Antara means creating openness and space. This can be in a physical sense of your body becoming more flexible and open from practicing yoga, but also in a mental sense of finding ways to reduce stress and give your brain a chance to relax and create more space. Irene Lomer founded Antara Yoga in 2016 with the goal to help others find this spacious feeling both in their bodies and minds.
Irene is originally from England and lives in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. Growing up with Tai Chi and Chi Gong teachers as parents she was introduced to Eastern health and movement practices at a young age. She has been practicing yoga for over seven years.
Irene teaches regular vinyasa, hatha and pranayama classes at yoga studios in Amsterdam (Tula, Great and YogaFest). She also offers private sessions tailored to the students individual needs and gives yoga workshops to dedicated students and to companies interested in improving their staff wellbeing.
Irene's passion began after being drawn to the therapeutic benefits of yoga for a severe knee injury. She was amazed not only by the physical benefits it brought to the body but also to the calming effect on the mind. Quickly yoga became a major part of her life and source of strength and inspiration. After living half a year to India she found a daily yoga practice helped find space with a busy city life. On returning to Holland she decided to deepen her yoga practice via a teacher training.
Irene is a certified yoga teacher (RYT 420 hrs) taught by some very inspiring teachers:
She has also completed a MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) training with Cecile Mertens and a 10-day Vipassana course in meditation.
For Irene continuing her yoga studies as a student are equally as important as sharing her teachings. She is currently studying with Claudia Pradella and Eva Ugolini (The Path of Ashtanga, 100 hours). Later this year she also intending to to complete her Advanced teacher training (350 hours+) at Delight with Katiza Satya and Kevin Sahaj.
Whether you are new to yoga or more experienced Irene would love to meet you and share this spacious practice with you. Please do get in touch if you are interested in organizing a business workshop, private yoga class or would like to attend a group class or workshop.