Yoga Therapy and Classes
I love it that yoga, which is such an integral part of my life is so portable. I can take it anywhere, whether it's the red rocks of Sedona, the beaches of Cape Cod or inside a studio. My practice has deeply informed and transformed my life, and it is a gift to be able to share that with my students, both privately and in classes.
My training and certification was completed through the Kriya tradition over the course of a couple of years. But my personal practice began in my early twenties, and became more focused in my forties, when I decided to become a teacher. My style is very hands-on, working with students individually for correct alignment and respectful engagement. We incorporate pranayama or breath practice, which supports depth in each pose, allowing a student to listen and find his/her edge without going beyond the body's acceptable range.
I love teaching yoga and my hope is to instill that passion and care to my students as they open to transformation in body, mind and spirit. A recent addition to my private practice is combining yoga with energy work; 45-60 minutes of yoga & 30-45 minutes of energy work.
Schedule of Classes
Amherst Studio - Amherst, MA
*Mondays 6:00-7:30 PM - all levels
*Wednesdays 5:30-7:00 PM - gentle
Fees: $48 cash/block of 4
$52 check/block of 4
$16 drop in
First class free
Hampshire Athletic Club - Amherst, MA
* Mondays 12:00-1:00 - gentle
* Tuesdays 8:00- 9:00 AM - gentle
*Thursdays 12:00-1:15 PM - gentle
Private sessions available upon request
* Yoga - Standard Session with personal instruction: $75
Customized Personal Practice Initial Session $120
* Yoga & Energy Work: $95
Sliding scale available upon request
Please contact Robin to schedule a private session or to join a class
Testimonials for Yoga
Robin teaches a perfect yoga class. Never hurried, but no time wasted. She provides instruction so that people of different levels of experience feel comfortable and challenged. Occasionally she offers gentle hands-on corrections, like gently moving the hips into alignment, or the head in line with the spine. Her gentle, barely-there touch is calming just in itself—somehow her integration gets communicated through her hands. Her class along with her manner is gentle, but if you want, it can be demanding, too! I love the challenge, yet non-judgmental place. L.L.
Robin's yoga classes have helped me with my oboe playing. I can get grounded, calm and rooted. I get in touch with my music and become the music. When you become the music, people feel it, see it and are touched by it. ~ C.A.
Robin helps me to push just far enough to feel that I'm fully inhabiting myself, yet respecting my physical limits. She understands how to create and foster an environment of safety and renewal. ~J.M.
Robin is the first teacher in twenty years to give me individual, hands on guidance. I now understand the purpose and benefits of each posture and how to protect my lower back and knees. I relish the gentle, spiritual, and relaxing atmosphere that Robin creates during each of her classes. ~F.R.
I have been practicing yoga for over 30 years. Robin has been my best teacher, who is both inspired and grounded, both dedicated to her yoga practice and light about it, both deeply spiritual and technically savvy. She is so present to each person that it is easy to open one's heart and mind to her and to feel profoundly nurtured by her. She is intuitive and compassionate, respectful of other people's paths yet open about her own. It is a great treat to do any healing work with Robin or just to be in her presence. ~R.P.
I have been a yoga student of Robin's for 19 years. What is definitive of her teaching style, is the complete welcome gentleness that surrounds the experience. Through kind, steady, and competent leadership, Robin meets us where we are, both in terms of the yoga practice and the personal interaction. Each person is welcomed into the group, and each energy field is met and kept company. This allows the student to relax into the experience and focus on the yoga, finishing the class renewed and refreshed. ~J.Mc.