About Irene

I am fascinated with the body, and the way we express ourselves, our emotions and our history through physical form and movement.  I work with my students and clients to find freedom, comfort and peace in their body.  I believe that your body has innate intelligence, and that change is possible on many levels.

In 2007, I completed training at the Brian Utting School of Massage and became a licensed massage therapist.  I have received additional training and certification in Craniosacral Therapy, Visceral Manipulation, and Neuromuscular Therapy.  My work combes specific deep tissue and therapeutic work with a holistic approach that soothes and reorders patterns of tension in the nervous system.

I have been studying yoga since 1998, and teaching yoga since 2004.   I completed my teacher training at Pacific Yoga, and continued training in the Anusara tradition with Denise Benitez.   I currently am studying with Portland teacher Sarahjoy Marsh, and am a devoted student of Insight Meditation.  I also draw inspiration from modern and partner dance.


About my work

I work with both bodywork and yoga therapy – you may choose either or both.   This means we can work in a variety of ways, using active movement, manual therapy, breathwork and dialogue.  My approach can be gentle and soothing, deep and specific, and profoundly relaxing and insightful.

I specialize in helping people with:

  • Chronic pain, tension or stress
  • Headaches
  • Neck, head or jaw pain
  • Brain injury and concussion
  • Anxiety, depression, grief
  • Back pain
  • Joint pain or injury
  • Scoliosis and structural pain