Anusha is a sought after speaker at various events and conferences across the USA and around the world. She is managed by the Goodman Speakers Bureau and also leads yoga and meditation workshops around the world. Anusha has been a keynote speaker for multiple Fortune 500 company leadership summits across North America and the UK. She has been booked to speak at some of the most exclusive private clubs in the country. Her areas of expertise include the science of mindfulness, meditation and the power of positive thinking. In addition Anusha is a booked speaker for corporate events and company retreats. She is a published writer and currently speaks at events ranging from intimate boutique engagements of between 20 – 50 people to speaking to groups of over 400 people.
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Anusha offers wellness programs for organizations and corporations, including bespoke meditation, mindfulness and stress management sessions as well as mindfulness based corporate training packages. Initial consultation and needs analysis is included as part of the package.
Yoga For Recovery
Anusha works with people recovering from serious drug and alcohol addiction in both detox and intensive outpatient facilities in Orange County including being a part of the Hoag Addiction Treatment Center team, where she works with patients and their families affected by addiction. She teaches the power of meditation and mindfulness practices as a way of changing the landscape of past negative thought patterns and embracing new modes of thinking and behaving. Anusha has witnessed the positive changes in people through utilizing these methods, aiding them on their paths towards long term sobriety.
Yoga Teacher Training
Anusha is a published spiritual author and being Hindu, and a lifelong student of Hinduism and Buddhism, she has a vast knowledge in both. Anusha is also knowledgeable in the areas of meditation, pranayama, mantra, and the philosophy and mythology associated with yoga. As a result of her knowledge base Anusha has been invited to be a contributing teacher on very well respected teacher training programs across Southern California.
Listed below are some of Anusha’s clients and companies she has worked with.
Anusha as a Speaker
Anusha spoke at our inaugural Mindful Her event in October 2015 and she was amazing! Our event participants raved about her presentation on "Mindful Communication, Unleashing Your Feminine Power Within.” Anusha's beautiful energy, innate ability to connect with people, warm demeanor, and deep knowledge of a wide range of mindfulness topics have made Anusha one of our most powerful speakers and we are delighted to feature her at upcoming Mindful Her events.
Joanne Forster, Co-founder, Mindful Her
Anusha is one of those people you feel like you’ve known your whole life, even after you’ve just met! Warm, intelligent, and insightful are a few of the words that came to mind when I listened to her speak at a recent Mindful Her event I attended. Her words absolutely radiated inside me! She has a keen ability to know exactly what you’re thinking, a nod to her amazing breadth of knowledge and expertise. I walked away feeling refreshed, uplifted and wanting to make a very conscious effort to be present and authentic in my days going forward, listening to my mind and body as one. Her energy and love of life is infectious!
Lynne Door, Graphic Designer, Lynne Door Design
Anusha is a wonderful woman filled with so much knowledge on wellness as a whole. Her mindful approach to teaching is a refreshing addition to The Whole Purpose team and she is a true delight to work with. Her classes are interactive and full of information that can be used in all avenues of life. With each session she teaches our clients to develop more skills to live mindful well balanced lives. We work hard at The Whole Purpose to bring wellness into all offices, big or small, to keep employees happy and healthy and having Anusha on our team has made this a successful process.
Kelly Lam, Founder, The Whole Purpose
Anusha’s workshop on Mindful Communication was both knowledgeable and empowering! I found myself taking a lot of notes that I still refer to today. She has a wonderful way of communicating to a group that feels so personable. She led a grounding meditation and reflective exercises, and we also had opportunities to speak to people around us. It was a fantastic way of breaking barriers and learning to speak our truths authentically. I am so grateful to have attended this workshop, and I look forward to continue learning from Anusha!
Michelle Smith, Reiki Practitioner
Anusha leading Yoga Workshops and teaching as part of Yoga Teacher Training Programs
The Mythology of Asana course is an outstanding introduction to the myths, deities and stories behind the practice of yoga. When Anusha Wijeyakumar intertwines her own personal background of Hindu childhood experiences with these tales, she shares her knowledge with enthusiasm and understanding. Anusha brings new depths of insight and meaning to the asana practice as the student becomes familiar with the powerful stories behind the asanas. As the Director of a 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training, I would highly recommend this powerful course to any yoga teacher training or anyone who wishes to dive deeper into the mythology of yoga. It brings a richness that otherwise is often lost in the yoga world today.
