FIU Yoga Teens was a collaborative project that represented a partnership among FIU-CBRI, Green Monkey Yoga, the STANDOUT Yoga Foundation, and Banyan Health Systems. This research study was supported by the Ware Foundation (AWD000000005322). Adolescent participants (N=186) were recruited from were recruited from two outpatient Mental Health Facilities in Miami-Dade County. During the course of the project, approximately 186 adolescent participants were assigned to one of two conditions: 12-week yoga program or an assessment only condition. Participants are assessed immediately before intervention and at 12- and 16- weeks post baseline. Our primary aim was to examine in a multi‐faceted manner whether participants in this adjunctive yoga program would report a higher quality of life and better mental health than assessment only participants.


Principal Investigator: Eric Wagner, Ph.D.

Co-Investigators: Michelle Hospital, Ph.D. & Staci Leon Morris Psy.D.

News Article:


  • Clarke, R.D., Morris, S.L., Wagner, E.F., Spadola, C.E., Bursac, Z., Fava, N.M., & Hospital, M.M. (2021) Feasibility, acceptability and preliminary impact of mindfulness-based yoga among Hispanic/Latinx adolescents. Explore.
  • Clarke, R., Hospital, M., Sanjuan, J., Wagner, E.F. Mindfulness, anxiety and depressive symptomology among Hispanic teens participating in a yoga program. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Research & Policy Conference on Child, Adolescent, and Young Adult Behavioral Health, Tampa, FL.