Alaina Murphy took her first yoga class at age 17 and was deeply moved by the freedom the practice created in her body, as well as fascinated by the body’s ability to heal and transform. After moving to the San Francisco Bay Area in 2003, she studied various methods of yoga including Iyengar, Ashtanga, Shadow, Forrest, and Anusara. Her love for yoga and anatomy just kept growing and growing. Alaina received her yoga Teacher Certification within the Anusara Yoga program in 2008. She continued on to study the Pilates system the following year, becoming a Certified Pilates Instructor, and has been teaching full time ever since.
Alaina moved back from California to her home town of Guilford, Vermont in 2011 and opened Inner Heat Yoga in 2012. As owner and director of IHY, it is Alaina’s dream come true to share her passion with others and to be a part of this nurturing community and it just keeps growing and evolving, reaching new heights. She now lives in Brattleboro with her husband, Mark and her two daughters, Fiona & Iris.
Alaina teaches a unique flowing Vinyasa class, which focuses on connecting with the breath and expanding it, as a tool to deepen the practice. As well as utilizing subtle core and proper alignment to create more ease and strength within each pose and transition.