Captain Robin Cushing is the RPC for Train, Teach & Transform in Hawaii. She is a Warriors at Ease Teacher sharing yoga in military and veteran communities on Oahu, including Team Red White and Blue in Honolulu, the Marine Wounded Warrior Detachment in Kaneohe, and the Western Oahu Vet Center in Kapolei.
Robin first discovered yoga in 2002, after entering the U.S. Army. Along with the physical demands of the military, she would often become injured from over training. Yoga helped her heal and strengthen her body to prevent injuries. Yoga came back into the picture in 2013, during her deployment in Afghanistan. This time she used meditation and breathing techniques of yoga to help with her insomnia. She realized the best way to control her monkey brain is to do meditation in the form of vinyasa yoga by moving slowly and using her breath with the movements. Robin received her Master’s in Physician Assistant Studies and is an Army Physician Assistant (PA). Her time as an Army PA has made her see not only the physical wounds that the war has caused, but also invisible wounds. Robin became passionate about sharing yoga as a healing method to others and completed her 200-hour teacher training at Hawaii Yoga Institute in 2014. Robin is an active duty Army officer currently pursuing her Doctorate in Public Health at the University of Hawaii, where her dissertation focus is looking at how yoga can help others that may be suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).