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Cops Race to 'Mass Murder,' Find Yoga Class Instead

False alarm causes a stir in the UK

(Newser) - The horrified dog-walkers meant well. But when they called police to report what appeared to be a "ritual mass murder," the responding officers found only a yoga class in session, reports the BBC . It seems the two dog-walkers peered inside the windows of the Seascape Cafe in Lincolnshire,...

Yoga Practice Led Marshals to Suspect in Cyclist's Killing

They reportedly looked to see if she had signed up for classes in Costa Rica

(Newser) - Among other things, Kaitlin Armstrong is accused of using someone else's passport to leave America and enter Costa Rica. Authorities said as much, previously stating the suspect in the fatal shooting of bicyclist Anna Moriah "Mo" Wilson used a "fraudulent passport" to fly from Newark to San...

Alabama Ends 28-Year Ban on Yoga in Schools

But there are some catches

(Newser) - For almost three decades, Alabama has banned yoga in public schools. But that ban will end with the start of the new school year. Gov. Kay Ivey on Thursday signed a bill to allow the practice in schools for the first time since 1993, though restrictions will remain in place....

Female Paddleboarder Drowns in Yoga Class

Lisa Margaritis was only 49

(Newser) - A registered nurse drowned Friday while trying to save another woman in a paddleboard yoga class, CNN reports. Lisa Margaritis, 49, noticed a fellow paddleboarder struggling against the strong Long Island, NY, current and tried helping her, but Margaritis' board got jammed against a bridge piling and she tumbled into...

Yoga Shooting Hero Gets Incredible Reward

But Joshua Quick says he doesn't deserve it

(Newser) - Joshua Quick is being hailed as a hero—now, if only he would agree. "I want to offer my gratitude to everybody," said the second-year Florida State University law student Friday at a meeting of FSU's board of trustees, per the Tallahassee Democrat . "Thank you all...

Yoga Patrons Pounded on Studio's Windows as Gunman Loaded: Witnesses

Gunman kills 2, injures 5 others before killing himself at Tallahassee yoga studio: cops

(Newser) - In what the City of Tallahassee calls "a gut-wrenching act of violence," a gunman killed two people and wounded five others at a yoga studio in Florida's capital before killing himself Friday evening, officials said. Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo told reporters Friday night that the man...

Woman Has Now Seen Every State Upside Down

Anne Bruinooge completes goal of doing a headstand in every state

(Newser) - A 71-year-old woman has completed her mission of performing a headstand in all 50 states, reports the AP . The Ketchikan Daily News reports retiree Anne Bruinooge checked the last state off her list Thursday as she laid down a mat and did a headstand outside of the Alaska newspaper's...

He Kept His Nose Above Water Long Enough to Live
He Kept His Nose Above 
Water Long Enough to Live

He Kept His Nose Above Water Long Enough to Live

Daniel Miller says a yoga position saved his life after accident

(Newser) - A lucky Australian man credits a yoga pose with saving his life. Daniel Miller was working with an excavating machine in a dam on his remote property Wednesday when the ground gave way. Trapped beneath the machine's roll bar, Miller sank into the muddy bog up to his nostrils....

11-Year-Old Helps People One Yoga Lesson at a Time

Tabay Atkins may be America's youngest certified yoga instructor

(Newser) - Eleven-year-old Tabay Atkins was given a choice upon graduating fifth grade last year: a trip to Europe or a 200-hour yoga instructor certification course. He went with the yoga. The Orange County Register reports Tabay may very well now be the youngest certified yoga instructor in America, leading classes at...

Yoga Instructor Who Disappeared on Christmas Found Dead: Family

Cops say Tricia McCauley's body was found in her car in DC; suspect is in custody

(Newser) - The body of a DC yoga instructor who disappeared on Christmas has been found, according to her family and police. NBC Washington reports that Tricia McCauley's brother made the sad announcement on Facebook Tuesday morning, offering thanks to his 46-year-old sister's "DC family." "Tricia is...

