APRIL 14, 2020:


Dear friends,

It has been a month since we closed the studio to public classes. It seems like everywhere you look there is so much anxiety and fear washing over and around us. Although none of us knows what the future holds, it is important to hold onto hope and to allow our inner lights to shine as beacons of love to the rest of the world. Please remember to be kind and patient with those around you as well as with yourself!

To help with that, Benders will soon be launching realtime classes over Zoom. You DO NOT need to download Zoom to participate in the classes (so you don’t have to worry about all of the security stuff you have probably heard about). You will be able to join a class using your web browser on your computer. All of the details are still being sorted out but they will be posted soon – hopefully next week!

In the meantime, we are still posting more classes HERE as we have them available. Please check back regularly!

Wishing you all good health, Leslie

Class Cancellations
GENTLE YOGA (1:30pm - 3pm) FOR THURSDAY MARCH 5 IS CANCELLED.  IF YOU FEEL ABLE, PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO EXTEND SUPPORTIVE VIBES TO MICHELE AT THIS TIME.   On occasion, it becomes necessary to cancel a class on short notice (possibly A due to bad weather, illness, emergencies, etc.).  It is Benders' policy to try to post class cancellations a minimum of one hour before the class is scheduled to run.  When a class...
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200HR Yoga Teacher Training
Our 2020 program has begun.  Our next program starts January 2021 - APPLY NOW!                                        Benders Yoga is proud to offer a 200 Hour Yoga Teacher Training with Lead Trainer Michele Barnes, E-RYT200, and Leslie Heisz E-RYT200! Attain your certification to teach yoga or simply gain a deeper knowledge for your own yoga...
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Advanced Yoga Teacher Training
These workshops are open to yoga teachers who have completed a minimum 200hr level training: Sunday, March 15, 2020   1pm - 4pm:     Gazing Within:  Cultivating Awareness in Forward Bends         with Michele Barnes E-RYT200, YACEP, CYA-E-RYTGOLD       Forward bending is what we humans do thousands of times every day. While Forward Bends in yoga possess the added bonus of ‘gazing within’, they will end up reinforcing...
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Workshops & Events
BENDERS IS EXCITED TO PRESENT THESE UPCOMING WORKSHOPS and EVENTS!    Pre-registration (and payment) is required for ALL workshops and events. Most can be purchased through your Benders' StudioBookings account or at the studio. Space is limited, so register early! A $20 non-refundable deposit is included in all workshop and event pricing.   2020 MASTER CLASS SERIES with Leslie Heisz E-RYT200, YACEP, CYA-RYT400 $25 per class (hst incl) MUST PRE-REGISTER TO...
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Scheduled Closures
Our next scheduled closure is Easter Weekend:  Friday, April 10 - Monday, April 13, 2020.  
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Gift certificates (in multiples of $25) are now available at Benders!  Purchase before or just after your regularly scheduled Benders classes.  You can also contact us to make an appointment for your purchase!  
Studio Hours
Be aware that Benders Yoga does not have regular office hours.  If you'd like to speak to someone regarding classes, workshops or your account, please email us or use our contact page.  We will be happy to email, call or make an appointment to meet with you at the studio! 
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StudioBookings App
Get the StudioBookings app and manage your Benders account from your smartphone!  Available on Google Play and on the App Store.  Make or cancel reservations, buy credits, purchase workshops, and get text updates when classes are cancelled for any reason.  Use our handy links to download the app then open and search for "Benders Yoga Inc" as your studio.  Login with the same username and password that you normally use for...
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Benders Yoga in London, Ontario


Welcome to Benders Yoga – your change starts here!

If you have ever considered trying yoga before, or if you are looking for a fresh start with a new instructor or a new studio, then Benders Yoga in London Ontario is the place for you!  Come out and give us a try – pick any class you like – your first class visit to Benders is always free!

  • classes are offered in a judgement-free, attitude-free environment
  • class sizes are limited for your comfort and safety
  • freedom to choose – our class passes let you attend any Benders class, at any time it is offered
  • passes have no expiry date – go on vacation, take care of your sick kid/spouse/goldfish – it’s okay!  Your pass will be here when you are ready to come back. 
  • relaxed, friendly atmosphere
  • RYT-200 level (minimum) certified teachers
  • all practice levels and backgrounds welcome
  • variety of classes and instructors
  • (almost!) sanskrit-free instruction

Many people think “I’m not flexible/strong/fit enough to try that!”  But isn’t that the idea?  To GAIN flexibility, strength and fitness?  The only way to learn and improve at something is to – first: try it, then second: continue practicing it.  You WILL gain flexiblity.  You WILL gain strength.  You WILL gain fitness.   So stop holding yourself back.  The only person preventing you from finding a new level of joy, acceptance and wellness in your life is YOU! 

Benders offers group yoga classes as well as private instruction.