Students who have completed the Kripalu Yoga in the Schools (KYIS) program have reported that yoga classes during the school day provides a much-needed break, allowing them to recharge, digest, and integrate their course work. Some additional benefits of the KYIS program gathered from student evaluations of the program include the following:

Emotional Benefits

  • Less reactive
  • More optimistic

Mental Benefits

  • Increased focus and concentration
  • Improved quality and duration of sleep
  • Reduced stress

Social Benefits

  • Dissolved social barriers
  • Enhanced peer-to-peer relationships
  • De-emphasized belief in stereotypes

Scholastic Benefits

  • Improved academic performance
  • Improved school attendance and enthusiasm for school participation

Physical Benefits

  • Improved athletic performance
  • Increased bodily awareness
  • Increased flexibility, alignment, and core strength
  • Increased confidence in physical abilities