Headspace’s new Netflix Meditation Show

Headspace has announced a three-series deal with Netflix that kicks off next month with the Headspace Guide to Meditation.

Anyone who’s used Headspace will recognize the voice of co-founder Andy Puddicombe, a former Buddhist monk who advises you to “be kind to your mind.” The first series of eight episodes launches January 1st and will teach the benefits of the practice and provide guided meditations. The Headspace Guide to Sleep and an interactive experience will come later in 2021. (Disclosure: the Headspace Netflix series is produced by Vox Media, parent company of The Verge.)

Headspace has made its content free for a variety of audiences during the pandemic, providing premium subscription content to health care providers and a landing page for New Yorkers.

Helping people relax their brains has been big business during the pandemic, with downloads for Calm and Headspace surging. Earlier this week, Calm raised a new round of funding, putting the company’s valuation around $2 billion.

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