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Aware Meditation Inc.

Life is Complicated. Meditation doesn't have to be.

aka Aware Meditation and Yoga   |   Sherman Oaks, CA   |  https://www.awaremeditation.com

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Mission

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 and physical health. 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.

Ruling year info

2019

Founder

Paula Newman

Main address

13636 Ventura Blvd Suite 718

Sherman Oaks, CA 91423 USA

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EIN

84-2741814

NTEE code info

Personal Social Services (P50)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

We aim to reduce Stress. Stress causes physical and psychological damage upon the human nervous system. It has proven to: deplete immunity, increase obesity,

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Outreach Programs - Marginalized Groups

This program assists those limited to meditation and stress reduction techniques due to finances.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Victims and oppressed people

We assist those transitioning from incarceration to civilian life that are sober and in a 12 step program. All must have a sponsor and be employed or seeking employment.

Population(s) Served
Substance abusers
Incarcerated people

Teach African American Communities in financial need meditation for stress reduction.

Population(s) Served
People of African descent
Economically disadvantaged people

We assist those struggling with PTSD that have served in the military and unable to afford the course donation to learn our techniques.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

Healing through Comedy !


Laughter therapy has scientifically proven to reduce anxiety, feelings of dread and depression, decrease blood pressure, muscle tension and improve physical and mental health. What better format to heal than laugh in an uplifting environment (free of racism, sexism, prejudice and abuse) without audience shaming?

Rise Up Comedy offers several formats to bring laughter as a healing modality.



Rise Up Comedy Workshops/Classes



We offer classes online or in person culminating into a performance. Our newcomer program is open to corporate business types, comedy lovers, entrepreneurs and all peoples desiring to expand their horizons.

Healing therapy programs include laughter as audience members, class and workshop participation. These are hosted at community centers, comedy clubs and in treatment programs in trauma programs such as a women's shelter, recovery centers and in residence locations for those unable to get to a physical location.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups
Religious groups
Retired people
Veterans
Young adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of off-site performances held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Rise Up Comedy

Type of Metric

Context - describing the issue we work on

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Rise Up Comedy produces clean - ish Comedy shows and lifts up the space, the talent and the audience through laughter and mental health awareness knowledge. We host new Conscious Comedy Classes!

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Financials

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Aware Meditation Inc.

Board of directors
as of 11/22/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ms Ashley Ware

Ashley Ware

Aware Meditation Inc.

Jane Potelle

Wilie Ware

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 11/8/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability