Hello! My name is Carol Murphy. I started Green Lotus Yoga teacher training school in 2007. Since then I have graduated over 500 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. Training teachers has been my main work focus and project for the last 12 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 a degree in philosophy (Mphil), which has given me a platform to explore the depths of Yoga philosophy and communicate these teachings effectively to students.. I have done short courses in Ayurveda and Yoga Therapy in India. I have been a raw vegan educator (although now not 100% vegan or raw), a trained yin teacher, a trained Art of Being Tantra instructor and a qualified Kundalini Trance Dance teacher. I weave the knowledge and wisdom from these teachings together to share on my trainings.