Orenda Yoga

Seasonal practices for lifelong health.

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orenda yoga


Stressed out? Yoga may help.

It’s no secret that these are trying times.

Nearly 3 in 5 adults say they could have used more emotional support in the last year.1 The economy is still struggling; the pandemic is still spreading. Partisan tensions boil at an all-time high as national morale sinks to an all-time low.

Prolonged exposure to stress impacts not only your mental state but also your physical health. Thankfully, mind-body approaches such as yoga, meditation and Ayurveda help you to cope with stress and build resilience against its harmful effects.

What makes Orenda Yoga different?

Don’t let Instagram fool you: Yoga is more than just a workout. Yoga is a physical, mental and spiritual state of both stability and ease. We live in a fast-paced, competitive culture. We stay up late. We eat on-the-run. What’s more, have you ever noticed how often you’re on your way somewhere else?

Orenda Yoga helps busy people be more present. A typical group class includes slow-flow asana to get stable and settled, mindfulness and breathing techniques to stay calm and focused, and meditation to relax and remember your wellness.

The goal is to get you back in sync with your environment. People spend so much time rushing from one activity to the next. It’s actually quite challenging to simply be here, now.

michael simpson

After years of competitive sports left him with chronic lower back and knee pain, Michael came into his first down dog in November 2012. He received his first of multiple 200-hour certifications under the guidance of Heather Sheridan and Julie Gurevich, and has since enjoyed the privilege of studying deeply with renowned yoga teachers such as Jason Crandell, Jillian Pransky, Carrie Parker and Stacey Bell.

Michael’s yoga classes are therapeutic by nature, and he is known for his non-dogmatic approach toward teaching. During each yoga class, he seamlessly weaves together precise anatomy, fluid movement, mindfulness techniques and storytelling into a powerful experience. You’ll leave his yoga classes feeling centered, rejuvenated and in harmony with your environment.

Practice orenda yoga with Michael Simpson. You can find his yoga classes in New Jersey, New York and online.


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