200-HOUR YOGA TEACHER TRAINING Begins February 3rd . . . New Year's Resolution: become a yoga teacher in 2017! Learn the tools of great Align + Flow classes, deepen your own practice, and serve as teacher. This Yoga Alliance-approved training is an in-depth immersion with senior teacher Julie Dohrman and guest teachers.
CORE AWAKENING January 20th 6:30-8:30pm . . . Led by Denise Hopkins as part of her Forrest Fridays series, this class will help you establish a new relationship to your core by utilizing deep abdominal work. Come sweat and embrace your belly!
CHILDBIRTH EDUCATION SERIES Weekend Intensive Starting Jan 27th . . . This 3-class weekend intensive is one of the most comprehensive Childbirth Education series in the city and includes the most up-to-date evidence-based information to fully prepare you for the birthing process in all settings.
SOLAR LOVE RETREAT February 14-20, 2017 . . . Join Lindsay Mackay Ashmun and Amy Quinn Suplina for a seven day (six night) yoga retreat in sublime Tulum, Mexico that concludes over Presidents Day weekend.
YOGA FOR ANXIETY + DEPRESSION January 15th 4:00-6:30pm . . . Learn how you can rewire the brain and better cope with anxiety and depression through yoga and mindfulness based practices that are supported by psychology and science.
BEGINNER WORKSHOP January 8th 1:00-3:00pm . . . This interactive workshop led by Eric Lawrence introduces the physical and philosophical fundamentals of yoga, and prepares participants to confidently and safely step into a basics level class.
RESTORE + RECEIVE January 8th 4:00-6:00pm . . . Enjoy two blissful hours of nurturing Restorative Yoga with mindful movement guru TJ Halliday whilst receiving bodywork and an extra dose of TLC with massage therapist and yoga teacher Lara Kohn Thompson.
NYE's LIVE MUSIC YOGA CLASS December 31st 10pm-11:45pm . . . Flow into the new year with attention to breath, comfort and community. This candlelit vinyasa-style yoga class will be led by Karen Shelley with live cello accompaniment by Thai James. Includes champagne toast at midnight!
SELF-MASSAGE FOR PREGNANCY December 10th 3:00-5:00pm . . . This workshop is for all pregnant women who feel tight, tense, or achy. Skillfully rolling on massage balls can heal overworked and injured tissues and re-set the nervous system. Leave with a great set of self-care tools that can also assist you during the labor process.
GIFT CERTIFICATES AVAILABLE Purchase Online or In the Studio . . . Tis the season for giving! Gift the yogi in your life classes for the new year with our gift cards which can be purchased in any dollar denomination. Swing by the studio or buy online now.
INTRO TO MEDITATION December 11th 1:00-3:00pm . . . Interested in a daily meditation practice, but don't know how to begin? Julie Dohrman will guide you through some of the simpler practices that you can use to begin a regular practice in order to help calm the mind and settle the nervous system.
MOTHER DAUGHTER YOGA DATE December 11th 3:30-5:30pm . . . Connect with your daughter away from daily pressures and distractions. We’ll use yoga and age-appropriate games to create a space that honors her growing independence while maintaining strong mother-daughter bonds.
ARM BALANCING 101 November 13th 1:00-3:00pm . . . A part of our workshop series devoted to new students and students looking to evolve their yoga practice. Jason leads this informative session that includes a lesson exploring the relationship of the shoulders to the core, which is essential for arm balancing poses.
HEART-OPENING + LIVE MUSIC *Workshop has been CANCELLED* . . . The practice of Tonglen or Giving and Receiving is done to develop our compassion and our ability to be present for our own suffering and the suffering of others. Give back via a coat drive that kicks off on Dec 3rd and receive your own practice of deep self-care with lots of heart opening and the soothing tones of an upright bass.
8 CLASSES FOR $88 24 Hours Only - Ends Dec 1 . . . Stay centered this December with Bend + Bloom yoga. We are offering almost 40% off of our regular class prices to encourage you to prioritize your mental and physical health this crazy season. This offer expires Dec 1st at midnight and is good to use in the month of December only so act fast!
THE GODDESS SESSIONS November 20th 1:00-4:00pm . . . This round of the Goddess Sessions with Julie Dohrman will pour us into a realm of deep transformation by bringing to life those ferocious and protective forces that already exist in each of us in order to meet difficulties and times of transitions with grace. Sliding scale available for those in need. Call 347-987-3162.
