Anusha Wijeyakumar MA, CPC, E-RYT, Dip Mentoring
Anusha is a sought after motivational speaker around the world on the science of mindfulness and meditation and the intersection of Yoga and social justice. She has delivered keynote speeches for health and wellness conferences, Fortune 500 companies and top ranked Universities across North America and the UK. She has been booked to speak at some of the top universities, leading hospitals and health and wellness events around the country. Anusha is the Wellness Consultant for Hoag Hospital, one of the leading hospitals in the USA where she is actively engaged on championing mindfulness and meditation practices for maternal mental health programs, early risk assessment for breast & ovarian cancer prevention programs and breast cancer survivorship programs. Anusha is one of the first people to create a meditation program to be used in clinical research at Hoag Hospital.
Anusha has over 15 years of international senior management experience working for Fortune 50, 100 and 500 global corporations, social justice non-profit organizations & private companies in three continents. She holds a BA, MA, Diploma in Mentoring, Certified Professional Life Coach qualification, Yoga Teacher E-RYT and is a Meditation Practitioner. Anusha is a Contributing Editor at Yoga Journal, the world’s largest Yoga magazine, a Faculty Member with Off The Mat and a community partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. Anusha is a Teacher and Presenter at Kripalu, North America’s largest Yoga Center and Retreat, a Teacher and Podcast host with Yoga International and is also a Guest Lecturer at San Diego State University as part of their Religions of India program.
Women’s health and social justice is at the heart of all that Anusha is involved with. Anusha is on the Board of Directors for the non-profit MOMS Orange County and is very engaged in working with inner city communities to bring the power of yoga for a healthy mind, body and spirit into these localities to nurture and inspire change from within. Anusha is also an Advisory Board Member with Yoga Ed, an organization focused on merging science and Yoga and introducing these practices to children and teens in educational settings around the world.
Anusha co-founded the movement Womxn of Color + Wellness @wocandwellness which is focused on decolonizing wellness and making yoga and wellness more equitable, accessible, and inclusive. Anusha’s first book Meditation with Intention: Quick & Easy Ways to Create Lasting Peace was released in January 2021 by Llewellyn Worldwide.