* 34 CEU with Yoga Alliance & 25 hours towards the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy Certification.

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Chicago April 2019



Yoga for Arthritis is an evidence-based program based on over a decade of research. Book it as a one day workshop or private class. For yoga teachers, 


Photo Credit: ms.akr

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


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:

  • Osteoarthritis

  • Rheumatoid arthritis

  • Bursitis

  • Gout

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Degenerative Disc Disease

  • Lupus

  • Psoriatic arthritis

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.

Click here to learn more about Ann Swanson


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