Robin is a thoughtful + enthusiastic movement educator with over 15 years experience teaching. She is deeply passionate about sharing mindful movement as a means to build a kind and curious relationship with our bodies and whole selves. Robin's approach aims to be compassionate and collaborative, and she strives towards working within a trauma aware framework. Her work is primarily shaped by her own movement experiences as well as by her M.A. in spiritual care + psychotherapy and over 1,000 hours of movement education in yoga, pilates, personal training, mindfulness and body politics. Robin's work is integrative and focuses on facilitating movement in a way that feels supportive and nourishing based on each person's needs. In her spare time, Robin can be found cozied up with a cup of tea and a novel, out exploring with her golden retriever pup, Juno, or simply hanging out in and around the nearest body of water.
Synergy Sports Medicine (Mat Pilates)- underway
Ontario Psychotherapy & Counselling Program- underway
Yoga Detour, 2018
DTS- Personal Training Level 1, Kettlebell (I), Fascial Stretch Therapy (I), 2017-2019
Movement for Trauma I (Jane Clapp), 2017
Laurier University, M.A. in Spiritual Care & Psychotherapy, 2016
Mt. Sinai Psychotherapy Institute Mindfulness for Groups, 2012
University of Toronto, Hons. BSc. in psychology, 2012
500 hour Yoga Teacher Training, 2006
SOME FORMER CLIENTS/PROJECTS
Corporate: Rogers, Scotiabank Digitial Factory, Loyalty One Air Miles, McCarthy Tetrault, CAMH Staff Wellness Centre, Sago Mini, Sunnybrook Staff (ICES), Catholic Children's Aid Society.
Clinical/Studio Spaces: Pursuit Integrative Health, Parliament Street Fitness, the Sleep Wake Clinic.
Research: Bridgepoint Hospital- yoga for chronic complex medical conditions; Toronto Metropolitan University (formerly Ryerson)- mindfulness for older adults; York University- yoga for fibromyalgia.
"Robin is such an intuitive and generous person to work with. I came to her after being in a fairly serious car accident, and she developed a thoughtful, gentle and holistic practice for me. She gave me lots of tips - like stretching, breathing and mindfulness exercises - to integrate into my daily life. I was also grateful for her hands-on assists, which, subtle and on-point, always help to illuminate the heart of a pose."
-Harriet Lye, Private Yoga Client
"Robin has the most winning, personable style in the way she provided training, and her experience and expertise were obvious. She tailored it [mindfulness practice] exactly to our needs...and provided examples that our workers could relate to. I also really appreciated the thought she gave in terms of the choice of materials, suggesting ways that busy workers can implement mindfulness in daily life. Robin is an excellent facilitator, and the staff loved her gracious presence. I was so pleased with her work. There was nothing I would have changed."
-Ann Keating, Pastoral Consultant at Catholic Children's Aid