Events

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

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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

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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: inneractions.eventbrite.com.

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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03.10.16. Inspire! Gala 2016

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CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF YOGA IN NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS

hosted by
Stephanie Ruhle

honoring
Richard Ash, M.D.

THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016  6:30PM-10:30PM
6:30pm Cocktails  |   7:30-10:30pm Dinner & Celebration

Capitale
130 Bowery, New York City

Live Music, Yoga with Bent On Learning Kids, Book Signing by Gopi Kallayil

tickets start at $200

for inquiries:  gala@bentonlearning.org


B E N E F I T   C O M M I T T E E

Hilaria & Alec Baldwin   Renee Beaumont   Brad Burde   Adrienne Burke
Kristin & Didric Cederholm   Fabiana & Roberto Dutesco   Jessie & Marc Freschl
Bailey Gimbel & Landon Slane   Jennifer & Jason Haas   Rachel & Laurence Jacobs   Gopi Kallayil
Kristin & Jeff Kusama-Hinte   Lauren Liles   Dr. Frank & Janice Lipman   Panagiota Mahendru
Bob O’Leary & Paul Johnson   Andrew Ross Sorkin & Pilar Queen   Jade Netanya Ullmann


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Stephanie Ruhle is an anchor and managing editor for Bloomberg Television and editor-at-large for Bloomberg News. She co-hosts Bloomberg <GO>, Bloomberg TV’s morning show featuring global thought leaders across business, tech, and media. Ruhle regularly interviews industry titans such as Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein, hedge fund managers David Tepper and Stanley Druckenmiller, NBA star Kobe Bryant, Martha Stewart, Sean Parker, former Vice President Al Gore, Donald Trump, and music moguls Sean “Diddy” Combs and Kanye West. In 2015, Ruhle produced and hosted the documentary Haiti: Open For Business? to shed light on the country five years after it was hit by a devastating earthquake and find out if it is the next emerging market.  Read More >>


dr-ashBWThis year we honor the late Dr. Richard Ash, long time friend and supporter of Bent On Learning, who devoted his life to working with individuals who had been misdiagnosed, misunderstood, and were tired of being sick. Through his practice at The Ash Center for Comprehensive Medicine and his radio show Sick & Tired of Being Sick & Tired he helped over 25,000 people find relief from chronic illness.  His work of empowering patients to heal and attain health and happiness mirrors Bent On Learning’s mission to teach kids how to be healthier and happier in learning and life.


3.1.2016. Teen Classes Start At Kula Brooklyn!

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We’re excited to announce free classes for teens at Kula Brooklyn — who have generously donated their space for our teens to practice yoga with trained BOL instructors, giving teens an opportunity to bring their practice out of the classroom (or take their first yoga class!), meet and share their experiences with other teen yogis.  Tuesday classes are led by Karen Patterson and Sundays with Sinikiwe Dhliwayo.

Interested in donating your space for BOL classes, workshops or trainings? Reach out to our Program Director, Kristen Lalka at kristenl@bentonlearning.org or 917.545.8437.

Share Your Passion: #IamBentOnLearning

ALL KIDS DESERVE TO THRIVE IN THE CLASSROOM
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This month, in support of health and happiness for the 1.1 million New York City public school children during their summer break, Bent On Learning is launching a new campaign to amplify our voice about the important benefits of yoga for kids from grades PreK through 12.  We are striving to grab the attention of more parents, educators and leaders who shape our educational system and impact the social and emotional well-being of our future generation.

Please join us by uploading a video to social media with #IAmBentOnLearning to demonstrate your support!

Your video is your signature that says you are bent on learning — that you believe in the power of yoga for personal and academic success and you want every child to thrive in the classroom.

Follow the script below as a guide for your video statement and  in one sentence —  be as bold, creative, crazy and loud as you wish!

  1. “I am a _______ (parent/teacher/business executive/artist/doctor/etc.) and children need yoga in school because ___________.”
  2. Upload video to your favorite social media sites
  3. Tag it with #iambentonlearning and @bentonlearning
  4. Take great satisfaction in knowing your participation in this social project will help further our mission to integrate yoga into the curriculum of more schools and help kids THRIVE

YOU are Bent On Learning

6.21.2015. BOL at Solstice Times Square – Registration Now Open!

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Join Bent On Learning as we participate again this year in Solstice in Times Square: Athleta Mind Over Madness Yoga on Sunday, June 21st! Register here.

This year, the United Nations General Assembly has declared that June 21st is the International Day of Yoga, and is planning a global celebration, with New York City and Times Square playing central roles. We are honored to be a charity partner of this event for the third year, along with two other fantastic yoga charities, Exhale to Inhale and Urban Zen. Attendees are able to donate directly to our yoga programs in NYC schools — support BOL and come out to celebrate the Solstice!

 

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