Owner / Director
Robyn first began her exploration of yoga in 1993, well before the current yoga trends had begun. Her first yoga class was taken just for fun with a couple of her girlfriends. Something in the movement, the breath, and the mindfulness spoke to her and she began to search out new classes and teachers. Her practice slowly began to grow. 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 is inspired by her fellow teachers and students.
Creating Space Yoga Studio has become a unique studio where each student has the opportunity to move mindfully and to explore their body wisdom. Each practice will look and feel very different from the other. This is a keystone to our teaching and practice. Creating Space Yoga Studio continues to welcome students of all levels, ages, and abilities. Our CSY Studio supports the Oakville community with compassion and kindness and is honoured to use its studio platform for charity work, an important part of our CSY Community.
Although a full-time yoga teacher, and business owner, Robyn never loses the desire to be a student. She continues to seek out guidance from other teachers and continues to be influenced by the teachings of Vanda Scaravelli, Katy Bowman, Jason Crandell, Amy Matthews, Barbara Bainbridge Cohen, Jenni Rawlings, and Kathryn Bruni Young.
Robyn also trained with Judith 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 way to help her students move with ease and without pain.
Inspired by the work of Dr. Stephane Treyvaud, Robyn organized and developed a very successful Mindfulness Lecture Series featuring Dr. Treyvaud. She continues to be a consultant to Dr. Treyvaud for all matters related to yoga and functional movement. She guest teaches in his widely attended Mindfulness Meditation Groups.
Robyn teaches with openness and enjoyment that is obvious in all of her classes. She shares with her students her years of teaching experience, her deep yoga knowledge, and her creativity and zest for learning. Her deepest wish for her teaching is that her students walk away from their mat with an appreciation of how strong, complicated, intuitive and resilient their body is, and ultimately, that they will feel a glimpse of what is possible and learn to move and live with a greater sense of ease and appreciation for their bodies.