Kamala Nellen is a performance enhancement specialist and the founder of Coaching for Champions, a consulting firm for athletes. 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 40 years study, practice, and teaching the time-proven tools from the science of yoga leading to sustained champion performance. Kamala Nellen is also a credentialed life coach, CPC and practitioner of nonviolent communication.

Turning Point

The turning point for Kamala came at age 26, when she broke her foot and decided to end her career as a professional dancer. This was the defining moment, when Kamala began learning how to overcome many kinds of challenges in body and mind and to re-focus her energy—perfecting the proven, natural techniques with which she now supports athletes from a full spectrum of sports as well as other high achievers.

The short-cut to managing stress and pain in athletics is drugs—yet whatever these drugs may be, they are no long-term solution for any athlete.


Kamala Nellen cares about more than just an athlete’s performance. She cares about the athlete’s well-being.  The cutting-edge performance tools she teaches lead not only to top performance but also to greater balance and resilience. To find out more:

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