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).

Do you keep killing your houseplants? This might be why.

Here’s a different one for you today.  It became a trend the past two years for our SmartBody SmartMind students in my 12-week online program to not only share about their nervous system health successes, but also how much better their house plants were doing!  This is not [...]

By |2020-12-06T15:36:24-08:00December 6th, 2020|Uncategorized|

What makes a highly sensitive person so sensitive?

I want to dig into a topic I deal with a lot in the realm of healing trauma, nervous system health, and all things neuroplasticity: a Highly Sensitive Person. The term Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is a common one these days and it’s someone who is hyper-attuned to [...]

By |2020-11-25T13:31:14-08:00November 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

The two types of sadness and how they are different

I often livestream Q+A’s to help address any concerns my followers and friends may have about the work I do in somatic healing, or more specifically, neuroplastic healing sequencing. But before I lose you with hefty clinical words, let’s start out with the main point of this particular [...]

By |2020-12-23T11:31:53-08:00November 25th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Naturopathic Medicine 101 with The Health Creation Lab

Got a fun interview for you today! In this latest long-form interview, I speak with Chelsea and Mason of The Health Creation Lab and we dive into Naturopathic Medicine 101. Enjoy! A quick note on the topic of naturopathic medicine: Is it not odd that [...]

By |2020-11-19T16:40:43-08:00November 22nd, 2020|Uncategorized|

Why might we experience anxiety when learning about childhood trauma?

Ok folks,  Repeat after me: anxiety is survival stress.  It is those fight, flight responses burrowing up and out to say hello. It can also be old freeze energy (that shutdown response) loosening its grip on the body’s physiology, which in turn means the system will feel and [...]

By |2020-11-18T09:46:04-08:00November 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Does yoga (or other movement practices) heal trauma?

Today’s video falls into the category of most frequently asked questions. It revolves around a question that goes something like this: “Irene, does **insert your mind-body practice of choice** help with healing trauma and nervous system regulation?” Gosh, folks, I wish it were easy enough to just say [...]

By |2020-11-07T11:57:52-08:00November 8th, 2020|Uncategorized|