Ann Brownfield Meara

Ann Brownfield Meara
M.S., C-IAYT, E-RYT 500, R-CYT, C-Meditation
Ann is a Certified Yoga Therapist with 12 years in the field of adaptive, goal centered practice. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, one of the first recognized by the organization as a seasoned professional in the field.

A graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and Harriet Wadeson’s N.U. based certificate program in art therapy, Ann is creative and multi-faceted. She draws from modalities such as mantra, yantra and tarka (sound, symbol, writing/reflection) to enhance the yoga practice and meet student goals. Ann is also certified in meditation.

A Yoga Therapist to children/teens of all abilities since 2006, Ann founded Yoga Friends for Kids, inspired by a desire to empower those like her daughter. She is a registered childrenā€™s yoga teacher.

Today, Ann works extensively with kids and teens with Autism, Downs Syndrome, Cerebral Palsy, and learning differences privately and within a high school special education department. Her goal centered, adaptive yoga therapy approach has been equally successful with general education children and young adults.

A popular Yoga Therapy resource for adults, Ann teaches meditation and goal centered yogic practices through Plein Air Yoga LLC. She founded Plein Air Yoga more than ten years ago to utilize the many therapeutic benefits of practice in natural settings. Ann sees adult students individually by appointment and through workshops and retreats in Chicago and Sedona.

She offers support in the Chicago area within a children’s hospital, at a top high school’s special education department, within a family service center and through private practice with adult and youth clientele.

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