About Yan


Dr. Yan Li is a somatic practitioner and founder of Moving Stillness School of Embodiment. Her work focuses on helping individuals and collectives thrive in times of profound personal and societal change.

Yan has been practicing and teaching Tai Chi (Taijiquan) for over a decade and received training in somatic coaching and somatic bodywork from the Strozzi Institute. She holds a doctoral degree in sociology from Stanford University and a master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Foreign Languages from Peking University. In her previous roles as a teacher, mentor, and applied social scientist in higher education and nonprofit organizations, Yan's work focused on understanding and expanding common grounds of shared human experiences. In her newer work in somatics, she continues to explore what uplifts the human spirit and how to help people weave multicultural roots and flourish fully.