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Catholic college renames yoga classes (it's a Hindu thing)
Yoga is designed to help bring peace and wellness to body and mind. But at Benedictine College — a small and strongly Catholic liberal arts school in Atchison, Kan. — yoga classes per se will soon be yo-gone, out of apparent concern that use of the word “yoga” suggests advocacy for Hindu mysticism. College spokesman Stephen Johnson said that starting this fall, both recreational classes and for-credit exercise classes that once taught yoga will likely still be taught the same way, but instead will be rebranded as “lifestyle fitness.” “We’re changing the name,” Johnson said. The move to recast the ...