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Daily Inspiration: Bent On Learning- Where inner city kids find inner peace

Today, on Meditation Monday, our nonprofit for daily inspiration is a group called:

Bent on Learning

Bent On Learning is a nonprofit organization that teaches yoga to children in New York City public schools.

According to their website:

We bring yoga to as many students as possible—not after school, but right there, in the classroom, where the learning happens.


Yoga is part of the daily routine, with each child receiving their own mat. This enables Bent On Learning to help children improve self-esteem, relieve stress and calm emotions.

Here’s a video that tells how yoga is benefiting these great kids:

For more information on this phenomenal group:

About Tamara Hoerner (1349 Articles)
Welcome to The Purple Almond! My name is Tamara Hoerner. I am a student at Hawthorn University working toward a Master of Science in Health and Nutrition Education. For me, the name Purple Almond symbolizes “Good, nutritious, whole food bringing light and life to the body, awakening the inherent healing mechanisms within.” I'm all about getting back to the basics, good old fashioned traditional organic, whole food, the kind your great-grandmother used to eat. You'll find no processed foods here. Just good food to heal your whole body. I also believe a healthy body isn't just about food. Stress plays a large part in the physical health of our body. I, therefore, believe in using anything that relieves stress and heals the body, including: mediation, yoga, music, laughter, inspiration and helping others. You'll find all these included in my blog as well.

6 Comments on Daily Inspiration: Bent On Learning- Where inner city kids find inner peace

  1. Great and it is so good to teach yoga from an early age. Awesome Tamara.


  2. They should do this in every school across the world. Everyone will be so much more relaxed and willing to learn and focus in class.

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