Our mission is to offer scientifically-informed programs based in Mindful Awareness and Social-Emotional Learning which provide children and adults with tools to manage stress and navigate life’s challenges.¬†


Our vision is to expand educational standards in Arizona to include programming that supports and promotes positive mental health and well-being.

How It Started

Mindfulness First was formed in October of 2013 by our Founder Sunny Wight. After experiencing a stress-induced breakdown 3 years previously from which Sunny utilized only Mindfulness to heal, she and her friend Kimberly Narde created Mindfulness First to bring Mindfulness-Based life-skills to schools in Arizona, with an ultimate goal of changing educational standards in AZ to include Mindfulness-Based Social Emotional Learning.

Mindfulness First has been a Fiscally Sponsored Project of the Technical Assistance Partnership of Arizona (TAPAZ) since May of 2014.