Thrive Guide

Iris Rosa Lami

About

Iris Lami is a yoga instructor, Ayurvedic Therapist, and ACE-certified personal trainer hailing from the small Brazilian island of Florianopolis. She spent her childhood traversing the island’s breathtaking trails and beaches, thus discovering the healing power of nature at a y...
Iris Lami is a yoga instructor, Ayurvedic Therapist, and ACE-certified personal trainer hailing from the small Brazilian island of Florianopolis. She spent her childhood traversing the island’s breathtaking trails and beaches, thus discovering the healing power of nature at a young age. Inspired by nature and Ayurvedic medicine, Iris has discovered her purpose: to help women heal.
Adorned with lush greenery and exotic flora, the Big Island instantly drew Iris in. Drawing upon her studies in agroforestry and her passion for natural living, Iris accepted a position as co-director of Gingerhill Farm Retreat. It is there that she leveraged her yogic and agricultural talents to inspire others to alignment and healthy living.
Though Iris is a teacher in every aspect of her profession, she is a healer at heart. Thus, she set out to create a healing Big Island Yoga Retreat for women. Through Awake Goddess, Iris seeks to inspire gratitude for nature, sisters, and self.
It is a video from My Retreat, a little bit of taste of it.
It is a video from My Retreat, a little bit of taste of it.

Retreat Specialties

What makes my retreats unique & special is the place and the people that we attract. Big Island, to be a volcanic island, makes us vulnerable and open to working deep. The farm that I run is to take breathing views.

What are your favorite Retreat Venues around the world?

Gingerhill Farm Retreat is my favorite place to host a Retreat. The location is amazing. It is close to the best and popular Dolphin beaches and, they have healthy and delicious food - farm to fork style in Hawaii.

What's your personal definition of what it means to thrive?

Thrive for me means to be in perfect health, glowing, and radiant.

Who do you look up to ? Who has helped you the most along your teacher / retreat leader journey?

My students are my teachers. I look for them to grown and learn even more. I have a profound respect for my teachers during my journey, especially Marco Shultz, Gerli Bonnemann, Dr. Jose Rugue; support from family Magda Rosa, Zachary Nathan, and Mayumi Oda.

Certifications

  • Traditional Ayurvedic Yoga Massage (Kusum Modak Method) – 2007
  • Training and Development in Yoga and Meditation Certification with Marco Shultz – 2008
  • Ayurvedic Therapy Training – 2010
  • Ace Certified Personal Trainer – 2015
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Please look at the stars and hear your heart, it is the best teacher.
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