8th Grade gym class learns yoga

Physical education teacher Kathleen Pizzello taught her 8th grade class how to do various yoga poses. This is Pizzello’s first year teaching at Manchester Essex

0053: PE teacher Kathleen Pizzello explains the schedule for the gym class. As asked, the students grab yoga mats and set them up on the gym floor. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0053: PE teacher Kathleen Pizzello explains the schedule for the gym class. As asked, the students grab yoga mats and set them up on the gym floor. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0062: Students Nico, Seamus , and Colton Tosi go to the storage room to get their materials needed for yoga. The boys lined up in the storage room to quickly pick out their mat. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0062: Students Nico, Seamus , and Colton Tosi go to the storage room to get their materials needed for yoga. The boys lined up in the storage room to quickly pick out their mat. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0064: Girls Lily Pulver, Drew Charlton, Annie Martin, and Anna Bonaccorso place their mats on the floor. The girls followed directions and lined their mats up behind the boys. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia
0064: Girls Lily Pulver, Drew Charlton, Annie Martin, and Anna Bonaccorso place their mats on the floor. The girls followed directions and lined their mats up behind the boys. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia
0069- 8th grade boys intently listen to Pizzelo talk about how to begin the very first yoga pose. Students began stretching and then moved to more difficult positions. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0069- 8th grade boys intently listen to Pizzelo talk about how to begin the very first yoga pose. Students began stretching and then moved to more difficult positions. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0072: Girls start off balancing there energy by breathing relaxing, and this physical exercise to calm down. Students did many activities like this to find their inner Zen. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0072: Girls start off balancing there energy by breathing relaxing, and this physical exercise to calm down. Students did many activities like this to find their inner Zen. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0077: 8th grade girls complete their workout with the final stretch. Students said, “this was the most relaxing part of the day”. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0077: 8th grade girls complete their workout with the final stretch. Students said, “this was the most relaxing part of the day”. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0079: Student Colton Tosi takes a break after a difficult yoga pose. Even though it was troubling for some, boys said that they enjoyed this experience. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0079: Student Colton Tosi takes a break after a difficult yoga pose. Even though it was troubling for some, boys said that they enjoyed this experience. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0086: Boys master the chewabra pose. Many had trouble balancing but eventually found stability. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
0086: Boys master the chewabra pose. Many had trouble balancing but eventually found stability. Credit: Allie Sarmanian for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

8580: Girls cool down with a meditation routine. The students were taught to slowly breathe in and out to help find their inner peace. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online
8580: Girls cool down with a meditation routine. The students were taught to slowly breathe in and out to help find their inner peace. Credit: Caroline Francoeur for Manchester Essex Multimedia Online

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