Ann Saffi Biasetti, PhD, LCSW-R, ERYT-500; C-IAYT, is a 500 YA Yoga Teacher, Psychotherapist, and author, as well as being our resident IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist.

Ann was first introduced to yoga asana in her senior year of HS. She received her 200 hr. yoga alliance certification in 2007 through Fairfield Yoga. From that point on she was “hooked.” She was Certified as a Yoga Therapist through Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy in 2011. Ann is certified in restorative yoga and Restorative Yoga Therapeutics through master teacher Judith Hanson Lasater. She is also certified in prenatal yoga.

She has been a practicing Psychotherapist for over 25 years, specializing in embodied/somatic psychotherapy. She has a PhD in Transpersonal Psychology, and specializes in working with those with disordered eating, trauma, life transitions, and helping people reach their highest potential. She is a certified mindfulness and Mindful Self-Compassion(MSC) teacher, and practitioner of Buddhist meditation and teachings. She loves to incorporate the Dharmic practices and teachings into each class. Her class style is heavily influenced by anatomy, alignment principles and the guiding wisdom of yoga therapeutics. She also created and teaches the Level 1 and 2 Restorative Yoga Teacher Training here at Yoga Mandali.

She is grateful to her past teachers in asana, and yoga therapeutics, and to her many Western Buddhist teachers who influenced her life and teaching in profound ways.

She lives in Saratoga Springs with her family and is thrilled to teach at Yoga Mandali and be part of this amazing yoga family!

For more information on Ann, her practice in Saratoga Springs, newsletter and workshops please visit her website at