Philip Bender (E-RYT 200, RYT 500) creates yoga and meditation classes to facilitate greater joy, confidence and connection in the lives of beginners and experienced practitioners alike. His clear style, dry humor and occasional irreverence (for which he credits his no-nonsense North Dakota upbringing) allow him to share traditional teachings in an accessible way that inspires students to deepen their own relationship with what lies within.
An initiate of the Himalayan tradition, Philip Bender is a senior student of ParaYoga founder, Yogarupa Rod Stryker, and of Rolf Sovik, Spiritual Director of the Himalayan Institute. He leads workshops and retreats in the area as well as weekly hatha yoga and meditation classes at Willow Street Yoga, the Freer Gallery of Art, and Anne Arundel Community College where he offers teacher training through Yoga4Life. Philip draws from his degree in philosophy, experience as a performing artist, nine years as a dad, and long-term personal practice to impart the profound yet practical wisdom of moving inward.
Philip's Winter/Spring 2017 Classes