Feel more comfortable in your mind & body from the comfort of your own home with One-on-One Online Yoga Therapy
Are you in pain? Are you feeling too exhausted, stressed, or anxious to fully do the things you love?
Do group yoga classes in studios feel intimidating or like a hassle?
I help people—like you—relieve pain and manage stress with yoga therapy & mindfulness practices. We work together conveniently from the comfort of your own home by meeting in live video.
Are you ready to stop feeling held back?
Join me for one-on-one online yoga therapy
This is for you if you are looking for:
A natural approach to relieve pain and stress
One-on-one fully personalized attention
Accessible and practical ways to do yoga regardless of limitations from injuries, surgeries, arthritis, back issues, health conditions...
A way to practice conveniently from home (We will use live video via Zoom, FaceTime or Skype.)
Tools to develop a home practice and/or join a group class with confidence
A non-intimidating, private format
Since starting yoga with Ann, I cannot believe this is my body. I can move better now—at the age of 60—than I could at the age of 40! I was intimidated by yoga but always secretly wanted to do it. Several years ago, I broke both of my legs in a horse riding accident, resulting in surgeries and pain. Ann is so compassionate, not to mention bright and knowledgeable about the human body. She took the time to get to do a full assessment of me in the beginning. Then, she tailored poses for MY key areas. I feel so much stronger and better. I was hesitant about doing this online, but I can’t imagine driving to a studio anymore. This way is more personal and just easier with my busy schedule. I feel as if Ann is in the room with me!
-Barbara Amaker, M.D.
Let's be real...
There is a lot of pain and stress in life. First, let’s talk about pain. The majority of us deal with some sort of enduring, chronic pain during our lives—anything from back pain to arthritis (1.) We all deal with non-physical pain, too, leading to anxiety and fatigue.
Plus, when it comes to pain, neuro research suggests that, to our brains, there is not much difference between physical and psychological pain (2.) With both, the same regions of the brain are activated, and both can lead to suffering. This means that pain management must consider the mind-body connection.
Now, let’s talk about stress. Did you know that stress isn’t a bad thing? Actually, there are 2 types of stress:
distress- what we normally think of as “stress” as it has negative health outcomes
eustress- beneficial stress that helps you grow
Yoga therapy provides tools for managing distress and leveraging eustress to thrive.
I'll bet you are sick and tired of feeling sick and tired. I have been there. In fact, I still have those days. But the difference is, now, I have tools to cope and bounce back quickly. If you are looking for sustainable, natural options to relieve pain and ease distress, you are not alone. Ultimately, we all want to reduce suffering—feeling stronger and resilient amidst challenges. During a time of an opioid epidemic, overworked healthcare personnel, and often not feeling heard as a patient, an inevitable shift towards mind-body therapies is happening. Yoga therapy is a holistic practice, that considers the physical, emotional, and even deeper aspects of self.
I will safely help you feel better in your body—particularly if you are dealing with injuries, physical limitations, and/or chronic pain conditions. I do this with personalized poses and a unique routine developed for YOU. We will intelligently improve your strength, flexibility, and balance (physically and figuratively).
Research is showing that yoga and mindfulness offer genuine pain and stress relief, in both the physical and psychological realms (3.) I will share with you the ancient therapeutic tools of yoga and mindfulness to become comfortable in your own body and mind and with whatever inevitable challenges come your way.
Clients tell me they feel younger, more focused, and simply HAPPIER.
The best part? You don't even have to leave your home.
I do group classes also, but having the one-on-one yoga therapy in my home with Ann is so valuable. Over the past year, I have been able to refine my poses. I started doing many poses with the aid of lots of props, including a chair, as a beginner with injuries and pain. But now, I can do it on the floor...with joy! I love how Ann uses technology, including recording audio and video I can take anywhere on my phone, so I do not forget what I learned.
manage challenging, chronic diseases
improve posture and confidence
improve performance in sports and work activities
lower your blood pressure
improve focus and productivity
AND FINALLY FEEL LIKE YOUR FULL SELF!
relieve back pain
relieve joint pain and arthritis symptoms
improve balance, flexibility, and strength
reduce anxiety and depression
improve focus and productivity
How to work with me
I have a limited number of openings for 90 minute yoga therapy intake sessions for new clients.
The new client intake includes:
a full review of your relevant history
an assessment of your concerns through the lens of yoga therapy
a guided yoga practice and meditation (and audio recording if desired)
answering of any questions you have about yoga for safety and effectiveness in YOUR body
3 take-a-ways that you can practice right NOW to reach your goals sent right to your inbox
A 10 min one-of-a-kind audio meditation developed just for you
Follow up sessions are 60 minutes and I usually suggest 4 follow-ups, although some people do ongoing.
What exactly is Yoga Therapy?
Yoga therapy is an integrative and complementary practice. Yoga therapists use yoga poses, mindfulness meditation, breathing practices, and other effective yoga practices.
Yoga therapists have a significant amount of specialized training; I earned a Master of Science in Graduate Degree in Yoga Therapy and continue to study with master teachers. Want to learn more? Check out this video I made.
I have been a professional rider for 40 years. I had a lot of injuries that resulted in arthritis in my back and knees and I felt embarrassed to do yoga in a class. Ann's kindness and expertise immediately drew me to her. I have been afraid about my knee replacement but developed a plan with Ann to modify the poses in the chair and bed. She used meditation with me to help me overcome fears and anger. I never thought I would be drawn to yoga but Ann has opened up a whole new world for me to heal from pain! -Kathy
I have heart failure disease and had tried yoga before but was previously frustrated because of the pacing and discomfort. Ann designed a program that was safe, pain-free, and helped with strength and flexibility—without leaving me breathless. The classes with Ann were convenient and fun. Even my dog benefited from joining us!
An estimated 54.4 million US adults (22.7%) annually have doctor diagnosed arthritis, including osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, lupus, or fibromyalgia. That number increases with age, with nearly 50% diagnosed after age 65 (Hootman, 2016)