Teachers

Carol Murphy

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Hello! My name is Carol Murphy. I love exploring yoga asana, anatomy, poetry and philosophy; I also love cooking and meditation! I live in Ireland and am happily married with a furry baby Molly.

It became evident to me that teaching yoga was my dharma after teaching my first yoga class. It offers me an opportunity to contribute something I truly value. After teaching for 11 years, I started Green Lotus Yoga teacher training school (2007). Since then I have graduated over 300 teachers from my training throughout Ireland and abroad. I have also travelled with my work, teaching in London, California, India, South Africa, Morocco and Spain and I teach students from all over the world on my intensive trainings. The 200 hr training has been my main work focus and project for the last 11 years. Every year the TTCs improve and grow with new developments and insights. 3 years ago, I expanded my offerings to include a 300 hr training. I love being able to develop teacher’s career further and offer them more depth in all aspects of their practice. 

My background is in Iyengar, Ashtanga and Vinyasa. I like to teach Vinyasa style yoga as mindful, strengthening, slow, deep, breath-centered movement, weaving together various forms and threads to keep the practice creative and alive. Even though I feel my spiritual roots are grounded in the depths of Indian spirituality, I love the western alignment-based approach to yoga asana and have also explored western styles of self-development that I believe have also helped me grow and shine.

I am also a qualified Neuro-muscular therapist which is a form of physical therapy that works with kinetic chains and acknowledges the interconnected nature of the body, just like yoga does. In addition, I have 2 degrees in philosophy. I have studied ayurveda and some yoga therapy in India. I have been a raw vegan educator (although not 100% vegan or raw), a qualified sports massage therapist, a trained yin teacher, a trained Art of Being Tantra instructor and a qualified Kundalini Trance Dance teacher. 

These gifts created solidity and ground from which I can rise and fly, roots and wings, creating safety, balance, expansion and joy in my life and for this I am grateful.

Lorraine Bradley ( AKA Cat Bradley Yoga)

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Hi everyone, my name is Lorraine Bradley, probably better known as my alter ego Cat Bradley Yoga. I’ve been teaching Yoga now for about 8 years after accidently stumbling into a Yoga class about 10 years ago, admittedly I did not enjoy my first experience of Yoga but there was something that drew me back week in week out, sometimes several times a week and then adding workshops at weekends, before I knew it I was practising more often than not! 

I was intrigued by all the incredible teachers that I met from around the world and all the various practice styles so felt it was about time to learn about this ancient practice for myself. So 8 years ago I decided I wanted to do my YTT with no expectations on teaching at that time. To my surprise I absolutely loved teaching, I found my passion and nothing was going to stop me from pursuing it.

I started with an Ashtanga based style of class as I enjoyed the structure and felt my students could monitor progress easily, but over time as I developed my confidence in teaching I started to add various styles of general fitness and incorporating these mixed styles to form one. Yoga is unity after all…..

Over the years my teaching style has evolved into a fun, dynamic and broad style. I like to consider that all levels, ages and backgrounds are catered for in my classes. Everyone is welcomed into my class not just by me but from everyone in the room, it’s a fun, safe and gregarious environment, not a typical yoga style but anyone that comes to my class will know I’m not one for abiding by the rules. 

Really looking forward to meeting and working with you all and hope I can bring value to your practice somewhere. 

Josh Summers

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Josh is licensed by the Massachusetts Board of Medicine. He holds a Masters in Oriental Medicine from the New England School of Acupuncture, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Columbia University. Josh recently co-founded the metaMind Institute, a mindfulness-based strategy firm, and co-wrote The Buddha’s Playbook: Strategies for Enlightened Living, available here. He co-teaches a course at Boston University called Mindfulness and Performance.

Josh began studying Iyengar yoga in the early nineties with James Murphy. Since then he has spent several years living abroad in India, Taiwan and Burma where he has studied both yoga and meditation. As his interest in vipassana or insight meditation has developed, so too has his interest in more contemplative forms of yoga practice. With a professional background in Oriental Medicine and a personal passion for the dharma, Josh fell in love with Yin Yoga as a beautiful synthesis of these two interests.

Josh studied Yin Yoga with Paul Grilley and trained in Yin Yoga with Sarah Powers. His primary meditation teachers have been Sayadaw U Pandita, Ajahn Amaro, and Rodney Smith. Currently, Josh studies Pragmatic Dharma with Kenneth Folk.

Josh’s yoga and meditation classes emphasize safe alignment, the cultivation of moment-to-moment awareness and the potential for freedom in the here and now. For current class schedules and other resources, please check the Meditation and Yin Yoga pages.

Dan Morgan

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Dan will be teaching in India, Spain and also part of the 300hr training

My journey in yoga began with the combined interests of developing a healthy body, but also a healthy mind. This interest developed from a young age, spanning across a multitude of disciplines including; rock climbing, gymnastics, calisthenics, mixed martial arts, meditation and music. Initially, these activities were practiced individually, but I then found my true passion in the study and practice of Yoga as a lifestyle – both on and off the mat. Having studied Yoga for Six Years, I qualified as a Yoga teacher at the Marianne Wells Yoga School (Yoga Alliance), training in Costa Rica. It was here that I decided to dedicate my life to teaching and sharing the life changing practice that I experienced.I believe that Yoga is for anyone and everyone, and that it will be beneficial regardless of a students current ability or their aspirations. I believe Yoga is a continuous journey of self study and practice

When I teach, I always ensure that there is a safe environment to practice, where anyone and everyone will feel welcome, happy and comfortable. I offer guidance, adjustments and alternative postures to students (when appropriate) so that regardless of their ability, each individual will be able to reach their full potential within each and every class. My personal practice is derived from traditional teachings in Hatha, Iyengar, and Ashtanga. I choose elements from the different schools of yoga, and incorporate them into my lessons to suit the desired intention of the class.Yoga, alternative physical / spiritual development, and the study of all aspects of developing a holistic lifestyle, provide an open ended journey of learning and discovery which I endeavour to deepen every day, and then incorporate into my teaching.

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Sara’s yoga path started 13+ years ago in Hawaii. Leaving an unhealthy lifestyle behind in the city of Seattle, WA she came to Hawaii. She met a yoga teacher who gave a class pass, and it changed her life. She naturally gravitated to the healing and personal discovery that yoga brings. After exploring many different studio classes she came to appreciate Vinyasa and the most progressive school of anatomy, asana & philosophy, and she has been captivated ever since. Sara came to Ireland in 2007, trained with Carol Murphy of Green Lotus in 2011 and started teaching in the Clare and Limerick area. In 2015 she opened Power & Flow Studio Limerick and has been teaching there ever since. She is honored to be a Green Lotus alumni and to return as a teacher on the 200hr training. 

Marese Cregg 

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I attended my first yoga class in my early twenties and for years I practiced intermittently with various teachers; setting the foundations in my body for mindful, breath synchronised movement. However, I feel my real journey along the path began when I was fortunate enough to stumble into one of Carol Murphy’s classes. Her dedication inspired me to commit to a daily practice and that’s when the magic started to happen! In 2009 I completed my teacher training with Carol at Green Lotus Yoga and have been teaching and practicing daily since then. I continue to deepen my practice by attending workshops with senior teachers regularly and travel to India as often as I can.

As I delve deeper into yoga I continue to be amazed; observing as old blockages get released and new patterns in my body and mind begin to align. I’m passionate about teaching what I’ve learned and guiding others along their journey.