Reconnect

yoga + variable movement + inner work for THIS life

Here’s what I hear from my girlfriends, other moms, and from women around the world these days:

We are sick of chaos, overwhelm, screen addiction, negative self-talk, and a lack of connection to each other and ourselves.

We are tired of being tired.

We are ready to be mobile and strong for long life.

We love beautiful things and want to celebrate them.

We want our children to be resilient and strong, and to be loved and feel that they belong.

We are ready to take charge and make some serious changes.

These things are possible, and TOGETHER, we can strengthen our own hearts and discover a way past shame, fear, and overwhelm. We can trust in our own body’s intelligence. We can learn to move in all the ways we need our hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, wrists, neck, and spine to move to support our LIFE. We can BREATHE fully and deal with anxiousness. We can LOVE completely, unburdened by stories that have outworn their welcome by leaning toward emotions and letting inner weather pass as it will, with mindful compassion.

We can reconnect.

I’m here to show you a way.

I’ve worked with dozens of women, both online and in person, to help them find their ground, discover creativity and expression, hold clear boundaries, open to compassion for others, speak and share what’s true, and realize their vision through the process of yoga, movement, and contemplative practices like journaling and meditation that move us away from our inner critic and toward our inner mentor.

And now I’ve opened up a formal process and journey in which this can occur:

It’s called: Reconnect

This idea is this:

You and I, working together to reconnect first to SELF, then a wider reconnection to WORLD through relationship.

I have developed this program slowly over many years of personal practice and discovery. It has helped me through busy years of raising children (now my kids are teenagers!!), through a stressful corporate life in software that I finally had the courage to leave, and now into the sometimes-scary but exhilarating experience of being a yoga and movement educator and entrepreneur.

These are my own rituals for showing up for myself and to more mindfully show up for and to SEE those around me.

These rituals are not perfect, but they are pretty damn good, and they hold me in a space that feels good. Nurturing, settled, connected, strong, and calm.

Over the course of six months, I’ll teach you all about these tools and help you find the space to develop your own rituals that WORK.

This is a one-on-one private program, so you’ll get all kinds of direct guidance, cheerleading, and support in the realm of yoga and movement from me.

Plus, I’m kind of a checklist and system geek, so you’ll get all kinds of tools and templates that I’ve developed to help you get even more acquainted with your body, your breath, your mind, your habits, and opportunities to expand into greater RELATIONSHIP.

Because relationship is what life (and yoga) is all about!! Relationship between our body and our breath, between all the parts of ourselves (physical, intellectual, emotional, and spiritual), and between us and the precious people around us.

We’ll start with the physical body, because we are living in this HOME of a body. I’m interested in helping you reach your goals of embodiment, whether that is getting out of physical pain, getting stronger and/or more mobile, or just having FUN in the awesome body you have in this life. The body has a lot of messages for us if we just listen and trust in it.

We’ll also explore the intellectual side of you so we can get in touch with mental stories and patterns you may be carrying around that no longer serve. We’ll ask some tough questions to get into what you really want and crave and need, and we’ll use your gorgeous and powerful brain to develop more focus and clarity for your daily challenges. We’ll work to move from listening to the ever-present background chatter of the inner critic to the more supportive realm of the inner mentor.

Emotionally, we’ll get into the HEART of what makes you tick and where you really want to show your love in the world. Through grounding, foundational work, we’ll use the exercises and practices on the mat to transition to lessons for life OFF the mat. Because if the work on the mat isn’t really going anywhere, what’s the point?

And finally, we’ll get into spirit of SOUL, however you define that. The wisest and most pure BODY that you have. We’ll listen to the deepest of body intelligence and see if we can’t enhance the experience of VISION for your life, and help you LIVE it out loud.

How will we do all of this?

Though RECONNECTING.

Reconnect is a six-month 1-on-1 program of deep transpersonal work that uses the physical practice of yoga and movement, combined with daily, mindful rituals to feed YOU, and those around you who need your strength and calm in the modern world.

