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July 2011 Archive

July 15th, 2011

Bent on Learning

Bent on Learning teaches yoga and mediation in K-12 public schools in NYC as a means of reducing stress and improving concentration and self-esteem. Manduka supported the initiative by donating yoga mats to support the growing number of students that Bent on Learning reaches out to.

Bent on Learning's mission is to work with students in New York City public schools by improving their physical fitness and emotional skill sets. This is accomplished through consistently bringing yoga and meditation practices to students in schools and youth centers throughout New York City; including Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. Special classes are also offered to those with learning disabilities as well as for pregnant teens. Bent on Learning also offers classes for teachers to help show them ways that they can use techniques from yoga and meditation in their teaching.

Learn more about Bent on Learning.