Flossie Park, Director, Soul of Yoga Institute 200 Hour Hatha Yoga Teacher Training
I have been practicing yoga for over five years now and have never felt so deeply connected with my practice since taking Anusha’s Mythology of Asana workshop in August 2015. Whether you are new to yoga or a seasoned veteran, Anusha will share with you a perspective on yoga that is deeply rooted in the mythological history and foundation of the practice. It will bring a new sense of energy and awareness to your practice. Anusha brought an incredible amount of knowledge and passion to her workshop leaving me curious and craving more. I would highly recommend Anusha’s teachings to any aspiring or committed yoga practitioner.
Alessandra Conicella, Yoga Teacher and Owner Raw Yoga Studio, Winnipeg
Anusha was a guest speaker in my yoga teacher training class and discussed the 'Mythology of Asana'. I absolutely loved hearing all the mythology behind the poses we practice on our mats. I listened eagerly about the stories of the Hindu deities and their special powers and how it correlated to the pose Anusha described. Then to top it off she taught a class and referred to the mythology as she taught. Amazing stories from an amazing storyteller and yoga instructor!
Julie Omens, Yoga Teacher - RYT200
Inviting Anusha Wijeyakumar to be a part of the Empowered Yoga Teacher Training™ was such an amazing addition to my curriculum. Anusha has both passion for and knowledge of the mythology behind many of the common postures in our typical asana practice. She made the content interesting and accessible to the trainees and myself. Now every time I find myself in many of the postures during my practice they have taken on a whole new meaning. I believe this is an important addition to any yoga teacher training to bring the true essence of the Hindu tradition into our modern western yoga spaces.
Jamie Hanson, Creator and Lead Instructor of the Empowered Yoga Teacher Training
I'm a yoga teacher with over 600hours of Yoga teacher training - and I definitely wish Anusha's workshop was in my trainings! I recommend every yoga teacher take this workshop. It's not only captivating, but will refresh and renew your own practice and the way you teach! I honestly can not say enough good things about it. Her lectures should be in every yoga teacher training program. After taking the workshop I realized how much the yoga training programs are missing. The true meaning, heart and soul behind the most popular poses explained from the source of their existence - mythology passed down over the ages via storytelling.
Merry Trentadue, Yoga Teacher - RYT600
Anusha’s Spiritual Life Coaching Program
Anusha was that breath of fresh air I needed as I was drowning inside of myself. She has helped me find my voice again and given me the confidence to feel my emotions fully and also express them to others in a way that allows them to truly understand how I am feeling. Before I found Anusha, I constantly struggled with feeling misunderstood and trapped in my emotions. Never able to fully express them in a way that was productive for others to understand. In the short 8 weeks I have worked with Anusha, I have gotten my voice back, been able to have conversations with loved ones I’ve been wanting to have, and have confidence in myself that I can express myself and be understood. She has also helped me with the constant anxiety I had, acting like the weight of the world was on my shoulders. I would get trapped in my head, with no way out but doom and gloom. Feeling like the weight of the world was on my shoulders, she snapped me out of my doom and gloom mindset and into a mindset of peace and true happiness. Before I saw Anusha, I felt like everyone around me needed to change in some way for me to be happy, and now I realize that with the changes in myself that I have made, everyone else around me has changed. Sometimes it’s ourselves we need to focus on and not the world around us. I will forever be grateful to Anusha for all the love, support, and push she gives me to better myself every day and find that state of mindfulness we all wish to find. I am blessed to call her a true friend and mentor.
Danielle Horton, Marketing Director
FIVE STAR RATING ***** I started working with Anusha in October of 2014. I was in trouble in my 20 year marriage and did not know what was going to happen. I was not in an emotionally stable state of mind. When I began to have coaching sessions with Anusha what happened and what has continued to happen is that she has helped me to come to a place of PEACE WITHIN that I know would NOT have been possible without her guidance, support, and helped me to see things as they are and not as I would like them to be. I can not thank her enough for all that she has done. I could have never imagined that my life and my path would have been as rewarding as it has become. If you're reading this testimonial, I hope you try coaching with Shanti Within! I couldn’t recommend it with higher regards. I am now at a place of peace that makes me very happy! Thank you Anusha & Shanti Within
John Hopton, Business Owner
When I started with Anusha in the summer of 2016, I was completely stuck in every aspect of what I was doing, caught in an emotional whirlpool and a bad marriage. I was preoccupied with distractions, and I had completely stopped moving forward. Working with Anusha has given me access to tools, perspectives, and an accountability partner that has helped me get things back on track. It's not always easy, and not always fun, but it's steadily moving forward. I've completed my first 12 weeks with Anusha and made a decision to renew for another 12 weeks based on the changes I've seen so far.
