On Tuesday, March 10th, Bent on Learning hosted their 6th Annual Inspire! Gala at Capitale in New York. Following cocktails and a silent auction, actress and model Bridget Moynahan welcomed guests to the dinner and program portion of the evening. Yoga enthusiast Hilaria Baldwin then led students from Children’s Workshop School and New Design High School on-stage for a charming and sweet yoga performance, where several of the children spoke about how yoga has improved their lives. Bent on Learning supporter Dr. Frank Lipman introduced honoree Gopi Kallayil, Chief Evangelist of Brand Marketing at Google, to the stage where Kallayil gave a heartfelt speech about the value of yoga in schools. As well, he asked guests to stand and join him in a brief yoga practice.
Bent on Learning, which brings yoga to New York City public schools and transforms classrooms into healthier, more compassionate learning environments, raised over $350,000 that evening.
Photography by Paul Porter/BFA