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, Pranayama and Mindfulness Meditation classes and workshops 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 staff wellbeing in the workplace.
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 in India, South East Asia, many different European countries and the US.
Irene has completed a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training with Cecile Mertens and a 10-day Vipassana Meditation course. She has also studied intensively for one month with internationally renowned Ashtanga and Vinyasa Krama teacher Matthew Sweeney.
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. Later this year she will be returning for a month self practice with Matthew Sweeney. She also intends to continue her Mindfulness training next year in MBSR with the Bangor University and UK Mindfulness Network.
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.