Kamala Nellen helps high achievers address performance challenges that impact the mind and the body (such as exhaustion, fear, distractions, body imbalance, lack of team cohesiveness), so that they can take their performance from great to brilliant.

Kamala leverages her 40-year experience partnering with elite-athletes, executives in corporations, entrepreneurs, performing artists, and students in universities, among others.

Kamala and her clients clarify which specific challenges stand in the way of performing in the way what they want to – for instance, a CEO with chronic back pain, a baseball player fearing to lose his contract, a gymnast afraid to fall, an entrepreneur wishing for calm and mind clarity, a team of athletes fighting among themselves and losing games.

Kamala uses a synthesis of yoga, meditation and coaching techniques to help high achievers achieve brilliance in performance. She has practiced and taught these performance-enhancement tools for over 40 years and she has had consistent results with her clients.

Kamala is a published author. Her book “Working In – the elite-athletes’ guide to working out from the inside” received very solid reviews and is available on Amazon.


Kamala Nellen founded ‘Coaching for Champions’, a consulting firm serving business, athletes and performing artists. Nellen pioneered The Art and Science of Working IN for Champion Sports Performance™ and authored Working IN: The Elite Athlete’s Guide to Working Out from the Inside. Nellen’s knowledge is a synthesis of her career as a professional dancer and her decades of experience in teaching yoga practices and techniques for mind and body that lead to sustained championship performance.

Turning Point

The turning point for Kamala came at age 26, when she broke her foot and ended her career as a professional dancer. In this moment, Kamala began to refocus her energy—perfecting the proven, natural techniques with which she now supports high achievers in business, athletes from a full spectrum of professional and amateur sports, and those in the performing arts.

A short-cut to managing stress and pain on any high-performance track is drugs—yet whatever these drugs may be, they are no long-term solution for anyone.

What Works

Kamala Nellen cares about more than just performance. She cares about her clients’ well-being off the competitive field, outside performance venues, and beyond their career goals. The cutting-edge performance tools she teaches lead to high functioning, whether it’s in sports, business, or in the performing arts. To find out more:

Check out Kamala’s session work
Read Kamala’s Book