Irene Lugsdin

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Irene Lugsdin

MA – Royal Roads

Pilates & Yoga Instructor

Irene is an active and healthy Boomer who loves feeling well and sharing this with others. Her vision is to age well by remaining active, staying engaged, lifelong learning and inspiring her peers and others. After a very successful, healthy and fulfilling thirty year career as a senior federal public sector executive and manager, Irene has committed her semi-retirement years to her passion in wellness and functional movement. Irene has been a runner for over thirty years and used to compete at the Masters level. She currently runs strictly for fun as the Stanley Park seawall is her back yard. She hopes to be running well past age 100.

Another strong interest is golf and she belongs to the University Tuesday Ladies Group and enjoys playing golf with her husband Jim. Living in the West End encourages a very active life and Irene walks to the majority of her activities. Irene is a volunteer yoga teacher with the Robert Lee YMCA.As well, she subs YSculpt, Core Fusion, Hatha and Restorative Yoga at YYoga.

If you are a runner, walker, golfer, older, or really of any age, Irene welcomes you to her Sitka Pilates classes. As Panditjl shared: “As long as we remain inspired to discover why we came to this world, we remain youthful.”

  • Education

    • Ongoing Education :Wide array of workshops and training in Anatomy, TRE (Trauma Release), Liz Koch (Core Awareness) Psoas Muscle Workshop. Committed to ongoing professional development, education and training. “Begin by instructing yourself, then you will receive instruction from others.” Goethe

  • Certifications

    • European Pilates Association (A. Stark): Certification as a Pilates-Yoga Instructor

    • RYT 200 Hour Teacher Training (YYOGA), Registered with Yoga Alliance

    • Pilates

    • Restorative Yoga Teacher Training- Modules I & II 70 Hours Certification – The Path Yoga

    • Yoga Outreach – Core Training for Teaching Individuals who may be trauma survivors, living with mental health and/or addictions

    • Later Life Yoga – Sylvia Smallman – VSBM

    • Chair Yoga Teacher Training – 35 Hour Certification – Semperviva Yoga

    • Yoga For Pain Care - Certificate, Semperviva Yoga for Pain Care