2016 Forrest Fridays at Bend & Bloom

dtwisitinglungeedit_optSeptember 30th-  Hip Opening: Ignite Your Passion

October 14th- Neck, Jaw & Shoulders

November 4th- Catch Your Breath (sidebands and twists)

December 2nd- Heart Opening for Holiday Survival

Hands- On Assisting Workshop for Yoga Teachers with Denise Hopkins 

Saturday, November 12th, 2016 @ 1:00pm-6:00pm/ Cost: $85 (includes materials fee)

Bend & Bloom Yoga


Refine your teaching and reignite your passion in this one-day workshop. This is an excellent opportunity to build confidence in your hands, learn new assists, and connect with other teachers in your community.  Whether you are a brand new teacher or have been at it for years, you will leave with lots of new tools to incorporate into your group classes and with private clients. The afternoon will start with an asana class to get you warmed up for assisting.  Please bring an extra set of yoga clothes.  This workshop is open to teachers of all styles and levels. Also open to students currently enrolled in a teacher training course.

  •  Learn how to touch in a compassionate and heart-felt way
  •  Learn assists for seated poses, standing poses, heart openers, and basic inversions
  •  Learn pose modifications for common injuries
  •  Explore cueing with clarity and brevity
  •  Refine your assists by receiving first-had feedback as you partner up for every pose


Weekend Retreat at Omega InstituteAgniHorseFYNYC_opt-2
with Denise, Erica, Kirsten & Leslie 
September 16th-18th, 2016


Come up to the country for a weekend and reset yourself.  We have designed an experience just for you around The Formula for Change. This four-step transformational process of is a blend of asana practice and pranayama exercises, Native American ceremony, chanting, meditation, and journal writing. You learn to:

  • Notice when you are repeating unwanted behavior
  • Pause and stop negative behavior
  • Give yourself positive reinforcement for catching the behavior
  • Move forward with different actions

Omega is in Rhinebeck, NY. Take a lovely train ride up the Hudson from Penn Station.  There are buses to pick you up from the station once you arrive.  LODGING IS VERY LIMITED. PLEASE REGISTER ASAP!