Irene has been a yoga enthusiast and practitioner since 2007. She is an E-RYT 500 with Yoga Alliance receiving her 200 hour certification with Fire Shaper Hot Yoga in August of 2015. Furthering her training, she completed her 500 hour Advanced Certification in November of 2017 with Raji Thron at Yoga Synthesis. In October of 2018, she completed an Advanced Training with Kula for Karma focusing on Mental Health, Trauma, and Addiction.
Irene’s love of weight training and powerlifting began in 2013. In October of 2015 she earned her weight training certification. Under the coaching of Angelo Mazza at ONE Fitness Performance Center, Irene competed in her first Powerlifting Competition in February of 2016, placing first in her class.
Her enthusiasm and love of fitness is evident in every class that she teaches. Her intention for all of her students and clients is to have them leave their practice/ training feeling safe, challenged, encouraged, and above all else, smiling! Irene believes in personal growth for all, and that practice may never make anything perfect, but it certainly improves the overall journey.