• Montgomery College Lifelong Learning Institute

    Meditation and the Wisdom of the Body (online)
    Montgomery College Lifelong Learning Institute
    Tuesdays, Oct 3-Nov 7, 2023, 1:00-2:30pm Eastern

    For residents of Montgomery County Maryland. This is a light introduction to Focusing combined with somatic meditation.

    Download a brochure and see page 8 for complete course info — Course: LLP078 — and page 26 for registration information. Don’t hesitate to call the Customer Service number. Or consider using the mail-in option.

    Focusing is a method for learning how to be guided by our own inner wisdom. It brings attention to bodily sensations of meaning, which often show up as an unclear “uh” or “huh”. When given time and gentle interaction, the sensations give rise to ideas and other expressions that help us understand and see the world, our circumstances and whatever else we’re working on in a new way.

    Focusing, as developed by Eugene Gendlin, has been extensively researched and is used widely by individuals and organizations to find fresh and forward thinking for personal and communal growth.

  • Current Schedule


    Phil’s schedule is changing frequently due to the shift of most offerings online. As of February May 11, 2023, 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 & Functional Movement Tuesdays, 9:30-10:30am Live online: email me (philipbenderyoga@gmail.com) for Zoom info. $10 fee requested or register for a membership at Willow Street Yoga or Circle Yoga.
    Meditation with Phil Wednesdays, 12:00-12:30pm Live online: Register Here

    Zoom info will be sent to you upon registration.

    Thursday Yoga & Functional Movement Thursdays, 7:30-8:30am Live online: email me (philipbenderyoga@gmail.com) for Zoom info. $10 fee requested.
    Yoga Level 1/2 Thursdays, 9:30-10:30am In-person: This class is available through Circle Yoga.
    Friday Yoga with Phil Fridays, 9:30-10:30am Live online: email me (philipbenderyoga@gmail.com) for Zoom info. $10 fee requested or register for a membership at Willow Street Yoga


    The schedule below is current as of May 11, 2023


    Offering Day & Time Details
    Yoga Teacher Training at Circle Yoga Fall 2023 More info here at Circle Yoga
    AYTT module November or December Live online: Blue Lotus, Raleigh, NC
    Wisdom & The Body Fall 2023 Live online through Montgomery College, Workforce Development and Continuing Education (WDCE) at the Lifelong Learning Institute

    More info to come.

  • Blue Lotus Raleigh

    Phil has the great pleasure to return yearly to Blue Lotus, founded by the amazing Jill Sockman. See Phil’s current schedule for upcoming trainings and workshops.