Robin is a retired speech and language pathologist, Reiki master, ordained minister, Justice of the Peace, lifelong learner, and cancer survivor, who began studying and practicing tai chi in 1993 to help her chronic knee pain. She began teaching community tai chi over 20 years ago and first became certified to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis in 1999. Robin has taught the Inner Chi form, which is an adaptation of the Cheng Man Ching’s version of the Yang Style form, Tai Chi for Arthritis, and the Sun 73 form. She has also been certified to teach Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Osteoporosis, Tai Chi at Work, Tai Chi for Heart Conditions, and Qigong for Health. Robin is currently certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute to teach Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention, Tai Chi for Arthritis 2 (a more advanced version of Tai Chi for Arthritis), Tai Chi for Heart Conditions, Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, and in Qigong for Health. Robin believes in the healing power of movement and energy cultivation.
Robin has maintained her practice of tai chi to help her with her own health conditions, including arthritis, Lyme Disease and other tick-borne illnesses, breast cancer, and for prevention of heart disease. She is dedicated to helping others with chronic health conditions, those who want to improve their balance, those who are seeking to maintain their health, and those who want to reduce/manage the stress in their lives, through the practices of tai chi, qigong, Reiki, and other healing modalities.
M.A. in Communication Disorders from Northwestern University, B.A. in Psychology and in Linguistics from The University of Rochester
Speech and Language Pathologist in the Massachusetts public schools 1988 - 2020
Student of Tai Chi and Qigong since 1993
Ordained minister in the Alliance of Divine Love since 2007
Justice of the Peace since 2021
Trained in several Tai Chi forms including: Inner Chi Tai Chi (an adaptation of Cheng Man Ching’s Yang style 24 Form, adapted for Western physiology, especially of the knee), Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention, Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Heart Conditions, Sun Style 73 forms, Tai Chi for Back Pain, Tai Chi for Diabetes, Tai Chi for Osteoporosis, and Qigong for Health
Currently certified by the Tai Chi for Health Institute as an instructor in Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention, Tai Chi for Arthritis, Seated Tai Chi for Arthritis, Tai Chi for Heart Conditions, and in Qigong for Health
Previously taught Tai Chi at Villari’s Martial Arts in Windsor, CT, the Inner Chi Healing Arts Center in Avon, CT, the Hartford Hospital Health Center in Windsor, CT, and at A Wondering Spirit metaphysical shop in East Longmeadow, MA
Student of herbalism for over 25 years
Ordained Minister in The Alliance of Divine Love
Passions: Family, friends, pets, tai chi, qigong, gardening, making herbal remedies, the environment, music (singing, piano, guitar), crafts (jewelry making, knitting, crocheting, stained glass, pastels, and photography), and swimming