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Yoga in the Yard 2023

The yard is calling you… Enjoy the morning sunshine against the sandstone walls of the historic Old Idaho Penitentiary, as we present Yoga in the Yard! This is a small, intimate experience, limited to 20 people per session (spaced properly for social distancing and the safety and comfort of our guests), with instructor Debra Murphy.

This year, four sessions will be offered on Saturdays in July at $15 per session. Discounted registration for Idaho State Historical Society Members is $10 per session. Become a member today at

Session Dates:

Saturday, July 15, 9:00 am – 10:00 am.

Saturday, July 22, 9:00 am – 10:00 am.

Saturday, July 29, 9:00 am – 10:00 am.

Saturday, August 5, 9:00 am – 10:00 am.

Guests must bring their own equipment, and a water bottle!

About Debra Murphy, PhD:

Exploring the mind-body connection is Debbi’s life work. After years in academia researching and teaching subjects that elevated one or the other half of that equation (doctorate in exercise science, master’s degree in counseling psychology), she turned her attention to the study of yoga – a perfect nexus of both.
Throughout her years in academia, Debbi studied with leading yoga masters to deepen her knowledge and hone her practice. Her alignment based, mindful flow style evolved from early work with Rodney Yee, Annie Carpenter and Shiva Rea. But the heart of her teaching comes from Erich Schiffmann, whose message of self-trust and the transformative power of yoga really resonated with her background.
Through more than 40 years of study and experience, including a dozen as creator and director of Shanti Yoga Teacher Training, Debbi found that the best approach to mind-body vitality is informed by both western science and the spirit of eastern yogic philosophy. Whether you’re attending her popular local classes, national conferences, or international retreats you can expect an artful blend of sound science, ancient wisdom, and mind-body-spirit integration woven together in the beautiful, juicy flow of the vinyasa tradition.


Jul 15 2023


9:00 am - 10:00 am



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Old Idaho Penitentiary
2445 Old Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID, 83712

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