When we create space in our bodies, in our minds and in our breath, we discover what it is like to live more openly.
After working closely with her teacher Helen Duquette, she decided to dive into an intensive two year, 500 hour teacher training at the Helen Duquette Yoga Studio. She discovered that with an intense study of yoga philosophy, human anatomy and through deconstructing each asana her practice deepened and became more fulfilling. Sharing her yoga through teaching was an obvious transition that she was happy to make.
In 2007 she opened Creating Space Yoga Studio in Oakville, Ontario. It is here that Robyn continues to be creative and finds that she is always inspired. Creating Space Yoga has become a studio where each student has the opportunity to move mindfully and to explore their own body wisdom.
Although a full time yoga teacher, Robyn never loses the desire to be a student. She continues to practice deeply with Helen Duquette, yet she also seeks out guidance from other teachers. Robyn has worked with Judith Hanson Lasater and is a certified Relax and Renew Restorative Yoga teacher. She has worked intensively with Susi Hately and continues to explore the use of yoga as a means of therapy to help her students move with ease and without pain. Robyn has also had the opportunity to work with Jason Crandell, Rodney Yee, Colleen Saidman, Marsha Wetnig and continues to work with Diane Long.
The teachings of Vanda Scaravelli remain an integral part of the yoga that she practices and teaches. She believes that a great teacher will always be a curious student. Robyn teaches with an openness and enjoyment that is obvious in all of her classes. She shares with her students her years of teaching experience, her yoga knowledge, her creativity and zest for learning, as well as lessons that she has learned from her body through her own yoga practice. She hopes and encourages that all of her students will do the same and will seek out their own greatest teachers … their bodies.
Let movement be your meditation. A mindful movement practice will reveal glimpses of what is possible for our body. And in time, our practice will reveal how to move and how to live with a greater sense of ease and appreciation for our bodies. If you have a body, you can practice mindful movement!
~ Robyn Bowman