Priti Robyn Ross, E-RYT:
Holds advanced level yoga teacher certifications in Kripalu Yoga, Prana Yoga and Integrative Yoga Therapy. In addition, she has as a certification in Holistic Health Education. Experience:
Robyn's experience in yoga and health extends over a twenty-five year period. As Founder and Director of the LIFE AS YOGA company, a successful yoga practice in NYC for over 18 years, she teaches full time both private yoga therapy sessions and group yoga classes. She also leads personal growth, yoga workshops and amazing worldwide yoga retreats.
Robyn is a Co-Director for two nationally certified Yoga Alliance approved yoga teacher trainings. The Prana Yoga Teacher Training at the NY Open Center with Dr. Jeff Migdow and The Kripalu Yoga Teacher Training at the Kripalu Center in Lenox, Mass. Also for ten years she was the Co-Director for the Integrative Yoga Therapy Teacher Training (IYT) at the Kripalu Center, MA, PA, Brazil and in England.
Robyn was one of the first yoga teachers in the country to be credentialed by a major medical institution. Serving on staff at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, NY for three years with Dr. Mehmet Oz, she pioneered a groundbreaking yoga program for Cardiac patients. Her work there has been featured in magazines such as Yoga International, LIFE, SELF, and New Woman. She has been seen on TV on ABC's Turning Point, Good Morning America, and on NBC and CBS News programs.
In addition, Robyn taught yoga and meditation to breast cancer survivors for the Comprehensive Breast Center, yogic breathing and meditation to emphysema patients for the Pulmonary Wellness Center both at St. Lukes Roosevelt Hospital, NY as well as cancer patients at Memorial Sloan-Kettering. Most recently she delivered a lecture on how yoga can help with chemotherapy side effects and led a class and for pediatric oncology patients and their families at the Integrative Therapies Program for Children with Cancer. She is an Oxford Health Care approved yoga practitioner.
Presentations and Wellness Programs:
Robyn is a designer of corporate wellness programs and an experienced Stress Management instructor teaching stress management at major corporations such as AT&T and the American Stock Exchange. Moreover, she is a professional speaker on the benefits of yoga for health.
She delivers presentations at health fairs, schools, hospitals and major health conferences. Most notably she has given a presentation at the "21st Century Well-Being" conference, with keynote Dr. Dean Ornish, at the Kripalu Center in MA. She also taught yoga for and lectured at the conference "New Holistic Medicine for the 21st Century", with keynote Dr. Rudolph Ballentine, sponsored by the NY Open Center. For the past three years Robyn has delivered Keynotes and Presentations at the "Yoga Therapy Symposium" a skill building conference for yoga teachers/therapists at the Kripalu Center.
For six years she has delivered a "chair yoga" experience and lecture on the "health benefits of yoga" for "Health-Wise Woman: New Options" a woman's health symposium at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital. Furthermore, she taught yoga classes for the "Survivors Day Celebration" sponsored by Beth Israel Hospital and "Workout in the Park" sponsored by Self-Magazine.
Robyn has been published in two medical textbooks; "Alternative and Complementary Treatment in Neurologic Illness" and "Alternative and Complementary Treatments for Rehabilitation". Her chapters are entitled "Yoga as a Therapeutic Modality". Churchill Livingstone, A Harcourt Heath Sciences Company, publishes both textbooks. She was featured recently in the New York Times as a yoga expert reviewing various yoga mats. Robyn is in negotiations to write a book on YOGA THERAPY.
The NY Open Center writes: "Robyn Ross is one of the most skilled and dynamic yoga teachers teaching in the Kripalu tradition." Robyn offers students a safe and nurturing environment to explore their personal journey toward health, vitality and peace of mind. She is known for her caring personal attention for each individual student's needs.