Irene is a yogini based out of Antigua, Guatemala. Highly involved in the yoga community of her
town, Irene first discover the practice of Ashtanga Yoga in 2015. Irene is a dedicated practitioner and teacher of Ashtanga Yoga.
She has study with several senior teachers: Mark Robbers, Taylor Hunt and Day Christensen , she did her first trip to India in 2016 and got her 200h Yoga Alliance, after that she went back in 2018 to study at the source of Ashtanga Yoga with her teacher Sri Sharath Jois at his institute in Mysore.
After discovering the practice in my mid 20’s, I had no doubt Ashtanga yoga would be a part of my life forever. I was instantly drawn to the ancient practice, and I continue to be fascinated by its rich history, physical rigor, and mental stimulation.
In my classes, I challenge my students to grow through meeting their physical edge with friendliness. I teach my students to practice listening, both to their bodies and most importantly each inhale and exhale. I am dedicated to the growth and development of my students, both on and off their mats, and beleive yoga begins when you leave the studio.
Ashtanga Yoga has taught me how to let go of self-doubt and laziness. In my life, I have become the person that I am on my mat – courageous, fearless, dedicated, kind, and compassionate and can’t wait to share that with my students. I have experienced first-hand the powerful benefits of Ashtanga yoga, and I want to teach anyone willing to learn that they, too, can have superpowers.
She’s also co-founder of the Shakti Shala.