This week Westminster University Research Ethics Committee gave the go-ahead for the our new research project with their Psychology Department. We are going to look at the effects practicing yoga can have on young people’s stress and wellbeing. It would be great if you could join us in this project!
The aim is to get more evidence of the benefits of yoga for young people. This will be useful for yoga teachers when they talk to schools and parents, and for the Teen Yoga Foundation when we look for funding for further research. And for this we need your help.
The research project
Our research will focus on a simple “before/after” questionnaire over a six-week period with as many young people who are doing yoga as possible. The questionnaire will be accessible by mobile phone (or paper if preferred) and take about 10 minutes. They would do it at the start of the first class and again after six classes.
In order to achieve this, we need to involve as many teen yoga teachers as possible throughout the UK. If you have a group starting in January or any time in the first half of 2018, we would love you to participate in this research. (If you have more than one group, even better!)
How you can help
The process is very simple: you get in touch, we send you instructions, yoiu ask any questions you may have, and then get the young people to do the questionnaire (and do one meanwhile yourself) .
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HELP TO BUILD THE PROOF THAT YOGA WORKS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE, PLEASE WRITE A QUICK MESSAGE TO [email protected]
In the message, please give
- your name,
- when you start the classes, and
- an estimate of how many young people you can reach