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I have been teaching yoga while bantering on the meaning of life for the last 13+ years. My style of yoga teaching is conscious and alignment-based. Alignment that transcends the simplicity of a conscious body. I speak to the deeper alignment of living in line with your souls purpose, the challenges of getting out of your own way, and her own personal journey on the path of growth. 

My approach is no-nonsense and I ask you to show up for yourself first. After tens of thousands of hours teaching I have developed a strong voice when inviting you to explore your own truth amidst the discomfort of living an authentic life. Over time I have found my way into larger audiences outside of yoga, helping others step into their power and find their way back to themselves. My mission to help others wake up and stay awake, conscious, and engaged within the school of life and to ground spirituality making it more accessible to those who are hungry for a shift in perspective and expansion of their mind & heart. 

My motto: Be unapologetically you and RISE to answer the call of your soul.

My truth is that I have been on the journey of self-discovery since day 1. I came into the world sensitive and awake and have spent much of my life learning how to manage my sensitivity in a world that never made sense to me. I work to speak openly about living a life with anxiety and depression and how it has not only shaped me but allowed me to more deeply understand the need for a more loving compassionate, inclusive, and grounded spirituality that can help each of us all cultivate purpose, meaning, and growth on earth. 

I live with my wife Gina, and our 8-year-old daughter, and our 5 fur babies, three cats, and two dogs in the liberal 'burbs of Detroit. 

  • Psychology, Bachelor Of Science- Wayne State University 

Undergraduate degree earned and an unofficial minor in every other subject as she changed her major no less than 6 times. 

  • 500hr ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) 

Ann has studied many styles of yoga, spending  quite a bit of time working in the world of therapeutic yoga. She has taught over a dozen teacher trainings and is now focused on teaching yoga to feed her soul while keeping her connected to her tribe and her souls purpose.

  • School of life since 1980

The most important education she has received is in the school of life. "Most of the things I really know have come from conscious living, hard lessons of life, heartache, discomfort and my willingness to rise up, again and again. "