Keynote Speaker and Author

On the science of mindfulness & meditation

Integrative Medicine

Woman of color in STEM at Hoag Hospital

Professor at San Diego State University

On the intersection of wellness & social justice

Keynote Speaker

Anusha is a highly sought after and top rated keynote speaker around the world on the science of mindfulness and meditation and the intersection of wellness and social justice. She has delivered keynote speeches for health and wellness conferences, Fortune 500 companies, top ranked Universities and exclusive events across North America and the UK. Her areas of expertise include the science of mindfulness, meditation as a way to lead with integrity and intention by reducing stress and anxiety in our daily lives. Anusha also speaks on the importance of decolonizing Yoga and wellness and making these ancient practices inclusive and accessible to all. If you would like to book Anusha for a speaking engagement or event please contact anusha@shantiwithin.com.

DEIB and Workplace Wellbeing

Anusha offers Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging consulting and training packages with a focus on wellbeing for organizations. These trainings focus on a myriad of issues including quiet quitting, workplace burnout and fostering community in the workplace. Initial consultation and needs analysis is included as part of the package.

Decolonizing Yoga

Anusha is a published author and being raised in Vedic traditions has a vast ancestral knowledge that guides her. Anusha is also highly knowledgeable in the areas of meditation, mindfulness, pranayama, mantra, and the philosophy associated with Yoga. Anusha is very passionate about honouring the roots of Yoga and educating people on the importance of decolonizing these practices. Anusha is an Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University where she teaches at the Weber Honors College on the collective wellbeing and the intersection of wellness and social justice. Anusha is also a community partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition. a Presenter at Kripalu, North America’s largest Yoga Center and Retreat, and an Ambassador with the Food + Wellness Equity Collective.

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Some of Anusha’s clients and companies she has worked with.

Anusha’s clients and companies

About Anusha

Anusha Wijeyakumar MA, CPC, E-RYT, Dip Mentoring
Anusha is the daughter of Sri Lankan Tamil immigrant parents. Collective care is at the forefront of her work, her passion is decolonizing Yoga, and wellness to ensure that these practices are equitable, inclusive and accessible to all, Anusha is the Wellness Consultant for Hoag Hospital, one of the top-rated hospitals in the USA where she leads on integrative medicine and implementing 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 very passionate about her work in STEM and is one of the first people to create a meditation program to be used in clinical research at Hoag Hospital.

Anusha is a sought-after motivational speaker around the world on the science of mindfulness and meditation and the intersection of wellness and social justice. She has delivered keynotes for health and wellness conferences, Universities, Fortune 500 companies and corporate events across North America and the UK.

Anusha is a sought-after motivational speaker around the world on the science of mindfulness and meditation and the intersection of wellness and social justice. She has delivered keynotes for health and wellness conferences, Universities, Fortune 500 companies and corporate events across North America and the UK. 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 an Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University where she teaches at the Weber Honors College on the intersection of wellness and social justice. Anusha is also a community partner with the Yoga and Body Image Coalition, a Presenter at Kripalu, North America’s largest Yoga Center and Retreat, and an Ambassador with the Food + Wellness Equity Collective. Women’s health and social justice is at the heart of all that Anusha is involved with. Anusha is on the Medical Advisory Board of the national nonprofit Living Beyond Breast Cancer and 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’s first book Meditation with Intention: Quick & Easy Ways to Create Lasting Peace was released in January 2021 by Llewellyn Worldwide.

You can order your copy today HERE.

Testimonials

Anusha is a thought leader on the science of mindfulness and meditation and speaks around the country on the benefits of these practices for general wellness, as well as for cancer risk reduction and survivorship. Anusha makes the science and practice of mindfulness and meditation accessible to all. She works closely with me on programs focused on mindfulness and meditation for those patients battling with breast cancer, or those who are at a high risk of developing breast cancer. She has a wonderful attitude and is an inspirational speaker.

Dr Sadia Khan, Breast Surgeon, Hoag Hospital and Associate Clinical Professor of Surgery

The WOW event that Anusha spoke at for our women’s group back in March was wonderful, informative and educational. Our clients all walked away from her presentation with new tools to help them navigate through their stressful days. Learning that there are other ways to cope and deal with the stress of our daily lives was eye-opening to the women in our group, and I know that many of them (including myself) have added mindful meditation to their daily routine.

Shawn Covarrubias, Vice President, Operations – Apriem Advisors

When we were planning the inaugural Orange County Employee Benefits Council’s Woman’s Tea it was important to us to offer a not only a social event, but also share health information that women could incorporate into their daily lives. Anusha was a hit! She was the final speaker of the day and she captivated the audience. Many in attendance had never meditated before and Anusha put everyone at ease, established a warm and nurturing environment, and made meditation accessible to all. Anusha is simultaneously a consummate professional and a real woman with every day experiences. She received high praise from our audience and we can’t wait to bring her back to our next event.

Ann Stawicki, President, Orange County Employee Benefits Council (OCEBC)

Press

Anusha on CBS

CBS Documentary Conspirituality in Wellness

om yoga

OM Yoga

modern luxury may 2020

Modern Luxury

Decolonize Your Yoga and Wellness Practice

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Anusha welcomes you to start your journey of transformation with her today.