Annie Barrett CV


Annie Barrett is a Bilingual Educator, National Speaker, National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach, Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, and, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and Trainer.​ Annie has worked in the field of education since 1995, and in the fields of yoga, and wellness since 1998. She educates and empowers groups and individuals to live more vibrant lives with the tools of holistic wellness, coaching, mindfulness, habit change science and yoga.

Professional Summary

As an Educator and Public Speaker, Annie is skilled at conveying holistic health and wellness information to a variety of diverse populations in a clear and effective manner. She is experienced in creating and delivering wellness curriculum and courses in both online and in person formats. She has an excellent record of service in public education, community healthcare outreach and multicultural education.

As a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and NAMABC Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Annie is trained to focus on integrative and preventive healthcare as well as health promotion with a specific focus on diet, lifestyle, and stress management utilizing the tools of the lifestyle medicine, habit change science, Ayurvedic wellness and yoga. She has a comprehensive knowledge of health, nutrition, and fitness issues and am familiar with the types of diseases arising from high stress, poor eating habits and sedentary lifestyle. As a coach, her aim is to listen deeply, see each client as a unique and whole person, and work cooperatively to restore balance and well-being. 

As an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and Continuing Education Provider with over 20 years of teaching experience and advanced training in yoga philosophy, meditation and Ayurvedic yoga therapies, Annie creates and offer classes, programs and retreats for groups and individuals for mind-body wellness. She founded the Vibrant Soulful Yoga School and has trained and mentored yoga teachers and yoga health coaches.

University Education

  • ​​Masters of Arts in Education, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1995
  • Bachelor of Arts in Third World Studies, University of California, San Diego, 1992​

Certificates & Training

  • National Ayurveda Medical Association Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, NAMABC AP, 2021
  • Ayurvedic Practitioner Diploma, Yoga Veda Institute, 2021
  • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaches, NBC-HWC, 2021
  • Mentorship in Ayurvedic Wellness and Dietary Therapy with Elham Ansari, CAP, 2018 - 2021
  • Integrative Health and Wellness Coaching Certificate, YogaMedCo, 2020
  • Yoga Coach Certificate, YogaMedCo, 2020
  • Team Wellbeing Coach Certificate, YogaMedCo, 2020
  • Genius Break Coach Certificate, YogaMedCo, 2020​
  • Living Ayurveda Course, Yogahealer, 2017
  • Yoga Health Coach Certificate, YHC, Yogahealer, 2015-2016
  • Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider, YACEP, 2016
  • Blue Throat Yoga Sadashiva Acharya Meditation Teacher Training Course, 2015-2016
  • Blue Throat Yoga Rashmi Chakra Mahan Meditation and Yoga Program, Dr. Paul Muller Ortega, Dr. Paul  Muller Ortega, 2014
  • Blue Throat Yoga Abiding in the Khechari Mudra Meditation and Yoga Program, Dr. Paul Muller Ortega, Dr. Paul  Muller Ortega, 2012-2013
  • Blue Throat Yoga Entering the Heart of Shiva Meditation and Yoga Philosophy Program, Dr. Paul  Muller Ortega, 2010-2011
  • Yoga Alliance E-RYT 500, Yoga Alliance, 2013
  • Washington State Teaching Permit, 2013
  • Yoga Alliance RYT 200, Yoga Alliance, 2008
  • Anusara-Inspired Yoga Teacher Certificate, 2006
  • Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Program, Seattle Yoga Arts, 2008
  • Anusara Yoga Level 2 Teacher Training Program, John Friend, Boston, 2008
  • La Leche League International Leader Accreditation, 2002
  • Anusara Yoga Teacher Affiliation designation, 2001
  • Corvallis Yoga Center Teacher Training Program, Corvallis, 2001
  • Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Course, Inner Harmony Center, Utah, 2000
  • Anusara Yoga Teacher Training Course, Inner Harmony Center, Utah, 1999
  • Oregon State Teaching License, 1997
  • California State Bilingual Teaching Certificate, 1995

