Who Are We?
WHO ARE WE?
The International Iridology Practitioners Association was founded for the purpose of increasing and communicating knowledge concerning the art and science of Iridology and to provide a forum for the exchange of information and research with the goal of promoting excellent international Iridology standards.
Our goal is to increase and communicate knowledge about Iridology. Our goal is to provide you with opportunities for receiving the most updated information, products and tools for Iridologists worldwide. IIPA has grown since it was founded in 1982, and we are enthusiastic about the future. We invite you to share in the enthusiasm and help get the word out to all Iridologists who are not a part of IIPA. We are excited about our mission to unite Iridologists from around the world and to provide them a place to network with many others in the field of Iridology. We welcome your thoughts and input as we go forward.
THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Christos Miliankos is an Iridologist, Naturopath and Bowen work Instructor from Victoria, Australia. He has been practicing Iridology, Naturopathy and Homeopathy in his clinic for the past ten years. He has a post-graduate Diploma in Integrated Iridology and Natural Fertility Management.
Christos is passionate about Iridology, collecting and researching Iris patterns through the family generations and loves sharing his passion for this amazing technique with his clients. He truly believe that every iris is beautiful and perfect. He lives on a beautiful country property in Victoria with his wife Sandy and their 5 gorgeous young children. Iridology has been so beneficial in their lives. Some of his hobbies are travel, theatre, pilates, organic gardening and straw bale homes. Iridology has been an amazing gift in the health of his family, clients and myself. It helps people to understand themselves better, where they have come from and to how be the best that they can be.
Birgit Lueders is a certified Master Herbalist, a Certified Iridology Instructor and Intuitive Wellness Coach. Birgit first learned the values of an organic herbal lifestyle in her home country of Austria. Since 2009 she has operated BirgitCare, a business focusing on health, wellness, and natural healing. Through BirgitCare, she offers services including wellness coaching based on private personalized evaluation, and Iridology, which is the analysis of spiritual, emotional, and physical health through examination of the eye.
BirgitCare also features a line of related products designed to promote a healthful lifestyle, ranging from superfoods to organic skin care to tasty herbal tinctures. Birgit’s holistic approach towards optimum health is rooted in the belief that our bodies have their own healing powers – sometimes, though, we need a little help in deciphering what our bodies are telling us.
Past-President & Treasurer
Kathy Norris is a Certified Iridologist, foot Reflexologist and owner of Family Farm Health Food Store. She has been practicing Iridology for the past 22 years and studied under Dr. Benard Jensen and Micki Jones. Family Farm Health Food Store has been in successful operation for 40 years and Kathy has grown the store to new levels in the past 18 years of ownership. While visiting a friend in 1995, Kathy noticed the "big blue Iridology" book written by Dr. Benard Jensen. Curiosity overcame her and she bought the book from her friend.
Three weeks later she was taking her first class on Iridology. She went on to actively study this mode of natural health and has a thriving practice today. Kathy believes in taking a common sense approach that shows a person where they have come from and where they are going. She uses Iridology to create a roadmap to help her clients find solutions to lifelong problems and concerns. Kathy feels she personally grows with each experience with her clients and values the rewarding opportunity to teach and learn through every session. Kathy has a D.Ir. from the Holistic Health College and holds various certifications in nutrition and herbology. She is certified in Reflexology through the International Institute of Reflexology. Kathy resides in Houston, Texas and enjoys golf, fishing and racquetball in her spare time.
Robin Baker is a mother of six children and was concerned for their health and interested in ways which prevented them from becoming sick and ill. she was also concerned for the health of my husband as well as my own. She began reading everything on health, herbs, and nutrition I could find. She thought, “why should I spend money on doctors if I could figure it out myself.”
Our goal for the family was to raise our children to be healthy and not have the physical problems that seemed to occur in the family histories. She transformed their diet to vegetarian and the later to vegan. Our family had an active lifestyle in competitive sports programs for the children and many outdoor events. We began advising family members and friends on how to have a healthy lifestyle. She completed the Master Herbalist program and received a Diploma from Australasian College of Health Sciences. Then a friend introduced her to Iridology and she knew this was another field she wanted to pursue, so she attended seminars for Iridology certification under the teaching of Ellen Tart-Jensen (Bernard Jensen International) and received her certification through IIPA.
Robin also attended Williams School of Health for Reflexology and received her certification. She received my AA in Liberal Arts from San Bernardino Valley College in 1995. She enjoy extending and continuing my knowledge and understanding in other areas of health and healing by reading, studying, listening to the many webinars available to us. She is currently a Master Herbalist and an IIPA Certified Iridologist and the owner of "Robin's Nest of Health" which she operates in California. Her clients are able to see, through Iridology, a blueprint of their body and she encourage them to make changes in the patterns of their life towards health. She hope her lifestyle will be an example and inspiration to them. She and her husband are California natives and currently reside in the high desert of Apple Valley, CA. She now has the joy of passing on and using my knowledge for my grandchildren.
