We believe that the right to be healthy, happy, and mindful is not a luxury, rather a necessity. When we inculcate these habits and lifestyle changes into the lives of children, they grow up to be happier and healthier individuals.
Yoga. Peace. Smiles.
The Meddy Teddy Foundation works within communities to bring mindfulness, yoga and meditation to children through our bendable and posable yoga teddy bear, Meddy Teddy. We aim to create awareness about leading a mindful and healthy life for children. By focusing on yoga and meditation, we seek to build communities that are driven by healthy practices.
Our mission is to reach out to all children who cannot afford or do not have access to Meddy Teddy. We have created Meddy Teddy as an aid to introduce children to the world of yoga. When they have a soft, adorable teddy by their side as their yoga partner, they will feel motivated towards embracing this way of life.
Why Are Yoga and Meditation
Important for Kids?
Mindfulness is all about a focused awareness on the present moment, which is cultivated through the medium of yoga. It helps kids to be attentive in classes, focused on their tasks, and also reduces impulsivity. Besides these, yoga aids in improving the quality of sleep, reducing the symptoms of ADHD, and helps children to channelize their emotions in a positive manner.
Building A Healthier Community
One Bear At A Time
To support our mission, we are donating a part of every sale of a Meddy Teddy to the Meddy Teddy Foundation. These donations will go towards gifting Meddy Teddy bears and other Meddy Teddy products to schools, hospitals, yoga studios, libraries, and community centers. So come forward, and let's join hands to create a better world for our future generations. Not just kids – even adolescents and adults can derive immense benefits from meditation and yoga.
When you switch off from the din and bustle of everyday life and focus on your breath, your body, and the present moment, you become one with your senses. Practicing mindfulness helps in reducing the symptoms of anxiety and depression, keeping your mind, body and soul nourished. This is why we have come up with an innovative solution that is surely going to add a lot of value to your life.
Meddy Teddy, the yoga bear, is not just a toy, it is a role model and a compassionate buddy for you and your kids. We understand how difficult it can be to grab kids' attention, but with Meddy Teddy, you can teach them yoga in a playful setting. Whether you're a parent or a teacher, this cuddly bear can be of great help to you.
How To Support
Meddy Teddy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization under the umbrella of the Inter-Nation Cultural Foundation.
Inter-Nation Cultural Foundation is a global donor-direct Ca 501(c)(3) non-profit, established in 1998. All donations are tax-deductible. Sanctioned specifically by the IRS as a donor-direct non-profit, one of only seven in the country.
Letter From Recipient
It is with great gratitude I am reading out to you on behalf of your incredibly generous donation of Meddy Teddys to the nurses of Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. These bears immediately brought smiles to many. Thank you very much for your kind gift.
The last 1-2 months have been filled with a lot of stress for our team, and I couldn’t have felt more joy opening these boxes, wrapping them with a note, and handing them out to open up conversation about yoga and meditation. One nurse said “Meddy Teddy is now our mascot”! These were also shared with patients and children. I am confident this sweet Teddy will make a wonderful impact on our team in the days and weeks to come.
Again, thank you very much!!! Words really cannot express how appreciative I am, on behalf of all, for your kind and generous donation.
We wanted to share a few photos!
Take care & Stay healthy.Sarah Carlquist