Meet the Team
RYT 200 (Illumina Yoga)
My name is Emma, and I have been practicing yoga throughout my life. Starting with children’s yoga classes when I was young, I have cultivated a lifelong love for the practice. For me, yoga began as a practice that was mainly physical. Over the past few years, it has been an incredible journey for me to learn about the depth that the practice can offer you, if you are willing to look within. I began my teacher training in 2021, and graduated the following year. I am thrilled to be on my path as a teacher, where I can share the gifts that the practice has brought me over the years. Yoga for me is a full-body experience, in the sense that it works your physical body as well as your mind. This mind-body connection is a beautiful aspect of yoga, and something that every person of every ability can harness and benefit from.
I grew up in York, Maine, and have lived on the seacoast all my life. After graduating from college in 2019, I began a career in environmental activism. When I’m not on the mat, I am working to fight for environmental justice and climate action. My career provides an outlet for a passion for the planet that I have always carried with me. I believe my yoga journey lives in perfect harmony with my professional life, in connecting me to the earth and all the beings that share this planet with us.
While yoga is my true love, outside of the practice I enjoy crocheting, cooking, traveling, spending time with friends and family, and hanging out with any and all animals I come across. I currently reside in Kittery, Maine, and love to spend time outside exploring the beautiful coast here in Maine.
RYT 200 (Journey Om Yoga, Salem, NH)
AFAA certified Group Fitness
As a Group Fitness Instructor for 35 years and a Yoga teacher for 21 years, I have had the honor of teaching and sharing a practice with varied populations in Corporate Health Clubs, YMCA’s, Recreation Departments, Fire Houses, Senior Centers, and Mommy and Me programs.
I believe that yoga and meditation can benefit all ages,bodies, minds and lives.
All are welcome and there is a practice for everybody. Realizing that most people come to yoga for the physical poses, I hope that the experience of moving with breath will
cultivate an energy of giving and receiving loving kindness to yourself and others as your own inner peace grows. Yoga continues, even after you’ve rolled up your mat.
I am a daughter, wife, mother of 3 and grandmother to 4 ( soon to be 5 !) and a lover of the outdoors; always finding inspiration, awe, and prayer in it’s wonder.
RYT 200 (Illumina Yoga)
Yoga has gotten me through many challenges in my life and I feel like I am coming home every time I step on to the mat. After leaving the stress of the corporate world in 2021, I decided to take some time and get to know what I needed to show up as my best self every day. This is where I came across the 200 HR YTT with Illumina and 3 Bridges Yoga.
I received my 200 HR YTT certificate in the spring of 2023 and completed the training while I was pregnant with my son! Since giving birth to both of my children, I have been working to get to know my body again in all of its beauty.
When I am not on the mat, you can find me out for walks with my two kiddos, reading, trying out new restaurants in the area (I’m a self proclaimed foodie), and exploring all the wonderful things Maine has to offer.
I look forward to being on this movement journey with you!
Mary Beth Murpy
THE TIME IS NOW! I’m MaryBeth Murphy and I am a registered nurse and
wellness coach with a passion for holistic well-being. As a nurse, I have the ability
to take my practices away from the hospital. And I am doing just that.
I’m excited to bring my offerings to the community at a Welcome Haven.
I found the holistic wellness space out of a sheer need to find a new way to exist
in the world. I was escaping and numbing out with habits that were very
unhealthy, leaving me depressed and unenthused with my existence. I have been
devoted to learning new ways to care for myself that have led me to a much more joyful and unstoppable life path! Life is full of challenges (burnout), especially as we all recover from a pandemic!
Our nervous systems are on overload, and in that state, our bodies and mindstake a big hit, leading to illness. A nervous system that is tended to can help youmanage your daily mental, physical, and emotional health. Self-care is the newhealth care! Acupressure, Reiki, and EFT are just a few of the complementarymodalities I practice that can help the body and mind relax and repair. I combinecoaching and body work to help clients reach optimal outcomes.If you're reading this far and can relate, then please don’t hesitate to check outmy website for what I can offer you. Please call to schedule your free coachingsession. All ages welcome!