Safe, effective, and scientific evidence-informed practices for healthy joints
* 34 CEU with Yoga Alliance & 25 hours towards the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Certification.
Chicago April 2019
QI GONG & TAI CHI
Tai Chi for Arthritis & Fall Prevention was developed by a medical doctor & tai chi master. It is easy to learn. The program can be done in a chair or standing.
Coming soon: Continuing Education Units for Massage therapists online & in person.
Arthritis is the #1 Cause of Disability
MIND/BODY WELLNESS CAN HELP
1 in 5 U.S. adults are diagnosed with arthritis.*
This statistic increases as we age. 1 in 2 seniors have arthritis.
"Arthritis" is an umbrella term of over 100 conditions including:
Degenerative Disc Disease
Wellness for Arthritis works with healthcare professionals to improve patient outcomes & achieve clinically significant results.
Ann Swanson trains wellness professionals in safe mind/body practices for arthritis & chronic pain.
I am 95 and I am amazed that I can do most of the moves. I have noticed the improvement in myself and in the people who live in the retirement facility with me as they do tai chi and yoga with Ann. A lot of people around me who have deteriorating health and arthritis surprise me by responding so well to Ann’s classes. Ann builds a great relationship with the students and she seems to understand their needs and know just how to relate to them. -Betty
Class is a nice opportunity to have my friend Betty close to me to meet new friends. I am so grateful to have Ann here because she makes us feel talked with and not just talked at. -Gerry
I began practicing yoga as part of a holistic approach to my healing journey from Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis. Having lived with this condition since I was a toddler, I have grown to understand the sensitivity and connection between the mind, body and spirit. At the age of 18, I experienced a very bad flare up, which left me feeling as if I no longer had control over my body. I asked my doctor what else was available. She suggested I try yoga to complement my treatment. Yoga truly transformed me.
On this journey, I have also realized that I cannot do it all myself, and sometimes I lose touch with my practice. With Ann's support, she helped guide me back on the path of integrating daily meditation and yoga practices into my routine in a way that seemed manageable and effective for a busy day! -Jenn