[caption id="attachment_32052" align="alignleft" width="199"]<img class=" wp-image-32052" src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2018\/03\/Students-learn-yoga-at-Ronceverte-Elementary.jpg" alt="" width="199" height="354" \/> Pictured during their group skit: Georgia Holcomb standing in a tree pose, Ruby Hatcher with braids, Lacie Minchillo with her hair bow in lion pose, and seated in the forward bend touching his toes is Jessen Baxter.[\/caption]\r\n<h1>On Mar. 26, in cooperation with Carnegie Hall\u2019s Creative Classrooms, students in Mrs. Deborah W. Johnson\u2019s second grade class at Ronceverte Elementary School participated in a workshop entitled \u201cYoga Motion,\u201d with instructor Kelli Martin.<\/h1>\r\nYoga\u2019s history has many places of obscurity and uncertainty due to its oral transmission of sacred texts and the nature of its teachings. The early writings on yoga were transcribed on fragile palm leaves that were easily damaged, destroyed or lost. The development of yoga can be traced back to over 10,000 years ago, according to some researchers.\r\n\r\nMrs. Martin guided the children through the history of yoga beginning with the book I am Yoga. She then discussed the classical language of India which is called Sanskrit and went over \u201cyoga\u201d vocabulary. Yoga is a group of physical, mental, and spiritual practices or disciplines which originated in ancient India. It can be used in the management of stress, to increase flexibility, gain strength, conflict resolution, building self- confidence and self- reflection, in addition to the physical benefits.\r\n\r\nSpreading out in the school\u2019s gymnasium with parent volunteers, the class learned various yoga stretches and poses. Later, Mrs. Martin broke the class into groups and each group created their own \u201cYoga Skit\u201d using the poses they learned. \u201cMy legs were burning after I did the chair pose for my skit. But it was fun,\u201d said Kamilla, a student in Mrs. Johnson\u2019s class.\r\n\r\nAfter returning to the classroom, students began journaling about their Yoga experience and how they felt about creating their Yoga Skit. Time was provided to write, draw, color and discuss the workshop. \u201cI really enjoy teaching yoga to kids,\u201d said Mrs. Martin.\r\n\r\n\u201cThis was truly an interactive learning experience for my students. Mrs. Martin did a fantastic job keeping the presentation on grade level and keeping the students engaged. We are fortunate to have Carnegie Hall and their Arts in Education Program,\u201d stated Johnson\r\n\r\nStudents and parent volunteers provided positive feedback on the program, which is one of several Carnegie Creative Classroom presentations underwritten by Greenbrier County Schools and other supporters. More information on the program(s) are available and may be obtained by contacting Leah Trent, Educational Director at 304-645-7917 or going to www.carnegiehallwv.org.