My 21 month old daughter and I started going to bend when they first opened their doors in August 2010. I have been extremely impressed with Kelly and Merrill’s teaching and the environment they create at their studio. My daughter loves the classes and has learned so much in the past 6 months. When we first started at bend I was worried that she was so young that she would not understand the postures. However, after just a couple of classes, she started doing the postures both in class and frequently at home out of the blue. As we were walking down the downtown mall one afternoon, she stopped in the middle and started doing down dog, which is her favorite posture. She gets excited whenever I tell her we are going to go to yoga. She loves meeting other kids her age and playing and having fun with Miss Kelly. I am now pregnant with my second child and have been taking the prenatal Mamaste classes which I love! I can’t say enough good things about bend. My husband is in the military and when we have to move away from Charlottesville, bend is the thing that I will miss the most!