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 grew up in England and moved to the Netherlands in 2010. She is very grateful to live in the beautiful city of Amsterdam. She a certified yoga teacher (RYT 520 hrs) and has been teaching yoga since she first became a qualified teacher in 2015.
Irene teaches vinyasa, ashtanga, hatha and pranayama classes at yoga studios in Amsterdam (Delight and Tula). She also offers private sessions tailored to the students individual needs and workshops to dedicated students and companies interested in improving their staff wellbeing.
From a young age Irene was introduced to Eastern health and movement practices, with both her parents being tai chi and chi gong teachers. Irene's passion for yoga began in 2012 when she was seeking therapeutic benefits for a knee injury. She was amazed by the physical benefits it brought to the body and also the calming effect on the mind. Quickly yoga became a major part of her life and source of strength and inspiration. Irene loves to take her yoga mat wherever she goes and has practiced yoga for six months in India, many different European countries, the US and South East Asia.
Training & Certification (RYT 520 hrs):
- Hatha 200-RYT | Robert Boustany & Dorinda Farver
- Advanced Teacher Training 150-RYT | Katiza Satya & Kevin Sahaj
- The Path of Ashtanga 100-RYT | Claudia Pradella & Eva Ugolini
- Vinyasa Alignment 50-RYT | Adela Serrano & Sandra Carson
- Pranayama & Assists 20-RYT | Moena de Jong
Irene 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 feels lucky to regularly assist and learn from her ashtanga mysore teachers Claudia Pradella and Eva Ugolini. Irene is also excited to be studying intensively for a month in 2019 with internationally renowned ashtanga and vinyasa krama teacher Matthew Sweeney.
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.