Yoga teaches children to use their body and mind to learn and live better. That’s why we bring yoga into the classroom.

Train 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. Trainees will explore their motivations for teaching, understand the needs of students and schools, learn classroom management techniques and practice teaching Bent On Learning’s yoga lessons for primary, middle and high school students.

BOL Certificate Program (95 hours) and Weekend Workshops – begin Fall 2016

Bent On Learning’s next training will split into two borough-specific tracks, with specialized workshops offered in the Bronx and Staten Island. To find out full details, scholarship opportunities and to apply, visit our Fall 2016 Training page.

In order to be eligible to teach as a Bent On Learning instructor, you must complete the full BOL Certificate Program:  3 weekends workshops (BOL 1, 2 and 3) plus the experiential learning component.   All seasoned yogis with teaching experience and school staff are welcome to apply for all, one or any combination of the training modules.

Bent On Learning is a Registered Children’s Yoga School with the Yoga Alliance.S01-YA-SCHOOL-RCYS

 Bring Bent On Learning To Your School

Bent On Learning was created to enhance the commendable job that New York City schoolteachers and administrators do every day with the minimal resources they have at their disposal.

We work with all schools that believe in our mission and do our best to subsidize the neediest schools; they’re the ones hit hardest by budget cuts and overcrowding, where children are economically disadvantaged or have special needs, and where many are now limited to a single gym class per week. Our program helps mitigate the situation by offering valuable physical activity to help support more children.

If you have any additional questions about bringing BOL to your school, please reach out to our Program Manager, Kristen Lalka, at or 917-545-8437.

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