Irene Aafjes

Irene Aafjes - Trainer Instituut voor Integratieve Ademtherapie

“I am continuously impressed by the simplicity of Breathwork. Conscious Connected Breathing gently and safely steers every process in the right direction.

With that comes the magic of the Inner Child which allows us access to our true essence.”


At the tender age of 18 Irene began her career as a kinder garden teacher. In this way, she developed more and more understanding for the Inner Child and the necessity to precisely heal the pain of the child.

Since 1994 Irene has had a therapeutic practice in Elst (Gelderland) where she gives private sessions and supervision. She also works as a guest trainer in the training of the Institute for Integrative Breathwork Therapy.

Of utmost importance to her is the transformation of pain, sadness and loneliness into wisdom, strength, insight, trust and playful humour in her work. Irene is mother to a son and a daughter and has two grandchildren.

Irene speaks Dutch, German and English and is the representative of the Institute for Integrative Breathwork Therapy in the Netherlands. For questions concerning the courses available at the Institute of Breathwork Therapy

Education, Training and ExperienceIntegrative Atemtherapie - Irene Aafjes

Integrative Breathwork Therapy – Irene Aafjes


1991 – 1993 Course Spirituele Bewustwording, Corey van Loon
1993 – 1996 Training Integrative Breathwork Therapy
1997 – 1998 Trainer course at the Institute for Integrative Breathwork Therapy
since 1998 Guest trainer at the Institute for Integrative Breathwork Therapy
1999 – 2001 Superpolarity Courses, Jaap Lensen
2002 Workshop Self Esteem, Bob Mandel
2004 Workshop Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP), Roy Martina
2007 – 2009 and 2011 courses in Family Constellations for individual application