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Research participants needed to study benefits of yoga

An ongoing research project will study the benefits of yoga for mental health and the experience of those who have taught and practiced yoga. The study, led by Suzanne Vogler, graduate student, College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, needs yoga instructors and practitioners to complete an online survey and participate in a virtual interview.

"More than 80 yoga practitioners have already shared their experiences, but we want to hear from you. All participants will have the opportunity to volunteer for an additional virtual interview where we invite participants to share their own yoga story and the experiences they have had," Vogler said.

Vogler says that the project will examine individuals’ personal journey with yoga, beliefs about the mental health benefits of yoga and to better understand their overall experience with the form of exercise. All individuals 18 years and older who have taught, practiced or had experience with yoga are welcome to participate.

The survey will take approximately 15 minutes to complete. Individuals will have the option to volunteer for a 40-50-minute interview at the end of the survey. Those who complete the online survey will be eligible for a drawing for one of five $25 Amazon gift cards. All interviews will take place over Zoom. The deadline to respond is December 5, 2021.

Survey for Yoga Practitioners Survey for Yoga Instructors

For more details or to enroll in the study, contact

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