Ann Swanson


Ann is a yoga therapist, mind-body science educator, and author of Science of Yoga. She is part heart-based healer and part science nerd. Ann supports people living in living happier, healthier lives by making wellness non-intimidating and accessible to everybody. With a Master of Science in yoga therapy and roots studying yoga in India and tai chi/qi gong China, Ann uniquely applies cutting-edge research to mind-body practices while maintaining the heart of the traditions. She internationally speaks and teaches on the science supporting yoga’s benefits to both the public and yoga professionals. In her private practice, Ann specializes in helping busy people worldwide relieve pain, manage stress, and find ease through one-on-one online yoga therapy.

Credentials: Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MS) • Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) • Experienced Yoga Teacher (E-RYT500) • Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider (YACEP) • Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT)

Specialties: Yoga for Arthritis + Chronic Pain Relief • Research Science Supporting Yoga • Neuroplasticity + Mindfulness • Accessible Yoga • Office Yoga • Chair Yoga

Ann is available to write articles on yoga and wellness.
Click the images below to see some samples of her work.

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My Purpose:

I guide people to understand and experience the profound benefits of yoga and mind-body practices. I believe that simple practices with ancient roots can be modernized to be non-intimidating, practical, and accessible to anyone, anywhere. Ultimately, I empower people to transform their own lives.

My Vision:

I envision a world where we are kind to ourselves & each other. When we fall, we get back up with grace & resilience. We face challenges with curiosity, creativity, & courage. We constantly remind ourselves that perfection is a mathematical concept, not a human concept. In my world, we all feel confident, joyful, & free enough to dance in our kitchens like nobody’s watching.