Originally from a small town in Michigan, Annie Rockwood grew up dancing, but hadn’t taken a dance class in years when she started attending a studio in Los Angeles. With a background in interior design and construction management and years spent working in corporate America under her belt, Annie realized her purpose was to help others find their power through movement. Soon after returning to dance classes herself, Annie left her job to become a full-time dance instructor.

A few years later, Annie added yoga to her fitness repertoire as it seemed like a natural form of movement to try. Once she relocated to Seattle, Annie was introduced to the Ashram community, and it was at the Ashram that she decided to expand her teaching expertise to yoga and meditation. She completed her training in 2016 and has been leading classes ever since.

The spiritual aspect of yoga is important to Annie—the spiritual connection, the breath, and the space it brings is what keeps her coming back to class—and she is passionate about helping people connect in that way. Her teaching style is calm, encouraging and mindful. She encourages her students, regardless of whether they are new to yoga or seasoned pros, to feel a deep connection to their minds, bodies and spirits.

Outside of the Ashram, Annie teaches pole and boudoir dance classes at an all women's studio in Kirkland. In her free time, she enjoys exercising, golfing, and spending time with her fiancé, Jack, and their Boston Terrier, Fizzgig.

Ashram certified instructor
Certified Pole /Boudoir dance instructor
Barre3 instructor