Serving the community is an integral part of Irèni's healing arts practice. Since COVID-19, Irèni has taught in vulnerable communities in Peterborough, Nogojiwanong, Ontario. Her offerings have benefitted seniors 80 to 101 years old with Somatic movement, Therapeutic Barre and Dance classes at Senior Retirement Residencies. Irèni has expanded her knowledge to clients of the Brain Injury Association with Mindful Somatic Movement & Gentle Yoga & Dance. A Yoga Alliance 2023 Teaching for Equity grant offered Irèni the opportunity to teach Yoga to women in vulnerable communities at The New Canadian Centre and women with Acquired Brain Injury at The Brain Injury Association, Peterborough, Nogojiwanong, Ontario.
"Ireni"s best quality is the ability to care, without bias, for all the humans I have seen her come in contact with. The compassion she shows the older adults speak to her remarkable character."
Andra Hughes, Wellness Coordinator: AON Senior Retirement Residencies. Peterborough, Ontario
"My mother has Alzheimer's, and how she blossoms during the Somatic Movement class at the Senior Residency is remarkable. With each class, her movements expand. She tells me that it makes her feel "creative and good." Irèni sincerely connects with each person who attends. My mother always remembers her, which is interesting and unusual. It's a beautiful class."
"Irèni has a natural talent in how she connects with clients. With Irèni's support, participants experienced the healing benefits of movement, freedom of personal expression, and increased self-concept ".
Brain Injury Association, Peterborough Region.