“The Encinitas Union School District serves the City of Encinitas and the La Costa area of Carlsbad in North San Diego County. Approximately 5,600 students in Kindergarten through 6th grade are enrolled in the District's nine schools,” informs the school district's website.
“The District serves a diverse and varied community. The student population is approximately 15% Hispanic, 3% Asian, 80% Caucasian, and 3% other minorities," adds the website.
Encinitas yoga classes have been opposed by many parents and drawn religious protests from Christians who felt that yoga course in public schools was a violation of the religious freedom rights of citizens.
However, Hindus in the US have been commending the introducing yoga in select schools in the country and have urged all schools to do the same for their pupils. Nevada-based Hindu statesman Rajan Zed views introduction of Yoga in US schools a 'step in the right direction’ and has been suggesting that all elementary-middle-high schools of the nation should incorporate yoga in the lives of the students, making it part of the curriculum.
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