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About Us

Maria OM

Providing Health & Wellness Services in Northern NJ Since 1999

Maria Ortega-Murphy, the studio owner, began teaching Yoga and Reiki in West Milford when she opened her first studio, Lifeforce Learning Center back in 1999. It was the first studio of its kind in West Milford, but back then these practices were not very well known.


Since then Maria has brought her programs to a variety of gyms, studios and wellness centers throughout Northern NJ. She operated a Yoga and Pilates studio in Pompton Lakes for several years, was the Reiki Master for Saddle Brook's Adult School and currently provides Yoga and Pilates programing at the Wanaque Reserve.


Our Mission

We believe Yoga and Pilates are significant, healthful practices that are for every body. We are here to help and it is our intention to honor and support our students' individual journies toward health, wellbeing and personal growth.


Our Classes

In a Mindful Body class you can step away from the daily stresses of life and be completely immersed in your own well being.


Practices such as Yoga and Pilates can help us to effectively integrate our minds and bodies. Allowing us to to become more conscious of our physical condition, emotional wellbeing and state of mind.  These practices can lead us to a greater understanding of self and help us to restore the natural balance to our lives.


Please come join us for a class in our beautiful studio in West Milford, NJ.


“The classes here are great! I especially love Belly Dance with Amber.”


Kyra L., Wanaque, NJ

“I have gone here several times. They offer a great deal for first timers for $45 for a month of classes, one time only. Brian is a teacher and Maria, who also teaches is the owner. I have been to many yoga classes and they are among the best. I came back from the yoga classes very relaxed  - love it!.”


Caroline B., Wayne, NJ

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