Irene started at YogaBalance in 2010 as a Studio Assistant (one of our best, ever!), and graduated with her 200-hour YogaWorks Certification in 2014. She is also trained in Prenatal Yoga instruction. She started practicing yoga before college as a method to relieve stress and to gain greater flexibility and strength, and she also strives to achieve greater spiritual knowledge. With a particular interest in teaching yoga to military personnel, Irene seeks to help all her students to maintain a lifelong yoga practice.
Irene instructs the following:
In this well-rounded class, we will stretch and strengthen our bodies, open our hearts and calm our minds. We will practice longer-held postures with a focus on alignment to refine and deepen our practice. We will practice flow sequences to help us connect with our breath and our subtle energy. Guided by the wisdom of yoga philosophy, we will learn to relate more deeply and authentically with ourselves and the world around us. Appropriate for all - modifications will be offered for beginners.
Our most vigorous and advanced class, based on the Vinyasa Flow style of yoga. We will explore a variety of fluid movements, postures and breathing techniques, moving from one posture to the next on each inhale and exhale, generating heat, strength and toning. Our Flow classes may explore arm balances and inversions, but modifications will be offered to ensure the class is appropriate for anyone who wants a challenge.
Perfect for beginners or experienced students who want a slower paced, less strenuous class. In this class, we focus on stretching postures, gentle flows and breathing techniques that release stress, reduce tension and promote relaxation through a calm, meditative approach to the practice. A wonderful class for students of all ages and for anyone that wants to slow down, learn to quiet their mind and be nurtured.
Prenatal Yoga August-October
Congratulations on your pregnancy! Join us for a six-week series of classes that will enable you to stay fit and active, reduce stress and become more in tune with your body at this very special time.
We will explore pregnancy-specific yoga postures, flows, modifications and variations that will help you find more comfort as your baby grows and your body changes. We will practice various breathing and relaxation techniques to help you stay calm and at ease during your pregnancy and during childbirth. We will create a supportive community and nurturing environment in which you will feel pampered, nourished and rejuvenated.
No class on Labor Day, Monday, September 4. $95 per person for the full 6 weeks. YB monthly members get a 10% discount. Spaces are limited, so enroll asap.