The Yoga Therapy Authority in Northern California
Whether you’re managing your stress at the office, looking for group or private instruction, or wanting to get trained in the breadth and depth of yoga, we are the premier provider in the Bay Area. Thanks to online access, our reach is now worldwide.
& Yoga Classes
Yoga is for everybody! We provide a blend of personalized care in private or group classes so you can heal quickly, age gracefully, and live your best life.
Bring personalised employee wellness programs, talks and workshops into your office with SMC. Boost employee happiness, effectiveness, and wellbeing with a human connection.
Yoga Therapist Training
Make a living doing what you love. Learn all the tools you’ll need to run a clinical practice. Seasoned Yoga Therapists share decades of experience in our IAYT 800 hour accredited program.
Established in 2000, SMC is the premier Yoga Therapy Studio in the Bay Area. We were the first nationally accredited IAYT training program in northern California and remain one of only 25 programs meeting this rigorous standard worldwide.
Yoga and stress management to individuals online, in person, and in local healthcare settings like Marin General Hospital and Kaiser Permanente, where we have taught for over a decade.
A wide variety of in-house services, from private Yoga Therapy to group stress management classes, consultations, massage, personal training, ayurveda and more.
Special programs like Chronic Pain, Arrythmia, Physician Wellness and Cancer Recovery.
Yoga Therapy for Brain Injury and Stroke. We developed a unique program for the Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery (aka BINBA), and for the Bon Air Cottage Group Home.
Youth Athletics - having provided the stretching program for Marin Catholic Football since 2009, the Richmond High School Football program and the Dominican University Women's Soccer Program, among others.
Yoga and stress management for Veterans (since 2009) and peace officers (since 2014).
We also write and develop specialized curriculum for hospitals like Kaiser Permanente and Marin General, in addition to consulting and teaching in yoga programs around the world. We address every health issue imaginable, from orthopedic aches and pains, to stress-related issues and serious illness. We have an excellent reputation for results-oriented, practical solutions.
Yoga and mindfullness is a lens through which we see the world. It colors everything we do. Our scope of practice includes pre-hab/re-hab, session recovery, life coaching, stress management, yoga therapy and more.
Our teachers expertise blends anatomical knowledge, life wisdom, and lived yoga experiences on and off the mat. Regardless of the issue, we know where to start so that you can feel better, live better.
Robin is the owner of the Stress Management Center of Marin. A 40 year student of yoga, she has been teaching yoga therapy since 1991. Her principal certifications are from the American Yoga College with Rama Jyoti Vernon. She also served on their Board. Robin holds certifications in Yoga of the Heart TM with Nischala Joy Devi, and decades of study with Angela Farmer and Victor van Kooten.
Robin's teaching experience includes yoga therapy classes at SMC, Kaiser Permanente, and Marin General Hospital and a large private practice, along with specialty classes at the Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery and private locations, working with various types of mental illness, 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! She is available for private classes and one-to-one care.
Lynn was the first instructor to join SMC. At a thriving eighty years-old, she is an example of how yoga can enhance vitality, and offers a font of anatomical knowledge, life wisdom, lived yoga expertise in the Himalaya, and adventures on and off the mat. Her compassionate insight into individual students and authenticity are unparalleled.
Ellen’s dry wit and practical approach to yoga therapy for pain management, brain injury, and chronic conditions comes from her own experience after a car accident left her struggling. A trained opera singer and landscape designer, Ellen was certified through the Stress Management Center, and now teaches and mentors other trainees. Her no-nonsense, compassionate spirit combined with quiet patience is inspiring for students who need deep healing and individual modifications.