Yoga Support

Get Your Life Back

aka Yoga Support ORG   |   McAllen, TX   |  www.yogasupport.org

Mission

MISSION To help brain surgery and TBI patients get their lives back through yoga curriculum designed specifically for them at affordable cost. Yoga Support was founded in early 2017 after the need and solution were discovered through the founder's firsthand experience with brain surgery and after care. We evaluated our strengths and the needs of this community and decided our Mission: To help brain surgery patients get their lives back through tailored yoga curriculum designed specifically for them, providing the connection of specially educated teachers and teachings an affordable cost. OUR VISION We envision a community of brain surgery patients which are back to work full time, anxiety, depression, and PTSD free, not dependent on disability or pharmaceutical drugs.

Ruling year info

2017

CEO

Hana Russell

Board President

Brent Russell

Main address

4721 Ensenada Ave

McAllen, TX 78504 USA

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EIN

81-5211886

NTEE code info

Rehabilitative Medical Services (E50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We envision a community of brain surgery and TBI patients which are back to work full time, anxiety, depression, and PTSD free, not dependent on disability or pharmaceutical drugs.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Restorative Yoga

To learn more about how Yoga Support changes peoples lives, visit: https://yogasupport.org/whatwedo/

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Restorative Yoga

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of editorial board meetings held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Restorative Yoga

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of donations made by board members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Restorative Yoga

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Restorative Yoga

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of print, radio, or online ads developed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Restorative Yoga

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Related Program

Restorative Yoga

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people reporting that their health provider always listened carefully to them

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Related Program

Restorative Yoga

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of individuals to whom medicines were distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Related Program

Restorative Yoga

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Total number of patient injuries

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Related Program

Restorative Yoga

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of clients participating in support groups

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Health

Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

GOAL I : COMMUNITY

Build a large & influential community of recovered patients, family and caregivers, medical professionals, yoga studio owners and staff, and yoga teachers who are engaged and motivated to help brain surgery patients rehabilitate through restorative yoga.

We are a specialized team that will help thousands across the United States who have had brain surgery, or TBI, to rehab and get their lives back through the use of restorative yoga, meditation, breath work, and vinyasa yoga. Hospitals and physical therapists across the US refer patients to our program after surgery and we connect each patient with a partner teacher at a local studio or online through Skype . Each patient receives three partially subsidized sessions weekly for three months, working through specialized yoga curriculum designed to reduce stress, anxiety and PTSD, relearn balance, gain stamina, and take a new path to their new lives.

OBJECTIVES
1) Attract and motivate purpose driven staff and volunteers who are
activists for the cause through events, programs, training's, and networking (face to face and social).
2) Support staff teachers in serving brain surgery patients through tools and training's that enable their teaching to be highly effective for rehabilitation.
3) Expand staff and volunteer base through CEO's attendance to a minimum of two yoga courses per year.

We are a specialized team that will help thousands across the United States who have had brain surgery, or TBI, to rehab and get their lives back through the use of restorative yoga, meditation, breath work, and vinyasa yoga. Hospitals and physical therapists across the US refer patients to our program after surgery and we connect each patient with a partner teacher at a local studio or online through Skype . Each patient receives three partially subsidized sessions weekly for three months, working through specialized yoga curriculum designed to reduce stress, anxiety and PTSD, relearn balance, gain stamina, and take a new path to their new lives.

We have filled all Board positions.
We added TBI patients to our target population for rehab.
We have successfully partnered with three hospitals.
We have successfully partnered with six yoga studio's nationwide.
We have over 20 yoga teachers on staff.
We have successfully helped five patients complete our rehab program in 2018.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Yoga Support

Board of directors
as of 3/15/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Brent Russell

Yoga Support

Term: 2017 - 2022

Hana Russell

Lorraine Spack

Hannah Zackney

Kristine Siwek

Dr. Saravanan Cickalingaman

Dr. Rick Friedman

Katie Heringer

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/14/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Decline to state

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/14/2021

Policies and practices developed in partnership with Equity in the Center, a project that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems within the social sector to increase racial equity. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.