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.


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2020   1pm – 3pm:  

PARTNER YOGA:  PLAYFUL CONNECTION!

with Michele Barnes and Yolanda Postma

$30/person (hst incl)

Support your physical, emotional and mental wellbeing in a playful way that cultivates healthy relationships and communication…with yourself and others! Come with a friend or be adventurous and come out on your own!               No previous yoga experience necessary!

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2020 MASTER CLASS SERIES

with Leslie Heisz E-RYT200, YACEP, CYA-RYT400

$25 per class (hst incl)

MUST PRE-REGISTER TO ATTEND.  REGISTER NOW.  

Each one of these special classes delivers a playful group of themed yoga poses to allow yogis to deepen their understanding of the poses on an anatomical as well as a philosophical level.   Most classes run on specific Saturdays from 9am-10:30am with the following dates and themes:

January 18 “THE WILDERNESS”  focus poses:  yoga survival basics – mountain pose, tree pose, easy pose, child’s pose.  THIS MASTER CLASS IS STRONGLY SUGGESTED AS A PREREQUISITE TO ALL OTHER MASTER CLASSES.   RESCHEDULED TO FRIDAY, JANUARY 24 6PM – 7:30PM.   Additional dates available:  Friday, March 13 6pm – 7:30pm; Friday, May 8 6pm – 7:30pm; Friday, September 25 6pm – 7:30pm

February 15 “THE WARRIORS”  focus poses:  warriors one, two and three

March 14 “THE ANIMAL KINGDOM – PART ONE”  focus poses:  cat/cow, cobra, camel, sphinx

May 9 “GEOMETRY – PART ONE” focus poses:  bound angle, seated wide angle, standing wide angle, four limbed staff

May 30 “THE SEA”  focus poses:  little boat, frog, fish, dolphin, boat

June 20 “THE SKY”  focus poses:  star, half moon, crescent moon

July 25 “THE DIVINE”  focus poses:  goddess, half lord of the fishes, lord of the dance

August 29 “THE ANIMAL KINGDOM – PART TWO”  focus poses:  puppy, upward dog, downward dog, cow face, monkey

September 26 “GEOMETRY – PART TWO”  focus poses:  triangle, revolved triangle, side angle, revolved side angle, eight-angle pose

October 3 “TAKING FLIGHT” focus poses:  eagle, pigeon, king pigeon, peacock, crane

October 24 “ENGINEERING”  focus poses:  chair, bridge, scale, bow, wheel, handstand

December 19 “THE INSECT KINGDOM”   focus poses:  firefly, locust, scorpion

TO REGISTER ON STUDIOBOOKINGS:  purchase a ‘Master Class’ credit from the online store then book into your chosen Master Class.  


Sunday, May 31, 2020   1pm – 4pm:

Hatha Yoga Pradipika

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

hatha yoga pradipika

Considered the ‘bible’ of Hatha Yoga, the Pradipika gives us a fascinating view of Tantric yoga philosophy and the esoteric methods used to direct prana and connect with our inherent divinity. Dive into the world of asana, kriyas, mudras, bandhas and more on this wild ride through Tantric practices that influenced Western yoga.

$75 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS AND SERIOUS YOGA STUDENTS

Qualifies as 3 Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, August 9, 2020   1pm – 3pm:

Healthy Hips – Happy Knees!

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

hips and knees workshop

Your hips and knees are the largest joints in your body. They support your body’s weight and must work in close coordination to provide the combination of mobility and strength required to walk, run, dance…or just get out of bed. In this workshop, you’ll learn a little ‘Body Mechanics 101’ as well as self-help practices to keep your hips healthy and your knees happy!

$30 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS AND EVERYONE ELSE!

Qualifies as Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, September 20, 2020   1pm – 4pm:

Yoga For Your Inner Goddess

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

inner goddess workshop

YOGA FOR WOMEN’S BODIES, MINDS AND SOULS

Experience a style of yoga that supports a woman’s physical, emotional and mental self. In this workshop we’ll transform the male-focused traditional practice of yoga into one that creates a harmonious balance of strength and flexibility for the female body. Reconnect with your innate Divine Feminine and allow HER to guide you back to love of your body, mind and soul.

$45 hst incl.

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Sunday, November 1, 2020   1pm – 4pm:

Yoga for the Chakras

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

yoga for chakras workshop

Ever wondered why certain yoga poses trigger certain physical, emotional or mental responses? The yogic system of the Chakras can help you understand those connections – both on the mat and off!

$45 hst incl.

FOR YOGA TEACHERS AND EVERYONE ELSE!

Qualifies as Continuing Education hours for YA registrations.

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Sunday, November 8, 2020   1pm – 3pm:

Preserve the Curves:  Yoga for Back Issues

with Michele Barnes YA-ERYT200, YACEP, CYA-ERYT GOLD

yoga for back issues workshop

The curves of the spine provide stability and mobility. Our daily activities often eliminate or exaggerate these curves, irritating tissues and compressing nerves. Learn how to move and practice yoga in ways that support the integrity of your spine.

$30 hst incl.

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Please be aware of Benders’ cancellation policy for workshops – available here.