Bender Flow

Bender Flow Elevated playground for body & soul. We create experiences that blend fresh music and dance with wellness, art and culture. IG @bender.flow

BENDER is an urban playground for body and soul. We throw ‘lifted’ parties that blend yoga, dance, fresh music, art, and culture – all the most flavorful and inspiring elements of our city life. And we connect people who enjoy them. BENDER hosts events at a range of beautiful spaces; and we use only 100% real “ingredients” in all we do. That is, we work with a team of the most experienced and creative yoga teachers, DJs, designers, and other collaborators – each hand-picked for their specific voice and fit with our flavor. The spirit of BENDER is weaving these voices in a way that respects and highlights each, to deliver an experience that is deep and authentic for our members at every gathering. This ‘flow’ is how Bender innovates. This is how we lift our community.

Sunday 3/15 -- "Flow + Flavor" welcomes guest teacher Cristi Christensen for our rooftop yoga session, making a stop in ...
03/08/2020

Sunday 3/15 -- "Flow + Flavor" welcomes guest teacher Cristi Christensen for our rooftop yoga session, making a stop in LA on her international teaching tour.

She'll team up with resident DJ Cole Knight, to take you through a delicious session of movement and music, surrounded by skyline views. And after class, enjoy even more flavor, with brunch at Smorgasburg food festival at ROW DTLA.

INFO + SIGNUP at bit.ly/flow315

LOVED IT. Experience Launch | Feb 22A new, more “intimate” party. It begins with dinner served by Michelin-starred Chef,...
02/19/2020

LOVED IT. Experience Launch | Feb 22

A new, more “intimate” party. It begins with dinner served by Michelin-starred Chef, Josh Gil. Then dance to genre-defying all-vinyl DJ sets ft. three-time Grammy nominated producer and musician, The Twilite Tone.

All at the vibey-est venue in LA, with playful invites to stir conversations spread through the space. Laugh, hug, make new friends.

Culinary experience 8pm
Music + Social 10pm to 3am
Downtown LA

INFO + TICKETS at BenderLA.com

Sat 12/7 & Sun 12/8 Yoga at SCOPE Art Show || FREE w/ RSVPFor our Miami debut, we're sharing two complimentary yoga jams...
12/03/2019

Sat 12/7 & Sun 12/8 Yoga at SCOPE Art Show || FREE w/ RSVP

For our Miami debut, we're sharing two complimentary yoga jams with our friends Manduka and Yoga Lab Miami -- each at 1030am.

Flow into a day of inspiration and discovery, on the sands of Miami Beach.

With ocean views and breeze in the outdoor beach lounge, it's a perfect way to awaken and refresh body and spirit, before adventures through art and culture with fabulous friends, from day to night. For extra flavor, Reign Together brings CBD massages and Pura Vida Miami shares fresh juices.

This Sunday 9/22 add some FLAVOR to your FLOW -- whether you're a yoga beginner or an expert, we've got something *extra...
09/17/2019

This Sunday 9/22 add some FLAVOR to your FLOW -- whether you're a yoga beginner or an expert, we've got something *extra* for everyone.

Open sky, city views, and delicious sounds, followed by an always epic brunch at Smorgasburg food festival -- so many reasons to get your mat up on the roof.

INFO + SIGNUP at flowflavor.eventbrite.com

WEDNESDAY SEP 18th // Sunset Yoga at The Ace Hotel ChicagoFriends! It's been a fabulous summer, and now our *final* roof...
09/15/2019

WEDNESDAY SEP 18th // Sunset Yoga at The Ace Hotel Chicago

Friends! It's been a fabulous summer, and now our *final* rooftop session of 2019 is coming up. Weds evening 9/18 we'll enjoy juicy flow, electric beats, and sunset views one more time. Celebrate those last warm days with us, out under the sky.