'Starbucks of Yoga' Founder Dead in Suspicious Circumstances

Trevor Tice, 48, discovered at his San Diego home

(Newser) - The founder of a yoga chain once called "the Starbucks of yoga" has been found dead in his home under what police are calling "suspicious circumstances," the Washington Post reports. Police were called to the San Diego home of Trevor Tice Monday around noon for a welfare...

People Are 'Losing Their Minds' for Goat Yoga

Somehow this isn't a 'Portlandia' sketch

(Newser) - A farm in Albany, Oregon, is offering yoga classes with goats. Portland is probably mad it didn't think of it first. The Oregonian reports it all started when a yoga instructor asked if she could host a class on Lainey Morse's No Regrets Farm. Morse's six goats...

'Rage Yoga' Is Now a Thing
 'Rage Yoga' Is Now a Thing 

'Rage Yoga' Is Now a Thing

It pairs beer, heavy metal, and cussing with yoga

(Newser) - Looking to get "Zen as (f-bomb deleted)"? Then Rage Yoga might be right up your alley, SF Gate reports. But—at least until online expansion plans take hold—if you want to partake in the class that pairs yoga poses with pints of beer, screamed profanity, and Metallica...

Yoga Class Nixed for Being 'Offensive'

University of Ottawa student group cites 'cultural appropriation'

(Newser) - For the past seven years, Jennifer Scharf has been teaching a yoga class for disabled students at the University of Ottawa, and she was all set to start it up again in September, the CBC reports. But an email from the school's Center for Students With Disabilities, part of...

Court Says Bikram Founder Doesn't Own Yoga Poses

He was trying to copyright a sequence of ancient ones

(Newser) - It turns out, you can't legally stop people from performing ancient yoga poses in a particular order. On Thursday, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in California ruled against Bikram Choudhury, the founder of Bikram yoga, who was attempting to copyright his sequence of 26 yoga poses, NBC News...

Yoga 3 Times a Week Pays Big Dividends
 Yoga 3 Times 
 a Week Pays 
 Big Dividends 

Yoga 3 Times a Week Pays Big Dividends

Arthritis sufferers saw substantial improvement

(Newser) - "There's kind of a myth that says if you have arthritis, the good thing to do is to rest your joints," says a John Hopkins professor who co-authored a study that might bust the myth wide open. In the study of 75 sedentary adults with rheumatoid arthritis...

6 People Have Now Accused Yoga Guru of Rape, Assault

Bikram Choudhury facing 6 civil lawsuits

(Newser) - Bikram Choudhury, founder of the Bikram style of yoga practiced in sweltering heat, has been a controversial figure for years —but there are now six civil lawsuits that accuse him of rape or assault, the most recent one filed earlier this month, and his yoga empire is divided as...

Missing US Yoga Teacher Found Dead in Mexico

Hari Simran Singh Khalsa apparently got lost on hike

(Newser) - A 25-year-old American yoga teacher who apparently got lost while hiking has been found dead in the rugged mountains near Tepoztlan in central Mexico, reports NBC News . Hari Simran Singh Khalsa, a Brooklyn native who lived in Virginia, had been missing since Dec. 30. He and his wife were in...

Judge: Yoga Not a Threat to Church-State Separation

He sides with San Diego County district, says yoga not always religious

(Newser) - San Diego County parents are just going to have to live with their kids being taught yoga in school , thanks to a Superior Court judge's ruling yesterday. The California parents were suing the Encinitas Union School District to stop the practice, arguing that yoga is inherently religious and thus...

Suit: Yoga in Schools Violates Church-State Rule

Parents in California district sue to stop program

(Newser) - Yes, this lawsuit is taking place in Southern California. In Encinitas, to be exact, where parents have sued to stop the school district from having kids perform yoga as part of gym class, reports NBC San Diego . The parents are worried that yoga has too many religious connotations from the...

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