Yoga Mate believes everyone deserves access to safe yoga. Our business provides tools and resources that educate the public, health-care and Yoga professionals on the depth, breadth and therapeutic applications of Yoga; along with educational tools and resources for Yoga Professionals. Our suite of products includes YogaMate.org (public and professional education, resources and tools connecting students and teachers); YogaMatePro.com (marketing and professional development resources and services for Yoga professionals); the Global Yoga Therapy Day (Aug 14) and the Apple and Android apps, Yoga Therapeutics Pro; designed to help share the therapeutic application (and cautions) of Yogic practices and keep individuals safe in their practice and Yoga for Better Health; helping the public practice more safely and connect with qualified yoga therapists and specialists.
Ann Marie Johnston
Ann Marie Johnston, MBM, is an entrepreneur, marketing strategist, yoga teacher, and mom/mum of two. She is the founder and visionary behind the YogaMate digital ecosystem: YogaMate.org; YogaMatePro.com; mobile apps, Yoga Therapeutics Pro and Yoga for Better Health and the Global Yoga Therapy Day. After being introduced to a breath-centred Yoga practice in 2008, Ann Marie experienced a profound shift in her overall health and well-being; including a shift out of life long depression. Ann Marie's professional life took a new trajectory, from marketing consulting, to developing a suite of marketing and educational tools and resources that help champion and share the therapeutic benefits of Yoga. Ann Marie continues to provide marketing support to Yoga Professionals through YogaMate Pro.
Ann Swanson, MS, C-IAYT, LMT, E-RYT500, is a yoga therapist and the lead author and editor of the data that sits behind our Yogic Practices library. Ann holds a Master of Science in yoga therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health, where she has gone on to become an adjunct faculty member. Ann’s book, Science of Yoga (scienceof.yoga) demystifies the benefits of yogic poses and practices. In her private practice, she makes yoga therapy, qigong, and mindfulness meditation accessible with personalized modifications. Her convenient online classes help busy people worldwide relieve pain and manage stress effectively. (AnnSwansonWellness.com) Post our launch, Ann will continue on as a consultant on the Yoga Therapeutics Pro app. She welcomes research-backed suggestions and comments to help continue enhancing the resource.