IRENE APOLO - A BIT ABOUT ME
My name is Irene. One day, my life took a 180 degree turn, and my love story with the world of plants began, as well as the knowledge of myself, creating my own project with soul, a project that brings health and wellness to the lives of many people every day.
During those years, I have traveled the world, researching and rescuing the ancestral and popular wisdom about the uses and properties of plants, “Gold” that with great respect, love and pleasure were transformed into therapeutic oils, medicinal ointments and personalized cosmetic formulas.
I live in Ibiza, and it is on this wonderful island where, finally, I have been able to develop my project “Ayurveda of the Mediterranean” with the immense variety of medicinal plants that nature puts at our disposal, creating my own line of products and teaching in different training courses and workshops.
My plant journey began 20 years ago when I strated studying traditional herbal medicine. There was no such thing as the internet then, so I set off to south-eastern Spain and visited the wise old women who live in the little villages dotted around the Sierra Nevada region. They have such a wealth of knowledge on how to live, work and be in relation to plants.
I learnt about the specific properties and applications of herbs, the best time to collect them, how to prepare them, and so on. After my tour through Spain, I went on a trip to visit a Mayan community in Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula. This was intended to be a trip where I learned from the ancient wisdom of local shamans, but I ended up giving the workshops.
AYURVEDA DEL MEDITERRÁNEO
I am an Ayurveda Therapist, I work with all the plants around me making medicine for the skin, through lunar macerations with medicinal plants. Each plant that surrounds us brings a message for your mind, body and soul.
The lunar cycles play an important role in the maceration of a plant, since knowing the properties of each plant I connect it with the lunar cycle more in accordance with it, working with the lunar cycle, astrology and ayurvedic medicine, allows me to be more precise in the elaboration of the preparations.
The power of plants is undeniable and we need to save this wisdom, a wisdom intrinsically present in each of us, but that we have lost somewhere on the road to the so-called progress.