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Fall Teacher Training begins September 9th!

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.

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6.20.2016. BOL at Solstice Times Square – Registration Open!

 

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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!

 

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.


Limited Edition Yoga Mat: Manduka + Ryan McGinness

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.

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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.

Fall Teacher Training – Registration Open, Training Starts in September!

TTInterested 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.

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!

 

03.10.15. 6th Annual Inspire! Gala

Gala 2015Please join us for our 2015 INSPIRE! GALA

Hosted by
BRIDGET MOYNAHAN

Honoring
GOPI KALLAYIL

TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2015
6:30p cocktails | 7:30p dinner | 8:30p dessert & dancing

At CAPITALE, NYC  Map

* R E S E R V E   T I C K E T S *
or click here to make a donation

for inquiries:  bentonlearning@savethedate.com | 646.863.5136

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Event Chairs  JESSIE & MARC FRESCHL, AMANDA MINTZ

Event Vice Chairs  BOB O’LEARY & PAUL JOHNSON, LISA & ALEX BINDEROW

Corporate Chair  GERSTEIN FISHER

Corporate Vice Chairs  DEUTSCHE BANK, GOLDMAN SACHS, MORGAN STANLEY,
PUBLICIS, RAZORFISH, STARCOM MEDIAVEST

Generous Support Provided By
GABRIELLE BERNSTEIN     LIZ EUSTACE     DR. FRANK LIPMAN     KIMBERLY NORCOTT
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Gopi KallayilAbout the Honoree
Gopi Kallayil is the Chief Evangelist, Brand Marketing at Google.
In his prior roles he worked as Chief Evangelist, Google Social for Brands, led the marketing team for the Company’s flagship advertising product, AdWords, in the Americas and Asia Pacific, and the marketing team for AdSense. Before joining Google, Gopi was on the management team of two Silicon Valley venture funded startups and a consultant with McKinsey & Co. He has also led large Information Technology projects for global corporations in India, China, and the US.

Gopi earned his Bachelors degree in electronics engineering from the National Institute of Technology in India. He received his Masters in Business Administration degrees from the Indian Institute of Management and The Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania. He is an avid yoga practitioner, triathlete, public speaker, global traveler and Burning Man devotee. He has spoken at TEDx, Yoga Journal Conference,  Renaissance Weekend, The World Peace Festival and Wisdom 2.0. He hosts a TV program on cable and YouTube called Change Makers.

Gopi’s deep yoga and mediation practice has allowed him to integrate his inner and outer technologies to a remarkable degree. He is renowned for his insights on the business of mindfulness and core principles of innovation that can transform corporations into more conscious workplaces.  His first exposure to yoga in school in India at age 13, when his school started a yoga program, has paved the way to his current place in life and to his connection to Bent On Learning.  Yoga was the beginning of this journey, and continues to be an integral part of his life and work. He is the founder of the Yoglers program for Googlers and leads a yoga practice every week at Google’s HQ in Silicon Valley.

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