Mentoring for Wellness Professionals

& Yoga For Arthritis Teachers in Training

WHO do I work with? Passionate yoga teachers, yoga therapists to be, tai chi/qi gong instructors, massage therapists and healers.

WHY do I do what I do? Because I couldn't be doing anything else. This is a part of my purpose.

Is yoga or wellness your purpose too? I understand feeling stuck. I understand feeling limited, being in pain, and knowing that there is something more.

I have received extensive coaching and mentoring myself and can't put the value into words. When I first started my business, I never asked for help because I felt like it cost too much and believed very much in DIY. However, in retrospect, I should have reached out to people who had been there way earlier! There were rookie mistakes I made that could have been avoided. The investment actually ended up saving me loads of time and money.

These sessions are 100% individualized for each person.

Our work will be a partnership. I will help hold you accountable as you work toward goals, step by step.

Often I work with teachers on how to transition into working with therapeutic populations like those with arthritis, fear of falling, anxiety, and various musculoskeletal conditions. We work to build confidence in developing classes for special needs groups and with private clients. We work on a business plan. We work on your practice. We work on what YOU need in this moment.

Our partnership will be valuable. When you are ready, I am here for you.

For Yoga for Arthritis Teachers in Training:

We will work together so you can confidently adapt yoga for your student populations with arthritis and related chronic pain conditions. Often, I work through the 8 week protocol used in the research with you so that you can offer evidence-based Yoga for Arthritis classes. We can also work on marketing your skill and making connections with healthcare professionals.


Skype Mentorship to Yoga Teachers & Wellness Professionals (3 hour commitment): $300

With a package of 7 contact hours: $500 (includes up to 3 hours of emailing, content review and built-in ways to help you grow! This is the option most do, and is the path for Yoga for Arthritis trainees)

The delicate balance of mentoring someone is not creating them in your own image, but giving them the opportunity to create themselves.
— Steven Spielberg



Ann Swanson was my mentor for the Yoga for Arthritis program. It was my first time working with a yoga mentor, not to mention online, but in “meeting” her through Skype and emails throughout the program, she was always professional, yet warm and supportive. She is organized and an excellent communicator, which helped me to stay on top of all the necessary tasks that had to be completed. She is very reassuring and so incredibly knowledgeable, I felt secure and gently guided through this path. Overall, Ann is very generous about sharing her vast knowledge and years of experience, even how to market yoga to potential clients. I feel very fortunate to have worked with Ann. Without a doubt, she is one of the greatest teachers of this generation.

-Naomi Ramirez

As a physical therapists working with people up to 102 years old, I knew I needed to incorporate tai chi/qi gong into my practice and getting mentored by Ann seemed meant to be! In the beginning, Ann worked alongside of me for a few classes, so I was able to observe her style of teaching. As she helped me to gain confidence in my teaching, I began to teach more and more. I was never fearful, as I knew Ann was right there when I needed her. Her practice is serious, but her demeanor is so peaceful, compassionate, and genuine. After class, she took time to review and reflect on how the class went and where I could make improvements. During the next class, I applied what was learned in the previous week, and kept improving my practice for the benefit of our class participants. Bringing tai chi into my Physical Therapy practice has had an overwhelmingly positive response. I am so thankful for the mentorship from Ann! -Liz (smiling on far right)

testimonial for ann swanson yoga for arthritis

Ann's depth and breadth knowledge and experience made her the perfect mentor for me to grow as a teacher.  We did the sessions over Skype and communicated regularly through emails.  The tech aspects were challenging and intimidating at times for me.  But Ann talked me through the process, and all went smoothly!  Centering and closing times felt as if we were connecting in the same room instead of through high tech, fiber-optic lines.  The warmth, love and kindness that she was able to exude through a tiny cell phone screen was profound. She made the process so simple and her instructions were very clear; I knew what was expected of me and what to do each step of the way. I am so grateful to have had this opportunity to share my mentorship experience with this phenomenal yogi.

Shelly Peller, Physical Therapist, RYT 200, Yoga for Arthritis Teacher trainee