conducted so as to enable an understanding of students’ perceived benefits from their participation in this “alternative” physical education course. Students shared stories about yoga and about how it impacted their health, particularly with respect to mental and physical wellbeing. This research might be considered by researchers who similarly engage in inquiry related to the benefits of alternative physical education programs in public schools. It might also be used to inform health intervention possibilities within the context of public education. 


pedagogy; yoga

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