Yoga therapy is the process of empowering individuals to make progress towards improved health and well-being through the application of the teachings and practices of Yoga.
To become a certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT), it is 1000 additional hours of study after you become a 200-hour Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 200). In my program at Loyola Marymount University, lead by Larry Payne, we are trained by some of the brightest minds, including: medical doctors, registered nurses, physical therapist, PhDs, chiropractors, Ayurvedic doctors and Yoga Therapists. It took me three and a half years to complete this training and I gained a wealth of knowledge during that process. I am so grateful that I decided to take this path, which has helped me become both the student and teacher of yoga that I am today.
I infuse Yoga Therapy into all of the group classes I teach using the knowledge I am continuously learning so my students can receive the tremendous benefits from yoga physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. Private sessions can focus more on an individuals needs then a customized program can help them get back to health and happiness.
Yoga Therapist C-IAYT, POLY, YAECP®
YOGA Teacher E-RYT® 200, E-RYT® 500, & FDN Practitioner
Gratitude to my teachers, the guides who have helped me learn to heal myself and have inspired me to share their teachings and my experiences with the world.Learn more
About Debi Robinson
My journey on the path of yoga began in my early 30’s. I was young and fit, so I began with a strong physical vinyasa flow yoga practice. I had a love-hate relationship with the challenge of the physical poses yet I would keep attending asana based classes because I would always feel so good after class. I had yet to discover the true deep wisdom and power of yoga.
A few months after I became a registered yoga teacher, I received an adjustment from my favorite yoga teacher and was pushed too far. I felt a pop in my left hip area and my life path shifted. From that moment on, I noticed pain and instability in my hip that caused me to stop many of the activities I was participating in. Everything changed for me. I stopped practicing vinyasa yoga, stopped playing tennis, stopped running and eventually even walking became a challenge. I had to have a total hip replacement at 51 years old as a result of that adjustment.
Now, I share the wisdom and tools I have learned through healing my own body and teaching yoga. I see how all the lessons, hurdles, challenges, injuries, and experiences I have had up until now have prepared, taught and guided me to be the yoga therapist I am today.
I teach a variety of classes and workshops in Los Angeles at Torrance Memorial Medical Center and other locations. My offerings range from Aging Gracefully with Yoga, Yoga for Osteoporosis, Yoga for Wellness and Yoga for Balance.
If you are interested in private or individual classes, please fill out the form below.
“Would like to say how much I enjoy and look forward to Debi’s Yoga for osteoporosis and Yoga for balance classes. I have been doing yoga for a number of years and started taking classes with Debi about two years ago. I have been really happy with her practice and find her classes both strenuous and relaxing at the same time! Debi is very knowledgeable and caring in her practice. She gives individual attention to everyone. I hope to keep taking her classes for many sessions in the future!”
“Thank you for being such an enthusiastic Yoga teacher, utilizing your training, constantly building on that by personally taking classes to learn more about the human body and passing it on to us; your latest
venture to India. Debbie you are so full of life and excitement about anything you tackle or decide to do–it’s tough sometimes when you increase our level of stretching, holding a new pose & you encourage us because you think we can do it–we all need a little push. Many of us feel good knowing we did something important for ourselves, spiritually & physically!”
“I feel grateful for my yoga teacher Debi Robinson. She is my yoga for osteoporosis teacher on Tuesdays and Thursday each week. She teaches Dr. Fishman’s yoga for osteoporosis and his 12 poses .she is very patience and full of knowledge and shares it with our class. I’ve been taking Debi’s classes for 3 years and feel so much better after each class.”
“I have been taking yoga for osteoporosis for three years now from Debi. I have gained such confidence in my balance and making my bones stronger by doing the 12 poses for osteoporosis that Debi teaches. Debi’s great! Not only does she teach us the poses but also gives us healthy food suggestions and relaxation technique’s she’s the best. Thanks Debi!”
“I have been taking yoga classes with Debi Robinson for 6 years. She is a wonderful teacher. She explains and demonstrates the poses. I had sinus attacks for 45 years. In our yoga classes we do amazing breathing. I can say that I have not had a sinus attack in the last 5 years. I attribute this to the yoga breathing. Also my doctor is impressed with my strong core. My health is very good and now only see my doctor once a year.”
– Cynthia T.