Robin Rison Ashworth, Ph.D., is an E-RYT 200 with Yoga Alliance, a yoga studio owner (Synergy Yoga Studio in Richmond, VA), and a continuing education provider (YACEP). She received her yoga training from the renown Himalayan Institute.
Her extensive experience as a university level educator (literary analysis, writing, cultural humanities, and film) makes her an exceptional curriculum development professional and trainer, as well as an adept teacher. Her training presentations are dynamic, creative, and deeply engaging. She believes in using a variety of tools and media to enrich her students' learning experience.
As a yoga instructor, Robin is keen on making yoga accessible to every body, while bringing creativity to the practice. She ensures that each student receives focused, personalized, constructive feedback, and enjoys providing her students with reasonable challenges to help them recognize their own developing strengths and ability. She is also deeply interested in promoting an anatomical and mechanical understanding of movement in the context of yoga. She seeks to help her students recognize the profound value of practical strength, and the benefits of yoga as a tool for mindful calm, and spiritual self-awareness.
She has cultivated a healthy corporate yoga presence, providing yoga to various companies in support of their wellness programs. She also works regularly with teens and young adults with special needs (Autism, Down's Syndrome), and believes strongly in the efficacy of yoga as a calming and beneficial practice for these very special folks.
Synergy Yoga Studio is committed to community support efforts.