DR. ROBYN TIGER
Medical Doctor, MD, DipABLM
Board Certified Lifestyle Medicine
Board Certified Diagnostic Radiology
Certified Life Coach
Certified Yoga Therapist, C-IAYT
Certified iRest® Meditation Teacher
In the 3rd grade, my teacher rolled out a life-sized skeleton and I had a major aha moment. I realized for the very first time that skeletons are not just for Halloween costumes and decorations, but actually are the infrastructure that supports our bodies and at that very moment, I decided I wanted to become a physician.
I spent 10 years in medical training and 15 years practicing Diagnostic Radiology. Not a day would go by that I wasn’t completely fascinated by what that technology provided. I felt privileged to “peer inside” my patients’ bodies and search for the etiologies behind their symptoms and illnesses.
But over time, I felt incredibly stressed, anxious, imbalanced and overwhelmed. I developed many symptoms and illnesses of my own. I consulted with several of my medical colleagues, took many medications, and was even in therapy in an effort to improve my mental health. And I only got worse. I decided to seek out another avenue to health...
I had been hearing and reading more and more about yoga and meditation, but being a gym rat, I was quite skeptical. A local studio was offering a “Yoga 101” course so I decided to give it a try and found that my preconceived notions were all incorrect. After the very first class, I felt an unbelievable shift. I experienced a sense of calm and peace that was palpable.
Over time, my symptoms and “illnesses” all resolved. Every last one.
My scientifically trained mind needed to unwrap the mystifying impact of yoga and meditation practices at a deeper, fact-based level. I dove into the medical literature and learned that these practices diminish the side effects and improve outcomes for many medical conditions. In addition, they significantly decrease stress levels which enhance well-being, and even increase longevity!
Next up: Mindset. In working with life coaches, I learned how to manage my mind. I came to understand that our thoughts, not our circumstances, determine our feelings, actions and ultimately the results that we create.
What else? Yes there is more!
Stress management is just one key component to self-care. It is the overarching umbrella guiding your decisions about your nutrition, exercise, sleep, social life, connection with nature, and use of risky substances/escapes. These 7 key pillars together define Lifestyle Medicine.
Feeling that this newfound knowledge was too important to keep all to myself, I became certified in all of the disciplines that healed me. I obtained specialty board certification in Lifestyle Medicine, yoga therapy, meditation and life coaching.
With physician stress, anxiety, depression and burnout on the rise, and having personally lost 3 medical colleagues to suicide, I am deeply passionate about sharing what I have learned with as many physicians as I can.
As a trauma-informed well-being expert, I am here to support you so that you, too, can learn how to elevate your health and well-being and live your happiest, most fulfilling life!
"I asked Dr. Robyn Tiger to be a guest expert in my mental health membership program and she delivered an absolutely perfect experience for my members. With her beautiful blend of approachable professionalism, innate calmness and practical tools, she provided a very impactful and supportive session for the women who attended. Robyn is an expert in mindful self-care and her presentations are invaluable."
Dr. Carly Crewe, MD CCFP
Host of The Eunoia Collective