About Robin

Thank you for being here with me. Let’s ‘spill the tea’ – as the hipsters like to say…

My mission is empowering women with inner fitness practices and simple nutrition strategies that support lifelong wellness that works in ALL seasons of life – especially the busy, challenging times.

My story of healing and wellness is full of darkness and setbacks ranging from significant childhood trauma, to mental illness, to addiction, to autoimmune disease.

In full truth – I know healing and wellness because I live it. I work every day to build balance and energy for my mind, body, and spirit. 

It has taken me decades to collect the tools and practices that have shaped my healing and recovery. I hope to teach you what I needed while navigating my path to wellness, to support you in personalizing your wellness path.

Professionally, I spent my twenties and most of my thirties as a mathematics teacher utilizing my principal’s license to explore leadership opportunities. In my thirties I also worked part-time as a wellness coach for a leading company for weight management, as I learned how to maintain my weight loss while educating and inspiring others to do the same. 

Everything shifted for me when, after years of dealing with significant infertility, I was blessed with a baby girl.

Not only did her arrival give me a deep fulfillment and sense of purpose that I had never known I needed, growing into motherhood challenged me with the opportunity to truly heal the wounds of my past.

To keep me accountable on staying healthy and spread the light that I have found, I built Robin’s WellNest LLC where I teach and lead empowered wellness through inner fitness and simple nutrition. Thank you for being here, and I’m excited to give you my love and support.

Truth be told, the challenge of healing was ugly and scary. Perhaps as my blog and social communities grow,
I will share some of these stories that have shaped my past and informed my future. But until then, know this-
wherever you are, it is okay. 

It is okay to struggle, it is okay to fall. Growth is messy and complicated. Healing is hard. But as a dedicated
practitioner of both, I can assure you that it is all worth it. 

The only thing that is not okay is thinking that you are alone. The bravest thing you can do is get help. I am here to help you. Whether you are just beginning your wellness journey, or you are seeking to add more tools to your regimen, I am here. I’ll give you education, inspiration and support to meet you where you are, and move you to where you want to grow.

Robin Richards, M.A., Ed.S.

Professionally Teaching, Coaching and Mentoring since 2004 Health & Wellness Coaching since 2016


  • Nutrition Coach, National Academy of Sports Medicine
  • Mindful Eating, Yoga Renew
  • Reiki Master Teacher, Karuna, Holy Fire III, Animal Reiki, The International Center for Reiki Training
  • Yoga Teacher, 200 Hour, YogaRenew
  • Meditation Teacher, 100 Hour, Yogamu LLC
  • Mindfulness Teacher, 20 Hour, YogaRenew
  • Licensed Teacher, States of Minnesota and Nevada
  • Licensed Administrator, State of Minnesota


  • Education Specialist Degree from Mankato State University, Minnesota
  • Master of the Arts Degree from Concordia University St. Paul, Minnesota
  • Bachelor of Science Degree from Winona State University, Minnesota

“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

 – Maya Angelou