Calma was founded in 2017 to provide educators the tools they need to practice mindfulness with children & youth to create calmer, happier classrooms where more effective learning occurs. At its inception, Calma won the first-ever Judge’s Choice Award in San Antonio’s Venture Challenge, a city-wide entrepreneurial competition for start-ups. Check out Calma’s “Success Story” featured by LaunchSA.

Meet the Founder

Nellie Springston, M.Ed. has a deep passion to raise a kind, smart & happy generation of children, and truly believes “we’re all in this together” as we help our children navigate the challenges of today’s world.

Nellie graduated first in her class with a Maters in School Counseling & Psychology, then spent years working in Psychology research learning about trauma, stress and the brain before making her way back to a school setting as a behavior interventionist where she used mindfulness techniques with her most troubled students, and saw incredible results. She found that is was essential to create calm classroom cultures in order for her students to actually absorb and retain information. She founded Calma to help schools create calm classrooms using a Mindfulness program and training. In addition to her work in schools, Nellie enjoys working with Calma kids one-on-one as a Private Practice Behavior Coach.