• Montgomery College Lifelong Learning Institute

    From May 13 to June 3, I’ll be offering a weekly meditation course for the Montgomery College Lifelong Learning Institute. The course, “Meditation for Mindfulness and Stress Reduction”, will be held online via Zoom.

    We’ll cover fundamentals of meditation with a special emphasis on somatic meditation. Brief readings will be provided to stimulate conversation. Most importantly this class will be experiential as we explore practices appropriate for beginners and experience practitioners alike.

    Download a brochure and see page 7 for course info and page 2 for how to register. Consider using the mail-in option… I find the online registration system cumbersome.



  • Current Schedule


    Phil’s schedule is changing frequently due to the shift of most offerings online. As of October 9, 2020, the following is accurate, but check back again.

    Offering Day & Time Details
    Morning Meditation via Zoom Monday-Saturday, 6:30-7:15am Contact me to express your interest: philipbenderyoga@gmail.com
    Tuesday Yoga with Phil Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am Live online:Willow Street Yoga
    Museum Meditation Wednesdays, 12:15-12:45pm Live & Free online: Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art, Freer | Sackler Galleries

    Register once at the link above (events -> workshops -> Meditation and Mindfulness) and to receive the Zoom details

    Yoga Level 1/2 Thursdays, 5:30-6:30pm Live online: Circle Yoga
    Yoga Level 1/2 Fridays, 7:30-8:30am Live online: Circle Yoga
    Friday Yoga with Phil Fridays, 9:30-10:30am Live online: Willow Street Yoga


    The schedule below is current as of October 9, 2020.


    Offering Day & Time Details
    Yoga Teacher Training at AACC August 2020-spring 2021 Contact Lynn Matthews (lynn.yoga4life@gmail.com) for complete information; held on the campus of Anne Arundel Community College
    Meditation Workshop and Teacher Training November 13-15, 2020 Live online: Blue Lotus, Raleigh, NC
    Meditation Practices- Heart, Brain,Body Connections – Continued 8 sessions
    Tuesdays, March 2 – April 20, 2021
    Live online through Montgomery College, Workforce Development and Continuing Education (WDCE) at the Lifelong Learning Institute

    Registration will be available here.

  • Willow Street Yoga

    Willow Street Yoga is a family-owned studio, established 25 years ago in Takoma Park, MD. Now with a second location in downtown Silver Spring, Willow Street offers yoga and pilates with expert instruction.

  • Freer | Sackler Meditations

    Since 2015, I have offered weekly meditations at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in the Meyer Auditorium and other galleries throughout the museum.