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.