Frequently Asked Questions

Iridology FAQ


  • International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA) Certification
  • Emotional Blueprint Classes and Courses
  • Port Alberni Courses – Places to stay & things to do
  • Penticton Courses – Places to stay & things to do

International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA) Course FAQ

Why should I become IIPA certified?

Iridology has no official standards of practice, anyone can call themselves an Iridologist, often with little training or experience. There are also great differences in the Iridology information being taught, especially in North America. Certification by IIPA identifies you as having attained the highest level of education available in the field and sets you apart. Clients will choose you because they know that you have received an excellent education and have met these certification requirements. For more information about the International Iridology Practitioners Association click here.

What is the IIPA Iridology Certification live in classroom schedule like?

The Level 1 IIPA Iridology Certification Class is a 2 day class.
The Level 2 IIPA Iridology Certification Class is a 3 day class.

All full days have a 15 minute break in the morning, an hour for lunch and a 15 minute break in the afternoon. Lunches may be eaten in or out depending on what the majority of the class wants to do and the options available nearby. It is a relaxed and comfortable atmosphere with herbal teas and coffee offered. For more information on Iridology Certification click here.

Is Iridology Legally recognized?

In Europe, especially in Germany, Iridology is well recognized and routinely used by natural medicine practitioners. It is also recognized in the Philippines as an approved assessment tool. Iridology operates in more of a gray area in North America. In general, there are no laws defining or regulating the practice. It is important to use Iridology in a well-educated and appropriate manner. Using Iridology improperly by naming disease states, diagnosing diseases, etc. is inappropriate because it is not correctly applying the information provided by the iris. Improper use could also be construed as practicing medicine without a license in many countries. Becoming certified through the International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA) is a vehicle through which all people who are searching for a modern, research-based education in Iridology can meet or exceed their goals. Practitioners can learn about the latest findings from around the world and share information with each other. IIPA is a certifying body that can work with teachers and schools to make certain that their educational standards for Iridology are high.

What is Iridology?

Iridology is the study of the iris of the eye. Iridology has been practiced since the 1800’s. Hungarian Dr. Ignatz Von Peczley was the first Iridologist to have made a chart, or map of the iris, illustrating how it corresponds to the physical body. Since then, Iridology has been researched, studied and thoroughly documented throughout the European Countries and Russia.

A majority of Iridology research was performed in Germany, where Iridology is used by physicians as a means of identifying genetic health tendencies and current states of the body systems by examining the nerve reflexes in the iris. Iridology identifies inherited predispositions that negatively or positively can affect one’s health, as the iris shows which systems of the body are the least and which are the most resilient.

During iris analysis, a certified practitioner can help you to identify which areas of the body cannot withstand a lot of abuse and which areas are stronger, because truly, we do not have to experience inherited health problems from our parents. Once these potentially weak areas have been identified, we can make health & lifestyle changes to improve their functioning. At the same time, we can identify our strongest functioning parts of the body, those that we can depend upon to carry us through periods of stress, keeping the body functioning in harmony and balance.

Many people wonder about the stories they hear of an old uncle who has drunk alcohol and/or smoked cigarettes well into his 90’s seeming to never have his health affected by the abuse. Well, when looking into an iris of such an individual, what one would likely see is a very strong looking area of the iris that corresponds to the lungs and the liver. Although we may also see less resilient areas of the thyroid or the digestive system, these weaker areas would not necessarily be affected by the particular abuse of alcohol and cigarettes. So what we identify in the iris can actually allow one to create a lifestyle to protect against health problems to which one is genetically predisposed. We also need to take into consideration a person’s lifestyle, age and belief system. It has been said many times, “What we think, we become.” A person’s mental attitude also has a great deal to do with what actually does manifest in the body, according to what we are genetically predisposed.

About IIPA

The International Iridology Practitioners Association (IIPA) is a registered non-profit organization founded in 1982 and governed by volunteer members who make up the Board of Directors. The organization was originally called the National Iridology Research Association, but changed the name in 2000 when it became an International organization with members from several countries.