POST-ELECTION DISCUSSION November 13th 7-8:30pm . . . There is no escaping it -- our community feels shattered. There is no way through but through so here we go. Join us for a centering practice and discussion facilitated by Amy Quinn Suplina & Aditi Dhruv to discuss our collective wellbeing in the years ahead.
No Pre-Registration Required.
NECK, JAW + SHOULDERS October 14th 6:30-8:30pm . . . Denise Hopkins leads this Forrest Fridays session designed to offer you therapeutic solutions for dissolving tension in the shoulders, neck and jaw. Learn how to bring awareness to behavior patterns that create more tension is these tightly held places.
LIVE MUSIC YOGA CLASS November 11th 7:30-9pm . . . TJ and her hubs, Jim Greene, are back at it again tomorrow night with their sweet flow and acoustic bass blended practice. Let's honor each other and our community through a sharing of space in mindful movement and lovingkindness.
HANDS ON ASSISTS November 12th 1:00-6:00pm . . . Work with Denise Hopkins to build confidence in your hands, learn new assists and connect with other teachers in your community. Open to teachers of all styles and levels, including trainees.
FALL RECIPE FOR ABUNDANCE October 16th 4:00-6:30pm . . . Treat yourself to a delicious autumn concoction: 2 parts Asana, 1 part Ball Rolling, 1 part Pranayama + Meditation. Knead and weave together, invite deep listening and self-care. Bake in with a lovely sivasana.
A part of our workshop series devoted to new students and students looking to evolve their yoga practice. Maya leads this informative session that includes a lesson on the spinal column; ways to alleviate back pain and practices to promote a more flexible spine.
HIP OPENING CLASS September 30th 6:30-8:30pm . . . Forrest Fridays is back with yours truly Denise Hopkins! In this special intensive, dig deep into the realm of hip opening in order to unlock areas of stubborness. Forrest Yoga is known for it's attention to healing injuries and releasing stuck emotion in our cell tissue.
BLACK HISTORY + YOGA EXHIBIT Special Event Friday, Sept 23rd . . . B+B teacher Deidra Demens' powerful photography exhibit will be on display as part of Art Slope through 9/25. Join us this Friday 7-9:30pm for a special viewing, followed by yoga with live music, and reception and Q&A with Deidra after class.
NAVIGATING THE NERVOUS SYSTEM October 1st 1:00-4:00pm . . . Join PhysiYoga Global teachers Diana Zotos Florio and Emily Tomlinson as they explain how mindfulness can reduce pain, improve mood and create healthy habits using embodied movement practices.
FOUNDATIONS LAB: SUN SALUTATIONS September 18th 1:00-3:00pm . . . Find your body's perfect flow. Demystify “the vinyasa” that makes up Surya Namaskar, aka Sun Salutations. Register for 1, or check out all 5 workshops in our Foundations Lab series!
YOGA WITH ACUPUNCTURE September 25th 4:00-6:30pm . . . Flow and restore with Karen Shelley + Sara Vaccariello as you progress from a steady vinyasa practice to a restorative practice that's blended with a gentle acupuncture treatment.
YOGA FOR LABOR + DELIVERY September 24th 3:00-6:00pm . . . In this workshop with Lara Kohn Thompson you will learn practical tools to support you both physically and emotionally through labor and delivery. Birth partners will learn to use hands-on techniques to offer support and comfort.
FREE YOGA + LIVE MUSIC Fridays 1-2p . . . Join us on July + August Fridays for FREE lunchtime yoga and live music, co-presented with BRIC Arts and led by a B+B teacher with different musical accompaniment each week!
FREE PARK YOGA Thursdays 7-8p . . . Bend + Bloom Yoga, lululemon Brooklyn, and the Prospect Park Alliance announce their annual Prospect Park Yoga series, beginning June 2. The free outdoor yoga series takes place every Thursday through August 25 in Prospect Park's Long Meadow from 7-8pm.
CLASS SCHEDULE CHANGES Effective this Weekend, June 4th . . . We're spicin' up your summer yoga with some schedule shifts starting this weekend! The Saturday 5:15p class is now a 5p Forrest Yoga class, the Sunday afternoon line up changes to a 3:30p Hour Flow followed by a 4:45p Int/Adv class, and Monday's 9:15a becomes Int/Adv with an Hour Flow at 12:30p.
