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.
Meet some of our favorite business leaders and support Bent On Learning during the Charitybuzz Entrepreneur Auction! Bidding is open until November 15th – visit www.charitybuzz.com for your chance to win.
BREATHE HEALTH & HAPPINESS INTO NEW YORK CITY CLASSROOMS
Train to Teach Yoga with Bent On Learning
As a part of a new initiative to sustainably grow our programs throughout NYC, Bent On Learning is offering our RCYT Certificate Program this fall with a focus on borough-specific tracks. This training is open to all yoga teachers and educators.
Scholarship opportunities are available to yoga teachers and educators who live and/or work in the Bronx and Staten Island. We are seeking dedicated yoga teachers and educators who are commited to improving the health, wellness and learning-readiness of students in their local community. Our workshops are open to anyone interested in applying yoga principles and practice to their work with youth.
Weekend workshops begin September 9, 2016! For full schedule, pricing, scholarship details and application, click here.
Join Bent On Learning as we participate this year in Solstice in Times Square: Mind Over Madness Yoga on Monday, June 20th! BOL will be attending the 5:30 class with teachers, students, families and friends from our community. Sign up + donate to support our yoga programs in NYC schools.
We are honored to be a charity partner of this event for the fourth year, along with three other fantastic yoga charities, Exhale to Inhale, Liberation Prison Yoga and Urban Zen. As the Solstice yoga classes are free, consider making a donation equal to the amount you would normally pay for a yoga class. Every $9 gives a child a yoga class.
Thanks again to the Times Square Alliance for highlighting the work of these important organizations and for your continued support!
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!
CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF YOGA IN NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS
Richard Ash, M.D.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016 6:30PM-10:30PM
6:30pm Cocktails | 7:30-10:30pm Dinner & Celebration
130 Bowery, New York City
Live Music, Yoga with Bent On Learning Kids, Book Signing by Gopi Kallayil
tickets start at $200
for inquiries: email@example.com
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
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 >>
This 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.
The limited edition Ryan McGinness PRO Mat was designed to inspire creativity both in practice and in life but it also serves a much higher purpose. With each PRO mats purchased, Manduka will donate two yoga classes to support our yoga program in New York City public schools.
The abstract female silhouette is part of Ryan’s iconic “Women Series” and positively flows off the classic dark blue mat right into our open hearts. And while the design is new, everything else you love about the PRO is still there including an unparalleled density, performance grip and a lifetime guarantee. Already our most supportive mat, this limited edition mat truly embodies the spirit of the practice by supporting the next generation of yogis.
Buy a mat. Give yoga.
About Ryan McGinness
Ryan McGinness is an American artist, living in New York City. His work is in the permanent public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, Cincinnati Art Museum, MUSAC in Spain and the Misumi Collection in Japan.
See more of Ryan’s work at ryanmcginness.com.
Interested in training with Bent On Learning?
Bent On Learning’s training shares the knowledge and skills developed over 15 years teaching yoga in public schools and prepares participants to deliver an age-appropriate yoga program for the urban classroom. Our training includes three weekend sessions, focusing on Foundation of Yoga in the Classroom, Teaching Yoga to Primary, Middle and High School students – plus experiential learning and practical experience in NYC public school classrooms. Our next training begins September 18th! Click here for more details and to apply.
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!