The International Iridology Practitioners Association is a registered non-profit organization founded in 1982 and governed by volunteer members who make up the Board of Directors.

Mission Statement
The International Iridology Practitioners Association was founded for the purpose of increasing and diffusing 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 excellence in international Iridology standards.

One of IIPA’s most important functions is certifying professional Iridologists and Iridology teachers. Our certification program is designed to ensure the highest standards of Iridology education and practice.

Educating the public and other health care professionals about Iridology and other eye sciences is another task IIPA is fulfilling. This challenge is being addressed through their new Public Relations department. You will find Iridology and other eye sciences in the news more and more as a result of these efforts.

For more information about the International Iridology Practitioners Association, click here.


What is Emotional Blueprint Iridology?

Emotional Blueprint Iridology is an evolution, or step beyond the physical body. It is a means of analyzing the emotions behind the creation of health problems and identifies one’s personality from the iris. The pupil reflects the soul of the person and the pupil tells us what the soul wants to communicate.

How do the Emotional Blueprint classes run?

The Emotional Blueprint Iridology class is a two day class, from 10 am to 4pm. The first day will start at 10 am with a 15 minute break in the morning, an hour for lunch, a 15 minute break in the afternoon with the class ending at 4pm. The second day the class will start at 10 am. You will need to bring snacks for lunch, as you will be doing live analysis, and can take breaks between analyses to eat as needed. Please see the Emotional Blueprint course page for a more detailed breakdown of the course schedule.

What do the eyes reveal?

Eyes really are the windows to the soul, and more. They reveal what kind of health challenges we are genetically predisposed to, what types of lifestyle challenges we may have, the kind of foods that could cause us difficulty, and they can indicate things that may disrupt or influence our ability to digest food efficiently or eliminate properly. Many indications for possible health challenges can be seen. The parts of the eye that can be analyzed are:

  • The study of the Iris – Iridology
  • The study of the Sclera, or white of the eye – Sclerology
  • The study of the Pupil Tonus, analysis of the pupillary border, which can be an indicator for spinal subluxations.
It is an honour and a privilege to be allowed to look deeply into someone’s eyes, and respect for the client, in all aspects, is a must. Always be sure that the person performing an analysis for you is a certified Iridologist by an accrediting body, maintains membership in a regulatory association with a code of conduct, and has had adequate levels of training in the natural health field as well as in anatomy and physiology.”

Port Alberni Courses

The Alberni Valley is an outdoor paradise, offering world-class sports fishing, hiking, mountain biking, kayaking, diving, camping, water sports and other outdoor activities. View ancient First Nations petroglyphs and the Martin Mars water bombers at Sproat Lake Provincial Park while enjoying a day at the beach. At Great Central Lake, take a water taxi to the trailhead that leads to Della Falls, the highest waterfall in Canada, or visit the Robertson Creek Fish Hatchery. Camp and fish at China Creek Marina and Campground south of town on the Bamfield Road, which, of course, leads to the world-renowned West Coast Trail.

There are virtually hundreds of hiking trails and a recreational center complete with Pool, Gym, 2 Olympic size skating/hockey arenas and ongoing assorted activities.

Port Alberni’s own functioning Steam Mill McLean Mill National Historic Site, Canada’s only commercial steam-operated mill.

Port Alberni is also the Gateway to Pacific Rim Park and world renown Tofino, Ucluelet and Long Beach which attracts millions of visitors each year.

Maps and information on the many attractions available in the City of Port Alberni and surrounding areas are available at the Visitor Information Centre, at the eastern entrance to town. For more information, check out the Chamber of Commerce web site:


Restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping are all located within walking distance of almost anywhere you might stay in town.

What should I wear?

Port Alberni weather is often damp and rainy, although quite warm and comfortable in the spring and fall, very hot in the summer, and damp and rainy, in the winter. Live Classes are usually held in the spring and fall, so do be prepared to bring a sweater along with light rain jacket.

How do I get to Vancouver Island and Port Alberni?

