Pebble Beach

High School Student

Not only did I learn about an innovative way to de-stress, I also learned about the cultural aspect of my Indian peers and I felt like it really  brought us together as a community.


Student at Yale University

I really enjoyed the connections made between acupressure, medicine, and Bharatanatyam. It helped me realize the ways in which dancing can improve all aspects of one's physical and mental health.

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Middle School Student

Using Bharatanatyam to de-stress helped me focus on my body and forget about my worries.


Randomized controlled trial @ yale

Ongoing IRB-approved randomized clinical study on 4-week Mindful Kala course for students at Yale University. The course specifically seeks to help the quality of life outcomes and cultural competency amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The study is conducted with renowned Yale psychology researchers such as Dr. Laurie Santos & Dr. Elizabeth Goldfarb. 

Read more about the study here


research study at northwestern

(n = 46)

A non-randomized 8-week program Mindful Kala Course was given to 46 students at a Midwestern School. Approved by MCPASD IRB. Data analysis conducted with researchers at the Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Study findings published in the Global Advances of Health and Medicine Journal & presented at the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health


60-Minute classic Course

(n = 236)

75.48% reported feeling stressed numerous times a week, over 30% stating they feel stressed every single day.

86.12% of students found the workshop useful

87.15% hope to use these methods in the future

Analysis ran by Feinberg School of Medicine, Northwestern Researchers:

A Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test found statisttically significannt (p < 0.01) deceases in student reported stress levels from pre vs post workshop, with a large effect size (d = 1.37).