“The mental health crisis facing students and adults is at an epidemic level. Leaders are seeking ways to support people with evidence based practices that work AND are quick to show an impact. This is where The Namaste Projects' programs come in.”

We provide programs that address the mental health and emotional well-being of educators and students with:

  • Solutions for Educators

    Addressing the mental health and emotional well-being of educators (teachers, principals, central office admins, staff, paras)

  • SEL Curriculum for Student Mental Health

    Addressing the mental health and emotional well-being of K-12 and University Students via online curriculum.

  • Solutions for Addressing Schoolwide Disciplinary Challenges:

    Addressing the mental health and emotional well-being of students with patterns and indicators of serious disciplinary issues.

  • Solutions for Students

    Addressing the mental health and emotional well-being of all students – through traditional, in-person and virtual supports

  • Solutions for Special Education & Significant Behavioral Issues

    Addressing the mental health and emotional well-being of of all Students with Emotional challenges (emotionally disturbed and OHI students) and mental health concerns

  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Professional Development and Services:

    Addressing the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusionary issues of all members of the educational environment

The last years have highlighted the need to support staff and students in a more comprehensive way. Our well-being programs are designed by content experts and rigorously evaluated by 3rd party researchers.

The results are in, TNP programs significantly

increase staff retention

decrease staff stress

decrease disengagement

decrease exhaustion

increase energy, motivation, and clarity

provide tools to effectively manage daily stressors and major life events

The Namaste Project is different from other mindfulness companies in that we focus on the WHY and the WHAT. We want our clients to understand the science behind somatic interventions and gain a deep understanding of how these practices support regulation.

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Our partner schools accessing our Mindful School and Mindful Student programs utilize TNP provided video, teacher led curriculum, TNP led curriculum, kids yoga and somatic practices to help support student mental health and behavior.

Danielle Brunson, Ed.S, MAED,

Co-Founder and CEO



Danielle Brunson, Ed.S, MAED, is the Chief Executive Officer at The Namaste Project. She earned her Ed.S in Educational Leadership from Columbus State University and has an extensive background in school and district leadership.

At TNP, Danielle uses her school management experience and her mindfulness and meditation training to develop curriculum and manage school and district level programs. Her extensive background in yoga and meditation, combined with school leadership and teacher development, are instrumental in program development and management for The Namaste Projects’ partner schools and districts.

Britt Hunter, MBA

Director of School District Partnerships

Britt Hunter, MBA. is a former educator and current corporate consultant for the Namaste Project.

Yasmin V. Barrios, PhD, MPH

Director of Research and Development

Dr. Yasmin V. Barrios, is an Epidemiologist by training and earned her doctorate from the Department of Epidemiology at the Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill.

Daniela de la Piedra, JD, MPA, CPC, ELI-MP

Director of Corporate Partnership

Daniela de la Piedra, JD, MPA, CPC, ELI-MP is an attorney and Certified Professional Coach. Her legal background includes representing low-income communities, trauma-informed lawyering, litigation and community outreach.

Dr. Kelsey Evans-Amalu, Ph.D

Principal Consultant, Contemplative Practices

Dr. Kelsey Evans-Amalu, PhD is based in the greater Tampa Bay area bringing holistic healing services to people in need.

Dana L. Collins, Ph.D

Principal Consultant, DEIA Facilitator and Trainer

Dana L. Collins Ph.D (she/her/hers) is a Black, cis woman based in Brooklyn, originally from Oakland. She’s a licensed psychologist and mindfulness practitioner and teacher deeply rooted in social justice values.

Alan Delery

Mindfulness and Training Facilitator

Alan is co-owner of UpLIFT Nola, a yoga, meditation, art and wellness studio based in his hometown of New Orleans. Through UpLIFT Nola, he coaches clients through the application of dynamic mindfulness practices to reduce stress and increase focus

Hara Falconer

Mindfulness and Training Facilitator, Yoga Instructor

Hara Falconer is a Holistic Wellness Consultant with a degree in sociology and psychology from Loyola University of New Orleans and additional credentials in nutrition, yoga, and sound therapy.

Kimberly Contreras

Mindfulness and Training Facilitator, Yoga Instructor

Kim is an RYT200 Yoga teacher and works as a Private Chef specializing in plant based cuisine.

Brianna Whitfield

Mindfulness and Training Facilitator, Yoga Instructor

Brianna is an RYT200 Yoga Instructor and works as a corporate facilitator for The Namaste Project.

Auria Sanders CYT

Yoga Instructor

Auria Sanders is a Certified Yoga Teacher in Atlanta area. Auria focuses on the well-being of women and children.

Ian Elmore-Moore

Yoga Instructor

Ian Elmore-Moore has had several years of classroom experience as a certified middle grades social studies teacher, where he became a two-time district nominee for Teacher of the Year.

Dr. Nicole Mareno, PhD, RN

Nutrition and Mental Health Consultant

Dr. Nicole Mareno, PhD, RN is a registered nurse and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor in Atlanta, Georgia.

Some of our Partners