About the Teacher
Antara Means Creating Openness and Space
Irene Lomer founded Antara Yoga in 2016 with the goal to help others feel flexible and relaxed physically and mentally. She is a certified (520-RYT) Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Hatha, Pranayama and Mindfulness Meditation teacher. She offers group and private classes and workshops online and face-to-face in Amsterdam.
Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher | Founder of Antara Yoga
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 is a certified yoga teacher (RYT 520 hrs) that has been teaching yoga since 2015.
From a young age Irene was introduced to eastern health and movement practices, growing up with both her parents teaching Tai Chi and Chi Gong. Irene's passion for yoga began in 2012, when seeking the therapeutic benefits og yoga for a knee injury. She was amazed by the physical benefits it brought to her body and calming effect it had on her 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 in India, South East Asia, the US and across Europe.
Irene practices and teaches Ashtanga, Vinyasa and Hatha yoga which focus on balancing strength and flexibility of the body and mind. She believes these different styles of yoga offer the possibility for everyone to find an approach that works best for their body. Irene finds the focus on breathing very important within Asana (physical yoga practice) and Pranayama (formal seated breathing exercises). She is also enthusiastic about focusing on building concentration and awareness in the mind through Mindfulness Meditation.
For Irene continuing her yoga studies also as a student is 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. She also plans to return to practice intensively with international renowned Ashtanga, Vinyasa Krama, Pranayama and Meditation teacher Matthew Sweeney in 2021. Irene also will be continuing her studies in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course with the Bangor University and UK Mindfulness Network.
Whether you are new to yoga or more experienced and want to deepen your pracice, Irene would love to meet you. Please do get in touch if you are interested participating in private classes or workshops, or are would like to organize yoga and/or mindfulness in the workplace.