Robin Rothenberg

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Robin Rothenberg is an internationally respected yoga therapist, running accredited training programs for teachers and therapists. She received certification in both the Iyengar and Viniyoga traditions. She has been influenced by Nischala Joy Devi and has trained with Richard Miller in the use of Yoga Nidra as a healing modality.

For 18 years, Robin has been the owner and program director of The Yoga Barn, with flourishing studios in Issaquah and Fall City, Washington. Additionally, she sees private clients for individual yoga therapy. Robin sits on the advisory board of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and has presented on lower back pain at SYTAR (Symposium for Yoga Therapy and Research) and on anxiety at NAMA (National Ayurvedic & Medical Association). She helped launch the Yoga Therapy Program at Mt. Royal University in Calgary, CA, and is an adjunct faculty member and part of the University’s Advisory Council for Yoga Therapy.

Robin has been teaching yoga teachers for the last 10 years at the YA 500-hour level and launched a comprehensive Yoga Therapy Program in 2011 and is preparing the next cohort to begin in 2013. She developed The Essential Low Back Training Program to teach yoga teachers from any hatha tradition how to adapt their classes appropriately for students with low back pain. Robin co-authored the protocol for the landmark NIH-funded study on yoga therapy for lower back pain, which was published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. Her ground-breaking work in the field of yoga research has been written about in the New York Times, Seattle Times, Yoga Journal, Fit Yoga and Natural Health. She continues to work in the field of yoga research, having written the protocol for another NIH study designed to reduce hot flashes in women in menopause, and is currently collaborating with researchers on a study addressing arthritis in Seniors.

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