Integral Yoga® Staff Member

Iris Savernik


  • Faculty
  • The Human Body: Ease and Dis-ease


  • C-IAYT
  • E-RYT500

Iris, C-IAYT, E-RYT500, was first introduced to Yoga by her father who admired its principles and used them to guide his life. However her first and second loves were figure skating and dance which she pursued for 20 years of her early life and what brought her to New York City.  In 1983 she moved into the New York Integral Yoga Institute and became immersed into the study of the yogic life. In 1986, she took her first Yoga teacher training and started teaching at New York IYI as well as multiple health clubs, adult education centers, Universities, Hospital,  Multiple Sclerosis society, Birthing Center as well as private sessions.

 Inspired by her work and teaching, she decided to study the human body and its functions in depth and she attended University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. After graduation she completed a residency in Family Medicine in Queens, New York and a fellowship in Neuromusculoskeletal Medicine in Augusta, Maine. She is currently practicing as a Neuromuskuloskeletal medicine consultant at Maine Medical Center in Portland , ME and teaches as an adjunct professor at University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.