About Irene Lyon

Irene Lyon, MSC. and nervous system expert, teaches people around the world how to work with the nervous system to transform trauma, heal body and mind, and live full, creative lives. To date her online work has reached people in over 57(!) countries – but you can often find her teaching with Elia Mrak at their signature Up & Down workshops or hiking in the mountains or along the Pacific ocean in her hometown of Vancouver, British Columbia. She has her Master’s in Biomedical and Health Science and also has a knack for making complex info easy for ALL of us to understand and apply to our lives. She has extensively studied and practices the works of Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais, Peter Levine (founder of Somatic Experiencing) and Kathy Kain (founder of Somatic Practice).

Healthy guts, hormones, sleep & a lot more with Kitty Martone

Most of you probably don’t know this, but before I got into nervous system work, healing trauma, and all things neuroplasticity, I majored in exercise and biomedical science, as well as applied human nutrition (all these details are on my about page).  I studied nutrition and all the [...]

By |2021-10-21T15:31:30-07:00October 24th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Titration. Why it’s important when healing trauma

Most months* I do a live special topic lecture covering a topic that I know from professional and personal experience is essential education for optimal nervous system health, healing trauma, and all things neuroplasticity.  Today I want to highlight what I covered back in September - it had [...]

By |2021-10-07T12:31:24-07:00October 17th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Nervous system education is essential for healing trauma (one story & one example)

A little while ago I did a video on the importance of practical work for healing trauma at the nervous system level, and today I want to talk about the importance of EDUCATION.  You see, they are both important.  We could even make up a mock math equation [...]

By |2021-10-04T16:08:01-07:00October 10th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Why the body is so important when healing our stored up stress & traumas

Today’s video (under ten minutes!) will remind you, or maybe teach you for the first time, why working with the body is important when healing stored up stress and trauma.  When I say ‘body’ I mean more than muscles and movement.  While those are indeed important, as mentioned [...]

By |2021-09-30T12:43:20-07:00October 3rd, 2021|Uncategorized|

The evolution of a somatic practitioner (interview with Anja Bergh)

One of the trickier parts about being a somatic practitioner whose focus is on the nervous system is that there is no SET path.  For comparison, if one wants to become a medical doctor, the path is set: get good grades in high school, do a couple of [...]

By |2021-09-25T11:06:27-07:00September 26th, 2021|Uncategorized|

Are you “monocropping” your healing?

Over the past year I’ve been learning a little more about the importance of soil health, biodiversity in our ecosystems, as well as the deleterious effects of monocropping. Now, while I will most likely not go back to university to study sustainable agricultural practices, or start my own [...]

By |2021-10-07T12:34:26-07:00September 19th, 2021|Uncategorized|