Barragán holds a MA from T.C. Columbia University, where she did her thesis on Pilates, having to take several independant classes in Kinesiology, Pilates , Yoga, Motor Control,etc. She was visiting professor at Universidad de Las Americas in Puebla, Mexico, a professor and coordinator of Performing Arts at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador, 1995-1998, as well as a professor in residence for a semester at Stanford University. Then she got a Professional Residency Certificate which allowed her to teach in American schools. She has been teaching for over 20 years.