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Sixth-grader headed to national competition

Posted: Friday, Feb 22nd, 2013


Rolling Hills Middle School sixth-grader Harleigh Doermann, 11, is preparing to compete in the National Yoga Asana Championships at New York's Hudson Theatre March 2-3. (Photo by Tarmo Hannula/Register-Pajaronian)


WATSONVILLE Rolling Hills Middle School sixth-grader Harleigh Doermann started taking yoga classes when she needed a way to increase her flexibility for gymnastics.

It has since become an important part of her life.

I liked it so much I started going to the adult class, she said. Its fun, and its a little bit of a challenge.

A year and a half later, she has improved so much that she has been invited to a national competition in New York City in March.

The National Yoga Asana Championship, sponsored by USA Yoga, a non-profit organization formed for the purpose of developing and promoting Yoga Asana, also known as yoga postures, as a sport.

For the complete article see the 02-23-2013 issue.

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