Health—General & Rehabilitative

Yoga Support

Get Your Life Back

aka Yoga Support ORG   |   National City, MI   |  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

1611 Chappel Woods Trail

National City, MI 48478 USA

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EIN

81-5211886

Cause area (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 cancer

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

General/Unspecified

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

General/Unspecified

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

General/Unspecified

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

General/Unspecified

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

General/Unspecified

Related Program

Restorative Yoga

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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.

MEASURES OF SUCCESS<br/>15% annual growth rate of community members (Yoga Support patients, donors, committee participants, event participants, social media followers, etc.).

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 4/29/2019
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

Keywords

Restorative Yoga, Yoga Therapy, Mediation, Yoga, Brain Surgery, Yin Yoga, Vinyasa Yoga, Iyengar Yoga, Breath Exercises, Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Tumor, Cancer