Benders Studio

Benders Studio

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I absolutely LOVE the beyond yoga, space dye leggings I picked up. I love everything I purchased, but I LOVE those leggings!! Thanks Morgan Besler for helping me pick them out. 🥰
The Beyond Barriers program hosted by Benders was incredible. Each of the speakers were inspirational and shared how they had overcome barriers in their lives to achieve success. The personal interactions and discussion were instrumental in leaving each of the people attending uplifted and positive regarding their future. The key message delivered by each was how important it is for women to not give up and to persevere to reach personal goals and success.

Another highlight of the day was the bonds formed with others attending the meeting that will last long beyond the day.

Cara, I'm so very proud of you and all the work you did to make the event such a success. Thanks also to Tin Roost for the delicious food and great service.
When will your regular studio schedule be available?

We all come from different backgrounds, but our small and powerful community is rooted in strength, movement and fun. All you have to do is open the door.

Operating as usual

09/15/2021

Transitions…

Isn’t it funny how the smallest of change is able to create a lack of balance in your world…

We have brought a new and third dog into our home.

She is a female and the other two are males. She is small, they are large. She sheds (😣), they don’t. They are trained and able to run our land freely, she is not and must be on a leash.

Our worlds are upside down, and it is causing stress throughout our household.

We are in a transition and learning our new balance.

Everything in me desires to rush forward to the time when it all settles back down, but if I do, I will have missed the best part of life.

It’s not in the place of comfort where we learn who we are, how we change, and what we want to grow into. That place is for saved for rest.

This place, the place of transition, is for our growth. It is uncomfortable yet beautiful.

So today, during your practice, EMBRACE the transitions. Feel each new pose as your move into it. Let those spaces allow you to expand what you know about yourself and your body! ❤️

#bendersstudio #ourlittlestudio #transitions #iowayoga #downtowniowacity #yogaflows #youareenough #yogalove #flexibletraining #yogahabits

09/15/2021

Transitions…

Isn’t it funny how the smallest of change is able to create a lack of balance in your world…

We have brought a new and third dog into our home.

She is a female and the other two are males. She is small, they are large. She sheds (😣), they don’t. They are trained and able to run our land freely, she is not and must be on a leash.

Our worlds are upside down, and it is causing stress throughout our household.

We are in a transition and learning our new balance.

Everything in me desires to rush forward to the time when it all settles back down, but if I do, I will have missed the best part of life.

It’s not in the place of comfort where we learn who we are, how we change, and what we want to grow into. That place is for saved for rest.

This place, the place of transition, is for our growth. It is uncomfortable yet beautiful.

So today, during your practice, EMBRACE the transitions. Feel each new pose as your move into it. Let those spaces allow you to expand what you know about yourself and your body! ❤️

#bendersstudio #ourlittlestudio #transitions #iowayoga #downtowniowacity #yogaflows #youareenough #yogalove #flexibletraining #yogahabits

09/15/2021

I could not be more excited for the opportunity to host an amazing six- week session of Pre and Postnatal focused yoga with the lovely Mara Cheney!

Our little studio is ready to meet you during this extraordinary time in your life....
Beginning September 23rd Benders Studio will hold space for soon to be, and new mothers!

Mara's six week prenatal course's focal point will be to stabilize and relax the body, and focus on surrendering to the universal flow through breathwork, meditation and movement as a means to prepare for what is ahead.

The focus of the six-week postnatal course will be to aid recovery and come back into your body after the baby has joined us Earthside.

Mara has had two babies and personally practiced yoga during these times in her life. She is familiar with the benefits of yoga during pregnancy, childbirth, and beyond, as well as a certified yoga instructor in these stages of life.

Give yourself this gift to prepare, embrace, and recover your body during this unique moment...

Ready to dive into the entire session??
Use this link for your six-week session for either prenatal or postnatal classes. Sign up today to get in at the early bird pricing!!
(Early Bird Pricing Ends September 20th)

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=744299&stype=41&sTG=22&prodId=102550

Not sure about the next six weeks but would like to check out a few classes??

