Linda Murphy

 
Yoga poses do not come easily to me. I’m more of a mathlete, a nerd. When I was living In NYC, I joined a gym where yoga was the only group class offered. I went to the class to hold myself accountable to exercise, but then something clicked. At first I would purposely come late and leave early to avoid child’s pose and savasana. Now, a “few” years later, I look forward to finding my breath on my mat. It’s one of my happy places.

Because yoga doesn’t come naturally to me, I have deep respect for those who show up and keep trying. I absolutely love assisting because I love helping people find a deeper expression of themselves in poses. I know that when I get an assist myself, I can go further that what I thought. I love giving others the same opportunity.

 

Why yoga?
My default is to live inside my head. Yoga allows me to connect to my body and keeps me grounded and centered. It teaches me to be strong when I feel weak and to have compassion for myself when it’s needed.

 

Who or what inspires you?
My teachers, my mom, my sister, colors and scents, nature, watching kindness in action, and people who strive to be a more authentic version of themselves.

 

Three adjectives that describe you and your teaching style:
Empathetic. Positive. Funny.

 

Where are you the most fearlessly authentic in your life?
When I travel abroad or when I am in nature, I am most truly myself. Exploring pushes me both beyond my comfort zone and into my happy place.

 

What is something not a lot of people know about you?
I have traveled to 6 of the 7 continents: Antartica is on my bucket list! I’ve climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro and bungee jumped in Victoria Falls. I am not a fearless person. Rather, I am someone who tries very hard not to let their fears hold them back.

 



Linda Murphy is currently not instructing any classes.