Teacher Name

Bill Murphy

Profile Details

Classes:  Ashtanga

Experience: 24 Years

Bills Bio

I​ ​have​ ​​​ ​been​ ​a​ ​student​ ​of​ ​yoga​ ​on​ ​and​ ​off​ ​since​ ​1993. As​ ​a​ ​personal​ ​trainer​ ​and martial​ ​artist,​ ​I​ ​used​ ​yoga​ ​as​ ​a​ ​form​ ​of​ ​stretching​ ​and​ ​cooling​ ​down​ ​with​ clients​ and after​ ​my​ ​own​ ​intense​ ​workouts. However,​ ​it​ ​wasn’t​ ​until​ ​I​ ​was​ ​introduced​ ​to​ ​the​ ​practice​ ​of​ ​Ashtanga​ ​Yoga,​ ​by​ ​the very​ ​brilliant​ ​Nikki​ ​Cousins,​ ​that​ ​I​ ​got​ ​a​ ​glimpse​ ​of​ ​the​ ​full​ ​potential​ ​of​ ​yoga​ ​and​ ​its many​ ​benefits​.

Since​ ​my​ ​first​ ​immersion​ ​into​ ​Ashtanga​ ​Yoga,​ ​I​ ​have​ ​​ ​trained​ ​with​ ​many​ ​of​ ​the world’s​ ​leading​ ​exponents​ ​of​ ​this​ ​brilliant​ ​practice,​ ​including​ ​David​ ​Swenson, Matthew​ ​Sweeney,​ ​Peter​ ​Sanson,​ ​Kino​ ​MacGregor and ​Hemish​ ​Hendry​, along​ ​with​ ​our very​ ​own​ ​Luke​ ​Jordan​ ​​​and​ ​Tony​ ​Purcell.​This ​culminated​ ​in​ ​my​ ​taking​ ​the​ ​Samadhi​ ​Yoga teacher​ ​training​ ​diploma​ ​under​ ​the​ ​expert​ ​and​ ​selfless​ ​guidance​ ​of​ ​Greg​ ​Walsh,​ ​Nikki Cousins,​ ​Cara​ ​Chotiner,​ ​Ronan​ ​Mee​ ​and​ ​Rohan​ ​Hennessy.​ ​I​ ​​ ​feel​ ​very​ ​humbled​ ​and blessed​ ​to​ ​be​ ​one​ ​of​ ​its​ ​first​ ​graduates. I​ ​am​ ​​eternally​ ​grateful​ ​to​ ​all​ ​who​ ​have​ ​guided​ ​and​ ​helped​ ​me​ ​on​ ​my​ ​continuing​ ​yoga journey​ ​and​ ​feel​ ​truly​ ​blessed​ ​to​ ​be​ ​in​ ​a​ ​position​ ​to​ ​share​ ​some​ ​of​ ​what​ ​I​ ​have experienced​ ​with​ ​my​ ​fellow​ ​students.

Since​ ​graduating​,​ ​yoga​ ​has​ ​been​ ​my​ ​passport​ ​to​ ​teaching​ ​far​ ​and​ ​wide,​ ​at​ ​home​ ​and abroad, from​ ​Australia​ ​to​ ​Drogheda,​ ​South​ ​Korea​ ​to​ ​Dublin​ ​and​ ​a​ ​few​ ​places​ ​in between. ​ ​I​ ​have​ ​taught​ ​regular​ ​classes​ ​in​ ​Samadhi​ ​Yoga​ ​Temple​ ​Bar​ ​and​ ​Samadhi​ ​Drogheda along​ ​with​ ​regular​ ​workshops​ ​and​ ​classes​ ​in​ ​the​ ​beautiful​ ​and​ ​inspirational​ ​Yoga Boann​ ​in​ ​Duleek, run​ ​by​ ​the​ ​very​ ​brilliant​ ​Barbara​ ​Carolyn. “Yoga​ ​is​ ​whatever​ ​you​ ​want​ ​it​ ​to​ ​be,​ ​from​ ​a​ ​gentle​ ​form​ ​of​ ​stretching​ ​and​ ​relaxation, to​ ​an​ ​all​ ​over​ ​body,​ ​mind​ ​and​ ​spirit​ ​workout”.​ ​For​ ​me,​ ​it’s​ ​a​ ​way​ ​of​ ​life.​ ​

I​ ​welcome students​ ​from​ ​all​ ​walks​ ​of​ ​life​ ​and​ ​all​ ​levels​ ​of​ ​fitness.​ ​My​ ​classes​ ​are​ ​informative, fun,​ ​calorie-burning,​ ​energetic and purifying​. They​ ​help​ ​to​ ​build​ ​muscle​ ​tone​ ​and​ ​strength​ ​as well​ ​as​ ​develop​ ​a​ ​firm​ ​core​ ​and​ ​a​ ​calm​ ​and​ ​relaxed​ ​mind. All​ ​to the rhythm of our breath,​ ​the breath​ ​of​ ​life…

We​ ​enter​ ​this​ ​life​ ​on​ ​an​ ​inhalation​ ​and​ ​we​ ​leave​ ​on​ ​an​ ​exhalation​, everything​ ​else​ ​is learning…and​ ​a​ ​lot​ ​of​ ​fun!

In​ ​the​ ​words​ ​of​ ​Guruji​ ​Sri​ ​K.​ ​Pattabhi​ ​Jois,​ ​the​ ​father​ ​of​ ​Ashtanga​ ​Yoga… ​​ ​”Practice​ ​and​ ​all​ ​is​ ​coming”.

See you on the mat trailblazers, bring a towel and a smile!