The mission of Joyful Mind Project, a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is to prepare people of all backgrounds to define, understand, and reach their highest aspirations, to inquire and create, to learn on their own, and to carry that quest for understanding into the world in their own way, and in their own lives. We accomplish this mission through the practice of secular mindfulness.

Our programs aim to foster vibrant mental health and academic success.  Through practices that strengthen executive function and affect the development of brain architecture, we help provide a foundation for learning and pro-social behavior.

Evidence-based content is utilized in all programs, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Teens (MBSR-T) and the Mindful Schools curriculum. 

Joyful Mind Project values a whole-child perspective that honors the inner-life of young people, individual expression, and creative-inquiry.  Our programs utilize art, movement, improvisation, attunement to seasonal rhythms, and story.

As a nonprofit in Sonoma County, where 44% of students are economically disadvantaged and 45% of students identify as Latino, Joyful Mind Project is deeply committed to promoting social justice, diversity, and inclusion, and to helping ennoble people where centuries of historical racism and related trauma have created deep, complex, and not easily resolved difficulties.

Since inception we have offered our programs for free, by donation, or on a sliding scale, with no one ever turned away for lack of funds.  Your generosity helps ensure that our programs will continue serving the community for a long time.  If you are moved to do so, you can even donate now by clicking here.