Annette Smith, M.Ed., the founder of Balanced Children, is a former kindergarten through second grade educator. She discovered the healing power of craniosacral therapy shortly after the birth of her son. Through her son’s experience, Annette witnessed how this gentle therapy supports the growing child through the cognitive, physical, and emotional stages of growth and development.

​A lifelong learner, her son’s needs led Annette to many alternative therapies and subsequent training. She is grateful for the guidance he has provided. 

Training and Education

Dynamic Body Balancing (craniosacral therapy and myofascial unwinding) - levels I-V, 2014
Dr. Carol Phillips
Dynamic Body Balancing

Usui Reiki - I, II and Master, 2011 & 2014
Emily Graves

Intuitive Development, 2011 - 2018
Maureen Higgins

YogaKids – Foundations Training, 2011

Three Seasons Herbalist Training - 120 hours, 2008
Lise Wolff

National Board Certified Teacher – Early Childhood, 2004
NBPTS Website 

Master’s of Education – University of Minnesota, 2002

B.S.T. – Minnesota State University, Mankato, 1996