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Children relax during "peace time" while practicing yoga at Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program at the Thomas H. Slater Center. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Yoga taught to children in Head Start

Children enrolled in the Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program at the Thomas H. Slater Center in White Plains participated in a yoga program led by Budding Buddhas, a company that teaches yoga to children 2 to 13 years old. The not-for-profit Family Services of Westchester helped fund the classes through a grant from Dannon to promote healthy lifestyles. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Children relax during
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Children relax during "peace time" while practicing yoga at Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program at the Thomas H. Slater Center. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Budding Buddhas yoga instructor Susan Fried of New
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Budding Buddhas yoga instructor Susan Fried of New Rochelle leads children, including Yoselin Ortiz, 3, in the Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program through yoga poses. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Budding Buddhas yoga instructor Michelle Valentine of Scarsdale
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Budding Buddhas yoga instructor Michelle Valentine of Scarsdale leads children enrolled in the Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program through yoga poses. (Jan. 3, 2013)

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Yoselin Ortiz, 3, center, jumps during yoga instruction
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Yoselin Ortiz, 3, center, jumps during yoga instruction during the Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program at the Thomas H. Slater Center in White Plains. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Children enrolled in the Family Services of Westchester's
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Children enrolled in the Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program at the Thomas H. Slater Center in White Plains participate in a yoga program taught by Budding Buddhas. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Budding Buddhas yoga instructor Michelle Valentine of Scarsdale
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Budding Buddhas yoga instructor Michelle Valentine of Scarsdale holds up a photo of a windmill to illustrate a yoga pose during the Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Maite Gallardo, 4, follows instructions from yoga instructor
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Maite Gallardo, 4, follows instructions from yoga instructor Michelle Valentine during the Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program at the Thomas H. Slater Center in White Plains. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Budding Buddhas yoga instructor Michelle Valentine of Scarsdale
(Credit: Xavier Mascareñas)

Budding Buddhas yoga instructor Michelle Valentine of Scarsdale leads children enrolled in the Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program through yoga poses. (Jan. 3, 2013)

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Sa'mya Melun, 4, lies back at right during
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Sa'mya Melun, 4, lies back at right during yoga at the Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program at the Thomas H. Slater Center in White Plains. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Zy'aira Abraham, 3, is helped by yoga instructor
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Zy'aira Abraham, 3, is helped by yoga instructor Michelle Valentine of Scarsdale during "peace time" at the yoga program taught by Budding Buddhas. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Mike Torres, left, and Jonathan Tellez, both 3,
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Mike Torres, left, and Jonathan Tellez, both 3, lie back during "peace time" at a yoga session at Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program at the Thomas H. Slater Center. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Yoga instructor Michelle Valentine of Scarsdale helps Julian
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Yoga instructor Michelle Valentine of Scarsdale helps Julian Hernandez, 4, left, while teaching assistant Zenobia Cangana helps Mekhi Young, 4, during "peace time" at a yoga session. (Jan. 3, 2013)

Zy'aira Abraham, 3, left, and Jose Guzman, 3,
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Zy'aira Abraham, 3, left, and Jose Guzman, 3, relax during "peace time" at a yoga session at Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program at the Thomas H. Slater Center. (Jan. 3, 2013)

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Budding Buddhas yoga instructor Michelle Valentine of Scarsdale
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Budding Buddhas yoga instructor Michelle Valentine of Scarsdale rolls up yoga mats after teaching yoga for the Family Services of Westchester's Head Start program. (Jan. 3, 2013)

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