The purpose of this study is to compare the academic and psycho-social benefits of a
yoga-informed health and wellness program to a standard physical education program for
middle and high school students within New York City schools.
Approximately 100 students at a public New York City High School will be randomized at the
level of class into either the experimental (yoga-informed health and wellness program) or
control arm (physical education class). Students will receive two classes per week of
approximately 45 minutes throughout the academic year. Data will be collected in September
2014 and February and May of 2015.
- • Male or female students attending NYC schools
- Lack of permission to attend physical education class