Exploring life from the mat

Robbin Schneider is the founder of Joiful Life. (Submitted photo)

Robbin Schneider is the founder of Joiful Life. (Submitted photo)

By Dawn Pearson

Running and needing more flexibility for marathons helped Robbin Schneider step into yoga more than 15 years ago.

Schneider, former owner of Lotus Heart Yoga Centre in Carmel, is stretching her yoga experience and teaching into and new program for young women not only to strengthen their physical bodies, but also to open their hearts and minds with her new program, Joiful Life.

“My yoga journey began years ago just so I could get more flexibility for running marathons,” Schneider said. “My time on my mat has truly changed and inspired my life’s path.”

And she is bringing this mobile experience to Joiful Life hoping to help young women of Carmel and Zionsville from the ages of 8 to 18, by empowering and instilling them with awareness, choices and confidences for their futures.

“Youths today are overwhelmed and riddled with worry, anxiety and stress as well as massive amounts of incoming information via technology, this program gives them tools to navigate through the chaos of emotions, growth and maturity,” Schenider said. “It will enable them to progress through their teen years with the strength of personal self-worth and belief in their own inherent value.”

This yogini, mother, wife and teacher will bring this program to the community via homes, schools studios, businesses and churches.

“I can bring this program to you,” Schneider said. “It is set up as a series or workshop that will cover a set number of topics or specific topics to a group. Each class has a purpose and theme encouraging conversation, discussion, sharing and trust.”

Here are one mom’s thoughts.

“Robbin’s yoga program has been a wonderful experience for my daughter, Lauren,” Ellen Cooler stated. “Lauren has had such a positive experience and gained new insight about herself and her world. Middle school can be a tough place sometimes and Robbin has provided a fun, safe place for Lauren and her friends to talk and share their thoughts and feelings as well as have fun doing yoga. Lauren loves Robbin, she is such a positive role model for her and someone she can turn to for help and trusted advice.”

Cooler continued: “As a parent, I am thrilled that Lauren has another adult to turn to that has only her best interests at heart, especially since she might not always want to hear things from me. Lauren definitely wants to continue to be a part of Robbin’s program. We think the world of Robbin.”

For pricing and more information on how to be a part of Joiful Life, visit www.joifullife.com.

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