Imagine if everyone took a little time out for their minds each day. Wouldn’t that be a kinder, more patient kind of world? This month we’ve surpassed 1 million subscribers, but there are so many people still to reach.
The history of Headspace in numbers
This month, Headspace surpassed 1 million subscribers and every single one of them has been a vital part of this incredible journey. By developing their compassion and awareness, they’ve already helped improve the health and happiness of the world.
Andy appears on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and leads a live two-minute meditation, the largest of its kind in the world.
After years in development, the New Headspace launches. It features a whole new look and feel, new animations, and even more content.
Headspace V2, which includes packs on everything from Sleep to Stress, has more than 300 hours of guided meditation.
In 2013, Rich and Andy move from Angel, Islington in the UK to Los Angeles, California. The Headspace staff comprises 20 people in two offices.
The Headspace Guide to Meditation and Mindfulness is published by Hodder. It will go on to be translated into 10 different languages and is now sold in more than 25 countries.
We launched our first app in the app store in January 2012. It was downloaded a whopping 312 times that very first day.
We launched a key partnership in a place where people are naturally sitting still, and ready to listen: on Virgin Airlines flights. Headspace will eventually partner with 11 airlines reaching more than 800 million travellers per year worldwide.
Headspace (not yet an app) hosts its first event. 180 people attend at BAFTA in London where Andy demonstrates juggling and teaches meditation.
Andy Puddicombe is a former Buddhist monk hellbent on teaching mindfulness to the world. Rich Pierson is an advertising executive skilled in mass communication. They agree to do a skill-swap and so, Headspace is born.
Andy Puddicombe returns to the UK after training for ten years at monasteries in Asia, culminating in his ordination as Buddhist monk. He has a single goal in mind: spreading the practice of meditation.