Robin Afinowich

MS Clincal Psychology/Mental Health and Yoga Teacher Trainer

Robin's work is rooted in 17 years of study dedicated to various schools of psychology, philosophy, restorative therapies, energy healing, and yoga. In addition to teaching regular yoga classes and facilitating in yoga teacher trainings, Robin has a private practice in Tempe, AZ where she serves as a mental health counselor and Somatic/wellness coach. Robin also works part time as a trauma informed specialist and advocate for resiliency training for counselors, educators and first responders for the city of Tempe. Robin is a well-versed public speaker, educator, and published blogger featured in University, corporate, non-profit and online forums. In addition to Ymedica, Robin has created yoga and somatic based programs for Veterans, the visually impaired, at risk populations, fertility clinics, and cancer care.  She holds a BS in Justice Studies/Sociology and an MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, she is RYT certified and a practitioner of yoga for nearly 20years.  Robin is trained in Iyengar, Hatha, Restorative, Ashtanga and ParaYoga methods. Robin has continued education with Robert Peng, Jack Kornfield, Pema Chodren, Martha Atkins, Peter Levine, Pat Ogden and Bessel van der Kolk.  Robin has also studied with traditional medicine healers, Celtic and Ukrainian shamans, integrating earth and soul centered practices into her teachings and therapies. Robin brings a unique and sacred approach to healing and wellness and integrates meaningful ceremony, purpose and connection for the individual, the collective, and the Ecological.

Robin spent much of her youth in Montana and the Big Sky country left her with a deep a love and appreciation for nature and horsemanship. She has spent her adult life in Arizona and is inspired by the resiliency the desert demonstrates.  In her spare time you might find her on a horse or in the mountains.  She has two boys who participate in an active and playful lifestyle and who encourage a sense of creatively and curiosity about life. It is through her own healing process that Robin became passionate about sharing yoga and integrative therapies.  A survivor of trauma, depression and stage 3-cancer, she has witnessed the remarkable and restorative capacity these practices offer. Robin is forever a student and committed to the embodiment of holistic living.