Experiences that will change your life.
Ann Dyer

Ann Dyer


Ann Dyer

Yoga in Mexico  
Dec 2
Dec 9

Past Retreats

One Room Left

Yoga in Sicilia!  
May 6
May 13


Yoga in Mexico  
Dec 3
Dec 10

Ann Dyer

Ann Dyer
Ann Dyer likes a wild body and a civilized mind. She seeks to reconnect her students with the innate pleasure of moving their bodies and the joy it brings. Her teaching, grounded in her solid beginnings in Iyengar Yoga and a degree in dance, draws on various forms of yoga and non-yogic movement traditions to inspire and free the body, heart, and mind. Renowned for her work in Sound Yoga, Ann often includes chant, breathwork, and meditation in her classes for a complete, integrated practice. Ann teaches in Advanced Teacher Trainings and workshops nationally and internationally, has presented at numerous Yoga Journal Conferences, and is the Owner/Director of Mountain Yoga in Oakland. Ann has led yoga retreats internationally for over 18 years.

Years Teaching

18 + years


Vinyasa, Iyengar, chanting, and meditation


You, yoga, art, and life



What inspired you to teach yoga?

Yoga came to my rescue at a time in my life in which I was quite lost and desperate for some direction. It began with awakening a new experience of my body and led to a greater understanding of myself and how I move through life. I feel blessed that over the years I have had the opportunity to bring this practice that has benefitted me so greatly to so many others.

Who are your most influential teachers?

Anyone who has tried my patience

How would you describe your style?

Whatever works. In all seriousness, I see the capacity for the yogic power of transformation in many practices—be it martial arts or tango dancing—and draw freely from them as needed. That said, I have a deep respect for the traditional yogic teachings and enjoy connecting them to contemporary concerns and ideas.

Why do you feel retreats are transformational?

In the words of neuro-scientist Jonah Lehrer, “We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. ​When we get home, home is still the same. But something in our mind has changed, and that changes everything.” ​

What is your favorite pose to teach?

Savasana, of course!

What is your favorite pose to practice?

Squats. I believe they are the fountain of youth.

What are your favorite places to travel?

Places where I can be close to the people who live there: see how they live, smell their cooking, hear their voices, participate in their customs


A. Willmer, India

Wonderful and thoughtful trip—from the beginning, where many unknowns exist, Michelle and Stephanie were very good at explaining and encouraging timely preparation and planning for every step. Then landing in India and experiencing being taken care of right from the start, as you step out of the airport—this was such a relief and comfort! The Sights and Sounds trip was truly a transformative vacation, and I feel it was because of the wonderful partnership between International Yoga; our Yoga teacher, Ann Dyer; and Mayank, our wonderful Indian guide and friend. Thank you everyone for letting us into your lives and truly giving your love and attention to making this an exquisite life experience.