Hi! My name is Iris Martin and I am a Licensed Acupuncturist and Certified Yoga Instructor. It is my passion to help others feel their best through these two modalities.
I have a background in social services, psychology, and education. After working for nearly a decade with special needs children, I began studying and teaching yoga with the hopes of bringing more balance and peace into my life. Since 2008, I have been teaching a variety of yoga classes from Prenatal to Vinyasa flow in studios as well as in private settings.
I became inspired by personal experiences receiving acupuncture and decided to go back to school for my Masters in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In acupuncture I have found my true calling and I am blessed to be able to draw from knowledge gained in all parts of my professional life.
I graduated from Five Branches University in Santa Cruz and worked for many years in Los Gatos at a family-centered practice focusing on fertility, prenatal, and postpartum care. I was fortunate to be a part of this group throughout my own fertility struggle and IVF pregnancy. Acupuncture was an integral part of my journey and this experience helped to shape my practice and approach to patients facing similar challenges. I also love treating people in chronic or acute pain and helping cancer patients combat the side effects of medications and procedures.
I love spending time with my husband and daughter, reading, exercising, traveling, and enjoying nature.