Annie Okerlin is a Warriors at Ease faculty member, trainer and a Regional Program Coordinator for Train, Teach & Transform in Florida. She has been a yoga teacher for almost 20 years. The daughter of two World War II and Korean War veterans, Annie has a deep appreciation for the veterans of our country. Her passion for helping the wounded warriors of today’s wars led her to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, DC where she has worked with the traumatically injured, including amputees, burn victims, those with orthopedic poly-trauma, traumatic brain injuries, spinal-cord injuries, as well as unseen injuries such as PTSD and moral injury. Annie founded Yogani in Tampa and was the owner of this successful yoga studio for over 17 years. She continues to share yoga and meditation with the military community of Tampa by teaching classes at the VA hospital, local studios, in retreat settings, and as part of Team Red White and Blue programs.
Annie teaches nationally and internationally with Warriors at Ease and also through The Exalted Warrior Warrior Foundation, a non-profit organization she founded to support wounded warriors. In addition to her extensive yoga training and experience, Annie is currently finishing her certification as an iRest® Yoga Nidra instructor. She is a founding member of the Military Mind-Body Health Consortium that advises groups working with injured service members and their families. As one of the nation’s leading experts on Adaptive Yoga, Warriors at Ease is truly honored to have Annie on the faculty sharing advanced training for yoga and meditation instructors.
Annie is one of the nation’s leading experts on Adaptive Yoga for the military community.