Dave Bullock, IT Entrepreneur
I was referred to Anusha for life coaching by a mutual friend who spoke very highly of her. Anusha has been very instrumental in helping me on my journey. Originally I was going just for the life coaching sessions, but she suggested that I add an hour of yoga first to help center me and quiet the mind. This has turned out to be extremely helpful not only for the sessions, but for my yoga practice as well. She is able to communicate with my guides, who often give her wondrous insight and direction regarding me. Just outside in the bucolic setting where she holds her sessions, invariably birds will squawk loudly, as well as butterflies and hummingbirds will flit by in support of what is going on in the session. She does work you and helps you to face realities that are not always pleasant. Just when you are so frustrated you could split, it seems there comes another major breakthrough. When you are ready to seriously move forward on your path, I highly recommend using her services. There is something beautiful awaiting you on the other side of this transformation. You just need to take the first step, be committed, and allow Anusha to guide you.
Anusha’s Yoga, Meditation Classes and Retreats
I've had the privilege to participate in five of Anusha's unique Chakra retreats. I had not done anything like this before but after the first retreat I knew it was something that I must continue. Being a busy single mom I'm asked quite often what I do for myself. I've always had a hard time answering that question because like so many people I don't think of doing anything that's truly for me. I honestly can't think of anything more beneficial to my over all well being then taking the time to participate in finding a true balance from within. Anusha guides us through a journey to release emotions and stagnant feelings making room for peace and balance within. I've learned tools to use in my daily life to create a healthy, happy environment. I am so grateful to Anusha for opening her up her serene home to us. Making people feel welcome and on top of everything serving incredible food!!
Amber Ringstad, Hair Stylist
I have never been on a yoga and meditation retreat before Shanti Within, and I was not certain what I would encounter on the retreat. I only knew I wanted to be open to the possibilities. The experience was almost too good to articulate. It was pure. It was healing. It was noninvasive. It was non-threatening. It was love. There was simply no pressure to do or be or believe anything other than to take a look inside and upward and gracefully connect the two. I wanted to get to know myself better, to see what was behind some of my thoughts and feelings, and to be able to let go of the past. Anusha provided the learning of chakra balancing in a beautiful, caring environment that allowed for open and honest discussion, personal exploration. The retreat was: · Revealing of Inner Self, Joyful and Inspiring · The yoga was gentle · The group coaching was inspiring and enlightening · The hot lunch was deliciously OMazing! · The gift bag is a bonus A wonderful retreat for both men and women, individuals and couples – simply anyone looking to improve the quality of their relationship with oneself and others. I whole heartedly recommend this experience to anyone on a personal journey on the spiritual path. Anusha, you are a gifted teacher. Thank you for sharing your knowledge, your beautiful voice, calmness and devotion and for your spiritual guidance. Thank you for your strong, loving and sensitive presence.
Nong Goodman, Senior Financial Analyst
Anusha’s Work With Global Girls G.L.O.W.
Feedback from 7th and 8th grade G.L.O.W. girls as part of working with the not for profit organization Global Girls G.L.O.W.
introducing the power of yoga and meditation to Latina girls in Santa Ana, Orange County.
Anusha’s yoga classes are so engaging, educational and beneficial for the girls. She has such a great presence and truly embodies the healthy glow of yoga practice. Her cool British accent wins the girls’ interest and adds a worldly aspect to the experience. The girls really enjoy and appreciate the way Anusha makes the practice of yoga accessible for them as young beginners. We love her!
Sue Cronmiller, Founding Director G.L.O.W. Programs, Global Girls G.L.O.W.
"Yoga was very hard and fun." - Nadilyn
"I loved it today. I want to do it again!" - Daisy
"It was awesome and relaxing." - Montse
"I loved the fact that we learned the history about yoga and not just yoga." - Itzel
"I really liked it because it was really relaxing." - Jordan
"It was amazing to learn new ways to relax!" - Natalie
7th and 8th grade G.L.O.W. Girls,
Anusha’s Yoga For Recovery program
Anusha has been coming to our facility for several months. She utilizes many holistic healing techniques that resonate extremely well with our clients. The mediation, mindfulness and yoga groups are our client’s favorite sessions. They constantly ask as to when she is coming back. Personally, I immediately feel the love and warmth that Anusha puts forth when she enters our treatment facility. Our clients need to experience that genuine sense of well-being she displays and shares with them.
Larry Smith, Co-Founder and Director, Get Real Recovery