We believe that every child has unlimited potential, no matter what circumstances have crossed their path or diagnosis they have been given. We help educational communities unlock that potential through the implementation of evidence-based yoga and mindfulness practices that build social and emotional learning, coping skills and self-regulation strategies. These ancient tools have never been more needed in our world and definitely in our school culture. The time has come for us to address the rising national rates of chronic stress and anxiety as well as the increases in developmental and mental health challenges affecting our youth.
Our mission is to:
- Provide youth with tools to allow them to thrive in and out of the classroom.
- Prepare all children to understand their personal power and lead their lives with greater joy for themselves and compassion for others.
- Help all youth build the capacity to focus their attention for learning and living with purpose.
- Support authentic inclusion of all students within the natural setting of the classroom and community.
- Empower educators to develop practices of self-care to nurture their own well-being.
- Help schools create a culture of compassion where inner confidence and resilience flourish.
- Provide holistic strategies to support mental health programs in schools.
Allison Morgan | MA, OTR, E-RYT | Founder
Allison Morgan MA, OTR, E-RYT is the founder and CEO of Zensational Kids, an educational company bringing evidence-based yoga and mindfulness practices to school communities worldwide. Teaching the inner resources of focused attention, self-awareness and resilience, Allison is passionate about training educators, mental health professionals and allied health professionals effective techniques to share these practices with youth. She began integrating yoga and mindfulness into her therapy sessions with children in 2007. Discovering the multitude of physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral benefits these practices offered her occupational therapy clients, and recognizing the need for more mental health programs in schools, Allison began writing curriculum and developing teacher training programs to help others share these practices.
She is the author of three separate curriculums for pre-k through high school-age students; Young Explorers: Yoga and Mindfulness in Early Childhood Education, EDUCATE 2B: Tools for engaged learning and living and EVERYDAY Mindfulness: Techniques for teens to develop compassion, calm, focus and resilience. She is also the author of Wisdom Within, a children’s exploration of inner awareness and was a contributor to Best Practices For School Yoga. She has partnered with universities to conduct research investigating the effectiveness of yoga and mindfulness with special-needs populations and contributes to several advisory boards and organizations involved in creating better lives for children. Along with helping schools develop resilient and compassionate internal and external environments for students and educators to thrive, Allison contributed the mindfulness component of the Jessie Lewis Choose Love Program, a free social and emotional learning curriculum for pre-k through 12th grade. Partnering with Newark Yoga Movement, she helped to develop Inner Calm, a school-wide yoga and mindfulness program to help students center, move and relax at the start of their day. As a sought-after international speaker, she brings knowledge, wit and joy to inspire her audience as they tap into their own inner resilience, empowering them to share it with those they serve.
Kimberly DeLoreto | M.Ed.,RYT, RCYT
Kimberly, RYT and RCYT, believes every day is a gift. With the merging of her two passions, yoga and children, she uncovered her life’s joy.
Gina Goldberg has been practicing Yoga all her life; she just didn’t realize there was a name for it. Her one on one sessions combines over 17 years of professional training.
Living in the mountains with her husband and daughters, Tiffany is living her dream of nature, family and yoga.
Corinne Krill | MA, E-RYT, CTSY
Corinne teaches mindfulness, breath and movement as stress-reduction techniques to adults and children of all ages and abilities.
Checka Antifonario | E-RYT, RCYT
Checka Antifonario (E-RYT, RCYT) has taught thousands of children and adolescents in schools, studios, private homes, and adolescent revocation and rehabilitation centers over the past seven years.
John Mancuso | LCSW
John is a certified meditation teacher whose life-long practice has been shaped by Christian, Eastern and secular contemplative traditions. In addition to teaching mindfulness meditation, he is a psychotherapist and psychoanalyst with a practice in Rockland County, NY. John holds Master degrees in social work and counseling, and has a post-graduate certificate in psychotherapy and psychoanalysis.
Taylor Jackson | BS, E-RYT
Taylor received her 200-hour Yoga Certification in March, 2014 from the Marianne Wells Yoga School in Costa Rica and has trained with Dr. Roger Jahnke for Qigong in 2017.
Mary Borton | E-RYT-500
Mary Borton is a trained yoga teacher trainer at the 500-hour level (E-RYT 500). She began studying yoga in 1998 and immediately discovered the life-changing benefits of practices of breath, movement and mindfulness. She knew that she had to share this with others, especially the people she worked with every day.