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 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, Yan's work focused on understanding and expanding common grounds of shared human experiences. In her newer work in leadership and personal coaching, she continues to explore and spread ways to help individuals and groups weave multicultural roots and uplift the collective human spirit.