INFO + SIGNUP at bit.ly/benderchi918

Let's flow. Yoga events coming up:LA 8/25 "Flow + Flavor" rooftop yoga + brunch at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLALA 9/2 Yoga + R...
08/23/2019

Let's flow. Yoga events coming up:

LA 8/25 "Flow + Flavor" rooftop yoga + brunch at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLA

LA 9/2 Yoga + Rooftop Party at The Ace Hotel DTLA

CHI 9/18 Sunset Yoga at The Ace Hotel Chicago

07/30/2019
"Singularity" at Wisdome.LA 8/3/19 preview

SATURDAY AUG 3rd // "Singularity" at Wisdome.LA

Start with a 5pm yoga session under a 360-degree projection dome.

Then 6pm to 12am, flow through experiences across FIVE domes, plus more indoor + outdoor spaces:

• Dance Party with Mind-blowing 360 Visuals
• Soundbath Meditation with Vibrating Floor
• Live Digital Painting + Interactive Art / AR Experiments
• Virtual Reality Exhibition w/ 10+ VR Voyages
• SAMSKARA film exhibition
• Delicious Vegan Food / Vendor Village

This collab led by Visual Reality is about the convergence of music, art, tech, and mindfulness.

INFO + TIX at singularityfestival.eventbrite.com

SATURDAY JULY 13th // PøRTAL is a 3-part evening that connects us through the things that take us to other places.Our pr...
07/01/2019

SATURDAY JULY 13th // PøRTAL is a 3-part evening that connects us through the things that take us to other places.

Our program brings a deep family of talent. A selection of those who will transport us through their sound, visual, and movement artistry:

• Music by DJs Anton Tumas & Nika Kravitz
• Quantum Harmonix Sound Bath by Torkom Ji
• Live-mixed scenes by Michael Strauss Visuals
• Mediation & rhythmic poetry by Louis Hale
• Dance by Holly Day & crew

And we'll have even more offering in-store. Looking forward to a special night of "traveling" with all of you.

INFO + TICKETS at bit.ly/portaljuly13

SATURDAY JULY 13th // “PøRTAL” // arrive at sunset in downtown LA, and step into vivid dimensions of music and imaginati...
06/26/2019

SATURDAY JULY 13th // “PøRTAL” // arrive at sunset in downtown LA, and step into vivid dimensions of music and imagination — all as “doors” to an other-worldly night with your family of explorers.

Prepare with a guided arrival experience — ft. a 432hz Quantum Harmonix sound bath, rhythmic poetry, and more.

Then we DANCE into the night, with live-mixed visual scenes, performances, and designed moments of shared experience.

INFO + TICKETS at BenderLA.com

Summer is here and we've got all the ways to get you into some outdoor flow. Coming up in LA + CHI:LA ~ Sunday 6/23 "Flo...
06/17/2019

Summer is here and we've got all the ways to get you into some outdoor flow. Coming up in LA + CHI:

LA ~ Sunday 6/23 "Flow + Flavor" rooftop yoga followed by epic brunch at Smorgasburg Los Angeles.

CHI ~ Thursday 6/27 "Sunset Yoga" on the rooftop of Ace Hotel Chicago, w/ Katy Hanlon & DJ Alissa Jo ~ founder of Deep House Yoga.

LA ~ Thursday 7/4 (Independence Day) "Yoga + Pool Party" at Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles.

Info + Signup for each date at Benderflow.com

EXTRA "FLAVOR" coming up next Sunday 6/23 at Flow + Flavor: Rooftop Yoga at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLAIn addition to juicy y...
06/16/2019

EXTRA "FLAVOR" coming up next Sunday 6/23 at Flow + Flavor: Rooftop Yoga at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLA

In addition to juicy yoga flow, delicious sounds, 360-degree rooftop views across LA, and alllll the tasty brunch at Smorgasburg (our standard "menu") -- the Los Angeles Design Festival is taking place that weekend.

Art installations and exhibits are happening across the property. So it's bonus treats for your eyes and your sense of style as well.

INFO + SIGNUP for yoga 6/23 at flowflavor.eventbrite.com

The start of our summer series in Chicago, last Wednesday. And all week long leading up, it looked like it would be too ...
06/05/2019

The start of our summer series in Chicago, last Wednesday. And all week long leading up, it looked like it would be too wet and cold to play outside!

