Julie @yogaressa Murphy

Delray Beach, FL
United States
Average: 4.8 of 5 stars

5 Reviews

*** Please keep in touch about my online classes, workshops and retreats, on my "Yogaressa" website ***

I stumbled across yoga in my twenties in South Africa, where it was disguised as a gym “stretch class”. It was DIFFERENT ... yes, it felt like exercise, but there was something magical about the way it made me feel.

Many Oms later, I began teaching in 2007 and my advanced teacher training took me to India in 2014 for a deeper study and understanding of this ancient way of life. I continue to explore the many aspects of yoga and how it impacts my life and those around me.

“What Kind of Yoga Do You Teach?”

I’m best known for my Yoga Nidra guided meditation work—it is truly my calling and it’s a joy to see thousands of people benefiting from my recordings.

** Please see my Yoga Nidra downloads and recordings **
You'll find me everywhere, by searching for "yogaressa" on Spotify, Amazon, iTunes, YouTube, as well as on the leading meditation app, Insight Timer and more.

I am drawn to the powerful techniques of Yoga Nidra, which promote deep rest in the body, and encourage positive personal transformation through self-study and discovery.

Some of my Yoga Nidra albums:

CALM — relieve stress and connect with a sense of inner peace
("Calm: Guided Relaxation Yoga Nidra")

PURPOSE — bring more meaning and certainty into your life
("Purpose: Guided Relaxation Yoga Nidra")

FLOAT and RELAX — guided meditation to add to the bliss of a floatation tank
("Float and Relax: Meditation for Floatation - Yoga Nidra")


Yoga retreats are a fun way for me and fabulous fellow yoga teacher, Karen Pagano, to host groups in exquisite destinations; co-creating transformative experiences which last long after returning home.


I also teach Hatha yoga — from chair yoga and restorative yoga, to slow and mindful flow, and a blend of Yin/Yang Fusion. The Anusara and Iyengar styles provided me with a foundation of alignment and intelligent sequencing, and I’ve added other yoga methods over the years.

In my personal yoga practice, I enjoy the increased flexibility and awareness of body, mind and spirit, and my wish is to share this experience with others. May your yoga adventure bring you inner peace, joy, and a ton of laughter.

My yoga motto: "If it doesn't change your life, it's not Yoga.”

Namaste ॐ


Average: 4.8 of 5 stars

5 Reviews

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Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
You will love Julie and you will love Yoga!!!!!!!

I hated yoga UNTIL I took a class with Julie.Her instructions are clear and she makes sure that you are doing it correctly without injuring yourself. She has a calming and pleasant way about her that you sense immediately. I said I hated yoga, but I love it now, but only with Julie. Thanks. Marcia Turetsky

Julie @yogaressa MurphyDecember 22, 2015
And Yoga loves you :-)

Marcia, thank you for taking the time to give such glowing feedback on your experience. Happy how you changed your mind about yoga! This is one of the many rewarding aspects of teaching yoga ... seeing how it has such a positive impact on people's lives. See you soon on the mat :-)

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
personal growth

I truly enjoyed my class with Julie. Her explanations help me to continue to grow and understand in my learning and practice of yoga. Simple realigning and tips make each position more beneficial and so I am able to retain them when on my own. I think she should travel north!

thank you :-)

Thanks, Gerry! Great seeing you again for our "winter" seasonal yoga - always lovely to share yoga time with you. When we're sweltering in the heat of July/August, you may just find me on your doorstep, up north!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
We love Julie!

Seventy-somethings, man and wife, consider ourselves so blessed that Julie teaches at our club fitness center. She provides comprehensive explanations of why we do poses and what part of the body will benefit, her caring attitude and personalized attention create a wonderful learning experience for us. Every class we take, we depart feeling so much better than when we entered! John and Kathi McGinty

Julie @yogaressa MurphyMarch 26, 2014
Thank you :-)))

John and Kathi (how is it possible that you are "seventy-somethings" - hard for me to believe!),

Thank you for this lovely appreciation of our yoga time together. It's always interesting in a club fitness center environment to try and meet the needs of a mixed class; from first-timers to longstanding yoga practitioners. I am so happy you both feel "so much better" because of the yoga. That is feedback that will always make a yoga teacher happy!

Average: 4.0 of 5 stars
Excellent, experienced teacher

Julie brings valuable experience in Anasura and Iyengar to her teaching. She works to improve her skills in yoga and in instruction.

Julie @yogaressa MurphyFebruary 18, 2014
Thank you :-)

Thanks, Lona - much appreciated! Miss you on the yoga mat, and hope to see you soon some time. Sending you a yoga hug in the meantime!

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
inger's opinion

Julie always gives you a great workout... hold positions long so you get strong Anusara style practice, with always something new on the menu. She pays very close attention to everyone alinements, and overly caring in terms of making sure that you do not get into positions where you hurt yourself.... She is a great teacher!

Julie @yogaressa MurphyJanuary 19, 2014
Thank you :-)

Inger, thank you for your kind review. You identified the teaching aspects I really try and focus on so that my students experience "good" and joyful yoga! Always a pleasure to share yoga with you.