Robert Rivest
Wellness, Laughter & Stress Relief

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School Mindfulness, Mind-Body Health, Community Wellbeing & School Environment Happiness with Robert Rivest

2023-2024 School Year - Live & Online School Program Options!

Flexibility is key. I can do any of my programs:


Virtual Live Stream 

Virtual Recorded Video


Fun PBIS Reward Programs for Schools!  

I am open to other options as they become available.

Let's chat today!


Mindfulness in Schools with Robert Rivest: Many schools and organizations are incorporating mindfulness as a way to help students and staff, focus, feel centered, and improve social skills. Robert Rivest's "Mindfulness in Schools" programs help teach the basics of mindfulness in a fun, entertaining way. In this program, students and teachers learn mindfulness exercises and stress relief techniques that will help them focus, concentrate, self-regulate, act, react and interact, mindfully. Robert is a great presenter, he shares simple, memorable stories and humorous tales that bring mindfulness principles to life.  Robert Rivest has been teaching Mindfulness Meditation, Tai-Chi and Mime Theater, to all ages, for over 20 years. With his unique blend of energy, creativity, playfulness and peacefulness, Robert shares the joys of being alive, in the present moment. 


Robert Rivest's Mindfulness in Schools can be combined with his Healthy Choices - Healthy lives presentation. Some schools have gotten Social Emotional Wellness grants or Health and Wellness grants to bring Robert in. 

Robert can focus on material specific to your school. Some schools have him highlight the 5 Mindful Growth Habits: Empathy, Flexibility, Persistence, Resilience, and Optimism. Other schools want beginning strategies and knowledge of mindfulness to help reduce stress, anxiety and conflict. Some want his mindfulness program to help create a positive outlook, encouraging positive school culture and good choices. Teachers and staff want to use mindfulness to help students be more supportive, nurturing, and kind. 

"During a time in schools where anxiety and stress are a common topic of discussion, Robert’s performance was engaging and helpful. It went a long way toward supporting social-emotional education in our school." -Rita Quiles-Glover, Principal of Lebanon Elementary School, CT

"Hartland School was so glad to have Robert Rivest return to help us open another school year.  His new "Mindfulness in Schools" program reached our pre-K through 8th graders. It was a joyful time spent observing Robert's mime talents while learning strategies that will support our stressful days. One staff member remarked, 'I learned that my day is what I make of it.' How amazing it was to witness an entire room concentrating on their breathing." -Ronnie Alicata Hartland School, CT

“Robert’s Mindfulness in Schools program was a hit! Our middle school students and staff enjoyed Robert’s presentation of mindfulness education and practical techniques. Robert was entertaining, hilarious, and thought provoking. Several staff members and students were practicing mindfulness techniques in their classrooms within the same day. I can’t recommend him enough!” -Michael Engber, School Counselor West Brook Middle School

"Robert Rivest's mindfulness show was engaging, effective and the perfect length to keep the K-5 kids engrossed.  He very much incorporated the 5 Mindful Growth Habits that our school community has been working on all year.  These include Empathy, Flexibility, Persistence, Resilience and Optimism. It was a wonderful  assembly! -Susan Linehan RN, BSN, South Range Elementary School
"Thank you SO much Robert, for coming to Lakeland Regional for our Faculty/Staff Wellness Day!  I have already received so many compliments about the day, and how wonderful you were and how relaxed they felt!  Some staff members were telling me how they realized today that they don't laugh enough, or smile enough.  It was a pleasure seeing you again and I hope that we get to work together again in the future!" Ms. Kelly Norton, M.S., Student Assistance Counselor, Lakeland Regional High School


Robert Rivest's "Mindfulness in Schools" offers students and staff ways to:

  • Improve focus, concentration and the ability to stay on task.
  • Act, react and interact more mindfully.
  • Become more aware of self and others.
  • Increase ability to self-regulate.
  • Be kind, compassionate and understanding.
  • Manage emotions mindfully.
  • Help relieve stress, fear and anxiety.
  • Create a positive school environment and enjoy the learning process.
  • Kindness toward oneself and others.


"During our Monday Professional Development Robert Rivest took our staff on a journey of emotions. We were able to let ourselves relax through meditation and breathing, then laugh through different lessons of laughter- small laughter up to big gusty laughter. It was amazing! Our staff definitely felt the difference in our bodies after our PD. Thanks Robert!"
 - Lisa Jones, LCSW, School Adjustment Counselor, Dryden Memorial School
Robert Rivest offers 4 ways to bring mindfulness to your school:
1. "Mindfulness in Schools with Robert Rivest" Assembly Programs bring mindfulness to the entire school in a fun, entertaining way. Robert can do 3 mindfulness assemblies per day.
2. "Mindfulness in the Classroom" Workshops, and Residencies go deeper into the material. Robert shares age appropriate and situation specific mindfulness exercises. Robert can do 5 mindfulness classes per day. He offers 1 day, 3 day and Weeklong Mindfulness Residencies.
3. "Mindfulness for Teachers, Staff & Educators" Workshops and Staff Development to help teachers receive the mind-body health benefits of mindfulness. Robert also teaches how to successfully share mindfulness with their students. He answers questions and teaches specific mindfulness exercises to meet the needs of the teachers, staff and school. Can be 1 to 3 hour, half or full day Mindfulness Staff Development Workshops/In-services.
4. "Family Mindfulness Night" Families get to come together and learn mindfulways to de-stress and enjoy life more.

Healthy Choices is a high-energy comedy program in which health and humor go hand in hand. Robert Rivest's humorous insights connect deeply with children, teens, and adults, moving them to make mindful choices about food, exercise, entertainment, and safety. Robert Rivest immediately captivates audiences, engaging them mime skills and theater stories of important health choices we all face everyday.