You can purchase individual classes at our drop in rate here!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=744299&stype=41&sTG=22&prodId=100003

#prenatalyoga #postnatalyoga #recovery #loveyourselfmore #iowayoga #iowacityyoga, #ourlittlestudio, #youareenough #lionheartyogi #newmoms #pelvicfloorhealth #meditation

09/08/2021

With fall quickly approaching, and the excitement for the change in seasons I feel it only appropriate to continue on our adventure at Benders Studio!

I decided this semester I wouldn't ask the instructors of Benders to write bios, but instead, I would share my thoughts on these amazing humans. Of course, helping you eliminate any doubts about checking out our Benders classes!

Some instructors I know well, and some, like you, I am getting to know.

ALL of them are here because of their power to share, their commitment to learn, and their willingness to live and love authentically! Wow, we truly are a fantastic little studio!

Speaking of adventure, Stephanie Fleckenstein seems to crave them even more than I do, and better yet, she bravely turns them into reality!

Just ask her about her road trip out west and upcoming hike across the Grand Canyon!

Pretty sure any barriers that this woman has had in life are just simply there to enhance her growth, curiosity, and love for the life she lives daily!

Stephanie's yoga classes are like being engulfed in a big hug with a hefty dose of reminders towards self love. The best part??? Knowing that there is someone walking beside you throughout it all!

If yoga studios have felt intimidating or stuffy to you, and this has stopped you from giving it a go, look no further than Stephanie's class. She is quick with a smile, kind word, love, and laughter!!

Stephanie teaches Benders Yoga which is perfect for newbies to those with more advanced practices.

So clear your schedule and sign up today for Stephanie's regular gig on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m.!

Also, check out our schedule to see when she might be popping in to sub for your other favorite class times!!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=744299&stype=-7&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000025&date=09/15/21

#yoga #yogalife #adventureawaits #iowayoga #downtowniowacity #bendersyoga #bendersinstructors #iowayoga #iowacityyoga #littleyogastudio #selflove

With fall quickly approaching, and the excitement for the change in seasons I feel it only appropriate to continue on our adventure at Benders Studio!

I decided this semester I wouldn't ask the instructors of Benders to write bios, but instead, I would share my thoughts on these amazing humans. Of course, helping you eliminate any doubts about checking out our Benders classes!

Some instructors I know well, and some, like you, I am getting to know.

ALL of them are here because of their power to share, their commitment to learn, and their willingness to live and love authentically! Wow, we truly are a fantastic little studio!

Speaking of adventure, Stephanie Fleckenstein seems to crave them even more than I do, and better yet, she bravely turns them into reality!

Just ask her about her road trip out west and upcoming hike across the Grand Canyon!

Pretty sure any barriers that this woman has had in life are just simply there to enhance her growth, curiosity, and love for the life she lives daily!

Stephanie's yoga classes are like being engulfed in a big hug with a hefty dose of reminders towards self love. The best part??? Knowing that there is someone walking beside you throughout it all!

If yoga studios have felt intimidating or stuffy to you, and this has stopped you from giving it a go, look no further than Stephanie's class. She is quick with a smile, kind word, love, and laughter!!

Stephanie teaches Benders Yoga which is perfect for newbies to those with more advanced practices.

So clear your schedule and sign up today for Stephanie's regular gig on Wednesday mornings at 8:00 a.m.!

Also, check out our schedule to see when she might be popping in to sub for your other favorite class times!!

https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=744299&stype=-7&sView=day&sLoc=0&sTrn=100000025&date=09/15/21

#yoga #yogalife #adventureawaits #iowayoga #downtowniowacity #bendersyoga #bendersinstructors #iowayoga #iowacityyoga #littleyogastudio #selflove

09/07/2021

There is something about September that gets me every time... Even though we are 9 months into the year it feels like the a fresh start, a new beginning, hope!

It's the time when I desire my next adventure, and you know what I love???? There are so many adventures happening RIGHT NOW inside the walls of our little studio!

Is yoga new to you, or are you seeking a class that will allow space for movement and meditation??? Try our Benders Yoga! This class is for EVERY person at any time!

Want to get your sweat on and learn more about your body through strength work??? Try our Iron Flow or Yoga Sculpt classes! Perfect for beginners through advanced practice!

Are you a runner, athlete, recovering from injury, or want to optimize every workout?? Check out our Mobility Class!

Love a more intense or fast paced yoga class that is certain to guide you into higher levels of practice??? Check out our Power Yoga and Fierce Flow classes!!

