Billi Jo Murphy
Billi Jo Murphy is the founder and owner of Peace Warrior Yoga and Wellness Center. As a young adult Billi Jo discovered the benefits of yoga as a fitness practice and quickly realized yoga’s greatest gift as a tool to overcome profound feelings of pain, loss, anxiety, and isolation experienced as a result of numerous hardships suffered over the course of her life. Through a consistent practice she developed a sustainable sense of clarity, focus and peace, as well as the strength to transform her life – pursuing and achieving dreams she never would have previously imagined possible. After almost 30 years as a trained healthcare professional, Billi Jo was inspired to create a community dedicated to empowering others to transform their lives through yoga and other complementary wellness practices.
Billi Jo is a certified yoga instructor (RYT 200) trained in the Hatha tradition with experience in various other styles. She prefers to teach a “fusion style” of yoga, custom blending each practice to create a unique healing experience easily accessible to students of all levels. She also offers specialized Trauma Sensitive Yoga classes. Billi Jo believes her greatest responsibility lies in ensuring a safe, judgment-free, non-intimidating environment; she welcomes students to “come as they are” and encourages them to find themselves while finding their own unique practice.
Billi Jo has chosen to open Peace Warrior Yoga and Wellness Center in her home community of Point Pleasant where she resides with her children and dog. A proud single mother to two brilliant teenagers, she credits her children as being her greatest teachers as they inspire her to become a better, stronger, more loving person every day. Off the mat she can be found out in nature, behind a camera, attending live music events, or enjoying time with family and friends.
Billi Jo is also a Certified Professional Coach recognized by the Institute for Professional Excellence in Coaching, Reiki Master, AromaTouch Therapist, Sound Energy Healer, and Intuitive Oracle Card Reader.
Jeanine’s yoga journey began over 10 years ago and she’s forever grateful for this beautiful path. Yoga continues to guide her through life’s ongoing challenges, twists & turns and endless beauty. After experiencing the physical, mental, and spiritual benefits of yoga, Jeanine knew she had to share this gift with others.
She’s a true nurturer and will be teaching a graceful slow flow with pranayama, meditation & essential oils – all inspired by her greatest teachers.
She loves to share poetry, readings, spiritual text and her heart in each class. Jeanine believes the mind, body, heart and spirit connection are sacred and deserve our nourishment daily to connect to our highest self.
Sue is happy to be sharing in the practice of teaching yoga since completing 200hours of yoga teacher training in May 2016 at OM Central Jersey Yoga @ Shore Point Yoga in Point Pleasant. Her 35 year career working as an occupational therapist established her functional knowledge of human development throughout the life span. Her personal practice of yoga has been an integral part of her own life, while caring for her family at the Jersey Shore. With her husband Bob, they raised 3 great guys, who are interesting and kind young men.
The physical, anatomical and developmental principals of yoga compliment the daily needs of the human body to move, stretch, balance and breathe. Sue strongly believes the practice of yoga is available to every kind of body, and can be accessible at each stage and age in our life cycle, with modifications as needed. Her personal experience with breast cancer reinforced the power of yoga movements and meditation as healing tools.
Sue’s mission is to facilitate a sense of confidence and curiosity about practicing yoga with all those she is in contact with, in class, and off the mat. She finds joy in the personal and collective journeys available with each and every yoga class, whether as student or teacher!