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).

How stored trauma creates somatic symptoms (aka: chronic illness)

On January 16, I did a long-form Q&A that was a big hit and I wanted to make sure you  knew about it, especially if you’re someone who lives with chronic illness. This Q&A focused on chronic illness; what it is, how it sets in, and what must [...]

By |2020-01-26T12:23:27-08:00January 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Why am I waking up in a panic attack? + The last month in review

Today, I’m sharing a brand new vlog and giving you a review of the last four vlogs (just in case you missed them).  One question we get a lot has to do with wanting to know the reason behind waking up in the middle of the night, or [...]

By |2020-01-20T07:47:59-08:00January 18th, 2020|Uncategorized|

A simple analogy for nervous system healing

I’ve found analogies to be one of the better tools for teaching complex science, so today I want to share  a favourite I’ve been using the past few years. It shows how learning a second language as an adult, and mastering it, is the equivalent to creating nervous system regulation [...]

By |2020-01-12T22:58:04-08:00January 9th, 2020|Uncategorized|

“You can’t have the words ‘nervous system’ on your site!”

“Tis true, that title! Someone once told me to keep the words, nervous system, off of my website.  Funny, right?  Chances are that you are here BECAUSE you’re interested in healing (and regulating) your nervous system.  Which is awesome, by the way. But a few years back, this [...]

By |2020-01-05T13:36:59-08:00January 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What happens when you let your body takeover when practicing mindfulness?

Today’s video and the two that preceded it were inspired by comments and questions from my students who have been participating in my online drop-in classes.  What I hope you understand after this week’s video is there is no such thing as a strange sensation, a weird feeling, [...]

By |2019-12-29T11:52:06-08:00December 28th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Feeling Nothing? Why boredom and shutdown can go hand in hand with mindfulness

Last week I shared a video that poses the question: “Do you feel like fleeing ..when practicing mindfulness?”  THIS WEEK, we get into the polar opposite of this which is: “What if I feel nothing, am bored, and just want to look at my phone” (when I practice [...]

By |2019-12-22T13:06:27-08:00December 21st, 2019|Uncategorized|