Last but not least...Do you love the routine of developing a deeper knowledge of specific poses with just a little added heat??? Don't miss out on our Stationary Sequence classes!

So many opportunities to explore and find yourself and your new community!!

We already love you and can't wait to see you soon!!

Sign Up for your next class HERE:
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=744299&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0

There is something about September that gets me every time... Even though we are 9 months into the year it feels like the a fresh start, a new beginning, hope!

It's the time when I desire my next adventure, and you know what I love???? There are so many adventures happening RIGHT NOW inside the walls of our little studio!

Is yoga new to you, or are you seeking a class that will allow space for movement and meditation??? Try our Benders Yoga! This class is for EVERY person at any time!

Want to get your sweat on and learn more about your body through strength work??? Try our Iron Flow or Yoga Sculpt classes! Perfect for beginners through advanced practice!

Are you a runner, athlete, recovering from injury, or want to optimize every workout?? Check out our Mobility Class!

Love a more intense or fast paced yoga class that is certain to guide you into higher levels of practice??? Check out our Power Yoga and Fierce Flow classes!!

Last but not least...Do you love the routine of developing a deeper knowledge of specific poses with just a little added heat??? Don't miss out on our Stationary Sequence classes!

So many opportunities to explore and find yourself and your new community!!

We already love you and can't wait to see you soon!!

Sign Up for your next class HERE:
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=744299&stype=-7&sView=week&sLoc=0

09/03/2021

Ever feel like the universe is flipping your world upside down so that you will pay attention?!

The past few days of mine have been filled with unexpected conversations that are all pointing me in the direction I need to go.

I love change, but sometimes I don’t want to do the work to get there, so instead I bury myself in inactivity to avoid making decisions….

But…not now. I’m ready, are you??

Inversions can be intimidating and liberating.

If you rush them, you won’t own them.

You can’t wish them into your practice, you must listen and move forward when your body and mind are ready.

You have to allow the space to grow and give patience to the process.

You have to be ready for the fail and learn how to adjust for the next success.

It’s the journey that is powerful, so embrace it for all that it is, and for as long as it takes!

I’ve never wanted Benders to be mine, I didn’t want it to have my voice, because I want it to be OURS.

So join us on the journey of finding OUR voice as a community!

Let’s flip this small slice of OUR world….together! ❤️

Student 3 month membership just $55/month and non student only $65/month!!

09/03/2021

Ever feel like the universe is flipping your world upside down so that you will pay attention?!

The past few days of mine have been filled with unexpected conversations that are all pointing me in the direction I need to go.

I love change, but sometimes I don’t want to do the work to get there, so instead I bury myself in inactivity to avoid making decisions….

But…not now. I’m ready, are you??

Inversions can be intimidating and liberating.

If you rush them, you won’t own them.

You can’t wish them into your practice, you must listen and move forward when your body and mind are ready.

You have to allow the space to grow and give patience to the process.

You have to be ready for the fail and learn how to adjust for the next success.

It’s the journey that is powerful, so embrace it for all that it is, and for as long as it takes!

I’ve never wanted Benders to be mine, I didn’t want it to have my voice, because I want it to be OURS.

So join us on the journey of finding OUR voice as a community!

Let’s flip this small slice of OUR world….together! ❤️

Student 3 month membership just $55/month and non student only $65/month!!

09/01/2021

Today was a good reminder of a few life lessons.

When to let go…
When to change…
When to go for it…

If you know me you know how much I hate having my photo taken.

As soon as I know I have to do it, sweat starts pouring off of me and my mood is less than desirable. 🤦‍♀️

You can imagine then, I’m on my way to meet with a friend to grab some pictures, can’t get my hair done, can’t figure out what to wear, and had completely forgotten my son’s permission slip form!

I was late, sweaty, and pissy! So instead of holding on to it and making someone else join in my misery… I let go. Let her decide the hair, the clothing, the location, the mood.

And then I changed…I relaxed, I allowed myself to accept the compliments, I decided to feel beautiful.

Once I chose to let go and change the vibration, let go of doubt, and opened myself up to see what I had been searching for…

I’m so glad these photos will exist…not for Instagram, FB or websites, but the memory of the day and friend that reminded me to always GO FOR IT!!! ❤️

What do you seek? How can we be a part of changing what stops you from seeing it is actually seeking you??

