Founder

Steph Curley

Grateful Servant

Mur Mur is a culmination of my interests, knowledge, skills and experience. For over 25 years, I have been in education and social service, as well as coaching and practising different forms of fitness, sport, yoga and meditation. I started practising hot yoga in the Ghosh tradition while living near the Self-Realisation Temple in Encinitas, California, in the early 90s. While in California, I also had the opportunity to train with respected leaders in nutrition, fitness, martial arts, and pilates. I worked in hospitality from 1989 to 1998, and have opened several new restaurants as part of the staff. From 1998-2000, I served in Peace Corps Bolivia as an Environmental Educator and disaster relief worker following a 6.8 earthquake, where I worked with a local artist cooperative to provide art therapy workshops in painting and sculpture among many projects. I have over five years of experience as a classroom teacher (English, Spanish, ESL), where I also advised and coached student groups. As a teacher, I was trained in group therapy and as a language development specialist for second language acquisition. In 2000, I started post-graduate work in Somatic Studies at The Ohio State University, ultimately completing my PhD in 2006 with a different focus (anthropology and policy analysis), but going on to work for the Biosocial Lab and Education and Social Research Institute at Manchester Metropolitan University. While I started undergraduate in Musical Theatre, I have a degree in English Literature and a minor in Religion. As an undergrad, I become politicised, helping to start the first recycling programme at my university, working for racial/ethnic, women and GLBTQI+ rights, and protesting fossil fuels. As an academic researcher, I have maintained my interest in nutrition, mindbody matters, somatic, and biosocial studies. My academic CV is available at www.stayotherwise.com (updated to 2015). The sedentariness of my academic desk job over the last 20 years has brought many health challenges. No one system, least of all mainstream medical health care, helped me. So, I developed a whole-self biodynamic approach to recovery that did. I opened Mur Mur to share whole-self, biodynamic, sustainable approach to wellness, featuring functional food fluids and fitness. What's good for the planet is good for people!

 

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