About Niroga Institute
We envision a mindful generation for a more connected and compassionate world.
Niroga Institute promotes equity through trauma-informed dynamic mindfulness, strengthening resilience and empathy in schools and communities. We have been empowering individuals, families, and communities with tools for health and wellbeing since 2005.
In 2017 Niroga committed its resources to a powerful but simple vision: A Million Mindful Children. Currently we are focused on supporting children and youth as well as their adult allies like family members, educators, school leaders, and administrators. We also work with communities through juvenile justice and behavioral health agencies.
We offer direct service through in-class and mat-based sessions, Peer Leadership mentoring, and Restorative Justice programs.
We provide programming for adult allies through trainings, coaching, and mentoring.
Niroga, a Sanskrit word, means “freedom from disease,” or integral health. Our programs holistically and organically foster the health of body, mind, and spirit.
- Moving mindfully generates physical health and fitness in our bodies, releasing stress and trauma while building strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance.
- Breathing techniques increase emotional regulation and mental wellbeing, decreasing stress and anger while enhancing self-esteem and self-confidence.
- Centering practices generate self-awareness, mindfulness, and introspection for spiritual ease and wholeness.
Together these practices increase our ability to act rather than react and to act compassionately and with integrity.
Niroga Institute is a 501(c)(3) CA-registered nonprofit, IRS tax-exempt. Niroga was named as 1 of 10 Champions of Children’s Wellbeing by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and Ashoka Changemakers. Our Transformative Life Skills Curriculum is 1 of 4 mindfulness-based social-emotional intelligence programs that meets CASEL's (Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning) criteria for evidence-based practice.