Our Impact

Our programs are evidence-informed, backed by scientifically-rigorous evaluation methods.

Over 7,500 student encounters with over 1,300 unique students served in community classes from 2012 – 2018!

The following are outcomes from an evaluation research project.  These results have been presented at various conferences. The full poster presentations are attached below. 

 Demographics of Community Yoga Class Students Served:*

  • Most are African American (74.3%), Hispanic (22.9%), female (92.9%), patients of the health centers (71.2%), and the average age of our students is 52.1 years old

  • Most are low income, with 43.2% below poverty and 58.1% uninsured

  • Top 5 health conditions: high blood pressure (44.3%), arthritis (28.6%), high cholesterol (22.9%), obesity (22.9%), and diabetes (17.1%)

  • Top 5 pains: knees (38.6%), back (34.3%), shoulders (21.4%), hips (20.0%), and neck (18.6%)

  • Experienced statistically significant reductions in pain and stress after first yoga class

  • Only 12.1% knew of other yoga classes near their community, demonstrating need

  • Achieved 94.6% satisfaction and 100% recommend the class

* According to 2013 UCM Research Study of 70 students

 
 

 

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