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CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

Please see the class descriptions below to find a Benders class that meets your needs.  Don’t see what you are looking for?  Please feel free to CONTACT Benders with a class suggestion! 

Important Note:  ALL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY INVOLVES THE RISK OF INJURY.  STUDENTS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED TO WORK AT THEIR OWN PACE.  (GETTING INJURED DOES NOT HELP YOU GET FIT!)

BodySculpt Looking for a challenge?  BodySculpt is a 60 minute class that mixes strength building and  yoga poses to a whole new metabolism-firing, butt-kicking level to build lean muscle and help you look and feel AWESOME!  Suitable for anyone who is basically healthy buts wants to improve overall strength and fitness. 

Pilates – A 60 minute mat-based Pilates class to strengthen and tone. 

Mind-Body Connection – Are you looking to develop greater awareness and respect for your ‘self’ and your body?  This 60 minute class uses slow, conscious movement to develop mental and physical flexibility and strength to allow for an overall sense of connection to self and a general feeling of well-being.  Suitable for all shapes, sizes and ability levels.

Passive Yoga – Stiff, achy joints?  This 60 minute class uses relaxed, Yin-style yoga to target the joints, ligaments and connective tissues in the body to improve mobility and strength. Longer-held, passive poses allow the body to respond without using muscular tension.  Suitable for all shapes, sizes and levels including beginner.

Relax & Refresh —Feeling stressed?  Overwhelmed?  Need a break?  This 60 minute class runs at a slow pace that allows for effortless, restorative yoga positions to be held for several minutes at a time, promoting deep mental and physical relaxation and calm. The ability to ‘turn off the world’ is an important contributor to overall good health.  Suitable for all shapes, sizes and ability levels.

Vinyasa Flow – Looking for the yoga class that will energize you while building strength and flexibility?  This 60 minute active, creative yoga class blends breath with purposeful movement to help you move mindfully and gracefully through a series of yoga poses.  Using Sun Salutations and other connected movements, Vinyasa Flow will build confidence and help you stay present, centered and focused both inside and outside of the yoga studio.  

Yoga Essentials Looking for a general yoga class that is suitable for all sizes, shapes and abilities from beginners on up?  This 60 or 90 minute class uses an ever-changing assortment of yoga poses and experiences that may improve flexibility, range of motion, balance, strength, breathing, and mental focus.

Yoga for Women – The yoga we generally practice in the west was developed primarily by men for male bodies.  Although there is much to benefit from the various styles, it is important for women to create a practice that supports female bodies.  This class will focus on poses and breathing practices that help to increase strength and maintain flexibility in ways that support the female body and promote wellness for all stages of life.