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Using a stuffed animal to assist with breathing techniques, fifth-grader Vermetrice relaxes during a yoga class. Credit: Jeffrey Thompson/MPR News

The students who come to River Bend Education Center often come from chaotic backgrounds. They have emotional and behavioral disorders. Which makes it all the more surprising what’s taken root there: stillness, silence and yoga. It started with a school social worker who was tired of being a paper-pusher. Instead, she got down on the floor to teach students how to find the calm within themselves.

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