- Irene is a yoga therapist focused on healing-centered engagement, nurturing her client’s strengths to empower healing and create dynamic balance from within themselves. With specialized experience in women’s health, Lyme disease and tick-borne illnesses, substance use recovery, and chronic pain management, Irene guides clients in an exploration of the ways in which they can access their own innate wisdom and move toward easing suffering. Her therapeutic practice support clients in navigating the complexities of how their own individual body, mind, breath, spirit, and cultural context all mutually reinforce one another.
- Irene’s philosophy is deeply rooted in respect and care for the self as but one aspect of cultivating the greater good and connecting with others. She believes that when we cultivate awareness, honesty, and acceptance within ourselves, we are better equipped with the tools to truly listen, to live more fully, and to approach others with compassion.
- Irene holds a Master of Science in Yoga Therapy from Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH), and is certified by the International Association of Yoga Therapists. Her clinical experience includes Howard County General Hospital, Integrace Neurocognitive Clinic, and MUIH’s Natural Care Clinic, as well as collaborations with the Martha’s Vineyard Lyme Center, Martha’s Vineyard Community Services Recovery Coaching Program, and Martha’s Vineyard Family Planning Clinic.
- Additionally, she holds certifications in prenatal yoga (Integral Yoga, NYC), kids’ yoga (Karma Kids, NYC), Thai massage (Sunshine Massage Network, Thailand), and is a DONA-trained birth doula.
Yoga therapy is an emerging field that uses the various tools of yoga to help address specific symptoms or areas of concerns, while empowering the individual to progress on their own path of wellness.
According to the International Association of Yoga Therapists (the certifying organization for the field), Yoga Therapy is “the process of empowering individuals to progress toward improved health and wellbeing through the application of the teachings and practices of yoga”. Applying a wide variety of physical exercises/postures (asanas), specific breathing techniques (pranayama), meditation, hand gestures (mudras), and guidelines for lifestyle and relationships as they are relevant to the client, yoga therapy aims to aims to enhance awareness and support balance of the mutual interaction of body, breath, mind, intellect, emotions, and spirit. In the relationship between client and yoga therapist, specific symptoms will be identified and their underlying imbalances targeted with applicable yoga practices.
- To learn more about yog therapy, visit https://cdn.ymaws.com/www.iayt.org/resource/resmgr/Docs_Articles/IAYTDef_YogaTherapy_Ed_Stand.pdf
Intake – 90 minutes $165
Follow Up 60 minutes $140