About Me

Gemma Murphy Yoga

At the age of 7, I remember finding this black and white, 1970s yoga book in our living room at home. To this day, I have no idea where the book came from. But it was a manual of yoga postures.

I was mesmerised. Right there and then, I started trying to recreate the poses. I failed dismally. But I was intrigued.

Growing up, I wasn’t really into fitness. I never attended ballet, dance or gymnastics classes although I did enjoy swimming. I was in my 20s, when I started attending yin, hatha and vinyasa yoga classes.

At that time, I had just purchased my first home and was a few years into my career working for an IT services organisation. Although I contemplated training as a yoga teacher back then, I just couldn’t justify the investment; I needed to work, get some experience and pay off my graduate loans.

Nevertheless, my desire to learn more about yoga and its many benefits never faded, and I continued to practice and deepen my understanding of this ancient discipline.

15 years later in 2019, I completed my 300 hour British Wheel of Yoga (BWY) Teacher Training course. I feel privileged to have had Richard Adamo as my teacher and mentor during the training, who not only was the Chair of BWY but also had a wealth of experience in teaching yoga for over 30 years. Through his influence, I discovered a newfound courage, curiosity, and willingness to challenge myself in my practice while being mindful of my body’s limitations.

In case you’re not familiar with the BWY, they are the largest yoga organisation in the UK and the governing body for yoga under Sport England. The quality of BWY training and continuing professional development is in high regard.

Through ongoing learning, I’m continually expanding my knowledge of this ancient discipline and exploring new ways to incorporate it into my classes. Yoga is a rich and multi-layered practice, and there is always more to discover and learn.

In March 2023, I completed a 50-hour yin yoga teacher training course with the BWY and am excited to be introducing special yin yoga sessions to help you unlock your body’s full range of motion.

I’ve also joined Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic as an independent consultant as their products are simply beautiful and fit wonderfully with the importance of taking time for you!

I am so happy to be able to share what I am truly passionate about. It is only through my own continued practice, on-going study, and through learning from the experiences of my students, that I can lead yoga classes and special weekend sessions in Rugby and surrounding areas.

When I’m not on the mat, I work for a children’s educational charity, developing meaningful corporate partnerships to make a positive impact on the lives of young people.