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 has a deep passion to raise a kind, smart & happy generation of children. She graduated first in her class with a M.Ed. 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.

The latest research shows more clearly every day that cognitive development and intelligence are very much malleable and that we (parents, educators and caregivers) play an integral role in our children’s future success. The best psychologists, doctors, economists, and educators of our time are currently developing research-based approaches that enable kids to learn and flourish, academically, socially and emotionally. She feels this leaves her with no excuses not to access, and use, this wealth of information to grow the heart and brain of her daughters, and every child she engages with all while sharing it with you on her blog. Check it out.