Philip Bender

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 continues his studies with Pandit Rajmani Tigunait and Rolf Sovik of the Himalayan Institute, and Reggie Ray of Dharma Ocean. 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, ten years as a dad, and long-term personal practice to impart the profound yet practical wisdom of moving inward.

Philip's Fall 2017 Classes

Mindful Yoga and Meditation Tuesdays 9:30am-11:00am TP: 1B
Yoga I/II Thursdays 7:30am-8:30am SS: 2
Mindful Yoga and Meditation Thursdays 6:15am-7:15am SS: 2
Yoga + Meditation (I/II+) Sundays 8:30am-10:00am TP: 1B
Mindful Yoga and Meditation Sundays 10:15am-11:30am TP: 1B