Tali Arielle, originally published by Chopra.com

Tali Arielle is a rising 9th grader from Brooklyn, NY. She is a dancer, a competitive softball player, a ski racer, and a diligent student. She loves to hang out with friends, play sports, and laugh. She is an empath who experiences life through feeling, sensing and connecting with her mystical core. Her journey with meditation began at an early age when she had difficulty falling asleep. She learned to sleep better by designing her own breathwork and mindfulness practices. She has been able to apply meditation to all aspects of her life ever since.

She has been writing and producing meditations for kids in a partnership with Chopra for the past 18 months. She also teaches a class on mindfulness to kids after school focusing on gratitude, calming our worries, and finding joy. Tali is taking an enrichment course on meditation. Her mantra is about understanding that “True courage is being able to smile in the face of adversity while embracing one’s own vulnerability.” ​​