ALIGNED FLOW TEACHER TRAINING DIRECTOR & RETREAT LEADER
My journey started over 15 years ago as a personal trainer. Movement had always been a part of my life and the transition into yoga was a natural and much needed one. The shift into teaching and practicing yoga came at a time when the stress of running my business had wreaked havoc on my body, mind and spirit. Yoga played a starring role in healing my body and helping to manage an auto-immune disorder. It also led me to the beaches of Tulum where I hosted my first yoga retreat in 2010.
This was a life-changing experience that set the wheels of change in motion. Two years and three yoga retreat later, I made the decision to pack up my life in Canada and drive via motor home to Tulum with my cat and dog as co-pilots. What was meant to be a short stay morphed into 2 years. My adventures in Tulum have led to the opening Yoga Dicha Studio.
TEACHING STYLE: is based on the Aligned Flow Method and Foundation that I developed. Strong, playful and mindful with attention to alignment and deep connection to the heart. Be prepared to sweat, explore, and laugh.
YOGA OFF THE MAT: Travel, exploring new places, food... these are like moving meditations to me. But my biggest yoga off the mat moments come from my work with Help Tulum Dogs (local animal welfare org.) and nurturing the pups I foster before they're off to forever homes.
YOGA TEACHER | TEACHER TRAINING ASSISTANT
After years of theatre and performing arts Irene discovered the hot yoga practice and changed her life. Moved to Mexico in 2013, she became a yoga teacher. First teaching to kids then hatha flow. Once she got her certification in hot yoga, she started traveling. From that moment she never stopped. From California to Madrid, Amsterdam, Colombia, Florida, Costa Rica as trainer, retreat teacher, interpreter and chef.
Her love for the practice and the people continuously brings her to looking for new experiences, where she can grow and humbly make steps foreword in her path.
WHAT DOES DICHA MEAN TO YOU: To me Yoga Dicha means to evolve, a transformation, a new way to face life finding a light in every step of our path. It’s to embrace every experience with love and compassion. Yoga Dicha is where you can grow and are not alone. Where your breath resounds with who’s next to you and your true Self can shines.