Robin is the owner of the Stress Management Center of Marin (SMC) in Larkspur (est. 2000). She has been teaching yoga therapy and stress management for over 20 years. Robin is both a teacher and a public speaker for Kaiser Permanente and was added to the hospital team working with Chronic Pain in 2015. That same year, Kaiser asked her to develop a program to help foster stress management and resilience in medical doctors and she is currently teaching that course for Kaiser Physician Wellness Programs.
Robin develops programs and trains therapists to work in western healthcare environments: She trains teachers for the hospital setting at Kaiser, the Brain Injury Network of the Bay Area (brain injuries and stroke), with athletes and veterans programs and other special populations. Her therapist training program at SMC was the first in the Bay Area to achieve national accreditation and remains one of only 25 schools worldwide to achieve this standard. She was recently appointed to the national committee to help other programs reach this goal. She also acts as a consultant and trainer to yoga companies outside of the Bay Area who want to develop therapeutic yoga programs.
From athletes to veterans’ research: Robin is in her 7th year assisting as stretching coach to a local football team. She has seen a reduction in injury severity and concussion in her tenure there. Also a researcher, Robin has researched techniques to improve respiratory strength and wellbeing in adults with Traumatic Brain Injury. She has just launched a study for veterans dealing with stress in Santa Rosa. She is also pioneering a new cell phone app with members of the Alameda Police Department that deals with fitness, diet, stress recovery, and resiliency.