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Ann Fancy: Yoga Instructor, Transformational Coach, and Podcast Host

Ann Fancy is a seasoned yoga instructor, transformational coach, and passionate advocate for holistic well-being. With a career spanning nearly two decades, Ann has dedicated her life to guiding others on their journey toward physical, mental, and spiritual harmony.


Yoga Journey


Ann embarked on her yoga journey in 2004, and her dedication to the practice has only grown stronger over the years. Holding a prestigious 500+ E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher) certification, she is a true expert in various yoga disciplines, including Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Anusara, Yoga Therapeutics, and Prenatal Yoga. Ann's extensive experience shines through in her impressive portfolio of teaching well over 15,000 hours of classes, leading training, and private instruction.


Educational Background

In addition to her deep understanding of yoga, Ann holds a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Wayne State University. Her educational background enriches her holistic approach to yoga, bridging the gap between mind and body. 

As a perpetual student of life, Ann has spent the better part of three decades immersed in the world of non-fiction literature. She continuously explores the intersection of the mind, body, and spirit, seeking wisdom that she can integrate into her teachings and personal development. If she's not nose or ear-deep in the latest book or podcast on trauma, or neuroscience, she is likely enrolled in an online course. 

Transformational Coaching

Ann is also a certified Transformational Coach, a role in which she helps individuals navigate life's challenges and tap into their full potential. Her coaching is grounded in the belief that soul alignment is the key to a meaningful life, and she assists her clients in their journey toward self-discovery and personal growth using meditation, guided journey, accessing intuition, becoming a compassionate witness, and similar practices that support reclaiming trust in your wisdom. 


Intuitive Practioner

Ann's commitment to holistic well-being extends to her certification as an Intuitive Practitioner from the renowned shaman and medium Lori Lipten's School called Sacred Balance. This additional dimension to her expertise allows her to connect even more deeply with her clients and students.

Retreat Leader

Ann hosts bi-annual retreats both in her native Michigan and across the globe. These retreats provide participants with the opportunity to immerse themselves in yoga, self-discovery, and personal transformation in beautiful and serene settings.

Podcast Host

Ann's passion for storytelling and her dedication to helping others find their path through hardship led her to create the podcast "Becoming Lit AF." Through this platform, she shares stories and interviews with individuals who have overcome adversity to find profound meaning in their lives.

Citizen Yoga

Ann is an integral part of the team at Citizen Yoga, where she shares her wealth of knowledge and experience with her students, helping them embark on their transformative yoga journeys. Find her schedule here:

In her teachings and through her podcast, Ann Fancy's message is clear: life is inherently messy, but the real work lies in embracing the entirety of oneself, from the shadows to the light. She believes that, as souls having a human experience, we have the power to align ourselves with our true purpose and lead meaningful lives. Ann's unwavering commitment to holistic well-being and her dedication to helping others shine brightly make her a true luminary in the world of yoga and personal development.

Certified Intuitive Practitioner - Sacred Balance Institute - Lori Lipten

Trained and certified by world renowned shamanic medium, author spiritual teacher Lori Lipten in the intuitive arts including: energy healing & management, akashic reading, shamanic journey, mediumship, collaborating with Spirit, conscious manifesting, energy alchemy, and more. 

Undergraduate degree earned and an unofficial minor in several subjects including but not limited to Women's Studies, Art  & Sociology. 

Psychology, Bachelor Of Science - Wayne State University 

500hr ERYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher + Lead Trainer) 

200 RYT Linda Kay Nathan 2003/2004 Ashtanga/Vinyasa and Healthy Backs with

200 RYT Yoga Shelter 2006

Yoga Medics 2007 - 2014 Lead Teacher Trainer + Yoga Therapist 

Anusara Training 2011-2012Noah Mazé, Natalie Piet, Todd Tesen

Doug Keller Training

IAYT (International Association of Yoga Therapists) 


I have taught tens of thousands of yoga classes, teacher trainings, immersions, mentorship programs, spiritual +    

 personal development programs, and much more over the last 2 decades. 

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. "

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