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Feeling overwhelmed? Join the Cultivating Calm study

Cultivating Calm is a research study of trauma-informed yoga, delivered online. You are invited to try out this slow and gentle practice in the comfort of your own home.

The purpose of Cultivating Calm is to learn whether trauma-informed yoga is helpful for stress and anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic. If you are 18 years or older, you are eligible to participate at no cost.

Cultivating Calm can be completed in about 1 hour, including a 45-minute video of trauma-informed yoga. To participate, all you need is an internet connection. No yoga equipment is needed.

To participate, or to learn more about the study, please visit: or email

Title of Study: Cultivating Calm during COVID-19: A Feasibility Study of Video-based Trauma-informed Yoga

Principal Investigator: Deanne Tibbitts, PhD

Co-Investigators: Jeni Johnstone, PhD; Heather Zwickey, PhD; Doug Hanes, PhD

IRB #: DT71720

Approval Date: 7/17/20