ROYOLA:
a sort-of acronym of my name

My name is Robin Yolanda Lamarr - a yoga+pilates instructor, thai massage practitioner and mama. 

I am fortunate to study and practice with incredible and diverse wellness communities. I enjoy being a student and take new trainings annually. It is my utmost pleasure to share what I'm forever learning from such knowledgeable, inspiring and compassionate teachers.

My aim as a yoga+pilates instructor and thai massage practitioner is to help facilitate others to move mindfully and feel good in their bodies. In my classes and privates, I aim to keep the atmosphere light, welcoming and encouraging. I try to use language that is accessible, clear and efficient to ensure that students get the most out of my instruction, and as a result, in their practice. My focus is on building positive body awareness and functional movement. To me, the physical practice of yoga isn't just about expanding ones range of motion so as to contort into all sorts of shapes, but finding strength and control in that entire range of motion so that one can move better through their day-to-day actions.

Born & raised in Toronto, I've recently relocated to Hamilton. I'm excited to expand my practices here and contribute to the buzzing energy in this rapidly growing city.

Thanks for stopping by and I look forward to connecting with you. 


TRAINING:

THE FUNDAMENTALS OF ASHTANGA & VINYASA YOGA
250 Hour Teacher Training
Downward Dog Yoga Centre, Toronto 2013

THE ART OF HANDS-ON ADJUSTMENTS & THERAPEUTICS
100 Hour Advanced Teacher Training
Downward Dog Yoga Centre, Toronto 2013

THE ART OF VINYASA & SEQUENCING
100 Hour Advanced Teacher Training
Downward Dog Yoga Centre, Costa Rica 2014

THAI MASSAGE PRIMARY CERTIFICATION
Still Light Centre, Toronto 2014

THAI MASSAGE FOR THE PREGNANT & ELDERLY
Still Light Centre, Toronto 2014

BALANCED BODY MAT PILATES
Retrofit Pilates, Toronto 2015

MINDFUL MOVEMENT PILATES APPRENTICESHIP
Mindful Movement Centre, Toronto 2015

BALANCED BODY REFORMER PILATES
Retrofit Pilates, Toronto 2016

YOGA DETOUR TRAINING
Yoga Detour, Toronto 2016

PRE & POST-NATAL APPRENTICESHIP
Retrofit Pilates, Toronto 2016

MISFITMETHOD HEART & SOUL TRAINING
MISFITSTUDIO, Toronto 2017

TEACHING RESUME:

MISFITSTUDIO
Toronto, 2017-present

BE MOVED YOGA & WELLNESS CENTRE
Brantford, 2017-present

OHSO FITNESS
Hamilton, 2016-present

DOWNWARD DOG YOGA STUDIO
Toronto, 2013-present

BREATHE YOGA STUDIO
Toronto, 2015-2016

MUSEMOVEMENT
Toronto, 2016

MINDFUL MOVEMENT CENTRE
Toronto, 2015-2016

MOKSHA YOGA ETOBICOKE
Toronto, 2015-2016

BRANCH YOGA & WELLNESS
Toronto, 2015