by Alexandria Ligon ('16)
Every two weeks or so, Ms. Ramella planned a “Mindfulness Day,” which was a day designated to take a break from practicing yoga physically in order to focus on it mentally. On Mindfulness Days, the students had deep discussions, focused on their breathing, and even drank hot tea.
On many occasions, videos that were focused on mindfulness, wellbeing and relaxation helped teach the students.
This relaxing yet extremely enriching environment created a family of sorts out of the students who participated in the activity. Briana Cheng (‘17) says that “Yoga was a good way for me to stay fit over the winter and meet new people!” Yoga served as a “safe space” for many students.
On the last day of the yoga activity, Ms. Ramella organized a yoga party which included videos, snacks, games and a lot of laughter. The end of the activity was a bittersweet moment for most of the participants.
Overall, yoga was a positive experience for both the students and the teacher involved. Hopefully yoga is offered in the future years of Bullis for many students to come.