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Yvette Marí Robles



Yvette Marí Robles is a curandera. She is devoted to embodying, nurturing and sustaining the values of love and liberty. Her work is integrative, situating healing in the hearts and hands of communities and mother earth, prioritizing self-determination, transformation, and inner work as social change.

As a consultant and wellness coach in the education, health and human services she offers learning experiences that center health equity, health and healing potential, power and purpose, building individual and community resilience.

At UW-Stevens Point, Yvette serves as associate lecturer in the School of Health Sciences and Wellness, teaching health coaching, stress management program development and health equity.

Yvette Marí holds an M.A. in Integrative Health and Wellness, is a National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC), a registered yoga teacher (RYT 500), and a certified Reiki Shihan. She maintains a healing practice on the unceded land of the Yelamu and Ramaytush Ohlone. She enjoys growing food, making herbal medicine and communing with the ancestors.

Presentations and Publications


  • University of California San Francisco, CSF Department of Ob/Gyn at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
    Race and Health Equity Training Series, 2021



  • Mount Madonna Institute Diversity, Race Equity and Inclusion Board Committee Member (2021-present)

Fun Facts

Last book you read?

The 400 Year Holocaust by Dante D. King

Best advice you ever received?


What did you want to be when you were growing up?

A wizard, detective and teacher. I am currently all three.

Favorite Quote?

“Without understanding there can be no true love.” – Thich Nhat Hanh

One thing about your department that you are most proud of?

The acknowledgment that race and health equity matters and we are in need of prioritizing it and addressing systems change.

What do you enjoy most about teaching?

My students hearts. I get to see and hear their vulnerability, that is to say their courage. I also have the honor of witnessing their growth as they try new health and healing modalities, center community, and create well-being programming to better peoples quality of life. I find my students to be my greatest inspiration.

A piece of advice to students pursuing education in your department

Stay connected and open to your heart, your intuition, your felt sense. Health studies does require science, facts, evidence based data. It also requires relatability, compassion, and unconditional positive regard for those we serve. Who you as a healer is important.

Yvette Mari Robles
Associate Lecturer - Health and Wellness Coaching


M.A. in Integrative Health and Wellness
California Institute of Integral Studies, 2013

National Board Certified Health and Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)

Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT 500)

Certified Reiki Shihan

B.A. in Psychology
San Francisco State University, 2004

A.A. in Multidisciplinary Studies
De Anza College, 2002