News & Events

3.28.18 Benefit Event: Accessing Wellness as a Person of Color

On March 28th our partner in learning, NAYA founder and yoga instructor, SINIKIWE DHLIWAYO, will be moderating a lively discussion about ACCESSING WELLNESS AS A PERSON OF COLOR.


You’re invited to join a deep dive conversation between:

  • GEORGE FOREMAN III, Founder of EverybodyFights and son of legendary boxer, George Foreman.
  • JOE HOLDER, Nike Master Trainer and health consultant.
  • QUENTIN VENNIE, Author of the best-selling memoir, Strong in the Broken Places, celebrated speaker, entrepreneur and Program Director at Bent On Learning

Don’t miss this amazing event and get your ticket here before it sells out! 

Proceeds support Bent On Learning

Supported by:

Black History Month

Honoring our teachers…

Sinikiwe Dhliwayo  |  Dianne Bondy  |  Crystal McCreary
Teri Richardson  |  Kate Johnson

Black History Month honors the achievements of African Americans and recognizes the integral role blacks have played throughout U.S. history. Bent On Learning understands the importance of representation and inclusion, and how our students are able to see themselves in a positive light when represented by teachers and other leaders placed before them in classrooms, yoga rooms and beyond. We would like to highlight our African American teachers who have contributed greatly to the success of our students, communities, organization and the yoga-in-schools movement.

Please join us in celebrating their incredible work and generous spirits, not just during Black History Month, but every day throughout the year.

6.19- 6.30 2018. SIGN UP by 4.15: Ancient Greece + Yoga Retreat for BOL


 SUMMER 2018!

We are excited to partner with Philomobile on an epic journey through Ancient Greece from June 19-30, 2018.

This unique trip will trace the history of ancient Greece with Yoga immersion AND with every trip purchase, Philomobile will give one child the gift of yoga for an entire school year!

Click here for all the details and sign up for an experience of a lifetime by April 15 for the early bird special!


“Dear Bent On Learning” Student Letters

Each year we ask our students to share how yoga has impacted on their lives — whether it be with their studies, at home or with friends. Byron, 5th grade, shares the important changes he experienced in yoga class with our instructor, Ms. Sherry.

Give to Bent On Learning to allow for more students to receive the benefits of yoga during the school day, giving them tools to regulate their minds and bodies and to reach their potential.

Yoga Gives Back

From the classroom to the studio!  Yoga is about community and the practice is about inclusion.  These are values that we, at BOL, instill in our students and share with our studio partners below.  Their on-going support helps us bring the gift of yoga to more students at a young age.



Sacred Sounds Yoga



Check out our other amazing studio supporters below:


Yoga Vida


Lion’s Den Power Yoga
Hot Yoga Rego Park (HYRP)


Athleta NYC Flatiron 


Stay tuned for up-coming workshops, classes, events  and retreats! 

Yoga Shanti 

Would you like to become a studio partner OR would you like to see a BOL benefit class at your studio?  Contact us at  



11.28.17 Double YOUR Impact on GIVING TUESDAY






On #GivingTuesday, Facebook and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation will be matching up to $50,000 per nonprofit, with a max of $1,000 per fundraiser or donate button, until the $2 million in matching funds run out.

Bent On Learning is in 16 schools across four boroughs in New York City with new schools expressing an urgent need for our program every day!

This #GivingTuesday, you can DOUBLE your impact by donating via the BOL Facebook page button or starting a fundraiser on BOL’s behalf!

Join, BOL supporters, Kristin McGeeDianne Bondy and others on 11/28.

CLICK HERE on 11/28 to start your fundraiser and ask your friends, family, co-workers to do the same. 

The match will begin November 28th at 8AM EST (5AM PST).



BOL Partners

We are beyond grateful to our Partners in Learning for donating a portion of their proceeds to support our mission of teaching kids to be more focused, healthier & happier in learning & in life.  With every purchase below, YOU help support yoga for education.




When fierce and adorable Piranha Yama gets captured her world changes in a moment. She meets Piranha One, her ancient teacher, and begins training in the mysterious “Art of Non-Biting”.  She must learn to calm her mind, overcome her fears, awaken her abilities, and get back to the lake to begin the next part of her adventurous journey with her friends.



Piranha Yama and The Art of Non-Biting, written by Dr. Bill Kalatsky, uses mindfulness, meditation and yoga to teach children to find calm in the face of adversity, overcome obstacles and how to tap into the benefits of these practices at a young age.



We are excited to align with a partner that is so closely tied to our mission.

Click here to purchase a copy and enter “BOL” at checkout to receive 10% off the purchase price!  A portion of sales from Piranha Yama and The Art of Non-Biting will be donated to Bent On Learning.


The Love by E Inspired Collection of Mala beads comes from Elizabeth Crisci’s desire to honor women who have served as mentors and guides to her, whether they were deeply involved in her evolution or have acted as lights in the distance that helped her find her own path. 15% of the proceeds from each special Mala sold in the Inspired Collection are donated to a charity of the Inspirational Woman’s choosing.

This Mala is inspired by Chrissy Carter. Chrissy Carter was one of Elizabeth Crisci’s first teachers and an assistant to her first 200 Hour Teacher Training in 2006. Eleven years later, she is inspiring and teaching new teachers more than ever at YogaWorks in New York City, and elsewhere around the world. Her teaching style is an extension of her personal practice — passionate, deliberate, sincere, and light-hearted.








We, at Bent On Learning, are honored to be selected as the charity for this beautiful Mala.

Order here.

Each K-DEER Signature Stripe is named after an inspiring woman and supports a cause that is close to her heart.  For each Signature Stripe sale, a % of proceeds goes directly to causes raising awareness and creating positive change for individuals and communities in need.

In Jul/Aug 2017, BOL partnered with K-DEER to raise funds and awareness for #Yoga4Education.

BOL is grateful to K-DEER for creating this amazing Kristin Stipe and to Kristin McGee– Stripe namesake,  yoga expert and children’s yoga advocate- for the support.

With each purchase of the Kristin Stripe, 5% of proceeds goes directly to Bent On Learning.

Grab a pair of adult and/or kids size leggings here.


Download the Lyft App and receive a free ride when you use the code: BOL4K












  • Select Bent On Learning at and Amazon will donate 0.5% of the price of your eligible AmazonSmile purchases.
  • Amazon Smile is the same Amazon you know. Same products, same prices, same service.


Goodshop is the world’s first-ever shopfunding site.

Shop Bent On Learning OR create a campaign and when you shop at thousands of stores, a percentage of what you spend will be donated to help us provide yoga to more kids! 



10.1. 2017. Yoga & Brunch with Rebecca Jo Yoga


Join Rebecca Jo Yoga and private chef, Leeana Vidlock, for a morning of movement, breathing and relaxation followed by a delicious, healthy brunch.

  • WHAT: LOVE HELPS: Yoga & Brunch
  • WHEN: Sunday, October 1, 2017 from 10:00AM EST – 1:00PM EST
  • WHERE: Hell’s Kitchen Studio – 307 W38th St.

10% of proceeds will support Bent On Learning.

Spots are filling up quickly.  Click here to register.

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