Yoga in on tap with Open Conversations

Holly Holmquist, host of Open Conversations, is excited to welcome Robbie Short to her Sunday, May 7th program from 3 p.m. – 4 p.m. Robbie is an inspired yoga instructor in Franklin, TN offering yoga from the Heart to enlighten the Soul.

Robbie graduated from UNC-Charlotte, studying Sociology and Religious Studies, before spending the next 12 years traveling the world as a flight attendant. She started her yoga practice in 2000 at home in Asheville but after moving to Nashville in 2001, the tragedy of 9/11 brought her to her first live class feeling scarred in every way. Yoga became her therapy, her saving grace, her love & her passion. Initially, Robbie’s respect for Yoga blossomed as she dove into the deeper aspects through self study, practicing near & far, research, and attending multiple workshops with various established teachers.

Following these journeys & experiencing personal awakenings, she decided to obtain both her 200 RYT yoga certification as well as a meditation teaching certification from The Expanding Light in Nevada City, CA. from the lineage of Paramahansa Yogananda. She has since served on the Yoga Society Nashville board, was an ambassador for Lululemon for two years, taught at international retreats, as well as in and around Franklin/Nashville in studios, gyms, churches, festivals, parks, schools, and corporate offices. Robbie is now in her 8th year of owning the studio and recently completed her 500 hour RYT through the Asheville Yoga Center.

Her teaching style encourages a spiritual approach going “above and beyond” just the physical aspects of the practice. Robbie plans her classes so that there is always some inspiration with “spiritual food or contemplative thought,” whether it’s through yogic philosophy, storytelling, insightful quotes, or personalizing the affirmations. Robbie’s teaching style is strongly influenced by the impact of her own respected teachers, Gyandev & Diksha McCord and continues to expand with more practice, life experience, implementing yogic teachings, and all the valuable lessons she learns from her guru son Gabriel.  Robbie’s approach to teaching touches the heart and soul! So much so that Half Moon Yoga Healing  is coined “Franklin’s Heart Yoga”. Robbie invites YOU to join us for an experiential practice using this B.K.S. Iyengar quote as motivation: “Your body is the bow, the asanas are the arrows, and the target is the soul.”

To learn more about Robbie and her rich background please visit.

Holly Holmquist, for her part, is a Day Minister, Spiritual Mentor and radio show host. Holly offers private mentoring sessions, classes and workshops. Learn about her and her radio show here.