Since 2001, Bent On Learning has been transforming New York City public schools into healthier, more vibrant communities by infusing yoga and meditation into the student curriculum and staff training. We work predominantly in underserved schools that have little to no access to gyms or playgrounds, and many of our students are part of the Free Lunch Program, a federally assisted meal program for children from low-income families.
The effect of our students' circumstances on their self-esteem, interest in life, social interaction and ability to learn makes them susceptible to serious problems. By integrating yoga into the curriculum, Bent On Learning offers students healthy ways to relate to challenges, to themselves and to their peers.
With the support of some of New York City's most accomplished and passionate yoga instructors, Bent On Learning now reaches more than 1,500 students across 10 different NYC schools each week. We also have yoga classes for teachers and staff and for children with special needs.
For more information, please visit www.bentonlearning.org.
"Attending the yoga classes helps me get focused for the day and at the end,
I feel energized and enthusiastic." --Jessica, Teacher