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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.

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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.

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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).

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8-week course

(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. A more detailed report on study findings coming soon!

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4-week course 

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