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Specializes in:

  • Somatic & Embodiment Coaching for Purpose & Fulfillment
  • Executive & Leadership Development, including BIPOC
  • Life & Career Transitions & Transformation

Anjali has coached & led workshops for hundreds of individuals, leaders, change-makers & teams.

Anjali Sawhney is a Certified Integral Life Coach, New Ventures West (2006) & a trained international Leadership Embodiment Teacher (Wendy Palmer founder, based on Aikido and Mindfulness, 2011) in Somatic Coaching.  For over a decade, Anjali has had a deep and diverse life & leadership coaching practice serving non-profit, corporate, business, movement, and educational individuals and teams. She has been working with the leaders in embodied transformation, Strozzi Institute, since 2018 including teaching somatics and embodied transformation courses on numerous in-person and online teaching teams (she has also recently joined Strozzi Institute’s board). 

Anjali has coached & led workshops for hundreds of individuals, leaders, changemakers & teams including UCSF, Greenpeace, East Bay Meditation Center (where she is on the board), & Richmond Community Foundation where she is a leading Embodiment Coach for Contra Costa Non-profits. She also worked with Van Jones & The Dream Corps’ Social Justice initiatives in Oakland in the last decade. Prior to that, Anjali was a Director of Product Development at Charles Schwab & Company where she led a cross-functional team of hundreds for new products & services including marketing & sales training. 

Anjali received her BS degree in Civil-Environmental Engineering from UCLA & an MBA from the University of San Francisco. She was born in South Asia, raised in a multi-ethnic area of Los Angeles, and has lived on the east coast of the United States as well as in South & East Asia. She loves body surfing as well as sunsets & sunrises, live music, working with untapped populations from those without homes to youth, and dancing. Anjali is sometimes allowed to groove with her beloved teenagers, Aanika born in San Francisco & Jai from South Asia.

Education & Credentials


  • Strozzi Institute Teacher/Facilitator Training (Part of teaching team, 2019 on-going
  • Certified Somatic Coach via Leadership Embodiment 2011
  • Certified Integral Coach via New Ventures West 2006
  • BS Engineering UCLA 1991
  • MBA Finance USF 1996

Client Testimonial

“Anjali has been integral during my time of professional transition and spiritual growth. She exudes tremendous empathy, intelligence, self awareness, and knowledge in somatic techniques which has made each session with her a deep learning, introspective, and empowering experience.

She has been able to shift my mental and physical barriers into sources of strength and trajectory through the variety of exercises during our sessions. I am eternally grateful for our sessions and will plan to return to her regularly as I continue to grow and evolve.”

Sabir Brara, Executive & Podcast Host

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