YOGA + MEZCAL TASTING July 22nd 7:00-9:00pm . . . Join Eric Lawrence for an evening of well balanced yoga flow and relaxation followed by an expert-led tasting of Pierde Almas mezcals. Light snacks will be provided, so bring a friend or two for this kick off to the weekend!
YOGA + SCOTCH TASTING May 6th 7:00-9:00pm . . . Join Eric Lawrence for an evening of well balanced yoga flow and relaxation followed by an expert led tasting of Macallan Scotches. Light snacks will be provided so bring a friend or two for this kick off to the weekend!
PRENATAL TEACHER TRAINING 3 Weekends - Oct to Dec 2016 . . . This Yoga Alliance approved 85-hour Integral Yoga Institute training with Lara Kohn Thompson and Beth Donnelly Caban prepares Yoga teachers to work with women at all stages of pregnancy.
MEMORIAL DAY SCHEDULE Monday, May 30th . . . We are open on Memorial Day and have classes for before or after your barbecue with friends. The schedule is limited though so be sure to check the website before swinging by for class.
MAY CHALLENGE Register by May 5 . . . Challenge yourself to complete 25 yoga classes in the month of May for a pre-summer refresh (and a $25 studio credit!). Specially-themed classes and inspirational emails included.
SPRING CLEANING CLASS May 20th 6:30-8:30pm . . . At last, spring is here! In this 2 hour class with Denise Hopkins, be ready to cleanse your lymphatic system through intense sweating, wring out your organs with twists, and shake off tension in your hips.
YOGA FOR LABOR & DELIVERY May 21st 3:00-6:00pm . . . In this workshop with Lara Kohn Thompson, you will learn practical tools to support you physically & emotionally through labor and delivery. Birth partners will learn to use hands-on techniques to offer support and comfort. Limited spots available!
BENEFITS OF YOGIC BREATHING May 7th 4:00-6:00pm . . . Join Julie in this all-level workshop as she teaches you simple techniques to locate ujjayi breath and learn how to use it economically and powerfully to reinforce your asana practice and deepen your meditation.
MUSICAL FAMILY YOGA April 16th 4:00-5:00pm . . . Join seasoned teachers and talented performers Cassie + Ryan for their jammin' Musical Family Yoga event. This weekend workshop is for families with walkers up to age 4.
ROMANCE YOUR SPIRIT February 13th 1:00-3:30pm . . . Join Denise Hopkins + Chantal Hauser for this Forrest Hip Opening Intensive designed to cultivate kindness and acceptance of your WHOLE self. Ignite fire in the core, build strength in the legs and sweat out old belief patterns that are living in your hips!
BACK HEALING INTENSIVE April 15th 6:30-8:30pm . . . Our spine, back and neck muscles can feel like a reflection of our life - overworked and overburdened. Join Denise for this Forrest Fridays class and learn ways to nurture and heal the back.
LOW FLYING: ARM BALANCING March 25th 6:30-8:30pm . . . Learn the art of hover-crafting with Lindsay Ashmun! Give gravity a run for its money as you learn to transition from one low level arm balance into the next. Intermediate level practice recommended.
FREE PRACTICE WITH CTZNwell March 5th 4:00-6:00pm . . . Join Aditi Dhruv and Ximena Savitch for a free 45-minute asana practice. Afterwards, learn about the bill to increase minimum wage in NY and how you can get involved.
You’ve gone back to work but still want to play, right? Join Jessica in this popular workshop designed for working parents with mobile babies who are not yet walking. This weekend event focuses on baby-centered activities to support developing verbal + motor skills.
DEFROST YOUR SHOULDERS February 19th 6:30-8:30pm . . . Led by Denise Hopkins as part of her Forrest Fridays series, this class will bring the energy of a warm summer day to loosen upper back and neck areas. When our shoulders feel mobile and free, we are more open and more inspired to lead with the heart.
HEAL YOUR LOW BACK February 13th 4:00-6:00pm . . . This workshop with Maya will focus on re-aligning the pelvic girdle in order to relieve pain and tension in the low back. We will combine self-massage, alignment based yoga, and strengthening exercises to bring more mobility and ease to the lower body.
AMP UP THE LOVE V-DAY PRACTICE February 14th 1:00-3:00pm . . . This workshop is intended for women and men who are single or coupled, gay or straight, who want to amp up the love in ALL of their relationships. Allow Love Coach Daniella to guide you through a heart-warming vinyasa and a sweet restorative practice, followed by a self-love meditation.