Lots of love to our CHI friends, who always show up — and never let something as silly as a weather scare keep them from enjoying a great night.

Thanks to Amber Cook, DJ John Simmons, Sound Off, and Ace Hotel Chicago for getting the season started right.

We’re back here Thursday evening 6/27 for a sunset session w Katy Hanlon and DJ alissa.jo, founder of Deep House Yoga. See all you shining lights again then.

INFO + SIGNUP at BenderChicago.com

Feelin' the love at our May 12th rooftop yoga + Smorgasburg food festival. Our friends Papa & Barkley and I Stand With M...
05/24/2019

Feelin' the love at our May 12th rooftop yoga + Smorgasburg food festival. Our friends Papa & Barkley and I Stand With My Pack brought a dog adoption and CBD popup after class.

The yoga jam was led by Desi Bartlett -- who *always* keeps us flowing and grooving.

Special thanks to Brew Dr. kombucha, Harmless Harvest, Kevita, and ROW DTLA for the support.

Photos by @braiiinnnz

Feelin' the love at our May 12th rooftop yoga + Smorgasburg food festival. Our friends Papa & Barkley and I Stand With My Pack brought a dog adoption and CBD popup after class.

The yoga jam was led by Desi Bartlett -- who *always* keeps us flowing and grooving.

Special thanks to Brew Dr. kombucha, Harmless Harvest, Kevita, and ROW DTLA for the support.

Photos by @braiiinnnz

Summer is coming! And we're gettin' into the flow this month in both ** LA and Chicago **, at the super groovy Ace Hotel...
05/14/2019

Summer is coming! And we're gettin' into the flow this month in both ** LA and Chicago **, at the super groovy Ace Hotels.

LA = Monday 5/27 (Memorial Day) // YOGA POOL PARTY at the Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles (class at 1230pm)

CHI = Wednesday 5/29 // SUNSET ROOFTOP YOGA at the Ace Hotel Chicago led by Amber Cook (class at 730pm)

Between juicy flow, soul-stirring sounds, and "connected" company -- we're ready to start bringing the heat ;)

INFO + SIGNUP:
LA at bit.ly/benderacela2019
CHI at bit.ly/benderchi2019

Adoptable Dogs, CBD, Giveaways, Local Makers... so much EXTRA FLAVOR at this month’s Rooftop Yoga + Brunch at Smorgasbur...
05/11/2019

Adoptable Dogs, CBD, Giveaways, Local Makers... so much EXTRA FLAVOR at this month’s Rooftop Yoga + Brunch at Smorgasburg -- tomorrow, Sunday 5/12.

•• 1030am Yoga jam led by Desi Bartlett w/ soul-stirring grooves by DJ WithYou

•• Desi is bringing a premium Manduka round mat to giveaway -- one yoga guest will be selected at random after class (all attendees are eligible)

•• After class Dog Adoption + CBD popup hosted by I Stand With My Pack & Papa & Barkley

•• “Hecho in LA” day at Smorgasburg Los Angeles -- maker market curated by Super Mamás. Plus ALL THE BRUNCH with a few extra vendors added to the lineup.

•• Complimentary refreshments by KeVita, Harmless Harvest, and Brew Dr. Kombucha

Everything above in honor of both Mother’s Day and National Pet Month. Lots of ways to play and celebrate with family and friends this Sunday ROW DTLA!!!

INFO + SIGNUP at flowflavor.eventbrite.com

THURSDAY MAY 16th // 7pm to 11pm // SKYSPACE // As daylight fades and moonlight rises, we gather in a place between land...
05/07/2019

THURSDAY MAY 16th // 7pm to 11pm // SKYSPACE // As daylight fades and moonlight rises, we gather in a place between land and sky.

•• Music + Silent Disco
•• Electronic Sound Baths
•• Live-mixed Digital Art
•• Sunset Sound Meditation
•• Skyslide
•• Aura readings & more ~ all with endless views from 1,000 feet above LA.

