Experience: 13 Years
Peter Murphy has been practicing as a qualified complimentary therapist since 2005 in the areas of: Sports Massage, Pain Management, Deep Tissue and Swedish Massage, Ayurvedic Indian Head Massage, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Stress Management, Nutritional Therapy and Infant Massage. He has been running his own clinic in Dundalk since 2015 (Dundalk Therapy Clinic).
He is passionate about his work and is committed to continuing his professional development. Since qualifying Peter has undergone continuing education specialising in; Anatomy and Physiology, Massage, Sports Therapy, Pain Management, Aromatherapy, various massage techniques and yoga.
Peter was introduced to yoga at the age of 16 to help combat school exam stress and has been attending classes and doing regular practice at home ever since. He has continued to explore yoga and mindfulness through various workshops and training. In 2012 Peter trained as a yoga and mindfulness teacher with Ayurvedic philosophies at Yogapoint – Yoga Vidya Gurukul, Nasik, India. In early 2017 he embarked on further yoga teacher training at the Elbow Room Studios Dublin.
Peter has a BA (Hons) in Teaching in Further and Adult Education and is a full time lecturer of Holistic Health and Well-Being. He is the head of the Holistic Health Studies department at Ó Fiaich Institute of Further Education Dundalk where he regularly practices yoga and mindfulness with students and staff. Previously, Peter was the head of the Sports and Anatomy departments in Green Tara College Navan. Along with this he is an internal and external assessor and examiner with various awarding bodies in the holistic health field.
Peter is committed to living a healthy balanced lifestyle encompassing mind and body approaches to overall health while encouraging students/clients to do the same. He recognises that a lot of ailments are symptoms of imbalance that occur in one’s mind and/or body. His belief is that; Holistic Health and regular yoga practice is an empowering approach to optimum health and living. “Achieving health is an ongoing personal journey toward a goal of functioning at our best level possible”. Peter’s yoga classes are approached from this perspective. The aim is to encourage people to be more balanced physically and mentally through asana (postures), mindfulness, meditation and breathing.