Iris has always been a sports enthusiast. When she was three years old, she started skiing, later she did horseback riding, dancing, played tennis and finally discovered basketball, which she played quite intensively for a big part of her life. After some injuries, she decided to join her mum for a yoga class. She instantly liked it. But somehow, she still wasn’t ready for it. Instead she went for an aerobics instructor certificate. Yet, when she was at Uni, she realized, she needed something more than just mindlessly exhausting herself physically. This is when she was ready for it – for yoga. And this time she did fall in love with it, all the way!
After many years of dedicated practice, she finally decided to go for it and do a teacher training. Her best decision ever! She first trained with Susan Tomasko, later on with John Ogilvie (Purna Yoga), Baron Baptiste (Power Yoga), Ana Davis (Pre- and Postnatal), Har Simrat Kaur (Kundalini), Betsy Downing and Julie Smerdon (Anusara) and has been attending a lot of different workshops with people such as Seane Corn, Patrick Creelman, Simon Borg-Oliver, Duncan Peak etc. Iris is looking forward to many more to follow.
Iris’s oga classes are powerful, yet grounded. She likes to experiment and to mix some Purna, Kundalini and Anusara elements into her otherwise very classical power yoga practices. In her calm and clear way she helps students to explore their bodies and reach their full potential. Her greatest enjoyment in yoga teaching is to encourage students to foster an attitude of acceptance and compassion towards themselves while still reaching for further development.