Welcome to Mindful Life Project


Mindful Life Project is based out of Richmond, CA. We teach mindfulness, yoga, expressive arts, and hip-hop/performing arts to elementary and middle school students in underserved schools and communities. We have two regular school day mindfulness programs that teach self-awareness, self-regulation, impulse-control, confidence and resiliency. The YMCA of the East Bay serves as the fiscal sponsor for Mindful Life Project.

Mindfulness is the foundation of our programs – Mindfulness is a specific and intentional practice of paying attention to the present moment without judgment. Through focused and specific awareness, mindfulness builds skills to navigate ALL thoughts, emotions, physical sensations, and experiences by coming back to the here and now!

For more about mindfulness and it’s benefits and to have a home or classroom practice go to any App Store and download the “Mindful Life Project” App for free!



We have an amazing and transformative group of instructors and staff that deeply care about providing underserved students with mindfulness based social-emotional learning programs. We believe our work is just as much about social-emotional learning as it is about social justice. We currently empower over 8,900 students each week. Additionally, we train teachers, school psychologists, counselors and other school personnel on building personal mindfulness practices and best teaching practices.

Our Work in the Media

Mindful Life Project is excited to present a 3 minute introduction to the work we are doing in “Rise-Up” , our small group regular school day program Richmond, CA. Watch our video to find out more about who we are and the work we do in the community.

September, 2014  NEWSFLASH
Mindful Life Project on KTVU Channel 2 news!
June, 2014
Mindful Life Project on Katie Couric’s Show!

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