Anusha Wijeyakumar, MA, CPC, E-RYT, Dip Mentoring she/her/hers
Anusha is the Wellness Consultant for Hoag Hospital, one of the leading 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 co-lead clinical research around meditation with a program she created exploring the efficacy of mediation for newly diagnosed breast cancer patients at Hoag Hospital. 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.
Anusha is an Adjunct Professor at San Diego State University where she lectures on Yoga philosophy and the intersection of wellness and social justice. 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 non profit 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 co-founded the movement Women 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