“I’ve sampled yoga with different teachers over the years but keep coming back to Irene because of her attention to detail, focus on technique, calming manner, and knowledge of the history of yoga.”
For me, yoga is a practice which helps me release stress, restore inner peace, feel good, and stay physically fit. I discovered yoga in my thirties (when pregnant – someone told me that ‘yoga is good for you’) and it has stayed with me as a personal practice since then.
What has drawn me to yoga then and now is a feeling of general wellbeing and contentment after practicing, a feeling of being at home in my body and myself – something I hope my students are experiencing as well. Yoga has been a constant anchor for me, it has helped me keep my balance through career changes, raising my children, and dealing with the challenges of a busy life.
I am enthusiastic about the benefits of yoga for all ages (my youngest student is 13, the oldest 91). My classes focus on practicing poses and slow flows and always include time for reflection and relaxation. I place great emphasis on safe practice and love it when there are smiles in the room.
I trained with Yoga Professionals in London and continue learning by regularly attending workshops with leading yoga teachers from varying traditions and backgrounds. I still enjoy attending yoga classes, often practicing alongside my students in one of the centres I’m teaching at.
My special interest lies in Yoga for Managing Stress, as it allows me to combine my previous work as a stress counsellor with my passion for yoga.
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