About Shanthi Project
Shanthi Project is a 501(c)(3) education nonprofit providing evidence-based mindfulness services to more than 4,000 children and adults annually across the Greater Lehigh Valley and New Jersey. Shanthi Project currently provides mindfulness and therapeutic yoga programs throughout Lehigh and Northampton County, Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey. Founded in 2010 by Denise Veres, our programs were based on clinical research of trauma’s impact on incarcerated youth populations. Denise's vision grew as the science improved and the need increased across traditional and non-traditional groups. Today, our efforts address the social-emotional needs of all youth and adults with a demand for our services.
Through yoga postures, breath awareness, understanding the brain, and new tools to control strong emotions, our students learn valuable coping skills, plus the physical benefits of strength, balance and flexibility that a yoga practice can provide.
93.8% of participating teachers at Mosser Elementary School reported seeing an increase in "acts of kindness" after just
one eight-week mindfulness session.
Take a closer look at our work and hear from the people who make
mindful living possible for thousands of others each year.