Claudia Simpson

Claudia Simpson, E-RYT500, C-IAYT has been serving those on the yogic path since 1990 as a teacher, workshop leader, therapist and teacher trainer. Recognizing yoga as a profound tool for healing, she has supported both in- and outpatients at several Baltimore hospitals in the departments of Psychiatry, Cardiology, Oncology, Neurology and through programs aimed at Senior health. 

Claudia’s intention for you – whether in class, privately or in a workshop setting – is simply to feel better than when you walked in. To that end, she gently guides and empowers you to be present to your body in a compassionate way, move with mindfulness, breathe with spaciousness and bring the mind into the present moment. No matter what challenges you face, even subtle shifts can have profound effects on your body, mind and spirit. 

Trained at Kripalu and a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists, Claudia continues to be influenced by many teachers including Timothy McCall, MD, Nischala Devi, Michael Lee as well as each of her students. Her spiritual path of yoga has been illuminated by the Vedantic wisdom of Swami Shankarananda (who gave her the name “Yogini”) and the mindful path of the Buddhist teacher Thich Nhat Hanh.

She is featured on three Meditation videos, “Still. Here.”  which are available On YouTube through Johns Hopkins Medicine. 

Off the mat, Claudia credits her yoga practice for her success as a Master’s track and field athlete. She lives in Bethlehem with her partner Don Garrett, a UU Minister.  Visit her website: www.ineedyoga.com