Am I eligible?
You might be eligible if:
- You identify as an African-American woman.
- You are 18 years of age or older.
- You live in Minnesota
- You engage in less than 30 minutes of physical activity per week.
- You do not have any pre-existing conditions that limit physical activity.
- You are vaccinated against COVID-19 or are willing to provide proof of a negative test to attend any in-person components.
What would I be asked to do?
If you are eligible for the study, you would be randomly assigned into the summer yoga program group or the delayed yoga resources group. Both groups will participate in data collection at three time points: before the intervention (i.e., yoga program), immediately after the intervention, and 3 months following the intervention. The data collection will consist of completing a questionnaire, collecting saliva samples to check cortisol, and wearing an activity monitor for one week.
Summer Yoga Program Group
- If selected to participate in the summer yoga program group, you would be asked to participate in three 60 minutes yoga sessions per week over the course of 12 weeks. Classes will be taught by African-American female instructors at The Zen Bin and 612 Jungle, which are Black woman-owned yoga studios in Minneapolis.
Delayed Yoga Resources Group
- If you are selected to participate in the delayed yoga resources group, you will be asked to continue with your usual routine for the duration of the 12 weeks.
What would I receive?
You will receive $25 compensation for participating in each data collection for a total of $75 after completing all three.
Yoga equipment such as a yoga mat, yoga blocks, and bolster. The summer yoga program group will receive this at the start of the study and the delayed yoga resources group will receive this upon completion of the study.
A catalog of the intervention’s yoga classes as videos will be collected and shared with all participants upon completion of the study.
Upon completion of the study, the delayed yoga resources group will receive a 3-month access pass to a Black women-owned studio.
How can I sign up?
Can I let others know about this too?
This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (R34AT011036). The principal investigators for this study are Dr. Daheia Barr-Anderson and Dr. Mark Pereia.