Jim Murphy - Vinyasa Yoga
I was drawn to yoga in 2000, initially to redress some of the imbalances in my body caused by many years of running. My first experience with Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga was at the Spirit Room in Fargo with Carrie Mickelson. I still practice and teach with her in Detroit Lakes at Om Street Yoga : omstreetyoga.com,. Ashtanga is a vigorous practice based on variations of the Sun Salutation. Breath is synchronized with movement through a series of postures, which in turn purifies the body and the mind. I am a registered teacher with the Yoga Alliance. I completed a 500 hour training with Mary Beth Nehl of the Yoga Loft in Willmar Mn.: yogaloft.net. I was lucky enough to participate in 2 group practices with Sri K. Pattabhi Jois, in Boulder Colorado and one in NY City. I also completed a 40 hour Teaching Training Intensive with Manju Jois, Pattabhi’s son . I continue to study and take workshops with senior Ashtanga teachers whenever I can. Yoga strengthens the body, lifts the spirit, and quiets the mind.