Emil Bewö is a young man who inspires to a healthy living with his positive attitude to life. His work helps to improve the lifestyle of young and old ones. His therapies are including a treatment of both body and soul. Emil says “you can´t treat only one part of the human being without treating the other.” Emil Bewö's education: Master of Sience in Biomedicine (4 years) at Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, 2007. A diploma in Naturopathic Therapies, Naturmedicinska Fackskolan Education (5 years), Tumba, Sweden, 2006. Including: Iridology, Acupuncture, Homeopathy, Chirotherapies and Massage, Iridology Instructor for IIPA, San Diego, USA 2008
His interest in the science of body and mind started already in his youth. He is a dedicated man with a belief that everyone has the right to be healthy. In June 2008 after a couple of years studying Iridology for Dr. Ellen Tart-Jensen he took and passed his exam for becoming Iridology Instructor for IIPA. Since 2006 Emil Bewö runs his own practise in central Rättvik, Sweden Emil has been lecturing about natural therapies and health diagnostics since 3 years all across Sweden and he is now starting lecturing in Iridology and at the same time expanding in northern Europe. His classes are interesting, well structured with a mixture of lecturing, discussions and practice and on a very high level but explained in ordinary words and expressions. Questions are always answered and he says that every question brings a new dimension to the classroom.
Steffany Haynes has been in the natural health industry all her adult life. She has studied various health and healing modalities such as nutrition, herbs, vitamins, aromatherapy, touch for health, reflexology, reiki, meditation, coaching, bio-feedback, live blood, and Iridology. Her education in the field of Iridology has been under the teachings of Ellen Tart-Jensen, who is her role model and inspiration in the area of Iridology. She is a business owner of Reflectiens Natural Health and has been a practicing Iridologist since 2005. She is passionate about the art and science of Iridology and is always immersing herself in the continued education and growth in this specialty.
Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she and her wonderful husband Jamie, have just recently moved to beautiful Vancouver Island in Ladysmith, British Columbia. She is blessed to be a mother and a step-mother and is grateful to have the knowledge and skills to be able to keep her family happy and healthy. Steffany and her husband love to travel and are excited for continued adventures that allow her to grow and evolve personally and professionally.
Toni Miller is a Medical Herbalist and Naturopath who started teaching Iridology in 1983. Her course was one of the first in NSW granted Australian Traditional Medicine Society diploma accreditation. She pioneered Integrated Iridology® - a cohesive blend of Classical Iridology (Bernard Jensen) the European model (Angerer, Deck and Kriege) and the Australian model (Dorothy Hall). In 1998, she published the Integrated Iridology® chart set to accommodate those Iridology practitioners who use this advanced approach. That year also saw the release of “The Iridologist Report” – a comprehensive Iridology reporting CD.
Toni wrote the Integrated Iridology Textbook, which was officially released in the U.S. at the 2009 IIPA Symposium. The revised edition (2016) was officially released at the 2017 IIPA Symposium. he Integrated Iridology Textbook© is the most definitive English Iridology text since Bernard Jensen’s Volume 2! It has already received acclaim from some of the world’s most eminent Iridologists and was chosen from over 4000 books to be awarded the bronze medal in the 2009 IPPY awards Academic division - for excellence in independent publishing! It is available on the IIPA website. Toni has gained vast clinical experience in her career since 1981. She uses Iridology as a major tool to identify health problems and has gained the respect of many local doctors. She founded the college of I.R.I.S. in 1995 which is the only college in the southern hemisphere that specializes in teaching Iridology.
Nancy Rondone discovered Iridology 10 years ago and was fascinated by it. She read every book she could find on it and her first book was from Bernard Jensen. Then she found IIPA and became Certified in Iridology by Ellen Tart-Jensen through Bernard Jensen International. This led her to opening her own company in my home town of Coconut Creek, Florida, which is called Iridology Life.
Since then, she became an Iridology Instructor with IIPA and has other certifications in health, nutrition, herbology, muscle testing and woman’s health.
Like all of us, it is life’s experiences that dictate your passions and directs your paths. As a teenager, she received blood transfusions for weeks for an operation that went wrong. Which then resulted in continuous respiratory infections and bronchitis. This all cumulated into a spinal viral infection which totally paralyzed her for months, with a prognosis of needing a wheelchair for life. Following that was a mild heart attack along with years of medical issues. The resolve was strong faith, strong will, wholefood, nutrition, supplements, exercise, sunshine and most of all laughter which her boyfriend / husband today supplied daily.
This resulted in a lifetime of studies in health and nutrition and sharing this new-found knowledge with family and friends. Now some 50 years later, she has a happy and healthy life in Florida with her husband of 44 years and her beautiful son.
Iridology has brought joy to her life and has brought all her experiences full circle. Her goal now is to enlighten everyone she meets with the knowledge of Iridology, and to offer this historically known information, to stay well with preventive health options.