Here’s what the 6 months we spend together will look like:

  • Routines and rituals are the boss. We’ll use them to set up time and space for our work together to ensure it is fruitful.
  • We’ll get off our phones and screens by setting some serious self-regulating rules for technology in our lives (disconnect to reconnect), and we’ll use tech wisely to support us in our real lives.
  • We’ll spend dedicated time together in two 60-min private yoga sessions each month (as serious or as easeful as is appropriate for you and your body, and your experience with the practice…I teach ALL levels, from those brand new to yoga to seasoned practitioners and other yoga teachers). These can be in person, if you’re in the Santa Cruz, CA area, or online if you’re elsewhere.
  • And in addition to the traditional yoga movements, I’ll introduce you to some mobility tools in the form of assessments that will help reveal your body blindspots and compensations patterns (that may be leading to those aches and pains you feel now). And this work will seriously inform the physical work we do together over the six months we spend together.
  • I’ll teach you a LOT about breathwork. We’ll use this powerful tool as a way to feel the body we’re in and to use various breathing patterns to help cultivate energy or calm, depending on what is needed.
  • I’ll give you completely customized practice plans (and even a monthly video class just for YOU!!) so you can practice on your own when we’re not together.
  • You’ll also enjoy a monthly full-length video yoga + movement practice to focus on one energy center per month. Each one will build upon the last so that we develop a strong sense of self that is then hooked into our sense and experience of others.
  • Many more tools in the form of journaling exercises, guided meditations, delicious drink recipes to nourish and fuel your physical and mental body, visioning exercises, and all around self-exploration tools to dig DEEP into yourself and to bring out and nurture your inner mentor.

Is Reconnect right for you?


I designed this program for women who are ready to uplevel their daily lives:

  • New-to-yoga practitioners willing to learn from the ground up in a nurturing, mellow, and friendly atmosphere
  • Busy moms who need some nurturing me-time to help develop inner (and outer) strength, patience, and calm
  • Women dealing with a constant barrage of inner critic sabotage who need help to start living from a space of the supportive inner mentor
  • Experienced yogis who have an established practice, but have little quirks, aches and pains, and want to rehab (or prehab) injuries through progressive loading variations within the yoga framework
  • Yoga teachers who want to reinvent their own yoga practice and better serve their students with movement variety to STRENGTHEN the body and help prevent injuries
Here are the results you can expect if you give your whole self to this program with me:

  • More mindful daily movement patterns for daily living with decreased pain
  • Stronger in all joints of the body, better balance, more graceful and agile movement
  • Ability to ground mentally for less anxiety, more focus, and more presence
  • Shift negative self-talk and shift experience of relationships around you (think patience, perspective, compassion)
  • More relaxed; better sleep/rest
  • Solid rituals for steady practice and a commitment to taking care of yourself
  • Enjoyment of THIS life with this body and this mind, heart, and spirit
“I look forward to our session week after week because I feel so much better afterward. I love how you have the ability to listen and tailor every session according to what is going on with my life and to the aches and pains I feel at the moment. 

I love your soft, assertive voice and your guidance through the different poses! English is my third language which makes it harder to stay in the flow, but with you it has been possible because you are patient, kind, and super professional. Love my morning home yoga!!” Laila Munif

Robin helped me to transform my life by helping me establish rituals for new healthy habits.  She met me exactly where I was at physically and mentally – creating a program that was challenging/appealing and painlessly incorporated into my life.  The one-on-one time was precious and helped me to connect the dots and see my progress The personalized videos were well thought out and available whenever I needed them.

I started this program taking supplements to help with joint pain/health – at the end of her program, I am happy to say that I no longer need those supplements and pain relievers! Michelle Meszaros-Sjoberg

Nurse

I’ve been limited by a hip/low back injury for almost a decade. I hiked about 50 yards uphill in Yosemite before feeling like I was grinding myself toward a hip replacement with every step. After four months in Robin’s Reconnect program, I hiked all over New Zealand for two weeks with no pain. My husband asked me to thank Robin for giving him back his hiking partner! Leslie Krzeczowski

I truly feel transformed by my weekly private practice with Robin. The most special attribute of a private session is how Robin works with how your body is feeling that day or specific requests to strengthen certain areas of your body. Her knowledge of the human body, yoga poses that effect specific areas, as well as your level in the practice are all accounted for so you never feel like you can’t do it. In fact, sometimes you surprise yourself. I’m both physically and mentally challenged each session with new found strength and realizing a better part of myself emerging each time.

Thanks to Robin, I feel like I can give more of myself to the life surrounding me. Malaka Ibrahim Thompson

Realtor

“I’ve been practicing yoga for 10 years and have ALWAYS struggled with the pressure put on my wrists in the poses. Many teachers have offered suggestions for keeping wrists healthy in those poses, but not until I started taking Robin Penney’s classes did my body really learn how to do it.

