Robin E. Shaw - Offering Therape
The twists and turns of life that bring us to where we are here and now are threads that weave us all together, offering substance, resonance, coincidence and connection.  

My first love was music.  I began playing piano at the age of four, and continued with that creative, passionate discipline through my studies at the Eastman School of Music and New York University, earning a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and French Literature.  

Throughout the years, I continued as an artistic jack of all trades, delving into music management, floral design and cheffing.  Luckily, I stumbled upon what I have found to be my calling in the summer of 1996, and have stayed with the art of deep listening and presence through my hands and my heart.  

Deep and strong yoga practice and certified  trainings, graduating from the Muscular Therapy Institute, as well as earning several advanced certifications through world class teachers (see below) have all brought out my curiosity about the body, mind and spirit, and about how we, as creatures who stand up and walk around on this planet relate to one another. My training at The Coaches Training Institute awakened my understanding of Purpose, Vision, Clarity and Alignment. I believe in the power of balanced Being and Doing, and in empowering  all humans to be the best version of themselves.

I have studied with some amazing teachers: 
Tom Myers - KMI Structural Integration
Hugh Milne - Visionary Craniosacral Therapy
Gil Hedley - Soulful Dissection Laboratory
Judith Aston - Aston Patterning
Ariela Grodner and Yaron Gal - Thai Yoga Massage 
Yogis : Tias Little, Rodney Yee, Baron Baptiste, Bo Forbes and Integral Yoga Institute. 
Dancers :  Kirstie Simpson, Neige Christenson, Moti Zemelman, and Martin Keough - Contact Improvisation. 
All of my teachers at The Coaches Training Institute!
Training with these masters has given me the opportunity to offer work that is steeped in strong technical skills, deep personal practice, and full presence to clients and their questions. 

My extensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, movement, and  listening to each person's  unique story always informs my classes and sessions. 
I am passionate about the inner and outer processes of my clients and students, offering an environment where one can tap into their greatest potential, celebrating a deep sense of center, and growing understandings of the mind/body/spirit. I challenge my clients to move forward on their aligned life path.

My personal story includes overcoming shyness, failure, divorce, relationship challenges, living with grief, letting go of perfectionism, among so many other difficult life moments. Fear and complacency have held me back in my lifetime. So have toxic relationships and mistreatment. As I age and grow as a human being, I focus on embracing all of who I am, with my imperfections, victories, creative meanderings, goofiness, razor sharp mind, deep, loving heart, resilience, and more. I aspire to inspire by living my best, fullest, most creative and unique life! 
I love my life, and the way I have chosen to live it! I would not be me without my amazing family, friends and clients, all of whom have helped make me who I am!

I am based in Arlington, Massachusetts, offering bodywork, yoga instruction, Co-Active Life Coaching, and  special  workshops, and I lead retreats nationally and internationally.  

I can be reached directly at rshawinisdom@yahoo.com


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