Thanks again, @redheadmediaiowa !

#bendersstudio, #nevertryneverknow #whenclothingspeaks #downtowniowacity #yogalife #iowayoga

Today was a good reminder of a few life lessons.

When to let go…
When to change…
When to go for it…

If you know me you know how much I hate having my photo taken.

As soon as I know I have to do it, sweat starts pouring off of me and my mood is less than desirable. 🤦‍♀️

You can imagine then, I’m on my way to meet with a friend to grab some pictures, can’t get my hair done, can’t figure out what to wear, and had completely forgotten my son’s permission slip form!

I was late, sweaty, and pissy! So instead of holding on to it and making someone else join in my misery… I let go. Let her decide the hair, the clothing, the location, the mood.

And then I changed…I relaxed, I allowed myself to accept the compliments, I decided to feel beautiful.

Once I chose to let go and change the vibration, let go of doubt, and opened myself up to see what I had been searching for…

I’m so glad these photos will exist…not for Instagram, FB or websites, but the memory of the day and friend that reminded me to always GO FOR IT!!! ❤️

What do you seek? How can we be a part of changing what stops you from seeing it is actually seeking you??

Thanks again, @redheadmediaiowa !

#bendersstudio, #nevertryneverknow #whenclothingspeaks #downtowniowacity #yogalife #iowayoga

08/30/2021

Sending out a BIG thank you and lots of love to all of you that checked us out last week! It was beyond wonderful to meet and reconnect with all of you!

Trust me, I get how hard it can be to put your physical, mental, and emotional health before all the other demands in your life. It took me a long time to understand the value, and to be honest, I'm still learning....

That is why WE at Benders Studio are committed to doing what we can to remove as many barriers as possible, including financial.

Benders Studio is offering an unbelievable rate for our 3 month contract membership!

Non Students...YOU can get locked in at just $55 a month for unlimited class memberships with a 3 month contract!

Students...YOU can get locked in at just $45 a month!

Do you realize if you attend just 3 classes each week you are spending as little as $3.75 per class?!!! I LOVE how crazy that actually is!!

I don't want you to miss out! You only have TWO MORE days to make this happen!!

So get locked in, tell your friends and use the links below to make this your best year EVER!

NOT A STUDENT? USE THIS LINK!
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=744299&stype=40&prodid=110

STUDENT? USE THIS LINK!!
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=744299&stype=40&prodid=109

Sending out a BIG thank you and lots of love to all of you that checked us out last week! It was beyond wonderful to meet and reconnect with all of you!

Trust me, I get how hard it can be to put your physical, mental, and emotional health before all the other demands in your life. It took me a long time to understand the value, and to be honest, I'm still learning....

That is why WE at Benders Studio are committed to doing what we can to remove as many barriers as possible, including financial.

Benders Studio is offering an unbelievable rate for our 3 month contract membership!

Non Students...YOU can get locked in at just $55 a month for unlimited class memberships with a 3 month contract!

Students...YOU can get locked in at just $45 a month!

Do you realize if you attend just 3 classes each week you are spending as little as $3.75 per class?!!! I LOVE how crazy that actually is!!

I don't want you to miss out! You only have TWO MORE days to make this happen!!

So get locked in, tell your friends and use the links below to make this your best year EVER!

NOT A STUDENT? USE THIS LINK!
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=744299&stype=40&prodid=110

STUDENT? USE THIS LINK!!
https://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=744299&stype=40&prodid=109

Who We Are

Flexible Training Yoga Studio

Our goal is to create an energetic, fun and flexible space to explore and develop a personal practice of different styles of yoga. Among the variety of classes we offer, we have created our very own yoga with a twist that encourages and creates a strong body and a centered mind. We are more than just a yoga studio...we are a community and a safe place for individuals to learn and grow.

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IronFlow Demo and LIVE CHAT about The Foundations Program! Q/A!
Why Beyond Barriers?
108 Sun Salutations
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113 Iowa Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240
Iowa City, IA

Opening Hours

Monday 9:30am - 7pm
Tuesday 9:30am - 7pm
Wednesday 9:30am - 7pm
Thursday 9:30am - 7pm
Friday 9:30am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5:30pm
Sunday 9:30am - 4pm
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