"It was such a pleasure to have you here, people simply raved about your health & wellness performance. I loved it that you involved the audience so much. Thanks for coming down!"

Judy M. Gantt, Director Global Health Odyssey, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Happiness is a healthy mind and body.

K-8 Health Program Fun!      Healthy Choices For All Ages!


Robert Rivest Offers Comic, Insightful Reminders to:

  • Eat more whole foods, fruits and vegetables.
  • Drink plenty of water.
  • Get enough quality sleep.
  • Enjoy a variety of exercise.
  • Feel feelings and express emotions.
  • Make mindful choices about T.V. / Computer / Games.
  • Steer clear of unhealthy choices and impulsive behaviors.

"It is a unique talent to be able take 300 plus kids in a friday afternoon school assembly, grab their collective attention AND teach them something about health and wellness. You are such a talent. I have received nothing but raves from teachers and students alike since your performance. The main comment was that they were learning without realizing they were being taught. A rare skill indeed." Jay Kellar School Nurse Coastal Ridge Elementary School

Robert can also include fun effective ways to: Build concentration, calm the body and relieve stress.
Relieve Stress, Energize & Focus!   Mindful Stress Management Tools


"The artistic quality and the educational value was phenomenal. I would definitely recommend Robert's school health program. It was fun, educational, interactive and creative. The students loved the assembly." Jose Colon, P.E. Teacher, Bishop Elementary School

Inspired by his artistry, enthusiasm and quick wit,

audiences of all ages eagerly participate in Robert's interactive mime, health and exercise segments.






For more info contact: Robert Rivest Phone: 413-519-2256


Robert Rivest's Health, Wellness and Mindfulness presentations have material variations for:

PBIS Reward Programs

Great Kindness Challenge

Health and Wellness days 

Fitness days

Mindful Mornings

Mid-Day Mindfulness

Before tests and exams

After tests and exams

School openings: fun, positive new school year kickoffs

Field days Health and Wellness Fairs & conferences

Lower Elementary School Health Shows

Upper Elementary School Wellness Shows

Intermediate School Healthy Lives Shows

Staff/Teacher Wellness Days 

Middle School Fitness & Nutrition Assembly Programs

Junior High School Health & Wellness Assembly Programs

High School Mindfulness & Wellness workshops & Teen Healthy Choices Performances

Family Night Wellness Programs 

Family Mindfulness Nights 

Mindfulness, Wellness & Stress Relief Workshops

College Keynotes "Health & Happiness on Campus"

Business Keynotes "Happiness in the workplace"

Adult and Senior Citizen "Mind-Body Health & Stress Relief" Programs

Mindfulness Staff Development Workshops/In-services.

Adult and family health & wellness programs are 45-60 minutes in length (audience limit negotiable). School health & wellness assemblies are 45 minutes and often work best with 175-225 students (or less). Staff development programs also available.




"Fabulous! It was very positive and educational reaching our mixed-age crowd with good humor. His versatility can address a variety of subjects with aplomb. You must have Robert come do a health and wellness program for you. He is terrific at what he does." Melinda Georgeson, Director of Education, Norman Rockwell Museum

"Robert has the wonderful ability to pull the audience in and keep them engaged. I was wondering how a mime could get across the message of making Healthy Choices in a school assembly, but it worked! The educational and entertainment aspects of the show were great." Patty Musgrove, Health/ P.E. Coordinator Lyme-Old Lyme Middle School

"It was a joy to see the belly laughs of both students and staff! Robert Rivest is a professional and his artistic abilities are of a high quality. His Healthy Choices school show was developmentally appropriate for our audience, everyone had a smile on their face." Cherie McComb, Principal, Sauter School

"You 're going to love it! I have never laughed so hard a school health and wellness assembly before. The whole audience was involved, even the teachers." Julie Lawlor, Cultural Arts Chair, Laurel Ledge PTO

"My favorite is the number of water bottles I'm now seeing on the kid's desks and the deep breathingsessions at morning meetings. I understand my counterpart over at the other elementary school is hearing and seeing the same thing. Thank you." Jay Kellar School Nurse Coastal Ridge Elementary School

"Students were mesmerized, engaged, and highly entertained by Robert's healthy school show. Robert is an incredible talent ... we have to get him back again!" Teachers' comments, Miles River School Middle School

"Robert's Healthy Choices school show was great! It was so much better than having someone just lecture about health and nutrition. The kids loved it!" Teachers' comment, Perlvy Elem

"We received great feedback from the teachers and children at McAlister and Spaulding schools on your Healthy Choices/Physical Fitness program. It was a perfect fit for Physical Fitness Day. The PE teachers were very pleased with your program.

" Shirley Leckie, PTO "That was great! The best health and fitness program I have ever seen here! The students were spellbound for the entire program." Teacher's comments, Nathan Hale Middle School

"Everyone was very impressed and had a wonderful time. He always had complete control of the audience. He kept them focused and having fun. Anytime Robert asked for volunteers, everyone raised their hands." Lissa Romaine, Director Giggles Theater, St. Joseph's Children's Hospital


Attention Health Teachers and Program Directors: Robert can include themes, slogans, or topics you would like highlighted in the show. You can be as specific as you like. Robert customizes programs for each grade pre-K through 12, as well as adult and family audiences.

2023-2024 School Year - Live & Online Options!

Flexibility is key. I can do any of my programs:


Virtual Live Stream 

Virtual Recorded Video

I am open to other options as they become available.

Let's chat today!


Healthy choices everyday improve our lives in every way.
Robert Rivest Phone: 413-519-2256



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Contact Robert today to discuss the best program for you.

All Robert Rivest Programs can be done In-person or Online.