About Us

At Mindful Littles, we catalyze compassion through mindful well-being practices and engaging service learning experiences, teaching children how to be more kind, resilient and connected to themselves and the world around them. We create habits of mindful compassion in our communities for littles and the bigs in their lives. By doing so, we build inner resilience, nurture peace and encourage courageous, compassionate action.

Mindful Littles began as a grassroots initiative in Orinda, California in the fall of 2016 and has become a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to offering mindful service learning experiences and compassion programs for elementary school children, parents, caregivers and educators. Programs are in several Northern California schools, faith-based organizations, libraries, youth groups, coffee shops and local communities.

A Holistic Model for Compassionate Well-Being

The Mindful Littles program is a holistic model providing children, educators and parents with the tools and practices to foster and sustain positive change, starting from the inside out with one’s self, classroom, school, home and community.

Holistic circle

What Makes Mindful Littles Unique

We offer dynamic, integrative social-emotional service learning programs that align with a community’s most pertinent needs

We help build connections both within and among communities

We focus on sparking compassionate action alongside yoga and mindfulness practices


We encourage micro-habits that shift everyday behavior and change culture

We believe supporting our educators, parents and caregivers with mindfulness skills is just as important as guiding our littles

We elevate other nonprofits and community partners to raise awareness of critical issues in our local and global communities