A former NCAA athlete and coach, Dr. Billy Strean has a doctorate in sport and exercise psychology from the University of Illinois.

He is also a Master Somatic Coach (Strozzi Institute), a Registered Yoga Teacher, a Certified Laughter Yoga Teacher,  and a Certified Professional Co-active Coach. It is precisely this eclectic range of disciplines and fields of study — somatics, sport psychology, laughter and play, and his 25 years of teaching experience — that is the foundation of Dr. Strean’s success both in the classroom as well as outside the classroom as keynote speaker and workshop facilitator.

In 2008, Dr. Strean received the University of Alberta’s Rutherford Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching. During the same year, he published The HoHo Dojo: Lighten Up and Love Life Laughing. In 2011, Dr. Strean won the prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship.