Ann Swanson

Ann Swanson, MS, C-IAYT, LMT, E-RYT 500, is a yoga therapist, author of Science of Yoga, and master teacher trainer for the evidence-based program Yoga for Arthritis. She is part heart-based yogi and part science nerd. Ann supports people in living happier, healthier lives by making wellness non-intimidating and accessible to everyone, especially those who feel like they “can’t” do yoga and those dealing with chronic pain. With a master of science in yoga therapy and roots studying yoga in India, Ann uniquely applies cutting-edge research to mind-body practices while maintaining the heart of the traditions.

Learn more this presenter’s work:


  • Science of Yoga: An Excerpt

    As the daughter of a NASA scientist, Ann Swanson was raised to have an analytical mind. In her new book, she applies scientific inquiry toward the practice of yoga.

  • Yoga for Chronic Pain and Arthritis

    When pain becomes chronic, as in arthritis, mind-body practices such as yoga have been shown to provide a safe supplement to medical care. Yoga therapist Ann Swanson shares the latest research.

  • What’s New in the Kripalu Schools

    Ready to get back to yoga school—or enroll for the first time? Here's all the news from the Kripalu Schools.

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