Mid Day Meditation

Mental Health & Wellness School Assembly

Our mission with our school Mid Day Meditation assembly is to provide a fun and impactful experience for kids to learn about meditation and provide tools for teachers to integrate in the classroom. 

Meditation is not just about being calm, relaxed and sitting still but also practicing awareness and mindfulness. In addition, teaching kids empathy and compassion provides for a safe space for them to thrive. It gives kids the freedom to be who they are, the ability to be present and fully engaged in the moment. 

Benefits of Meditation

  • Fosters compassion & self esteem

  • Builds empathy & happiness

  • Increases sense of peace & calm in the classroom

  • Enhances focus

  • Improves academic performance

  • Boosts confidence

  • Improves sleep

Elementary School / Middle School / High School / College

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  • Mid Day Meditation

    Mental Health & Wellness Quarterly Program

What the kids have to say

Wilson Elementary School / Corona, California

“Meditating helped me feel happy. I liked the music too. I would like to do this next year. But I got exhausted. It was a lot of fun either way. The headphones were really cool too. I liked closing my eyes.”

Mason2nd grader

“I am very thankful that you guys help me so I don’t feel angry and you play very great music. I felt very relaxed. I liked all your capes. When I layed down I almost fell asleep.”

Jacob2nd grader

“Meditating helped me feel peaceful. Thank you for coming. Next year I will get more high fives and more excerise too. I wish I could stay there all day. I felt restful and happy.”

Dominic2nd grader

“Meditating helped me feel calm. My favorite movement was the laying down ones the best. I hope to see you next year and say hi. It was very fun and very quiet there too.”

Natalie2nd grader

“Thank you for coming to our school. Maybe you can meet me in Xanadu because when I grow up I will work there. The headpohones were cool and the music was cool.”

Mark2nd grader

“The part I liked best was the dancing, it was really fun. I would love to work at Xanadu when I grow up. I loved that we had the assembly outside in nature. I also loved your capes – they were so pretty.”

Lasia2nd grader

“My favorite thing Xanadu does is they where capes and they pretend that they have super powers. I liked being in nature while we were doing yoga. You guys are the best at yoga with kids. My muscles hurted after we stretched our arms. The music was relaxing. The lion’s breath was fun.”

Norah2nd grader

“I wish it could last longer. Can we do it again next year? I liked the stretching. I also liked it when we were balancing on one foot. I won’t forget to say my compliemnts. I even liked how we were on the grassy field. I loved how you were wearing the capes. I love doing headphone yoga.”

Teagan2nd grader

Our Team

Our team of colorful superheroes are here to lead the day.

Our assembly staff consists of the Administration Education Consultant and former Director of Curriculum of Arcadia Unified School District, Yoga Therapists, & seasoned experience curators who together have developed a unique & impactful Mindfulness & Mental Health Program that is certain to not only have a positive impactful throughout the school but to be a fun-filled hit for students, teachers & parents alike.

Our message? “It’s cool to care” about our feelings, our health, and each other.

Our Why

Mental health seems to be an evolving conversation in the education system.

As we witness the rise in number of adolescent suicide, addictions, and school shootings, we begin to see the importance of the mental health conversations NOW more than ever! Societal norms are not comparable to how they were 350+ years ago when education first began in American. Academic stress, pressure to perform, technology, social media and over prescribed medications are a new challenge for this generation. It’s our responsibility to give our kids access to tools that will help them navigate today’s world and empower their social and emotional development.

Mental disorders in U.S. children

ADHD, behavior problems, anxiety, and depression are the most commonly diagnosed mental disorders in children

  • Approximately 6.1 million of children aged 2-17 years have received an ADHD diagnosis.2 Read more information on ADHD here.
  • Approximately 4.5 million of children aged 3-17 years have a diagnosed behavior problem.3
  • Approximately 4.4 million of children aged 3-17 years have diagnosed anxiety.3
  • Approximately 1.9 million of children aged 3-17 years have diagnosed depression. 3

Treatment rates vary

  • Nearly 8 in 10 children (78.1%) aged 3-17 years with depression received treatment.3
  • 6 in 10 children (59.3%) aged 3-17 years with anxiety received treatment.3
  • More than 5 in 10 children (53.5%) aged 3-17 years with behavior disorders received treatment.3

Disorders begin in early childhood

1 in 6 U.S. children aged 2–8 years (17.4%) had a diagnosed mental, behavioral, or developmental disorder.5

Depression & anxiety have increased over time

“Ever having been diagnosed with either anxiety or depression” among children aged 6–17 years increased from 5.4% in 2003 to 8% in 2007 and to 8.4% in 2011–2012.4

Mindfulness meets Sound Off™ technology

We infuse innovative Sound Off™ wireless headphone technology offering a surround-sound audio experience sure to engage the entire school in a whole new way.

This technology allows participants of all ages to tune out any distractions that naturally come from large sized groups, drop into their personal space and effortlessly follow audio cues allowing for an interactive & therapeutic experience.

Our specialized assembly recipe focuses on improving mental health and intrapersonal intelligence into a well-rounded immersive experience that will be sure to instill positive change from the inside out.

Why meditation should be taught in schools

New research in the fields of psychology, education and neuroscience shows teaching meditation in schools is having positive effects on students’ well-being, social skills and academic skills.

recent meta-review of the impact of meditation in schools combined the results from 15 studies and almost 1800 students from Australia, Canada, India, the UK, the US and Taiwan. The research showed meditation is beneficial in most cases and led to three broad outcomes for students: higher well-being, better social skills and greater academic skills.

Students who were taught meditation at school reported higher optimism, more positive emotions, stronger self-identity, greater self-acceptance and took better care of their health as well as experiencing reduced anxiety, stress and depression. This was compared to before the meditation programs and compared to peers who were not taught meditation.

The review also showed that meditation helps the social life of students by leading to increases in pro-social behaviour (like helping others) and decreases in anti-social behaviour (like anger and disobedience).

Finally, meditation was found to improve a host of academic and learning skills in students. These included faster information processing, greater focus, more effective working memory, more creativity and cognitive flexibility.