Emily Robinson is a Health Coach & Yoga Therapy Instructor with a demonstrated history of working in the health, wellness and fitness industries.
She enjoys working with clients to improve their overall health and wellbeing, both physically and mentally. She has a strong ability to engage and motivate clients to achieve positive change through an empathetic and individualized approach.
Emily completed her foundational RYT-200 yoga instructor training in 2015, and has since continued various certifications to become better equipped to serve her clients. She holds additional certifications in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (2016), Pre-/Postnatal Yoga (2017) and a CYT-500 hour level certification in Yoga Therapy (2018). Most recently she became a certified Health & Life Coach (2020) through an ICF accredited program.
Over the past 6 years, Emily has worked with both private clients and in small groups, addressing specific health concerns such as MS, cancer, alcohol addiction, eating disorders and Parkinson’s. She has since narrowed her focus to specialize in and work with clients who struggle with disordered eating and negative body image and to provide support for those who’ve completed treatment for an eating disorder and who are reengaging in normal life, to help them maintain their recovery.
How did you get into your field?
I have always had an affinity for health and fitness, but it wasn’t until I experienced my own trauma and health crisis that I sought out yoga as a form of treatment and therapy. In 2012, I entered an outpatient treatment program after battling bulimia for 3+ years. The road to recovery was certainly not an easy one and required a lot of hard work and sacrifice. However, nothing has been more worthwhile than that time spent in recovery. It was this life-altering experience that changed the trajectory of my life and would ultimately lead to a career change as well. While in treatment, therapeutic yoga was offered as a part of the recovery program. This experience of using yoga as a tool to aid my recovery fueled my desire to share this practice and help others on a similar journey. So, in 2015, I enrolled in and completed my RYT-200 yoga teacher training. This started my journey to eventually become a certified Health Coach with the desire to help those those struggling with disordered eating, negative body image, obsessing over food and weight, and those recovering from eating disorders.
What is your training background and how long have you practicing/teaching?
I am a certified Yoga Therapy instructor who in addition to the foundational RYT-200 training, has specialty trainings and certifications in Yoga Therapy (CYT-500), Trauma-Sensitive Yoga and Pre-/Postnatal Yoga. I began teaching yoga in 2015. Additionally, I am a certified Health & Life Coach through an ICF accredited program and have been coaching since 2020.
What makes you love your field?
Nothing brings me more joy than to motivate and support clients on their journeys towards achieving their health and wellness goals, to see them recognize and overcome limiting self-beliefs and achieve goals that they formerly felt were unattainable. I love to help them identify and eliminate old habits that are no longer serving them, and to replace them with life-giving practices by equipping them with the tools, knowledge, support and accountability needed to make lasting changes. Similarly, I love seeing clients push past limitations, heal former injuries or chronic pain and reap the mental health benefits that a consistent yoga practice offers.
Who influenced your career path (who have you enjoyed learning from, mentor, etc)?
There are many people who have shaped my career path and served as positive mentors over the years, including Brooke Boon, founder of Holy Yoga, Lacey Holcomb, owner of Holcomb Counseling & Yoga, where I first began teaching, and Antoinette Nethery, a counselor and dear friend who’s kindness, love, support and humor left an indelible mark on my life.
What kind of clients do you love working with?
I love working with clients who have tenacity and a willingness to change. While I will offer all the guidance, tools and support possible, clients who recognize that change comes with hard work and who are willing to put in the necessary effort, are the ones I enjoy working with the most.
What sets you apart?
I believe my diverse background and my work and personal experiences set me apart. I have a very empathetic approach and a genuine love of helping people, coupled with a true desire to see clients grow and achieve better overall health and wellness. My experience as a coach and yoga therapist give me the ability to help clients from a professional standpoint and my own personal recovery experience, gives me a deeper understanding, and a sympathetic and friend-like approach to my coaching sessions.
What’s your mission?
The mission of Abide Coaching is to set people free from disordered eating, destructive habits and obsessing over food and body image by offering empathetic and specialized support and accountability. Additionally, the purpose is to provide support for those who’ve completed treatment for an eating disorder and are reengaging in normal life to help them maintain their recovery.
What brings you joy? What do you do with your spare time?
Most of my spare time is spent with my daughter, Bella, who brings me an immense amount of joy! We love being outside and active together, going for runs, taking nature walks and visiting playgrounds or more low-key activities like gardening, drawing with chalk and sitting around the fire pit. When we aren’t doing something outside together, you’ll probably find us curled on the couch reading a book or watching a movie.
How do we follow you?
- Website: www.abidehealthcoaching.com
- Instagram: @abidehealthcoaching