Robin is the owner of the Stress Management Center of Marin. A 40 year veteran of yoga, she has been teaching yoga therapy since 1991. Her principal certifications are from the American Yoga College (aka International Yoga College) with Rama Jyoti Vernon. She was also a Board Member of AYC. Robin holds certifications in Yoga of the Heart (TM) Level 1 and 2 with Nischala Joy Devi, and decades of study with Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten. Additionally, Robin's background includes Kripalu, Iyengar and Vini yoga, Shiatsu and Thai massage and Feldenkrais.
Robin is a Curriculum Developer for both Kaiser Permanente and Marin General Hospitals; and for other Yoga Businesses around the world. Her program at Kaiser Permanente is designed for Physician Wellness. At Marin General, the topic is Arrythmia, and within the world of Yoga Therapist Training, she is teaching Yoga Teachers how to become Therapists who are comfortable working in healthcare environments. Her Yoga Therapy program at SMC is one of only 25 programs worldwide to hold the rigorous national accreditation from the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
Robin's local teaching venues include yoga therapy classes at both SMC, Kaiser Permanente, and Marin General Hospital and a large private practice, along with specially-developed classes at the Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery and private locations, working with various types of brain injury, respiratory illness and orthopedic issues. Robin can also be found on the 50 yard line at Marin Catholic High School, working with the football team, or in the gym at Dominican University, working with Women's Soccer! She can be reached through SMC for speaking engagements, consultations and yoga therapy appointments.
Lynn began her study of yoga in India 50 years ago. She completed three certified teacher trainings prior to her study with Gary Kraftsow at the American Viniyoga Institute, where she completed the 1000 hour therapist training. She is a certified ViniYoga Therapist and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT). Lynn is featured in Gary Kraftsow’s two DVD series on the NIH-sponsored Clinical Study on the Back. She has been a teacher at the Stress Management Center of Marin since we opened in 2000. She also offers classes in Sonoma and sees students privately.
Yoga has had a profound effect on simply living my life. My practice has made an enormous difference in my own healing process, enabling me to center, heal, forgive and move forward. These benefits and many others in my own life inspired me to teach yoga, to pay it forward, so to speak. I bring to my class many other disciplines that I have learned on my journey to share.
Patricia Schmidt has 500 hours of hatha yoga training with additional specialist certifications in yoga for pelvic floor health, yin yoga, and yoga for cancer survivors. She is deeply committed to pelvic health and education. In her public classes, she aligns the breath, pelvic and pelvic floor muscles with classic asana and pranayama in order to foster core strength and wellbeing that is at once empowering, safe, and available to all fitness and wellness stages. Patricia holds regular public outreach sessions on yoga and pelvic health. She is available for private sessions with both men and women suffering from most forms of pelvic pain, dysfunction and disease, including incontinence, prolapse, prostate or cervical cancers, sciatica and SI pain.