Prana Mani is offering yoga classes for homeschoolers for the 2018/19 school year.
Courses are designed specifically for homeschooled, unschooled, and no-schooled kids. Weekly classes are taught on a traditional school-year schedule and fulfill the physical education and social-emotional components of IHIPs.
Locations in Albany, NY and Burnt Hills, NY.
The Cook boys are homeschooled, have been ever since their parents opted not to put them in kindergarten. Samantha’s husband Chris never liked school himself; as a boy, he preferred fiddling on his dad’s IBM PC to sitting in a classroom. After three attempts at college, he found himself unable to care about required classes like organic chemistry and dropped out to pursue a career in computers. It paid off; today he is the lead systems administrator at Pandora. Samantha is similarly independent-minded—she blogs about feminism, parenting, art technology, and education reform and has started a network of hackerspaces for kids. So when it came time to educate their own children, they weren’t in any hurry to slot them into a traditional school.
Trackers Earth, a radical homeschool program, teaches archery, blacksmithing, and survival with an “unschooling” philosophy. One school-day morning, a 7-year-old girl with black rain boots, a quiver of arrows, and a bow in hand stands in a line with three other children. Another group throws metal ninja stars. Meanwhile, at six anvils surrounding three furnaces…