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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.

Share Your Passion: #IamBentOnLearning

ALL KIDS DESERVE TO THRIVE IN THE CLASSROOM
#IamBentOnLearning

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!

 

5.19.2015. 3rd Annual Yoga Professionals Committee Kick Off at Normal

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Bent On Learning’s Yoga Professionals Committee (YPC) is a group of volunteers dedicated to raising funds and awareness in support of yoga for inner city children and public schools.  The annual kickoff event is open to yogis of all ages and professions who are interested in making yoga a part of education.  This year’s event will be held at Normal (150 West 22nd Street).

Please join us for an exciting opportunity to meet members of our NYC yoga community, make connections ith those who are as passionate about yoga in schools as we are and find out how you can support our work. Presentation to begin at 7:00 pm.

Normal makes custom-fit 3D-printed earphones, built for you in New York City. Thank you for hosting us for this event!

 

 

 

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.

12.15.14: Lolë hosts BOL Holiday Party

Lolë Loves Bent On Learning

 BENT ON LEARNING HOLIDAY PARTY 2014

Monday, December 15th, 6-8pm
Lolë New York
112 Mercer St.

Join us for a night of holiday cheer, hosted by Lolë New York!  Take part in 25% off shopping as well as a chance to enter a raffle for your favorite goodies. The first five people who donate $50 or more to Bent On Learning will receive $25 Lolë gift cards.

We hope to see you there!

12.8-9.2014. BOL CHARITY SHOPPING EVENT

Covet Closet x Jenny Chase Sample Sale

COVET CLOSET x JENNY CHASE SAMPLE SALE

Monday, December 8th, 12-8
Tuesday, December 9th, 10-5

Jenny Chase Showroom
41 Great Jones St.
RSVP jenny@jennychaseinc.com

Join us at the Jenny Chase Showroom Sample Sale for some holiday shopping, and 15% of every sale will go to Bent On Learning.  Bent On Learning Says Relax Tshirts also on sale…you will be glad you came!

Each year an estimated $7 Billion of unworn clothing will sit in closets throughout the world. FreschStyle is collecting and reselling these clothes for a cause through our charity initiative – Covet Closet.

Covet Closet is a women’s designer resale boutique benefiting local, national and global charity. This facet of our business gives women the opportunity to shop a collection of fabulous items from some of New York’s most coveted closets at a fraction of the price. You can shop the closet here

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