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Carol Bender, Ph.D., eRYT-500 (Registered Yoga Teacher) has been an educator and scientist for 33 years.  She has completed advanced studies in hatha yoga and is also certified to teach Integrative Yoga Therapy. She has been teaching stress reduction techniques, including gentle yoga, breathing exercises, and meditation since 2004 at Oklahoma State University, in corporate settings, medical centers, and her own yoga studio. She is an avid writer, editor, and she also delivers workshops on transition and change. Her teaching style combines gentle hatha yoga with breathing exercises designed to activate and energize the body. Carol knows the benefits of a regular, daily yoga practice, and has a deep desire to share this healing experience with others. She has a special interest in the ability of yoga to combat depression, slow the aging process, and to bring balance and joy into daily life.

YOGA TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS:

  • 2004, Certified Yoga Instructor (CYT), 200 h, Aura Wellness Center, Attleboro, MA
  • 2008, Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT), 200 h, Life Mastery Services, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 2013, Professional Yoga Therapist (PYT) Integrative Yoga Therapy, http://www.iytyogatherapy.com/
  • 2013, Functional Yoga Therapy, 50 h, www.functionalyogatherapy.com/
  • 2013, Certified as Experienced Yoga Instructor at the 500-h level with Yoga Alliance (eRYT-500)
  • 2016, Continuing Education Provider, Yoga Alliance (YACEP)
  • 2017, Certified Yoga Therapist, International Association of Yoga Therapy (c-IAYT)

EMPLOYMENT:

  • 2004-present, Yoga Instructor & Health & Wellness Educator, Dept. of Wellness, Oklahoma St. University
  • 2014-present, Health & Wellness Instructor, Center for Business Development, Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater, OK
  • 2006-present, Owner, Bender Yoga LLC, http://www.benderyoga.com/
  • 2013-2014, Yoga Instructor, Inspired Fitness, LLC, Stillwater, OK
  • 2010-2012, Co-Owner, Red Earth Yoga Center LLC, Stillwater, OK
  • 2004-2007, Yoga Instructor, Total Health, Stillwater, OK

CLASSES TAUGHT (2004-present)

  • Yoga: Beginning, Vinyasa, Power, Restorative, Gentle/Mindful, Chakra Balancing
  • Special Formats: Yoga at the Wall, Chair Yoga, Relax and Restore with Yoga Nidra, Rejuvenating Yoga 
  • Meditation: Loving kindness Meditation, Body Scan, Basic Seated Meditation, Yoga Nidra
  • Pranayama: Breath of Fire, Ujayii, Dirga pranayama, Nadi Shodhana

WORKSHOPS & SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS (2011-2017)

