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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.

What would I be asked to do?

If you are eligible for the study, you would be randomly assigned into the intervention group or the comparison group. Both groups will participate in data collection at three time points. Before the intervention, immediately after the intervention, and 3 months following the intervention. The data collection will consist of completing a questionnaire, a saliva collection to check cortisol, and asked to wear an activity monitor for one week.

Intervention Group

  • If selected to participate in the intervention group, you would be asked to participate in 60 minutes yoga sessions three times per week over the course of 12 weeks.

Comparison Group

  • If you are selected to participate in the comparison 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 block, and bolster. The intervention group will receive this at the start of the study and the comparison 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 comparison group will receive an access pass to a local studio for 3 months.

How can I sign up?

If you are interested, please fill the following Survey and you will be contacted once official recruitment begins.

Can I let others know about this too?

Absolutely! Below is a PDF flyer you can post or share the link to this website on your social media.

Yogamoves Intervention Flyer




This study is funded by the National Institutes of Health (R34AT011036). The principal investigator for this study is Dr. Daheia Barr-Anderson.


Email: [email protected]

Phone: 612-301-599

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