Professional Affiliations

  • National Board for Health and Wellness Coaching, certified active member
  • National Ayurvedic Medical Association, certified professional member
  • American Association of Biocharacteristics Clinicians, active member
  • Worldwide Association of Yoga Health Coaches, active member
  • YogaMedCo, graduate and active member
  • Yoga Alliance, registered active member

Work Experience

​Presentations/Public Speaking

  • Cultivating Resilience; Washington State Department of Revenue Auditor's Conference, Olympia, WA, 2021
  • Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Mental Wellbeing; Head Start Region 8 Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021
  • Cultivating Resilience and Restoring Wellbeing in the Covid Landscape, Head Start Region 8 Conference, Salt Lake City, UT, 2021
  • Cultivating Resilience;  National Head Start Association Conference, Washington DC, 2021
  • Seven Strategies for Better Sleep; National Head Start Association Conference, Washington DC, 2021
  • Cultivating Resilience; Head Start Region 8 Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota, 2020
  • Simple Steps for Healthier Eating, Head Start Region 8 Conference, Rapid City, South Dakota, 2020
  • The Habits of Longevity; Live Long, Live Well Conference, Olympia, WA 2019
  • Presentations on Health, Wellness and Yoga for multiple organizations, agencies, and retreats; 2007 - present


  • National Head Start Association
  • Head Start Region 8
  • The Evergreen State College Staff and Faculty
  • Washington State Department of Revenue
  • Washington State Department of Transportation
  • Washington State Department of Corrections
  • Washington State Office of Insurance Commissioner
  • Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • Washington State Natural Resources Building
  • Washington State Labor and Industry
  • Washington State Department of Health
  • Washington State Office of Administrative Hearings
  • Washington State Interagency Committee of State Employed Women
  • Yoga Wellness Retreat, Karen Lee, Belfair, WA 2019
  • Yoga Health Coaching Retreat, Rapid City, SD, October 2018
  • The Evergreen State College, Contemplative Education Retreat with Richard Miller, Yoga Instruction, Fort Flagler, WA 2007
  • The Evergreen State College, Leisure Education Program, Yoga for Mindfulness and Wellness, 2 Week Immersion Summer 2006, Yoga for Wellness, Fall 2006
  • The Evergreen State College, WA, Learning Communities Conference – Yoga for Wellness, 2006  

Integrative Health and Wellness Programming for Groups and Organizations

  • Cultivating Resilience Staff and Family Wellness Program, D.D.I. Vantage, 2020 - 2022
  • Stay Well During COVID Family Wellness Program , DDI Vantage, 2020
  • Habits for Resilience Program Staff Wellness Program, D.D.I. Vantage, 2020 and Utah Community Action, 2020
  • Vibrant Living Habits Program Group Wellness Program, 2015 - present
  • Seasonal Detox Program Group Wellness Program, 2018- present
  • Ayurveda Essentials Group Wellness Program, 2018 - present
  • Ayurveda Women's Health Group Wellness Program, 2018 - present

Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coaching and Yoga Health Coaching

  • Private and group coaching, 2015 - present
  • Mentor, Yoga Health Coaching Program, 2016-2018

Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner

  • Private practice. 2015-present

Yoga Teacher Trainer and Training Program Developer

  • Founder and Creator of Vibrant Soulful School of Yoga, RYT 300 program, Yoga Alliance, 2019 - present
  • Co-founder and co-creator of Great Heart Yoga School, Yoga Alliance, RYT 200 program, 2013 - 2019

