Doing fun things that improve the quality of your life – how good is that!
Hi – I’m Robyn. When a bout of glandular fever turned into ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome I tried many ‘cures’. Yoga was one of the few things that made a difference. It gradually calmed the anxiety and helped my body to heal……and I really enjoyed doing it. It wasn’t just a task that was ‘good for me’. The gentle, flowing Dru Yoga style joyfully supported me at all stages of my health – from hardly being able to move to returning to bush walking, bike camping and then having kids. It also connected me with so many wonderful people – a whole new community travelling a similar path.
Recently yoga and meditation have supported me through a knee replacement. It has been an unexpectedly joy-filled process – and I now have an intimate understanding of joint pain and surgery! I’m learning that when you let go of judgement and totally engage with where you are, life is an amazing adventure.
I have been practising yoga for 23 years and teaching Dru Yoga since 2000. I’m also a qualified Dru Meditation teacher and Kids Yoga teacher. I’ve recently studied Trauma Aware Yoga. As a foster carer, I’m very interested in the power of yoga and meditation to gently heal trauma.
I co-developed and facilitate the ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia Self Help Course, through the ACT ME/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Society
I started on a different path, travelling through Australian schools with the Shell Questacon Science Circus then working in international science centres before completing a PhD in Biochemistry. I love how scientific research is validating the benefits of yoga and meditation, practices honed and perfected over centuries to ‘relieve our suffering’ on all levels.
Dru Yoga Teaching Diploma (2000): Life Foundation School of Therapeutics
Dru Meditation Teaching Diploma(2010): International School of Dru Yoga
Prenatal, Post-Natal , Toddlers, Pre-Schoolers, Pre-teens,Teens and Family Yoga Teacher Training (2010): Samadhi Family Yoga NZ
Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions leader training (2011): Arthritis ACT
Rainbow Kids Yoga Teacher Training (2013): Rainbow Kids Yoga
Trauma Sensitive Yoga – Professional Development for Yoga Teachers (2017): Shirley Hicks, Clinical Supervisor for PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia)
Yin Yoga 1 with Sarah Manning (2017): IYTA (International Yoga Teachers Association)
Doctor of Philosophy in Biochemistry, JCSMR – Australian National University (2002)
Certificate of Science Communication, Australian National University/Questacon (1989)
Dru Yoga has flowing movements, simple breathing techniques and effective relaxations. It is particularly powerful at transforming emotions and thought patterns, helping you feel good. This therapeutic style of yoga builds good core strength and is very accommodating of physical limitations.