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Kahuna Temple is the loving result of a 9 years journey, which started with the simple, and yet not easy, decision, to dive deep within myself.
In the search of who I am, and of my purpose in life, I came across different modalities and understandings that have supported my emotional and spiritual evolution. These new perspectives have deeply impacted my understanding of the world and of the human body.
I have discovered how human beings have such an innate capacity for resilience and the tendency to flourish. At times we need the help of a wise companion to help us walk through the difficulties and reconnect with our inner resources. Tools such as
Touch, connection, movement, presence, stillness, listening.
are not only available for everyone but can be further facilitated through bodywork.
In my journey, I have both wrestled with and come at peace with the meaning of acceptance, self-love, compassion, connection and a sense of safety in the world. This couldn't have been possible without the help of trusted therapists, friends and family. My journey has most inspired me to be of support to others, encouraged me to be an active participant in one's life wellbeing.
In 2011 I started my yoga practice, in 2013 I became a teacher, studied reiki, Thai massage, shiatsu, and when I arrive din Australia, in 2015, I learnt the beautiful arts of Lomi Lomi and kahuna bodywork. I continue deepening my studies and my curiosity about the body-mind connection through different modalities such as Integrative Psychothterapy, dance, and meditation.
As I keep moving, discovering and exploring with courage this mysterious life, I have a strong desire to be in support of your unique journey.
I trust in the wisdom of the body, in the power of the heart and in the capacity that oneself has to heal.
In my sessions, I aim to support the client in coming back to a connection with self. I work gently with each client, allowing the process to naturally unfold. I offer a unique space of presence, love and nurturing.
2022: Gottman Method Couple Therapy, Level 1 training - The Gottman Project Institute
2022: Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1 & 2 - Janina Fisher
2019-2021: Bachelor Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy - IKON Institute
2020: 20hrs of training in Trauma-Sensitive Yoga with the Center for Trauma and Embodiment at JRI Yoga Program
2018: Emotional Anatomy Consultant - Soulspace Brisbane
2018: Heartwork Lomi Lomi - Carita Wong
2017-2018: Diploma of Remedial - Australian College of Eastern Medicine
2017: 800hours - Byron Yoga Centre - Cert IV
2015-2018: Kahuna Lev 1-6 - Mette Institute
2013: 50 hours - Thai Massage - Agama Yoga
2013: Reiki Master
2013: Yoga Teacher Training - Rishikesh Yogapeeth - 500hours RYT - Yoga Alliance
"Irene has the hands and spirit of angel. Her touch is intuitive and healing and she is a highly skilled massage practitioner.
I would highly recommend to all."