Then I sprung for a private yoga session with Robin – my first ever – and we really got into exactly what MY body needed to work around the carpel tunnel I’ve developed since having my baby. It was the kind of attention I really needed that is just not possible to get in a group class.

Today I went to a group yoga class and had ZERO pain in my wrists for the first time EVER since I’ve been practicing yoga!!

I highly recommend doing private sessions with Robin. It was like physical therapy and a massage and yoga all rolled into one and super personalized just for me. Well worth it.” Melanie Munir

Coach, Professional Wild Woman

Next Session Starts May 1, 2019!

Inside the Reconnect Program:


I currently have space for EIGHT motivated students ready to uplevel their yoga practice + LIFE and get stronger, calmer, and more connected. Here’s what we’ll accomplish in our 6 months together:

Set Your Practice Goals + Mobility Assessment (Value = $500)

We’ll kick off our yoga + movement practice plan with a quick consult call. During this call, we’ll set the overall goals for your yoga + movement + contemplative practice together. We’ll review this plan a few times during our six months together, and then also at the end as a plan for going forward at the end of the program.

Our first private session will also include a full mobility assessment where we’ll identify the areas in the body that need some attention. This will be invaluable work to do, not only for our six months together but also for the movement you do in other classes and movement you might take on. It’s pretty amazing to become aware of how the body can get stronger and more mobile in this specific way.

Prepare for Practice (Value = Priceless)

I’ll work with you to ensure that you’ve got a place to practice in your home with any props you need. If you’re coming to my home in Scotts Valley, I’ll provide the space and props! But a home practice spot is ideal for finding calm and connection on your own, or if we are doing private sessions at your home or online.

For online sessions, you’ll need a laptop with a webcam and a built-in mic. I’ll send you detailed instructions for how to setup for our sessions, and we’ll do a test run to ensure it all works seamlessly!

Transpersonal Development Framework (Value = $1,000)

The models that we’ll use to work with all of the various parts of the body (physical and otherwise) are influenced by several personal and transpersonal (our relationship with others) development systems that are in my background, including a version of the Chakra (energy center) system, the Quadrinity system, the Radical Acceptance methodology from Tara Brach, which is based on Buddhist teachings, world mythology, yogic and tantric philosophy, and other journaling and visioning approaches, all with the goal of knowing ourselves and our place in the world better. Part of our work together will be finding the areas where these approaches resonate most fully with YOU, and going from there. Prepare to go deep!!

Two Private Sessions Per Month (Value = $1,200)

Each of the two private sessions we’ll enjoy each month is 60-minutes long. We’ll spend a few minutes talking what’s going on for you on that day (because one never knows what may come up!!), and we’ll take that into account, along with your overall goals. I’ll be there to support and challenge you, every step of the way. We’ll work together throughout the practice to ensure the movements fit your level of strength and mobility, and to work with any injuries or questions you may have. What we do might be a flow yoga practice or specific mobility/strength conditioning work or breathwork or restorative or meditation…or a combination of all. The goal: to deliver exactly what YOU need on that day.

6 Monthly Video Practices + 6 Custom Videos (Value = $1,200)

Each month, I’ll send you one full-length yoga + movement class that will focus on the theme for the stage we’re in at the time. This practice will solidify the developmental and philosophical work we’re doing together so you can really get into this work.

Not only will you get this online class, you’ll also get your very own custom video practice that I’ll film just for you! That means you’ll have access to 6 video classes, plus 6 additional completely-custom classes that you can use for as long as you like to support your ongoing practice! Golden!

Movement Off the Mat (Value = Priceless)

Yes, there’s a world off the mat! And we’ll discuss a ton of ways you can move your body well when you’re not practicing yoga on the mat. This is actually huge. Think other sports, playing with kids at the playground, walking/hiking with friends, what I call “kitchen yoga,” and more. I’ll help keep you moving in all kinds of ways! It’ll be fun.

Practice Accountability System (Value = Priceless)

I’ll support your practice goals to ensure you’re getting your rituals set up so home practice and LIFE  can happen. I’ll help you develop a personal practice calendar and will keep you accountable! Everyone can benefit from the buddy system!

Reconnect Care Package (Value = $150)

I’ll mail you some super fun and useful things to get you going with the program. It’s so awesome to get things in the real live mailbox, don’t you think?

Total Value = $4,050 (+ priceless stuff)

Total Reconnect Program Investment = $2,295

*payment plans available

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