I am a Deaf Auslan Yoga teacher with a passion of creating, learning and sharing the love of yoga. Yoga has helped me to remove some of the obstacles that allowed me to a fuller expression of my true nature. I believe yoga allows us to be within ourselves and that it has a place for everyone seeking to be their best self. I offer weekly classes, workshops, retreats and one to one sessions at my lovely Thornbury studio “Auslansoulyoga” or via online. I am excited to be part of the Auslan yoga movement where yoga is not a privilege but accessible, inclusive and culturally sensitive for members of the Deaf community. Irene is also available to provide Deaf Awareness Training for Hearing Yoga Teachers. Non signers who are learning Auslan are welcome to attend her classes.
“We carry inside us the wonders we seek outside us.” – Rumi.
I am also an artist where patterns, connections, fragments and memories appear in my works as many layers of perceptions from within and from others in our lives. As a sculptor, printmaker and painter and as an outsider searching for identity, I use different mediums to disseminate and capture the symbolic language within our hands. My works have been shown at St Heiliers Gallery, FLOW festival, Women’s Gallery, Firestation Gallery, Melbourne Fringe Festivals and local contemporary events. Recently directed and produced the sell out “Invisible Skin” show for the Melbourne Fringe 2019 at Loop Project Space Bar. I have worked as a curator, workshop presenter, art classes and board director of Arts Access Victoria. Currently working as a co creative director for the FLOW festival 2021 – Deaf Arts. I believe my art is a social movement, a documentation of those influenced by the mainstream who have (un)intentionally removed the rights of people to be different, Deaf and proud.
Art has always been a playground of creative journeys for me and currently, studying Art Therapy and Yoga Therapy courses which I believe are powerful tools for discovering own voice through play, explorations and resolutions. I look forward to sharing this with you.
“The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” ~ Lao Tzu