The Sonima Foundation
The Sonima Foundation offers dynamic health and wellness programs to schools and communities. Founded in 2011, the organization serves over 27,000 children grades K-12 across 55 schools in California, Florida, New York, and Texas. Sonima Health and Wellness curriculum provides children with skills that have been shown to minimize stress, lower incidences of bullying and violence, and improve school attendance and academic performance. Programmatic offerings consist of best practices in health and wellness, including yoga based exercises; mindfulness practices; and nutrition education.
The Sonima Foundation supports parents, educators, and community leaders who work to provide children with the tools they need to successfully navigate the challenges and opportunities of an uncertain future. The organization partners with educators to deliver cost effective health and wellness programs designed to provide students with techniques, habits, and training for lifelong health and wellness.
The Sonima Foundation’s K-12 includes exercise based on yoga, relaxation techniques, mindfulness practices, and nutrition. The curriculum has been reviewed by doctors, scientists, and researchers at the University of San Diego, Stanford University, Duke University, and Long Island University.
- 82% of adolescents don’t get the recommended amount of daily physical activity.
- 3.22 million kids ages 7-17 have been treated for depression (that’s more than double the number from the previous 5 years).
- 70% of parents reported their children experience high levels of stress from school and homework.
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