About Anthropedia


The Anthropedia Foundation is an educational organization that teaches individuals, professionals, and nonprofits ways to cultivate mental health and well-being in order to decrease rates of lifestyle- and stress-related illness.

Anthropedia was founded in 2004 by Dr. Lauren Munsch Dal Farra, Dr. Sita Kedia, and Dr. Kevin Cloninger and is based in St. Louis, Missouri, with training courses offered in various locations in Sweden.

Who does Anthropedia educate?


Individuals (e.g. cultural creatives) seeking to improve their own well-being.

Helping Professionals (e.g. counselors, social workers, community health workers, and educators) seeking to become coaches in order to teach others about well-being.

Nonprofits and schools (e.g. organizations serving at-risk populations) seeking to improve their own programs and educate their staff to cultivate well-being in themselves and others.

About the Anthropedia Institute


The Anthropedia Institute is the scientific and educational advisory board of the Anthropedia Foundation that contributes to the creation of the foundation’s curricula, resources, and training programs.



The Institute is comprised of a multidisciplinary team of accomplished physicians, psychiatrists, neurologists, educators, psychologists, ecologists, dancers, experts of movement, and other professionals who focus on the investigation of well-being and health promotion strategies within their respective fields.


The Institute creates well-being training programs, comprehensive course curricula, and accompanying educational resources such as DVDs, books, and audio CDs that teach ways to foster healthy behavior, self-awareness, psychological resilience, and positive emotion.