About Robyn


Biography

 

Robyn has been practicing yoga for more than 15 years.  She first came to yoga as a contemporary dancer and was drawn to the sense of calm and balance she felt on the mat. After leaving her years of dance behind, yoga became her primary practice and she decided that she wanted to combine her love of movement and connection in the body with her love of teaching.

Robyn has over 750 hours of training in teaching hatha yoga, vinyasa flow, restorative, prenatal and yoga therapy. She completed her first yoga teacher training in 2007 and has since completed advanced teacher trainings in Yoga Therapy at the Vancouver School of Yoga and a Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management certificate at Langara College. Robyn is also a Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist. She continues to study the many different aspects of healing within yoga and movement, and offers both therapeutic group classes and private sessions in her professional practice.

Robyn has a diverse background that she draws from in her teaching and approach. Shaped by years growing up on fishboats and in small coastal communities, working in the outdoor industry and guiding sea kayaking expeditions on both sides of the country, as well as teaching wilderness first aid courses, a background in dance and music, and a love of travel which has taken her all over the world, Robyn has an appreciation for the sense of wholeness that comes from connection to nature, community and those around us. She finds yoga to be a way to enhance that connection, both on and off the mat.

Robyn is very grateful to the many teachers who have shared their knowledge and wisdom, and who continue to inspire her as both a teacher and a student:  Chelsea Lee, Susi Hately, Cecily Milne, Catherine Munro, Rachel Scott, Kristin Campbell, Allison Ulan, Natalie Rousseau, Nicole Marcia, Tianne Allen, and Maggie Reagh among others.​​​

Robyn recently moved to Squamish and is very happy to call this community home. When she is not on her mat she can be found spending time with her kids, exploring forest trails and nearby beaches, paddling, biking and dreaming about the next family adventure!

Education & Training

YOGA EDUCATION:​​​

Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management certificate
Langara College – Vancouver, B.C.

Foundations of Yoga Therapy program
Vancouver School of Yoga – Vancouver, B.C.

200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training
Semperviva Teachers College – Vancouver, B.C.

SPECIALIZED TRAINING AND WORKSHOPS:
 
– Functional Range Conditioning mobility specialist (FRCms)
– Therapeutic Yoga Intensive with Susi Hately
– Anatomy and Kinesiology of Yoga with Susi Hately
Restorative Yoga Therapeutics with Tianne Allen
– Therapeutic Yoga Applications for Pain Management with Maggie Reagh
​- Chronic Pain and Trauma with Nicole Marcia
– Yoga Therapy for Mental Health with Nicole Marcia
​- Pain Care Yoga with Neil Pearson
– Understanding Modern Pain Science with Janice Muir, RN
– Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for Chronic Pain with Linda Turner
– Prenatal Yoga training with Janice Clarfield
– Later Life Yoga with Sylvia Smallman
– Anatomy Trains for Movement Professionals with Sherri Leigh Iwaschuk
​- Connected Anatomy with Mark Finch
– Anatomic Yoga workshop with Ray Long
– Hands on Assists with Rachel Scott
– RAD Yoga level 1 certification with Chelsea Lee



Distinction: The Yoga therapy components of my teaching are based on my Foundations of Yoga Therapy and Therapeutic Yoga for Pain Management trainings, and not derived from my status as an RYT with Yoga Alliance Registry. I hold separate yoga teaching certifications,  I am a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and I am insured.