NEW YEAR, NEW CLASSES Beginning January 2016 . . . We've added to our roster of classes to ensure there's a class (or two) that works with your schedule: Tuesdays includes a new 915am Prenatal class, Wednesdays an 815pm Gentle Flow + Restorative and Thursdays now has a 630pm Open Flow+ and an 815pm Open Align.
STRENGTH BUILDING INTENSIVE January 15th 6:30-8:30pm . . . Led by Denise Hopkins as part of her Forrest Fridays series, this class kicks off the year by building a strong foundation and lots of clarity through the untapped power of our heart, core and legs.
HIGH FLYING: ARM BALANCING December 6th 5:30-7:30pm . . . There's a few spots left in this arm balancing workshop with the yoga ninja herself, Lindsay Ashmun! Have some serious fun learning handstand and forearm stand with plenty of support.
HEART OPENING WITH DENISE December 4th 6:30-8:30pm . . . This juicy class with Denise will revitalize you in the midst of the most hectic time of year. Work with steadfast compassion in chest openers and therapeutics backbends to create space around the heart.
YOGA OF COMPASSION December 18th 6:30-8:00pm . . . In this workshop with Marlie McGovern, enjoy a restorative yoga practice along with a lovingkindness guided meditation to cultivate self-compassion and compassion outward to other people.
THE PELVIC FLOOR: CORE POWER December 5th 3:00-5:30pm . . . This workshop for women aims to bring awareness to an area of the body often ignored or misunderstood: the pelvic floor. See how these muscles are influenced by posture and how the abs and pelvic floor can work together to improve core power.
THERAPEUTICS: SHOULDERS & SPINE December 6th 2:00-5:00pm . . . At some point we've all been told to "sit up straight" but how do we find the optimal relationship between the spine and shoulders? Learn how the shoulders work in common yoga poses, and find spinal alignment in fun, easy to grasp ways.
HOLIDAY SCHEDULE November 26 & 27 . . . Bend + Bloom is happy to offer classes every day next week throughout the holiday, including some special Cultivating Gratitude flow classes on Thursday and the necessary Post-Turkey Detox Flow on Friday morning. Check out the full holiday schedule here!
MINDFULNESS WITH MARLIE November 20th 6:30-8:30pm . . . Through gentle asana and guided meditation, participants will be introduced to the mindfulness practices, which can help lead to a great sense of harmony and ease in the mind and body.
INVERSIONS WITH DENISE HOPKINS November 6th 6:30-8:30pm . . . Join Denise for this Forrest Fridays class that will shake things upside down with Inversions for all levels! This class will focus on building a strong and stable foundation for struggle-free inversions.
PLAY PRACTICE BABIES November 7th 3:30-4:45pm . . . You’ve gone back to work but you still want to play, right? Join Jessica Phillips Lorenz as we bond with babies in this special event designed for parents with mobile infants who are not yet walking.
CANDLELIT FLOW + LIVE MUSIC TONIGHT! 2 SPOTS LEFT! . . . Join us for a special flow class with Sharifa Namusoke accompanied by live world percussion music by Adam Maalouf to raise funds for the inspiring work of Africa Yoga Project. 100% of funds raised will to support AYP's critical work.
YOGA THERAPY FOR LOW BODY PAIN November 8th 1:00-4:00pm . . . Learn how to relieve pain in your feet, ankles, knees, thighs, hips or lower back using yoga therapeutics in this 3-hour workshop with Julie Dohrman.
YOGA FOR GENTS October 25th 2:00-4:00pm . . . This workshop by Eric Lawrence is designed to give men the tools and knowledge to skillfully use yoga props and create modifications for poses that can be structurally limiting due to the male anatomy.
URBAN HIKE & OUTDOOR YOGA October 25th 1:45-5:00pm . . . This foraging hike through Prospect Park is an adventure the whole family can enjoy! Discover unique, edible plants during the hike and then wind down with fresh air yoga.
NEW MEDITATION CLASS Starting September 27th 6:30-6:55pm . . . Join Marlie McGovern for a new Sunday night donation-based meditation class which will explore mindfulness, compassion, and visualization practices from the Buddhist tradition. Beginners welcome!
NEW DONATION YOGA CLASS Fridays from 5:00-6:00pm . . . Beginning October 2nd, join us for this creative and energetic flow class taught by blooming teachers who have completed our teacher training within the last two years. This class is donation-based and open to all levels.