2016 Forrest Fridays at Bend & Bloom

dtwisitinglungeedit_optOctober 7th          Hip Opening Festival

November 4th      Free Your Shoulder Demons

December 2nd     Heart Opening 



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

deniseleslieassist_zenfolio_optRefine 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, connect with other teachers in your community. As teachers, it is crucial to take ourselves out of our own box in order to shift perspective, gain new insights and become inspired. We must step outside of ourselves in order to see ourselves. 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 teaching and your life. OPEN TO TEACHERS OF ALL STYLES AND LEVELS.  ALSO OPEN TO STUDENTS CURRENTLY ENROLLED IN A TEACHER TRAINING COURSE.


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!