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 a Workforce Wellness Leader, Annie applies her holistic training to help individuals and teams improve their work performance, combat stress, overcome compassion fatigue and burnout, cultivate work-life integration, and find fulfillment in the workplace.

As an Educator and Public Speaker, Annie creates and delivers workshops and presentations on a variety of wellbeing topics and has an extensive record of servicing organizations, schools, non-profits, and government agencies.

As a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach and Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, Annie is trained in integrative health coaching and health promotion helping individuals improve their wellbeing with the tools of coaching, habit change science, mindfulness, lifestyle medicine, Ayurvedic wellness, and yoga.

As an Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher and Yoga Alliance Continuing Educator Provider with over two decades of teaching and training in yoga and meditation, Annie offers mind-body wellness instruction,  trainings, and retreats for groups and individuals.

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​

Professional Affiliations

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

Certificates & Training

Coaching Certification and Training

  • National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coaching, NBC-HWC, 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​
  • Yoga Health Coach Certificate, YHC, Yogahealer, 2015-2016
  • La Leche League Leader Training and Accreditation, 2002 - 2009

Ayurvedic Wellness Certification and Training

  • National Ayurveda Medical Association Board Certified Ayurvedic Practitioner, NAMABC AP, 2021
  • Ayurvedic Practitioner Diploma, Yoga Veda Institute, 2021
  • Mentorship in Ayurvedic Wellness with Elham Ansari, CAP, 2018 - 2021
  • Living Ayurveda Course, Yogahealer, 2017

Yoga Teacher Certification and Training

  • Yoga Continuing Education Provider, YACEP, Yoga Alliance, 2016
  • Advanced Meditation Studies with Paul Muller Ortega, 2010-2016
  • Experienced Registered Teacher, E-RYT 500, Yoga Alliance, 2013
  • Registered Yoga Teacher, RYT 200, Yoga Alliance, 2008
  • Anusara-Inspired Yoga Teacher Certificate, 2006
  • Seattle Yoga Arts Teacher Training, 2008
  • Anusara Teacher Training, 1999-2008
  • Yoga Teacher Training with Janet Hochfeld, Corvallis, 2001

Teaching Licenses

  • Washington State Teaching License, 2013
  • Oregon State Teaching License, 1997
  • California State Bilingual Teaching Certificate, 1995

Other Accreditations

  • La Leche League International Leader Accreditation, 2002

Work Experience

Health and Wellness Coach

  • Private and group health and wellness coaching, 2015 - present

Invited Conference Speaker Presentations

  • Mindfulness for Stress Reduction and Mental Wellbeing, Healthy Worksite Summer, Association of Washington Cities, March 2023
  • Becoming Stress Resilient, Washington State Department of Agriculture, October, 2022
  • First Aid for Burnout, a Return to Balance, Utah Non Profit Association Conference, September 2022
  • Mindfulness Strategies for Stress Reduction and Mental Wellbeing, National Head Start Association Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2022
  • 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 Mindfulness for multiple organizations, agencies, and retreats; 2007 - present

Workplace Wellness Presentation Audiences

  • Association of Washington Cities
  • Washington State Department of Agriculture
  • 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
  • The Evergreen State College Staff and Faculty

Workforce Wellness Programs

Workplace Wellness Retreats

  • Retreat for Health Care Providers, Orcas Island, January 2024
  • Retreat for Mukilteo Family YMCA Leadership Staff, November 2023, April 2023, November 2022
  • Retreat for Women Health Care Providers, Harmony Hill, Union, WA October 2023
  • Retreat for Women Health Care Providers, Orcas Island, April 2023
  • Retreat for Women Health Care Providers, Mt. Baker, 2022
  • Retreat for DDI Vantage Early Head Start Staff, March 2022

