Breaking: Opponents won’t appeal ruling in Encinitas schools yoga program

Breaking news for you — hot off the presses about an hour ago. The National Center for Law & Policy — the law firm leading the suit against the Encinitas schools yoga program — will not appeal any further. From its release: The legal team, led by attorney Dean Broyles of the National Center for … Continue reading Breaking: Opponents won’t appeal ruling in Encinitas schools yoga program

Encinitas yoga trial: ‘Tired rhetoric’ vs. ‘precedent-setting litigation’

I suppose you could call this a tale of two courtrooms. On Wednesday, the two sides in the ongoing legal case surrounding yoga’s being taught in Encinitas public schools — by the Ashtanga-related Sonima Foundation — were back in court. Their takes on the preceding differ, as you might suspect. Up first, the supporters of … Continue reading Encinitas yoga trial: ‘Tired rhetoric’ vs. ‘precedent-setting litigation’

We have a date for the next phase in the Encinitas yoga trial

Now, on as the Yoga World Turns: On March 11, 2015, attorneys with the National Center for Law & Policy will again square off in oral arguments against counsel defending Encinitas’ public school Ashtanga yoga program at the California Court of Appeals, Fourth Appellate District, Division One, in downtown San Diego, California. The case is fully briefed and … Continue reading We have a date for the next phase in the Encinitas yoga trial

Encinitas yoga trial inches on; opponents charge students ‘forced’ to participate

At some point soon, we should be reaching yet another “are we done yet, nope” moment in the years-long battle about the Encinitas school district running a yoga program. On Friday, the lawyers for the opponents sent out news that the Appellate briefing was complete, meaning a three-judge panel now has all the info it … Continue reading Encinitas yoga trial inches on; opponents charge students ‘forced’ to participate

Encinitas as ‘God’s Hospital’ and the ‘American home’ of Ashtanga

People familiar with Tim Miller probably know his story of coming to Encinitas and the health issues he was dealing with when he arrived. Turns out, this week is the 38th anniversary of his arrival; he looks back at it on his blog (as I’m 99.9% sure he has done before) and adds a few … Continue reading Encinitas as ‘God’s Hospital’ and the ‘American home’ of Ashtanga

Changes coming to last Jois Yoga studio in Encinitas

If you are planning to stop in at the Jois Yoga studio in Encinitas, pay attention: You won’t find classes at its location in Encinitas, on Highway 101. Until December, Jois is temporarily located at 613 West Lake St., a little farther inland. The reason? Construction for a new juice bar and “treatment rooms.” In … Continue reading Changes coming to last Jois Yoga studio in Encinitas

Yes, there’s still a lawsuit about yoga in Encinitas schools

Lest you think that lawsuit against the Sonima Foundation-funded yoga program in Encinitas schools just disappeared with the first ruling in favor of yoga, think again. As promised, the opponents last fall filed an appeal. And now the supporters have got some additional legal firepower as they work on their response, which is due in mid-August. … Continue reading Yes, there’s still a lawsuit about yoga in Encinitas schools

Encinitas parents told to protect their kids from yoga, and other news from this week

Turns out, this was a good week for yoga in the news. And that, of course, means news of both the good and bad variety. I’ll start with the one most relevant to Ashtanga. I know you’re sick of it, but get used to it: The Encinitas yoga in school story ain’t going no where: … Continue reading Encinitas parents told to protect their kids from yoga, and other news from this week

Opponents of yoga in Encinitas schools file appeal

The National Center for Law & Policy, the law firm that brought the lawsuit against the Encinitas Union School District, has followed through with its promise to appeal the ruling in that original case that found the yoga program didn’t violate First Amendment rights to religious freedom  — and it’s done so in some pretty … Continue reading Opponents of yoga in Encinitas schools file appeal

Jois to move into abandoned Friend-Anusara HQ in Encinitas?

We continue to hear about the possible changes coming to Jois Yoga. The below is based on reports from people in position to know, but there is nothing official out of Jois Yoga as of post time. Maybe the most eye-catching report is that Jois, which now has the Encinitas shala in the city’s downtown … Continue reading Jois to move into abandoned Friend-Anusara HQ in Encinitas?