First of all, we miss you. The last decade our days have been spent getting to know mamas, who then shared their babes and partners with us, and we watched a very supportive and kind community grow.

Like so many other businesses, it was hard to close our doors in March when Covid numbers started to grow. It was hard to imagine not seeing those bellies grow, not to see our littlest yoginis explore yoga. It has been hard to be away.

It has also been difficult to see a clear and safe path moving forward. We have not felt it was safe to reopen our space, particularly due to the nature of our clientele. It is with heavy hearts we announce we will close bend permanently. While this is a difficult decision to make, we are also exceedingly proud of the community we have built over the last 10 years. It has been an honor to share what we love with so many of you. We have not only served you as clients, we have made hundreds of friends as well.

We also want to acknowledge our fantastic staff; so many wonderful women have shared their talents and love with you on our behalf and we fully recognize bend would never have been as successful as It has been without them. In particular, our wonderful Sarah Reedy deserves just as much acknowledgment as we do as founders. She stepped up when we needed someone the most; she went from being a loyal client to our studio manager and we are thankful each day for her.

Thank you for the last decade of support, we will miss our sweet studio, but rest assured you will remain in our hearts.

Best,
Kelly and Merrill

*if you need to contact us, please email kellyanncox@gmail.com

Bend is located on Charlottesville’s historic downtown pedestrian mall.

We focus on supporting women during their child bearing years through pre and post natal yoga, educational offerings, and supportive services.  We also offer classes for expectant couples to help them understand what to expect during labor, and how partners can be active and supportive during the process. We offer yoga classes for children 6 weeks to 4 years of age,  in a non-competitive and stress-free atmosphere.

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The instructors are amazing and there is truly a community formed by the teachers and the moms attending classes.

 – Erin

Flexible payment options and drop-in style mean that you won’t spend a bundle of money.

– Angela

A stress-free way to exercise with your child and meet other young Yogis.

– Barbara

I have met so many mom friends through the class and it has helped me strengthen my postpartum body.

– Jessica

The prenatal class prepared me to approach labor and delivery with a calm but strong attitude.

– Monica

I don’t know what my pregnancy, labor and delivery would have been like without Bend.  No matter how tired, stressed, and sore I was going in, I felt renewed coming out.

– Pam

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