Good Luck Yogi launched a crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter today for their first-of-its-kind, interactive meditation device and mobile app that personalises mindfulness for children.
Good Luck Yogi was founded by JC Das, a former monk and music producer, and Anchal Leela Chand, a former behavioral therapist and mother of three. Using age-appropriate content voiced by children, they’re committed to making mindfulness accessible and fun for kids of all ages through an interactive meditation device and inner peace hero named Good Luck Yogi.
According to the Child Mind Institute, 17.1 million children in the United States (22%) have or have had diagnosable psychiatric illnesses such as anxiety, depression, and ADHD.
“My children need Good Luck Yogi because although it may seem small to us, young people have pressures too,” said Actress and mother, Tisha Campbell.
With the Coronavirus pandemic rapidly changing norms, children’s mental health is a topmost priority for parents. “I cannot think of a more fun, important, or necessary educational toy in today’s world,” said Academy Award Winning Director Jeffrey D. Brown.
The device looks like a fusion of a sitting yogi, legs crossed in a meditative posture, and an animated superhero with a space helmet and glowing eyes.
Each device comes programmed with 12 meditations on topics like gratitude and nature sound adventures like Calming Seas. With the app, children can explore new meditations, update their device’s content, and earn special badges. Children play Good Luck Yogi’s meditations and therapeutic light-up visor by pressing soft-touch buttons on Yogi’s helmet.