Cultivating Resilience Staff Wellness Program Audiences

  • Washington State Department of Revenue, 2023 - 2024
  • Washington State Department of Agriculture, 2022 - 2024
  • D.D.I. Vantage Early Head Start Program, 2020 - 2022
  • Utah Community Action, 2021
  • Sound to Harbor Early Learning Program, 2022
  • Southern Utah University Early Intervention, 2022
  • Central Utah Public Health Early Intervention Program, 2022
  • Jordan Child Development Center, 2022

Mindful Movement for Healthier Workplaces

  • Washington State Department of Agriculture, 2023 - 2024
  • Utah Community Action, 2022

Stay Well During COVID Family Wellness Program 

  • DDI Vantage Early Head Start Program, 2020

Habits for Resilience Program Staff Wellness Program

  • D.D.I. Vantage Early Head Start Program, 2020 
  • Utah Community Action, 2020

Group Wellness Programs and Events

  • Women Health Care Provider CME Book Club, 2023 - 2024
  • Vibrant Living Habits Group Wellness Program, 2015 - present
  • Seasonal Reset Program Group Wellness Program, 2018- present
  • Ayurveda Essentials Group Wellness Program, 2018 - present
  • Ayurveda Women's Health Group Wellness Program, 2018 - present
  • Vibrant Soulful Women’s Wellness Retreats, 2016 - present
  • Vibrant Peru Cultural Retreat, 2013-present
  • Guest Instruction at Yoga Wellness Retreat with Karen Lee, Belfair, WA 2019

Higher Education Instruction     

Contract Faculty at the Evergreen State College, Olympia, WA

  • 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)
  • Contemplative Education Retreat with Richard Miller, Yoga Instruction, Fort Flagler, WA 2007
  • Learning Communities Conference:Yoga for Wellness, 2006  
  • Leisure Education Program: Yoga for Mindfulness and Wellness, 2 Week Immersion, Summer 2006

Guest Instructor at the Chemeketa Community College

  • Literacy Strategies for Bilingual Students, Salem, OR, 2001

Graduate Teaching Assistant University of California, Santa Cruz

  • Latin American Studies and Politics, 1993-1994 ​

K-8 Public School Teacher

  • Teacher, Olympia Regional Learning Academy, Olympia,WA, 2009 - 2015
  • Teacher, Bilingual Kindergarten-First Grade, Independence Elementary School, Independence, OR, 1999-2001
  • 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-Instructor of Parent Workshop Series: Parents Working Together/Padres Trabajando Juntos , DeLaveaga Elementary, Santa Cruz City Schools, 1994  

Yoga Teacher Trainer

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

Yoga Studio Instructor

  • Instructor and Operator of Vibrant Soulful Yoga Studio, 2009-present    
  • Instructor at Yoga Loft, Olympia, WA, 2009-2017
  • Instructor at Wild Grace Arts, Olympia, WA, 2009-2010 
  • Instructor for the Evergreen State College Leisure Education, Olympia, WA, 2006 – 2009
  • Instructor at Heart of Wellness, Olympia, WA, 2009    
  • Instructor at Koin-an Zen Center, Olympia, WA, 2006                
  • Instructor at Corvallis Yoga Center, Corvallis, OR, 2000-2005  

Community Leadership and Volunteerism

  • Arbutus Folk School, Board Member, Olympia, WA, 2023 - 2024
  • SLOW Food Greater Olympia, Board Member, Olympia, WA, 2023 - 2024
  • Oly Old Time Festival Volunteer, Olympia, WA 2010-2024
  • D.E.S.E.A Peru Volunteer, Calca, Peru, 2013, 2014
  • Kusi Kawsay Andean School Volunteer, Pisac, Peru, 2011-2013
  • Valley of the Moon Music Camp Volunteer, 2014-2019
  • PTA Member, Olympia Regional Learning Academy, Olympia, WA, 2014-2015
  • Parent Council Member, Olympia Regional Learning Academy, Olympia, WA 2009
  • La Leche League Leader, Corvallis, OR and Olympia, WA, 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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