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Term: Bender

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Bender:

Sierra Bender is a lifestyle educator and fitness trainer whose work has been featured at the Omega Institute, Kripalu, and numerous Mind Body Spirit expos across the country. She also leads health and fitness retreats, sacred tours and adventures throughout the world. For over 25 years she has practiced yoga and lives a natural lifestyle connecting and building relationships with indigenous tribes throughout North America, South America, Asia, and Australia.

She has been featured in several magazines, including Fit Yoga, Shape, Marie Claire, Body+Soul, and others, and her clients include celebrities, Olympic and professional athletes, and Wall Street & Fortune 500 CEOs.

Sierra has blended her knowledge and training to create Sierra Bender 4 Body Fit, a wholistic fitness, health and healing program that is designed specifically for women. It is suitable for women of all fitness levels and addresses health and wellness spiritually, mentally, emotionally and physically. Sierra's well-known retreat Boot Camp for Goddesses®, Goddess Sacred Tours & Adventures and the Sierra Bender Wholistic Yoga Therapy Teacher Training helps women tap into their feminine strength.

She learned the healing practices of the Qero, Shipibo and Inca shamans in Peru, and for over a decade studied at the Kundalini Ashram in New Mexico with Yogi Bhajan and Native American medicine men and women.

Sierra is a certified Prana Yoga and Kripalu Yoga teacher, Kripalu bodyworker, massage therapist, personal fitness trainer, medical intuitive, energety healer and Quantum Physics specialist. She has also trained in exercise physiology, nutrition, aromatherapy, menopausal health, addictions, and abuse.

For more information, go to: www.SierraBender.com.


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