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 Forman.
  • 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:

6.19- 6.30 2018. SIGN UP TODAY: 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!


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.

8.21-8.25 2017. Bent On Learning Classes at Athleta Flatiron

Athleta Flatiron is hosting Bent On Learning for a week of free and donation-based events! See the schedule below and visit their website to register for BOL-led classes for the kids in your life.

FREE Yoga classes for for kids of all ages – Register via Mind Body!

Monday, August 21st, 10:15 -11:15 am – Instructor: Sinikiwe Dhliwayo
Tuesday, August 22nd, 4:15-5:00 pm – Instructor: Monica Rollins
Wednesday, August 23rd, 10:15-11:1 5am – Instructor: Jazy Cintron
Thursday, August 24th, 4:15-5:00 pm – Instructor: Azure Grover

On Friday, join us for a Back to School “Shop and Flow” event.

10:00am – 10:15am – BOL Intro and Meet & Greet

10:15am – 11:15am – Mindful Flow Yoga with Bent On Learning instructor Samantha Martins

Athleta will be donating a portion of proceeds to Bent On Learning programs throughout the day on Friday, August 25th. Just sign up via the ticket link to “Shop for BOL” and present your ticket with purchase.

Bent On Learning at Solstice Times Square

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June 21 was International Yoga Day and the first day of Summer. BOL participated in a BIG way at Times Square Alliance’s Solstice in Times Square, Mind Over Madness Yoga. With classes taking place throughout day, Bent On Learning staff and students took in the sights, finding stillness and calm among thousands of yogis, practicing with the staff and volunteers from Exhale to Inhale, our co-charity partner for the event.

Many thanks to Times Square Alliance for their continued support (2017 is our 5th year as a partner in this event!), Exhale to Inhale, event sponsors and especially Aerie. Their mat donations at the end of the event will be distributed to 1,000 BOL students at the start of the upcoming school year. If you attended the event, we encourage you to donate and support our program!

Check out our Instagram page for more highlights from the event, plus video coverage from this year’s event:

CNN – Yogis take over Times Square

Reuter’s – A yoga summer solstice celebration in Times Square

Buzzfeed News – People Around The World Did Yoga At The Same Time


6.21.2017. Solstice in Times Square


Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga Presented by Aerie

Find your center at the Crossroads of the World. Each year, thousands of yogis from around the world travel to Times Square to celebrate the Summer Solstice with free yoga classes all day long in the heart of NYC. On the northern hemisphere’s longest day of the year, take part in this global celebration. Yogis of all skill levels are welcome.

Bent On Learning has been selected as a charity partner for this event along with Exhale to Inhale. Register and donate to support our causes!

Registration is now open for the 2017 Solstice in Times Square!

5.4.2017. New Series: Inner Actions featuring Ruthie Fraser


Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from one of New York City’s top experts in Structural Integration and Yoga Therapy, Ruthie Fraser. Ruthie will share excerpts from her new book, Stack Your Bones, and offer simple lessons for body alignment, coordination and awareness that can be done anytime, anywhere — no special space or clothing required. You will learn fun and easy ways to befriend your body and move with ease throughout your life. Tickets available:

Bent On Learning’s Inner Actions series is a bimonthly event of talks and tools to cultivate our inner lives and best serve our selves, families, communities and humanity. Each event will leave us feeling embodied, empowered and emboldened to make the world a better place for all.

05.09 & 05.10.16. Blossom Restaurant Supports Bent on Learning

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We’re thrilled to announce that Blossom Restaurants has partnered with us. This wonderful restaurant will be donating a portion of sales from their Upper West Side location on May 9th and 10th.  Click the button below to make a reservation, and enjoy a delicious vegan meal knowing that you’ll be supporting yoga programs for New York City classrooms at the same time!

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