Arrive and TUNE-IN to sights & sounds... and leave the noise below. Then LET GO and MOVE to electric beats, as this sonic journey unfolds ~ with a selection of the most creative and hi-vibe experiences from across the city.

INFO + TICKETS at bit.ly/illuminemay [or click button below photos]

THURSDAY MAY 16th // 7pm to 11pm // As daylight fades and moonlight rises, we gather in a place between land and sky. It...
05/04/2019

THURSDAY MAY 16th // 7pm to 11pm // As daylight fades and moonlight rises, we gather in a place between land and sky. It's an electric lunar ride through:

•• Music + Silent Disco
•• Electronic Sound Baths
•• Live-mixed Digital Art
•• Sunset Sound Meditation
•• Skyslide
•• Aura readings & more ~ all with endless views from 1,000 feet above LA.

Arrive and TUNE-IN ~ to sound, to music, to sights. Then LET GO and VIBE to electric beats and visionary hi-vibe experiences.

INFO + TICKETS at bit.ly/illuminemay [or click button below image]

Time for a mid-week Public Service Announcement:Pause.Poise.Balance.Now back to regularly scheduled programming (or what...
04/30/2019

Time for a mid-week Public Service Announcement:

Pause.
Poise.
Balance.

Now back to regularly scheduled programming (or whatever ride you were on). ♥️🙏🏼

SUNDAY APRIL 28th // Bender Chicago at W HotelBRUNCH + DANCE 1230pmYOGA "pre-party" 11am in 33rd floor observation deckS...
04/17/2019

SUNDAY APRIL 28th // Bender Chicago at W Hotel
BRUNCH + DANCE 1230pm
YOGA "pre-party" 11am in 33rd floor observation deck

Spring is here and it's time for some FUN + FLAVOR. A "balanced" place that lifts you up and refreshes in every way you need...

We're bringing our new "Balance" series back home from LA -- and here's a taste of the vibes we're bringing with us.

It starts Sunday 4/28 at the gorgeous W Hotel on Lakeshore drive. Come indulge in delicious music, connect, let go, and MOVE with friends.

INFO + TICKETS at BenderChicago.com [or click link below photos]

FRIDAY APRIL 19th // "City Lights" FULL MOON edition...Up in the SKY... we'll move to those lunar vibes and "dreamy" hou...
04/12/2019

FRIDAY APRIL 19th // "City Lights" FULL MOON edition...

Up in the SKY... we'll move to those lunar vibes and "dreamy" house music by special guest Lost Desert [All Day I Dream], sharing the decks with DJ Marques Wyatt [DEEP].

But first when you arrive, tune-in with a unique "visual sound bath" by Torkom Ji & Michael Strauss. Plus tarot, aura, and palm readings; a "truth or dare" booth; and lots of extra treats. Gonna be a special night indeed.

DETAILS + TICKETS at bit.ly/CITYLIGHTS10 [or click link below photos]

Coming to Coachella weekend one?We’re hosting a *complimentary* Cannabis Yoga experience Sunday morning 4/14 in Palm Spr...
04/11/2019

Coming to Coachella weekend one?

We’re hosting a *complimentary* Cannabis Yoga experience Sunday morning 4/14 in Palm Springs — and have a few spots available :)

We’ll meet 10am at ARRIVE Hotel, then head to the private pool house — where DJ Cole Knight and teacher Andrea Restivo of The Yoga Nectar will lead us through a yoga session to nourish the adventurous soul.

Plus plenty of “green” treats and wellness treats included — from our friends Brew Dr. Kombucha, CORE, and more.

Details + RSVP at benderflow.splashthat.com

Good times with great people. Sharing experiences that *move* you. Definitely puts a big smile on our face too.In April ...
04/07/2019

Good times with great people. Sharing experiences that *move* you. Definitely puts a big smile on our face too.

