Our partnership with Stanford University and University of Virginia will further our understanding of the impact of our curriculum which focuses on mindful movement, social, emotional and academic learning development. Since 2011, research teams have been studying the implementation and outcomes of these programs within the context of the school day.

The highest priority of the foundation is investing in the research required to demonstrate the impact of our health and wellness curriculum in schools.


High School GPA Improvement

49+SESSIONS: Better GPA >
40 SESSIONS: Same gpa
20 SESSIONS: Same gpa

"It really helps me calm down and my focus is better."
Yoga Improves Academic Performance in Urban High School Students as Compared
to Physical Education: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Power of Relaxation Meditation

+71%: RECOVERY from PTSD symptoms. Article >
+30%: IMPROVEMENT in memory scores. Article >
-35%: REDUCTION of symptoms with ADHD. Article >

"I really like learning about breathing. It helped me get over pain and frustration."
Children who participated in relaxation protocol had better sleep & better focus in school.

Improved Physical Fitness Results vs Traditional PE

89% PASS RATE on the state physical fitness exam for 5th graders yoga as their fitness program. Article>
42% REDUCTION in bullying after yoga in school. Article>

"I don't like when people pick on me but when I am at yoga I feel like I am safe."
Children who participated in yoga as their primary physical education program
saw significant benefits.