Yoga Teacher

  • Teacher and operator of Vibrant Soulful Studio, 2009-present    
  • Teacher at Yoga Loft, Olympia, WA,, 2009-2017
  • Teacher at the Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA; Yoga Instruction for the following programs:
  • Bodies: Medical and Literary, (Fall-Winter 2010-11)
  • Art Worlds, (Fall 2009)
  • Making Space and Using It, (Winter- Spring 2008)
  • Writing and Renunciation, Yoga Instructor (Fall 2007- Winter 2008)
  • Awareness, Yoga Instructor (Winter 2006-Spring 2007)
  • Jouissance as Ananda, Yoga Instructor (Fall 2005)
  • Consciousness and Healing, (2007),
  • Health, Why Not?, (2006)
  • The Evergreen State College Leisure Education, Olympia, WA, 2006 – 2009
  • Teacher at Wild Grace Arts, Olympia, WA, 2009-2010      
  • Teacher at Heart of Wellness, Olympia, WA, 2009    
  • Teacher at Koin-an Zen Center, Olympia, WA, 2006                
  • Teacher at Corvallis Yoga Center, Corvallis, OR, 2000-2005  

Retreat Leader and Organizer

  • Vibrant Peru Journey, hiking and cultural studies trip organizer and leader, Pisac, Peru, 2013-present
  • Vibrant Living Yoga and Ayurveda Retreat organizer and leader, Olympia, WA,  2016 - present

Educator in K-8 Public Schools

  • Teacher, Olympia Regional Learning Academy, Olympia,WA, 2009 - 2015
  • Teacher, Bilingual Kindergarten-First Grade, Independence Elementary School, Independence, OR, 1999-2001
  • Professional Development Staff Trainer/Presenter, Literacy Strategies for Bilingual StudentsChemeketa Community College, Salem, OR, 2001
  • Teacher, E.S.L., Bilingual,Multi-Age Primary, Lincoln Elementary School, Corvallis, OR, 1997-1999  
  • Teacher, Bilingual First Grade, Starlight Elementary School, Watsonville, CA. 1996-1997  
  • Co-leader of Parent Workshop Series: Parents Working Together/Padres Trabajando Juntos , DeLaveaga Elementary, Santa Cruz City Schools, 1994  

Educator in Higher Education      

  • Teaching Assistant: Latin American Studies and Politics, University of California, Santa Cruz, 1993-1994   ​

Community Leadership and Volunteerism

  • Arbutus Folk School, Music committee member, 2019
  • D.E.S.E.A Peru, 2013, 2014
  • Kusi Kawsay Andean School, Pisac, Peru, 2011-2013
  • Valley of the Moon Music Camp, 2014-2019
  • Oly Old Time Festival, 2010-2020
  • PTA Member, Olympia Regional Learning Academy, Olympia, WA,2014-2015
  • Parent Council Member, Olympia Regional Learning Academy, Olympia, WA 2009
  • La Leche League leader, 2002 - 2009​

Annie's Credentials


Annie holds a Bachelor's Degree in Latin American Studies from the University of California, San Diego, and a Master's Degree in Education with a Bilingual Teaching Certificate from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She has worked in the public education system as a bilingual elementary teacher and cultural studies teacher in three states. Annie is committed to making learning spaces inclusive and accessible for people of different backgrounds, identities and communities.

Certified Health and Wellness Coach

Annie is a Nationally Certified Health Coach with the National Board of Health and Wellness Coaches. She holds a certification as aYoga Health Coach from YogaHealer and is certified as a Genius Break Coach, Team Wellbeing Coach, Yoga Coach, and Integrative Health and Wellbeing Coach with YogaMedCo

Ayurvedic Wellness Practitioner

Ayurveda promotes good health through diet, lifestyle practices, and the use of herbal remedies. Ayurvedic medicine is holistic, which means viewing the body and mind as a whole. Annie trained as an Ayurvedic Practitioner with Yoga Veda Institute, studied Living Ayurveda with Cate Stillman, and was mentored in Ayurvedic nutrition with Elham Ansari.

Yoga Teacher / Teacher Trainer

Annie is grateful for the teachers and lineages of yoga that have informed her practice and teaching over the past 27 years. She is an Experienced Yoga Teacher, Trainer, and Continuing Education Provider with Yoga Alliance. She is also a longtime practitioner and student of meditation in the Blue Throat Yoga School for Meditation Studies.

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