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We endeavour to empower everyone with self-sufficient stress reducing techniques to improve mental health and physical well-being. Our practices are designed to easily integrate into your busy lifestyle, addressing the underlying causes, not symptoms. Utilized on a daily basis, the nervous system stabilizes, reducing anxiety, fear and overwhelm. This makes way for increased mental clarity, cognitive ability, and inner calm. Our initiatives are aligned with the Good Health and Well-Being section of the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals. 

Global Outreach

Our outreach programs are designed to reach low/er income and marginalized groups within their communities. Groups include but are not limited to: BIPoC, LGBTQ+, elderly, veterans, victims of abuse, individuals with physical/mental disabilities and disorders, 12 step participants, and the incarcerated. 

Mission Statement

We are a unique nonprofit organization providing individuals, businesses and families (no cost for children) with practical self-sufficient stress reduction services, including wellness workshops, meditation (concentration and vedic meditation), breathing techniques and comedy/laughter for sustainable mental health and physical wellness.

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We are always looking for volunteers to support our non-profit. Opportunities are available remotely, online or in-person. We love to create a positive, stress-free community and would love to have you apart of our family. Join us!

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“Learning with Paula has saved my life and changed my life beyond anything I could have ever imagined. I look forward to meditating every day and will continue with her as my teacher, I am so grateful for this technique!”
- Jacqueline L.

Mental Health, Healing and Comedy

Rise Up Comedy fuses the healing capacity of laughter and wellness. It is a comedy-minority based collective (female, BIPoC, LGBT, Mental or Physical Disabilities) led innovative outreach project of Aware Meditation Inc. that offers our unique Stand Up Conscious Comedy Class, produces shows with clean (ish) comedy, emphasizing positivity, uplifting the talent, audience, and hosting location. Performances offer non and aspiring comics sets to speak their truth for those underrepresented in the art, as a stepping stone and trauma healing modality via telling their truth in this art form.

Stand Up Conscious Comedy Course

Maharishi was not joking. "Laughter is the highest state." This is not your normal comedy class. This is healing via comedy. Our Somatic Healing via Stand Up Comedy class also known as the Conscious Comedy Class on Zoom has helped individuals with overcoming anxiety, fear, boosting confidence, public speaking, comics finding their inner voice and getting more honest and people noticing positive steps with their mental health. Newcomers to comedy and seasoned pros experience a unique learning in this healing environment. We don't give you joke techniques, rather we help you find your authentic voice. The results have had non performers approached by comedy professionals to participate in their shows. Our next courses begin March 2024 online.


Comedy Fundraiser 

90 minutes 

Sunday Feb 25th 6pm


Our Stand Up Comedy for Healing graduates join semi and pro comedians for this fundraiser!




Meditation Courses

Sunday evenings 7pm PST U.S. time we host weekly FREE Zoom information talks about our platinum standard Aware Meditation Course. This is a requirement before attending.  RSVP

NEW FOR 2024 -Upcoming Meditation Courses

Sherman Oaks, California - rolling basis.

Outreach Courses - the last week of every month we will be offering our sliding scale/free (those qualifying) meditation course in Sherman Oaks, California. Attend a FREE information session for details.

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Nicole's Meditation Scholarship Fund

Nicole hosted group meditation learnings in her home and group meditations. She always advocated for us to come and teach. She loved the meditation. We are creating our inaugural scholarship in her name to be part of her legacy. The scholarship details are in the Go Fund Me Page.


Vedic Meditation Stories E-Book

Recommended by the writer/director of the renowned documentary HEAL. Vedic Meditation Stories is the only publication worldwide with true, unedited stories from students, primarily from low-income and underrepresented groups. All proceeds go directly to the non-profit.

You will experience touching, personal stories from those who never thought meditation would work for them.


Online and In-Person Locations

We are a global enterprise and run in-person teaching events in Sherman Oaks, Greater Los Angeles area, Northern California, Sacramento, Stockton and San Francisco in California. Colorado Springs and Denver in Colorado, New York City and Seattle. Internationally, Sydney, Australia, Auckland, New Zealand (soon expanding to Invercargil) and the U.K. We provide services for individuals, families, businesses, and corporations in addition to our outreach initiative. Contact us directly to host a course.

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Hope of the Valley Los Angeles Outreach

As part of Mental Health Awareness Month we visited the Hope of the Valley Men’s program and educated with comedy about anxiety and mental health.