Coronavirus provided the perfect opportunity for this entrepreneur to found a mental health nonprofit for the world’s youth
Aneesh Chaudhry says now is the perfect time to start a nonprofit. Chaudhry was born and raised in the small town of Beavercreek, Ohio, a suburb of Dayton.
With coronavirus essentially shutting down Chaudhry’s California-based health and wellness business, SoulPhysio Lifestyle, the 27-year-old decided to found The SoulPhysio Foundation, which aims to improve the mental health of youth by integrating cutting-edge wellness programs into the educational system.
The nonprofit, which plans to build schools in California, Florida, India and elsewhere around the world, intends to gather extensive amounts of data from the children in regards to their wellness to help to measure efficacy of programs, in order to develop new ways to fight Autism and other Neurological Diseases that have proved difficult to treat in the past.
“I needed to get creative,” said Chaudhry, who currently resides in Newport Beach, CA. “We are pinpointing youth through this nonprofit because I’m trying to prevent what happened in my life by providing better education.”
Chaudhry, who has been a business owner since he was 20 years old, struggled with Depression, Anxiety and Bipolar disorder as a child and young adult. He’s been through rehab numerous times and in his late teens heavily contemplated suicide.
He founded SoulPhysio Lifestyle, which has clinics in Irvine and Newport Beach, tobridge the gap between Eastern and Western Medicine in order to deliver the most effective treatments for its clients. The clinics help by optimizing patients’ health and wellbeing by identifying the underlying cause of unhealthy behaviors in order to eradicate them and replace them with healthier behaviors.
Chaudhry will continue to lead SoulPhysio Lifestyle when patients are allowed to return to clinics but also is focusing his efforts on the nonprofit, which already has a manager, Caroline Thompson.
“The nonprofit’s programs will be designed to help teach children, parents and faculty how to build a healthy brain by living a healthy lifestyle,” Chaudhry said. “A huge aspect of this initiative is to gather extensive amounts of data from the children in regards to their wellness to help to measure efficacy of programs, in order to develop new ways to fight Autism and other Neurological Diseases that have proved difficult to treat in the past.”
As part of the nonprofit’s initiatives, they will be conducting research studies at his clinics on an ongoing basis. Chaudhry said his positive, abundance mindset comes from his parents – both entrepreneurs – and overcoming his own battles. He said he’s been living medication free for more than two years and always invests in himself and his business.
“I take risks very, very confidently because I see how it’s worked my whole life,” Chaudhry said.
“For the past several years, I’ve been on this journey to work on healing my own brain, and now I want to help countless others feel the same way.”
For more information on SoulPhysio Lifestyle and SoulPhysio Foundation, visit