Bent On Learning

For the past eleven years I have been taking an active role in supporting Bent On Learning, a not-for-profit organization that brings yoga and meditation to 3,300 inner-city kids every week. We are holding our annual spring benefit on April 29th, and hope that some of you may be able to join in to help support our goal of continuing to bring inner peace to inner city kids, who are in great need of not only support, but tools that can help bring positivity to their lives. The threat of violence, environmental hardship, lack of resources – including a lack of outdoor space, gymnasiums and gym teachers – produces a high level of stress in the lives of untold thousands of kids in our city. By bringing yoga directly into the classroom, Bent On Learning endeavors to help improve the physical, social and emotional health of these kids, by teaching them the practices of yoga, meditation, kindness and compassion.

One thing that we are lacking in our education system are classes that help kids prepare and understand how to become efficient learners. It has been shown in many scientific (and empirical) studies that yoga and meditation can deliver these techniques. Superintendent of San Francisco Unified School District said “Isn’t it ironic that we teach students about everything except themselves?” For eleven years Bent On Learning has been making a concerted effort to address this, and the funds raised from this gala will help us to continue with this mission.

Thank you,

Eddie

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PLEASE JOIN US FOR

BENT ON LEARNING’S
ANNUAL SPRING FLING BENEFIT Pokies

SUNDAY,   APRIL 29, 2012
6:30 – 9:30PM

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430 LAFAYETTE STREET
DIRECTIONS

RESERVATIONS
+1 (888) 326.8964
WWW.BENEFITOFFICE.ORG/INDOCHINE

ESTANCIA WINE  |  SIGNATURE COCKTAILS  |  HORS D’OEUVRES  |  DJ BELINDA BECKER

ART AUCTION WITH WORKS BY
BO JOSEPH, JOSEPH LA PIANA, STEVE MILLER, MICKALENE THOMAS

ATTIRE:  DOWNTOWN CHIC

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BENEFIT COMMITTEE
Alex Kramer
Amanda Taylor
Angela Lindvall
Annabel Tollman
Annelise Peterson
Barbara Verrochi
Bibhu Mohapatra
Bob O’Leary and Paul Johnson
Bobby Cannavale
Chiara De Rege
Christy Turlington Burns
Cindi Crain
Dale Rubin and Michael Callahan
Donna Karan
Elena Brower
Francesco Clemente
Howard Blaustein
Jan and Randy Slifka
Janine Francolini
Jean-Marc Houmard
Jennifer and David Ford
Jessie Freschl
Jill Bauman
Jocelyn and Eddie Stern
John Goldsmith
Julie Henderson
Landon Slane and Bailey Gimbel
Lily Kwong
Lisa-Marie Fernandez
Lynn Wright and Scott Gordon
Macrene A. Armenakas
Margaret and Dan Loeb
Maggie Cordish
Myra Magaletta
Rachel Goldstein
Rajashree Choudhury
Robert R. Fishman
Robin Renzi
Russell Simmons
Stacey Bendet Eisner and Eric Eisner
Stacey Spencer
Susie Lopez
Topaz Page-Green
Valerie Boster
Yigal Azrouel
Yogi Cameron

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BENT ON LEARNING is a nonprofit organization committed to providing yoga to as many students as possible in New York City public schools. Our mission is to teach kids how to be more focused, healthier and happier in learning and in life. Please visit us at www.bentonlearning.org and find out how you can join us in improving the physical, social and emotional health of inner city kids.

FOUNDERS
Anne Desmond | Jennifer Ford | Courtney McDowell

BOARD OF DIRECTORS
David Ford | Robert Fishman | Jill Bauman | Stacey Bendet Eisner | Howard Blaustein | Bailey Gimbel | John Goldsmith | Scott Gordon | Susie Lopez | Bob O’Leary | Eddie Stern | Barbara Verrochi

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