We are all artists & lovers of life. Together, may we evoke great awakening!
This experience is rich with humor, non-dual Tantrik philosophy, theater games, vocal exercises, song, dance & community building magic which awakens one to see & experience the Self & the world in new, enlivening ways.
People who thought they would never do yoga or who were sick of the 'scene' (as at least one participant has put it) love this playful 'rockstar' yoga. "If yoga was like this i would do it all the time", says one newbie to Yoga who happened into a Benders class.
Nona Fender in an alternate reality, is Lucid Dawn (lucidyoga.com), yoga teacher & performance artist. Eenor, the Benders supersonic leader is an accomplished musician, storyteller & sound scientist. They are a creative power couple who courageously share their overflowing love, playful humor & high vibration sound. Together they weave their passion & skills to bring a new approach to party time, community building, & life celebration!
RECENT COMMENTS ON THE CLASS ACT:
"What made me come? This is a genius expression and I have fantasized about creating something like this myself. What made me come again? I love the combo of sacred and profane. Lucid/Nona is a brilliant teacher and can hold these two poles with skill & grace."
"Nona is awesome! She makes yoga the funnest experience ever!"
"The best comedy Yoga you will ever experience!"
"Totally recommend this to friends. I say It's rock and roll yoga. Yoga with amazing rock band that can rock out and be awesome for yoga too, with crazy, funny, brilliant Nona leading a fun practice."
"Oh Nona, my guides are showing me that any and all yoga teachers of the Western world must clock a mandatory 10 hours of Good Times Yoga under your tutelage before they are even allowed near the front of the room in any and all yoga studios. If they cannot laugh at themselves on a daily basis after that, they will be subject to another 20 hours of Nona-ness, and so on, in an escalating fashion, until they totally get it. Just saying. No exceptions acceptable. Attempts to get around this reasonable requirement by sleeping with members of the Benders will be met with suitable paddly punishment by alums of the GTY Sangha while downward dogging it."
"Haute Yoga, sexylishious fun play. Yoga in stilletos, with a ghetto lean."
"Well the Goddess has an 1009th name and it's Nona Fender! Good Times Yoga rocks so HARD. Crazy crass fun, oh my! Jai Nona!"
"Somewhere in Berkeley, there is a place unlike any other called ClouD 9- a warehouse space chock-full of buddhist, hindu, and native american totems and images, lounge spaces (including an old tour bus *inside* the space), and a large chandelier-lit performance space - where last night I had the great fortune to witness the inimitable Nona Fender, a stunning tattooed woman in a black wig and cherry red spandex whose unique brand of "good times yoga" included poses like "mad cow" and "shhh kitty", rock & roll hands paired with ujaya breathing and commands like "stick your boobies out", "ground that pussy into the floor" and "take a long deep drag like you're takin a big ol' hit of the reeeal good stuff" - all served up with sauce to a few dozen folks while backed by a 3-man rock band tuned to 432 and playing in chakra-tuned keys."
"I LOVE NONA FENDER AND THE BENDERS!"
"best yoga class I ever had. hope I can make people feel like that someday."
"its a real celebration with bits of yoga in it! Sensory overload, but in a good way! A fully satisfying experience and a re-frame of what "yoga is". I left with a feeling of healing, community, feeling sacred, whimsical...a completely nourishing experience!"