Robert Rivest
Wellness, Laughter & Stress Relief


School Wellbeing Laughter & Stress Relief 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!


Learn, Laugh, and Let Go: Interactive Stress Relief Show! Robert Rivest takes a humorous look at modern day stress and what we can do about it. Using mime, comedy, insight, and interaction Robert offers both "comic relief" and practical stress relieving techniques. With Robert's down-to-earth sense of humor and engaging style, audiences find stress reduction natural and easy. His closing interactive series of movement and laughter helps everyone get back to work, school, or home feeling calm and refreshed.

How we handle stress affects every part of our lives!
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"Robert's Stress Relief show was simple, effective, and different. I enjoyed seeing the impact on both audiences. The roars of laughter and full participation was great." PTO Arts Coordinator, Woodville Elementary School, Wakefield, MA "Your performance was exceptional! I know everyone who participated felt at peace and yet rejuvenated and reconnected! Thanks so much for coming!"Maria Sulivan, The Graduate Institute


Laughter Yoga for Wellness Show! A fun new interactive program! Robert Rivest activates audience members with laughter exercises, breathing techniques, and a playful laugh-along series of mime games. Audiences of all ages quickly learn that mime & laughter yoga are fun ways to exercise and relieve stress. Robert Rivest's Laughter Yoga for wellness is perfect for relieving tension (before or after tests or major events). It is also a fantastic way of uniting everyone in laughter at the beginning of the year, mid year social events, or as a fun, festive, end of the year celebration!

Laughter Yoga is a fun way to exercise, socialize and relieve tension. Laughter is healing.

"This is the best day of my life!" " I like the mime laughter exercises." "The relaxation was my favorite part." "Clapping, laughing and playing was fun!" "I feel like I just ran a mile and took a nap!" "I feel relaxed and happy!" Students' comments after Robert's Laughter Yoga Assembly at Chaffee Elementary school, MA

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What is "THE SCIENCE OF LAUGHTER"? In addition enjoying a good healthy laugh, everyone will learn fun facts on how laughter boosts the immune system, increases oxygen intake, releases "feel good" endorphins and serotonin, reduces blood pressure, and relieves stress.

For both the Stress Relief show and the Laughter Yoga show: Adult and family presentations are 45-60 minutes in length (audience limit negotiable). School shows are 45 minutes and often work best with 175-225 students (or less). Staff development programs also available.

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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 other presentations. 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 or organization. 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 often want to use Robert's mindfulness program 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

"Hartland School was so glad to have Robert Rivest return to help us open another school year.  His new "Mindfulness & Stress Relief 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

“Robert’s "Mindfulness & Stress Relief 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.



" Robert Rivest is extremely talented and easily engaged the audience. The artistic quality was outstanding! The educational value was surprisingly effective because the children were so entertained. I loved the magical way he created illusions to send powerful messages to the children. The teacher's fully enjoyed the show also." Chris Oneschuck, PTO Green Wood Elementary School, Wakefield, MA

"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

"Wonderful... Everyone enjoyed it... an outstanding performance! Robert did a fantastic job and received a great deal of respect from the audience. Everyone loved it, not only the students, but the teachers as well." Wood Ridge High School, NJ

"Everyone had a wonderful time de-stressing. It was great to see the reactions of the children and staff. The whole school was able to laugh together and learn how to relieve stress." Mrs. Patten, Parent Liaison, Tower St. School

"We all loved the calming effect of the presentation. Robert sent a strong, clear, and appropriate message to our students. He helped them slow down, focus on the present, and breathe. It was a perfect fit to the high energy portions of our day." Lana Russ, Health Educator, Woodhill Middle School, Andover, MA

"Excellent across the board! Robert's stress relief show was amazing; teachers and students reacted to Robert and his material with great enthusiasm." Teachers Comments from Ardsley Middle School, NY

"Everyone truly enjoyed your wonderful performance. We hope you will be able to perform at future Health Conferences." Diane Kowal, RN

"Stress Management was a blast. Please come back next year! I learned how to deal with stress in a whole new way. I loved your show! It really was fun! Your stress management show was not only informative, it was fun to watch." Students comments, Flat River Middle School, RI

"I feel Happy", "I have energy", "I just keep smiling, I really like this!" "I feel very relaxed" Students comments, Lansgurg Elem, NY ""What a gift it was to see the group laugh and be playful. I think everyone got something out of the evening and I hope to incorporate more mindfulness activities into our meetings." -Sara W., Care Givers Group

"EVERYONE loved your presentation! Rave reviews here all around! We loved the message, the delivery- all of it. We are also very impressed with your talent (and your training!) " Barbara Schult, Dunbarton Elementary School, NH

"The residents loved it! I would reccomed this to ALL of you out there, it doesn't matter how young or how old, how active or non-active you are, it can and is adapted to all! - Laugh a little, you'll be happy you did!!! " Carolyn Prentice Bacon, Therapeutic Recreation Specialist Wethersfield Health Care Center

Robert also offers workshops designed for schools, hospitals, wellness centers, and yoga studios: Attention 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.



Both presentations have material variations for:


PBIS Reward Programs

Family Night Stress Relief Programs

The Great Kindness Challenge

Lower Elementary School Laughter & Stress Relief Assembly Programs

Upper Elementary School Laughter & Stress Relief Assembly Programs

Intermediate School Stress Management & Laughter Yoga Assembly Programs

Middle School Stress Management & Laughter Yoga Shows

Junior High Learn, Laugh & Let Go School Shows

High School Learn, Laugh & Let Go Shows


College Laughter & Stress Relief Keynotes Business Keynotes

Laughter & Stress Relief in the workplace

Adult and Senior Citizen Stress Management & Laughter Yoga Programs

Live & Online School Program Options!

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

Live-In-Person PBIS Reward Programs

Virtual Live Stream 

Virtual Recorded Video

I am open to other options as they become available.

Let's chat today!

 Email: Robert Rivest Phone: 413-519-2256
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All Robert Rivest Programs can be done In-person or Online.