Document Type

Graduate Project

Date of Degree Completion

Winter 2004

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Lee A. Plourde

Second Committee Member

Steven A. Schmitz

Third Committee Member

Don B. Woodcock


The benefits of balancing the physical, mental, and psychological well being of adolescents, was researched. The research suggests that yoga is a discipline that can greatly enhance the Washington State Health and Fitness Essential Academic Leaming Requirements, which are designed to give the student skills to Jive a healthy and active life. Lesson plans with illustrations have been created, which can assist educators in incorporating yoga into the existing physical education curriculum. Instructions are given on how to use the lesson plans, how to adapt them, and suggestions for educators to create their own lesson plans.