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Rebecca Stewart tries to talk with third-grader Nevaeh at River Bend Education Center. Stewart, a social worker at the school for four years, teaches mind/body classes to students using yoga, breathing techniques and meditation.
Jeffrey Thompson / MPR News

At River Bend Education Center in Minneapolis, educators like school social worker Rebecca Stewart are using yoga and other strategies to help children control their own emotions. They hope that some students will be able to leave the school's locked corridors and eventually return to a traditional classroom. While yoga won't cure a behavioral disorder, it seems to be helping some kids. And in a school where many come from chaos, that's a start.