Creating healthy, peaceful and compassionate communities through universal access to Transformative Life/Leadership Skills (TLS), a dynamic mindfulness practice.

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Niroga Institute brings evidence-based, trauma-informed Transformative Life and Leadership Skills (TLS) to thousands of vulnerable students annually in traditional schools, alternative schools, juvenile halls, and jails throughout the Bay Area. Our programs are widely viewed as a cost-effective front-line prevention and intervention strategy for education, mental health and violence reduction, and a powerful catalyst for positive youth development.

In conjunction with our work with youth, we also conduct TLS trainings for hundreds of educators, mental health professionals, violence prevention officials, and staff of youth-serving organizations nationally and internationally, along with post-training follow-up coaching support and our comprehensive 48-lesson TLS curriculum.

Niroga’s programs leverage the latest research in neuroscience, trauma-informed-care and somatic psychology. Independent researchers in educational psychology, neurobiology, social welfare, and youth development are investigating the effects of Transformative Life/Leadership Skills on vulnerable youth and have published their past findings in top-tier journals and presented in international conferences on mindfulness, child development and more.



Student in Niroga program practices meditation |1440 Foundation Grantee

Niroga students in a partner yoga pose