easeful living

Stress Management coaching for a happier, healthier more fulfilling life!

Meet Irene

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Hello and Thank You for Joining Me!

Easeful Living was conceived in my 65th year for people like you who find the stress of living in our busy, fast-paced, ever-changing world more and more challenging.  It's mission is to provide the support and proven methods to enhance  self-awareness and empower you to transform stress and build personal resilience for a happier, healthier joyful life.


As an experienced registered nurse and yoga instructor I chose to specialize in stress management for two reasons: The first reason was personal and the second was inspired by patient after experiencing the beneficial effects of a stress management class I facilitated. He asked,  "Why didn't I learn this before I had my heart attack?"   Why is that?


Here was a retired judge unaware there were simple, effective methods he could employ to break the cycle of stress and restore balance.  His statement was simple yet went straight to my heart.  Stress does not discriminate; if left unchecked the effects of stress are far-reaching.

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Emotional Regulation

His story, unfortunately, is not unique.  Many of us are busy juggling the issues and demands of family, work, home, health, and self which can often leave one feeling over-worked, over stretched and stressed often too exhausted or unaware there is anything they can do to make a difference.   I understood his frustration as I'd been there too. 


What changed for me was discovering The HeartMath® Solution by Doc Childre and Howard Martin.  Revealed within these pages  was a system of powerful, easy-to-learn, easy-to-use tools and technology to effectively prevent, manage, and reverse the effects of stress in the moment - this was the missing piece.  I set out  to learn more about HeartMath and doing so my life began to change.  


Wanting to empower others I decided to combine my medical knowledge, yoga experience, and the tools and techniques developed from over 25 years of research at the HeartMath® Institute.  I have become a trusted stress management coach and mentor for others as they move towards living healthier, happier, more fulfilling lives. 

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Irene's Experience

Irene is a Registered Nurse of 22 years specializing in Cardiac Rehabilitation and Wellness at Lewis Gale Medical Center. She is Stress Management and Cardiac® Yoga Certified and a HeartMath® Certified Coach and Interventions Practitioner.  She is the founder of Easeful Living and former co-owner of Blue Ridge Aikido & Yoga in Troutville, Va. 


Irene offers private and group sessions in person, via phone, and Skype. She has also facilitated wellness programs for:


  • City of Salem
  • Roanoke Regional Airport
  • Elizabeth Arden
  • Orvis
  • Roanoke City,  Roanoke County, and Vinton County Libraries

Want to discuss bringing Irene's services to your locality?  Contact Irene below!  Please allow 48 to 72 hours for response.

The Science of HeartMath

Irene emanates joy, skill and sensitivity, which you will realize the first time you take a class or schedule a private session with her! One of the most experienced teachers and coaches in the Roanoke Valley, she has studied for many years toward her life's mission: to equip others with the tools needed to enjoy vibrant health at both physical and mental levels. Do yourself a favor and experience it for yourself. Gail Steele, Roanoke, VA

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