Anela’s perspective and approach to coaching has been shaped by her living experience as a diasporic kanaka maoli (Native Hawaiian), born and raised away from her home, culture, and family in a predominantly white, gentrified culture. Deeply impacted by racism and patriarchy, her personal transformation included Somatics as a means to heal the current, ancestral, and community bodies for the sake of entering and blending with what is and what can be. In 2022, she faced her deepest longing and fears to return her family back home to Hawaiʻi.
Anela is a Somatic Coach and Mentor Coach, certified by the International Coaches Federation (PCC) and Strozzi Institute. She works with Strozzi methodology, as well as Internal Family Systems (IFS), Cognitive Behavioral Coaching (CBC) and is rooted in the learning and study of her cultural traditions.