Relieve pain. Manage anxiety. Be the healthiest you.
Welcome! My name is Ann Swanson and I am part heart-based healer and part science nerd.
I am a heart-based yoga healer. I empower people to heal themselves by making yoga and mind-body practices non-intimidating and practical. I work with people worldwide one-on-one via telehealth yoga therapy, mindfulness, and tai chi/qi gong. Nothing compares to a personalized practice with your health needs and goals in mind. I specialize in helping people relieve chronic pain—like back pain or arthritis—and manage stress of modern life.
I am consistently amazed by my students’ profound transformational experiences. It really seems magical, but mounting scientific research supports the benefits of mind-body practices like yoga for pain relief, improved mental health, better sleep, and more. There is a reason that these ancient practices have stood the test of time; THIS TRULY WORKS!
I am a science nerd. I speak and teach on the key research supporting yoga and meditation, along with the basic anatomy for adapting yoga to be safe, effective, and accessible for all body types and conditions. My book, Science of Yoga, presents the science in a straight forward and simple way. I travel teaching workshops and teacher training programs internationally.
…But I am also a spiritual nerd. I am fascinated by the science of spirituality, compassion, and the power of the mind-body connection. Beyond that, I believe there are some questions that science perhaps can’t answer, but we will continue to ask. Constant curiosity is key!
You are in the right place if:
You want to feel better in your body and mind through tried and true wellness techniques that help you effectively relieve pain and manage stress, deal with anxiety, improve sleep, and more.
You are a beginner (or feel like one) and want to learn with an experienced guide to create an individualized practice just for you.
You are a yoga practitioner who wants to better understand the true science-based benefits of the practice (if this is you, you will love my new book, SCIENCE OF YOGA!)
You are a yoga or wellness professional who wants to learn more about the science so you can teach an intelligent, safe, and effective practice to all.
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