In April in LA we have two ways to move with us:

This Sunday morning 4/7 — “Flow + Flavor” rooftop yoga at ROW DTLA, followed by brunch at the epic Smorgasburg Los Angeles food festival.

Then Friday night 4/19 — “City Lights” at Skyspace Los Angeles with our friends DEEP Los Angeles. Featuring DJs Marques Wyatt and special guest Lost Desert [All Day I Dream] bringing the dance floor vibes. Plus a “visual sound bath” tune-in before the main event, performed by Torkom Ji and Michael Strauss Visuals.

Details & Signup for both at BenderLA.com

SATURDAY MARCH 2nd // "Cloud City" returns to Skyspace LA.It's an interactive world of VR, sound baths, music + silent d...
02/13/2019

SATURDAY MARCH 2nd // "Cloud City" returns to Skyspace LA.

It's an interactive world of VR, sound baths, music + silent disco, digital art, and more with our co-creators Visual Reality --- all 1,000 feet in the sky.

Here in Cloud City, beats ignite vibes, hearts fly, and visionary sensory experiences take you to another world...

INFO + TIX at bit.ly/cloudcity2 (or click link below image)

[Art by beeple]

FRIDAY FEB 15th "City Lights" at Skyspace LA // we rise UP to get DOWN...From the yoga "pre-party" to dance floor electr...
02/06/2019

FRIDAY FEB 15th "City Lights" at Skyspace LA // we rise UP to get DOWN...

From the yoga "pre-party" to dance floor electricity, with views from above the clouds.

This month's lineup ft. DJs Marques Wyatt & Patricio, plus yoga with Cristi Christensen & DJ Sol Rising.

A lot of talent to get you "sky-high" // INFO + TIX at bit.ly/citylights8 [or click link below photos]

Another favorite moment from our sky-high “City Lights” series with DEEP Los Angeles at Skyspace Los Angeles.Last month ...
02/01/2019

Another favorite moment from our sky-high “City Lights” series with DEEP Los Angeles at Skyspace Los Angeles.

Last month the vibes got extra deep when DJs Marques Wyatt and DJ Isaiah Martin shared the booth.

City Lights is back Friday Feb 15th — with Marques bringing in special guest Patricio. Plus the yoga “pre-party” is back — this one led by the ultra high-vibe Cristi Christensen.

Music, movement, creativity, and community all flow together in this special collab. We’ll see you up in the SKY.

Info + Tickets at BenderLA.com

Style... either got it or you don’t. And this place got it in *abundance*.In 2 weeks we visit this stunning place just o...
01/11/2019

Style... either got it or you don’t. And this place got it in *abundance*.

In 2 weeks we visit this stunning place just outside of Melbourne, Australia — for Sunset Vineyard Yoga | BENDER x Jackalope, followed by flavorful dishes and drinks with ‘connected’ company.

Magic moments at magic places, with soulful friends...That's what we're all about. Here's a peaceful moment at Skyspace ...
01/05/2019

Magic moments at magic places, with soulful friends...

That's what we're all about. Here's a peaceful moment at Skyspace Los Angeles -- where we're bringing back a WHOLE BUNCH more flavor, sound, and energy next week.

Full LA calendar w/ event details at BenderLA.com

Playtime. Feeling good. Connecting. Letting GO.Whether it’s dancing, yoga, music, sound baths, delicious views, or tasty...
01/05/2019

Playtime. Feeling good. Connecting. Letting GO.

Whether it’s dancing, yoga, music, sound baths, delicious views, or tasty food... that’s what it’s all about.

This shot from our collab last year with DEEP Exhale — created by Marques Wyatt and Cristi Christensen — on the stunning rooftop deck at ROW DTLA.

Great memories — and excited to make more with all of our in 2019.

Those west coast autumn sunsets... wow.First epic sky of the season in LA tonight, captured by @tommylundberg
01/05/2019

Those west coast autumn sunsets... wow.

