In April, 2013 the Middle College National Consortium (MCNC) held their annual student leadership conference in Columbus, Ohio. The Conference was hosted by the Charles School at Ohio Dominican University, a local 5-year early college high school. The students in these programs are from under-resourced and under-served areas around the country, most will be the first in their families to attend college, some will be the first to graduate from high school.
The MCNC students spent their time in Columbus discussing the topic “Healthy Communities” and visiting area businesses that could further their understanding of what it means to develop and live in a healthy community. The Yoga on High Foundation was honored to be selected to host and mentor a group of 20 students for a day and a half during the conference. The program was a resounding success! The students enjoyed calm and peaceful moments, but also moments filled with noise, movement and laughter as they were lead through a range of yoga experiences from fast flowing sun salutes to restorative poses and seated pranayama. Students were engaged in a needs and values leadership exercise and finished the program with an art and yoga project.