  1. Navigating Transitions: Gaining Access to Your Intuitive Self, May 14-15, 2011, Red Earth Yoga Center, Stillwater, OK
  2. Getting at the Root of Things, Sept. 10-11, 2011, Red Earth Yoga Center, Stillwater, OK
  3. Going with the Flow, Oct. 8-9, Red Earth Yoga Center, Stillwater, OK
  4. Yoga and Breathing Exercises to Reduce Stress and Increase Productivity, Nov. 10, 2011, Oklahoma Association of College & University Business Officers, Hard Rock Hotel, Tulsa, OK
  5. Tapping into Your Personal Power, Nov. 12-13, Red Earth Yoga Center, Stillwater, OK
  6. Cultivating Compassion, Dec. 10-12, Red Earth Yoga Center, Stillwater, OK
  7. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, Jan. 10, 2012, Staff Meeting, Campus Recreation & Wellness, Oklahoma State University
  8. Speaking Your Truth, Jan. 7-8, 2012, Red Earth Yoga Center, Stillwater, OK
  9. Accessing Your Intuitive Self, Feb. 11-12, La Quinta Inn, Stillwater, OK
  10. Journey to Consciousness, March 10-11, La Quinta Inn, Stillwater, OK
  11. Stand Up for Your Health, March, 13, 2012, BALANCE Program, Seretean Wellness Center, Oklahoma State University
  12. De-stress at Your Desk, April 17, 2012, University Research Compliance Office, Oklahoma State University
  13. Desktop Relief, April 18, 2012, Atherton Hotel, Stillwater, OK
  14. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, May 4, 2012, Wellness Wednesday, Seretean Wellness Center, Oklahoma State University
  15. Stand Up for Your Health, May 20, 2012, Salem Lutheran Church, Stillwater, OK
  16. Thriving at Your Desk, May 23, 2012, OSU Parking Office, Oklahoma State University
  17. Desktop Relief, June 12, 2012, OSU Career Services, Stillwater, OK
  18. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, June 14, 2012, OSU Registrar's Office, Stillwater, OK
  19. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, June 22, 2012, Center for Profession & Executive Development, OSU
  20. Stand Up for Your Health, July 9, 2012, Budget & Office Management, OSU
  21. Thriving at Your Desk, July 10, 2012, OSU Foundation, Stillwater, OK
  22. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, Aug. 2, 2012, Division of Agriculture & Natural Sciences, OSU
  23. Stand up for Your Health, Aug. 10, 2012, Human Resources, OSU
  24. Practices to Promote Workplace Wellness at the Desk, Aug. 14, 2012, Human Sciences Fall Retreat, OSU
  25. Stress Less, Tools for Managing Anxiety and Stress in the Workplace & Beyond, OSU Human Resources, Sept. 12, 2012
  26. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, Office of Controller & Associate VP, Four Sessions, Oct. 2-3, 2012
  27. Stand Up for Your Health, Oct. 8, BALANCE Program, Seretean Wellness Center, OSU
  28. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, College of Engineering, Architecture & Technology, OSU, Nov. 1, 2012
  29. Stand Up for Your Health, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Secretaries' Conference, Nov. 8, 2012
  30. Stand Up for Your Health, Department of Biology, University of Tulsa, Nov. 16, 2012
  31. Safety Training: Stand Up for Your Health at the Student Union, Jan. 3-4, 2013
  32. Stand Up for Your Health, BALANCE Program, Seretean Wellness Center, OSU, March 4, 2013
  33. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, College of Education, OSU, March 25, 2013
  34. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, Library Staff Meeting, OSU, May 20, 2013
  35. Stand Up for Your Health, Oklahoma Career Tech, Stillwater, June 6, 2013
  36. Tools for Managing Stress at Work & Beyond, OSU Admissions Retreat, Aug. 1, 2013
  37. Stand Up for Your Health, BALANCE Program, Seretean Wellness Center, OSU, Nov. 1, 2013
  38. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, Marketing Dept., OSU, Nov. 20, 2013
  39. Coping with Stress, City of Stillwater, Feb. 27, 2014
  40. Stand Up for Your Health, BALANCE Program, Seretean Wellness Center, OSU, March 13, 2014
  41. Coping with Stress, City of Stillwater, March 26 and August 13, 2014
  42. Coping with Stress, Oklahoma Cooperative Extension 4H Meeting, Enid, OK, May 21, 2014
  43. Dealing with Distractions in the Workplace, Armstong World Industries, Oct. 23, 2014
  44. Stand Up for Your Health, BALANCE Program, Seretean Wellness Center, OSU, Sept. 12, 2014
  45. Yoga for Emotional Flow, Absolute Fitness, Stillwater, OK, Nov. 2, 2014
  46. Stand Up for Your Health, Institute for Teaching & Learning Excellence, Dec. 11, 2014
  47. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Institute for Teaching & Learning Excellence, Jan. 20, 2015
  48. Mindfulness Tools for Reducing Stress, OSU Career Services, Jan. 20, 2015
  49. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Jan. 22, 2015
  50. Dealing with Distractions, A Mindful Approach, BALANCE Program, Seretean Wellness Center, Feb. 11, 2015
  51. Stand up for Your Health, Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater, OK, March 10, 2015
  52. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, Fire Protection Services, OSU, March 19, 2015
  53. Relaxation 101, City of Stillwater, April 7, 2015
  54. Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, OSU Staff Advisory Council, April 18, 2015
  55. Dealing with Distractions, OSU Health Services, April 17, 2015
  56. Yoga at Work: How to Survive & Thrive at Your Desk, Spring Conference, Oklahoma College & University Professionals - Human Resources, OU-Tulsa, May 14, 2015
  57. Phoning Home to Your Body: How to Move More and Sit Less, Spring Conference, Taking Off Pounds Sensibly, Tulsa, OK, May 22, 2015
  58. Dealing with Distractions at Work & Beyond, Fire Protection Publication Services, May 28, 2015
  59. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, Center for Local Government Technology, Stillwater, June 1, 2015
  60. Coping with Stress, Business Development Center, Meridian Technology Center, Stillwater, OK, June 18, 2015
  61. Mindfulness and Other Practical Tools for Reducing Stress, Fire Protection Publication Services, July 16, 2015
  62. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, Dept. of Computer & Electrical Engineering, OSU, July 20, 2015
  63. Desktop Yoga, BALANCE Program, Seretean Wellness Center, Aug. 24, 2015
  64. Mindfulness & Other Practical Skills for Managing Stress, Stillwater Medical Center, Aug. 27-28, 2015
  65. Surviving & Thriving at Your Desk, Center for Veterinary Health Sciences, Sept. 3, 2015
  66. Yoga for Emotional Flow, Gym One, Stillwater, OK, Oct. 11, 2015
  67. Stand Up & Move for Your Health, College of Human Environmental Sciences, Oct. 16, 2015
  68. Coping with Stress, Stillwater Designs, Kicker Office, Dec. 3, 2015
  69. Introduction to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, Wellness Wednesday, Oklahoma St. Univ., Dec. 9, 2015
  70. Getting Grounded: Yoga for the Root Chakra, Gym One Fitness, Stillwater, OK, February 27, 2016
  71. Dealing with Distractions at Work & Beyond, Charles Machine Works, Inc., Perry, OK, April 6, 2016
  72. Reaching Out & Dropping In: Yoga for the Second Chakra, Gym One Fitness, Stillwater, OK, April 30, 2016
  73. Stand Up for Your Health: HEART HEALTH, Charles Machine Works, Inc., Perry, OK, June 8, 2016
  74. Embracing Personal Power: Yoga for the Third Chakra, Gym One Fitness, Stillwater, OK, October 23, 2016
  75. Cultivating Compassion: Yoga for the Heart Chakra, Gym One Fitness, Stillwater, OK, April 28, 2017

PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

  • Member, Yoga Alliance, 2008-present
  • Member, NAMASTA, North American Studio Alliance, 2006-2014
  • Member, International Association of Yoga Therapists