You can take the Beautiful B.C. Ferries from Vancouver, who also offer bus service to Port Alberni or fly into Nanaimo or Comox airport where you are about 1 hour and 15 minutes away from Port Alberni.  There are shuttles and buses available to bring you from the airports, but they must be prearranged.

What can I do after class each day?

Anywhere you choose to stay in Port Alberni offers beautiful walking trails and parks. There are many rivers streams and creeks along most trails and there are 2 huge 27 mile long lakes in Port Alberni as well as an ocean deep sea Canal where occasionally Cruise ships come to visit. In the center of town is a recreational center complete with Pool, Gym, 2 Olympic size skating/hockey arenas and ongoing assorted activities.

Accommodations in Port Alberni

Inntorestin B&B

High above the City, overlooking the canal and nestled among 7 Douglas Fir trees

Address: 3590 Estevan Dr Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5G8

Contact: Phone: 1 (250) 724-3156

E-Mail: Click here to e-mail us

Rooms starting at $75. Above the city, overlooking the canal and nestled among 7 century old Douglas Fir trees, 2 story, immaculate, smoke free, air conditioned family home. Full breakfast with fruits, vegetables, home baking, and egg dishes served with style. A charming corner room with a queen size sleigh bed has a private bath accessed from the hall. Adjacent bedroom with an antique double bed is available for families with children. Internet available.

Your Hosts: Shaoron & Dave Murray


Sequoia House Bed & Breakfast

Resident Artist & Chef. Wir Sprechen Deutsch.

Address: 3591 17th Avenue Port Alberni, British Columbia V9Y 5G1 Contact: Phone: 1 (250) 723-5717 Fax: 1 (250) 723-5717 E-Mail: Click here to e-mail us

Your Host(s) : Ronald Minello & John Lettner

Number of Rooms: 2 Breakfast Service: Full Beds Available: Queen Bathrooms Available: Shared

  • Rates $75 single, $95 double occupancy.
  • Large two level family home in pleasant city neighbourhood.
  • Two spacious guest rooms featuring queen sized beds.
  • City and mountain views.
  • Full breakfast prepared by an Austrian chef.
  • Easy access and driveway parking.
  • Resident Boxer dog, Jago.

Cedar Wood Lodge

By the Quay B&B

Edelweiss Bed & Breakfast

Riverside Lodge

Best Western Plus Barclay Hotel

The Hospitality Inn

Riverside Motel


Penticton Courses

Penticton Classes – How do they run?

Penticton is located in the heart of the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. It is a tourist town with lots of warm weather and a friendly atmosphere. Penticton is a short 45 minute drive from Kelowna or 4 ½ hours NE of Vancouver.

Where are the Penticton classes held?

Unless otherwise noted, the workshops will be held on at our new acreage!  Surrounded by 53 acreas of gorgeous, mature Douglas Fir trees and a stunning creek nature will inspire you while you enjoy the workshop.


Most classes are held during off season so the rates are reasonable. You can go to as that is where the Iridology Course will be held.  Mention TOTAL WELLNESS for a discounted rate.Other hotels are available right on Okanagan lake. Phone or email for details.


Restaurants, grocery stores, and shopping are all located in downtown Penticton. There are many fabulous ethnic restaurants to suit any taste. Recommendations will be given at the time of the course. You can shop downtown Penticton or try two different shopping malls within a 10 minute drive.

What should I wear?

Penticton weather is quite warm and comfortable in the spring and fall, very hot in the summer, and mild in the winter. The courses are usually held in the spring and fall so do be prepared to bring a sweater for any evening strolls along the beach.

What airport do I fly into?

You can fly directly into Penticton airport where you are 15 minutes away from Lake Okanagan and the Iridology Course. You can also fly into Kelowna- 45 minutes away- and take a bus into Penticton.

What can I do after class each day?

When you come to Penticton you must enjoy an evening walk along Lake Okanagan to the north or Skaha Beach to the south. The Penticton Recreation Center has a swimming pool, workout facilities, and a gymnasium for various sporting activities. There is a hockey rink, various tennis courts, and many parks for your enjoyment.


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