Belleruth Naparstek, LISW who has created guided imagery that’s used in hospitals across the country is releasing different free guided imagery for both adults and children every day at noon to support people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Curious Tribes is facilitating free virtual mental health support groups.
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is offering the Basics of Mindfulness Meditation: A 28 Day Program.
The Garrison Institute will be providing an array of tools to help build resilience from guided meditations to written reflection pieces.
The Greater Good Magazine suggests Six Daily Questions to Ask Yourself in Quarantine, and has created a Guide to Well-Being During Coronavirus.
Headspace is offering free meditations.
Heartmath is giving 2 months of Connect with the Heart of Who You Truly Are. This is a 90-minute interactive learning experience to help you reduce stress and anxiety while increasing inner security and emotional poise.
Insight Timer meditation app – 40,000 free guided meditations.
Joan Borysenko, PhD, a Harvard-trained cell biologist and a psychologist is sharing 3 techniques for calming down during a stressful time.
Jud Brewer, MD, PhD has created a video with three tips for falling asleep (his third tip is especially helpful for when you wake up in the night and can’t get back to sleep).
Optimizing Screens & Social Media: Interview with Professor Cal Newport
Mindful Org has Free Mindfulness Resources to Find Calm and Nourish Resilience During the COVID Outbreak
Poppy Hour: live show about CA native plant gardens from Theodore Payne Foundation, 5:30pm Fridays
The National Women’s Law Center created feminist coloring pages! to help provide a sense of calm, relaxation, and feminist joy in this tough moment. To share your beautiful art with them, post it on social with the hashtag #ColoringForHer!
The New York Times is offering the Calm Place.
Shambhala Publications is offering free ebooks, an online course, at home yoga retreat and many free videos.
Shine has created a free toolkit to manage coronavirus anxiety.
Six Seconds has created 14 EQ [Emotional Intelligence] Resources for Emotional Health during Coronavirus Times to ensure we’re each responding intentionally rather than reacting unconsciously.
Sounds True has created a digital care package to help you increase your resilience during challenging times including daily video sessions sharing insights from their recent online summits, opportunities for community connection, and webinars.
Tara Brach and Jack Kornfield / Sounds True are providing a Free Half-Day At-Home Mindfulness Retreat. Completing this retreat including the scheduled breaks and walking meditation sessions requires about three hours.
Tara Brach, PhD, has made a “Guided Meditation for Times of Pandemic: Calling on Your Awakened Heart.”
Ten percent happier is providing free meditations and other resources to help providers and their clients manage their feelings of anxiety.
The Tapping Solution have an app with tapping meditations for COVID-19 anxiety, including “Feeling Safe and Secure” and “From Fear to Worry to Peace.”
Tricycle is offering live online practice sessions with teachers Jack Kornfield, Pema Chödrön, Sharon Salzberg, and others to help ease anxiety amid our social-distancing efforts.
UCLA COVID-19 Care Package, resources & tools to lift moods & ease anxiety & depression, from UCLA in partnership with BeyGOOD; new content to be published weekly
Wild Flower Hotline: call (818) 768-1802, ext.7, to hear about local wildflowers as of Friday, April 24; narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Joe Spano
Yale‘s happiness course (the Science of Wellbeing) is available for free online through Coursera.
92nd Street Y’s Tools and Techniques for Helping Children and Parents Cope with Anxiety
The free HOPE (Healing Online for People Everywhere) Series was created to enable our global community to build resilience through the arts during this unprecedented time.
Zumba Meets Social Emotional Arts
With Tessie Herrasti
Meets weekly on Tuesdays through May
Noon to 12:30 pm PT
Session 4: Tuesday, April 28, 2020
Session 5: Tuesday, May 5, 2020
Session 6: Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Session 7: Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Session 8: Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Beat the Odds® Drumming for Resilience
With Ping Ho, MA, MPH
Saturday, April 25, 2020
9:00 – 10:00 am PT
Mindful Movement as Medicine
Art Games for Real or Virtual Connection
With Fred Sugerman
Thursday, April 30, 2020
Noon to 12:30 pm PT
With Courtney Abruzzo & Julie Running
Meets every Thursday during the month of May
5:00 to 5:30 pm PT
Session 1: Thursday, May 7, 2020
Session 2: Thursday, May 14, 2020
Session 3: Thursday, May 21, 2020
Session 4: Thursday, May 28, 2020
Rhythm Retreat: A Mother’s Day Celebration
With Diana Lynn Wallace
Friday, May 8, 2020
Noon to 12:30 pm PT
Honoring the Mom in Your Life through Art
With Amber Cromwell, LMFT, ATR-BC
Saturday, May 9, 2020
10:00 to 11:00 am PT
Transcending Stress through Awe & Gratitude
With Bonnie Harnden, MA, RDT
Friday, May 15, 2020
Noon to 1:00 pm PT
Mindfulness Break through Nature-Based Expressive Arts
With Julia Grace Vishnepolsky, MA, LMHC, R-DMT
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
1:00 to 2:00 pm PT
Helping Kids Manage Stress & Anxiety
With Erica Curtis, LMFT, ATR-BC
Saturday, May 30, 2020
10:00 to 11:30 am PT
Corepower Yoga – It is also offering free online guided meditations.
Fitbod Bodyweight Workouts
Mount Sinai Calm: Virtual Classes including yoga, music therapy and art activities.
Workout to Go handout – includes 13 exercises that are easy-to-follow strength, balance, and ﬂexibility exercises to do anytime, anywhere.
Yoga with Adriene
The YMCA is offering many free online exercise classes.
CorePower Yoga videos
17-64 mins; popups describe props, poses, target areas, & sweat level
Modo Yoga LA livestreamed classes
on their Virtual Studio or Instagram Live
United We Move Home Work-Ins
30 mins from Planet Fitness on Facebook Live
OrangeTheory at home: new ½-hour high-intensity workout videos daily
305 Fitness: dance-cardio workout videos on YouTube
Bandier: live dance workouts on Instagram 1pm daily
YMCA 360: on-demand videos (bootcamp, barre, boxing, cycle, dance fitness, kids, older adults, pilates, tai chi, weights, yoga, youth)
“We Are One: A Global Film Festival,” a 10-day virtual festival showcasing programming by festivals such as Cannes, Sundance, Toronto International, Berlin International, Tribeca, and Venice. Viewers will be able to make donations to the World Health Organization’s Covid-19 Solidarity Response Fund. The virtual festival will kick off on May 29 and run until June 7.
Los Angeles Master Chorale concerts
LA Opera at Home: living room recitals, classics from the vault, opera lessons, family activities, backstage info
Watch Plays & Musicals Online: current & upcoming free livestreams
Put on a Play Yourself (with or without Zoom): short scripts commissioned by theater companies to read/perform/enjoy at home
Virtual Educational Field Trips to natural & cultural sites
Houston Zoo webcams: chimp, elephant, flamingo, giraffe, gorilla, leafcutter ant, & rhino
Smithsonian National Zoo webcams & activity packets: cheetah cub, elephant, lion, naked mole rat, & panda