First epic sky of the season in LA tonight, captured by @tommylundberg

✨ GIVEAWAY ✨We're giving away 3 premium yoga mats, courtesy of Manduka (each $92 value) -- at our "Flow + Flavor" sessio...
01/05/2019

✨ GIVEAWAY ✨
We're giving away 3 premium yoga mats, courtesy of Manduka (each $92 value) -- at our "Flow + Flavor" session next Sunday Jan 13th. It's rooftop yoga, then brunch at the Smorgasburg food festival. Class is led by the hi-vibe Desi Bartlett, with soul-stirring sounds by our resident DJ.

For a chance to win -- just signup for the Jan 13th session, then come down and flow with us!! Event info at Flow + Flavor: Rooftop Yoga at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLA.

Three winners will be selected at random that morning -- and each will receive a Manduka yoga mat then. GOOD LUCK!!

FRIDAY JANUARY 18th // "City Lights" // the experiential dance party in the clouds... on 2 indoor floors + 2 outdoor dec...
01/04/2019

FRIDAY JANUARY 18th // "City Lights" // the experiential dance party in the clouds... on 2 indoor floors + 2 outdoor decks, all 1000 feet above a sea of lights.

Back in 2019 at Skyspace with a fresh look + new experiences ~ such as a Sonic Being Sound Bath "tune-in" before the main event.

Meanwhile, friends DEEP Los Angeles keep bringing those dance floor vibes -- with LA's own Marques Wyatt & guest DJ Isaiah Martin. Start your year by getting SKY-HIGH with us.

INFO + TIX at bit.ly/citylights7 [or click link below photos]

LA friends! A special offer for this Sun 12/2 — our LAST event of 2018.It’s been a special year — we’re filled with grat...
11/28/2018

LA friends! A special offer for this Sun 12/2 — our LAST event of 2018.

It’s been a special year — we’re filled with gratitude, and would love to see you one more time. So please enjoy *50% OFF* yoga tickets to this Sunday’s Flow + Flavor: Rooftop Yoga at Smorgasburg x ROW DTLA.

And yes, most of us just had one feast last week. But I mean... when is just one of *anything* ever enough? Plus they got tasty vegan options for those trying to keep it “light”.

So come work off some calories beneath the sun and sky, then indulge again with us.

Info + signup at flowflavor.eventbrite.com. Enter code “thankyou2018” for discount to this Sunday 12/2.

Friends! This FRIDAY Nov 16th is our *LAST* "City Lights" of 2018!!! INFO + TIX at bit.ly/citylights5We've loved this se...
11/16/2018

Friends! This FRIDAY Nov 16th is our *LAST* "City Lights" of 2018!!! INFO + TIX at bit.ly/citylights5

We've loved this series -- which has been so much MORE than just a "party"...

++ The DEEP-LA community is the most soulful around -- always welcoming; always bringing amazing music, and even better people.

++ Each of our yoga teachers and DJs share their love for the connection of movement & music (where in some classes, the dancing got wilder than the actual dance floor!)

++ Our vendors are all carefully curated to align with the "elevated" vibe -- from hand-crafted local goods, to CBD, reiki sessions, and health & wellness products.

++ Our creative performers all offered something unique to nourish body & soul -- inc. Mind Travel, Visual Reality, Vijunns, and more.

++ Finally, there's no more EPIC venue than Skyspace Los Angeles. If you've seen it, you know.

DON'T MISS this last chance to get sky-high with us in 2018 -- tomorrow, Friday 11/16.

Photos by Braiiinnnz & Haley Busch Photography

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BENDER is an urban playground for body & soul. Our events offer a "balanced" place to indulge in FUN + FLAVOR of all kinds. A place to enjoy fresh music, explore, dance, LET GO, connect + move with friends. A place that lifts you up in all the ways you need. You can find us at a range of inspiring spaces; and we use only 100% real “ingredients” in all we do. That is, we work with a team of the most experienced and creative yoga teachers, DJs, designers, and other collaborators – each hand-picked for their specific voice and fit with our flavor. The spirit of BENDER is weaving these voices in a way that respects and highlights each, to deliver an experience that is deep and authentic for our members at every gathering.

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