The initial Mind-Body Pilot with Aetna, Inc. that included the Viniyoga Stress Reduction Program has been completed, with preliminary results demonstrating statistically significant reductions in perceived stress compared to controls. Full results will be available at a later date.
The current phase of the project has been an expansion of the number of classes offered in additional Aetna locations. Currently, ten (10) AVI-trained Viniyoga Teachers are teaching in Hartford, CT, Walnut Creek, CA, Fresno, CA, New Albany, OH, Phoenix, AZ, Highpoint, NC, and Plantation, FL. Some data collection is also being conducted by Aetna to continue to evaluate the intervention.
The next phase of the project will be the sale of the class series to companies that are Aetna customers, with the Viniyoga Wellness Programs, Inc matching company locations with AVI-trained teachers. As additional teaching opportunities become available, we will continue to reach out to AVI-trained Viniyoga Teachers and Yoga Therapists.