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BBC News – Big Bend Yoga Center is Reaching Out

By now you may have heard that BBC is reaching out to our community financially to be able to remain in the current space for the remainder of the lease… one and a half more years.

Kitty has looked at two spaces and neither one will do. One has no windows and one is entirely painted white AND has no garage door. We simply cannot leave 88 N. Gore.

Your generous support is deeply appreciated and will keep us ‘at home’ for another year and a half.

Please take time to click on and read the letter below, written by Barbara Finch, a long-time student of BBC. Find out how to donate and track our fundraising progress in the OM graphic on the right. Om Shanti!

You will find a link to our fundraising site here

Thank you deeply for your generosity and your commitment to our community!

BBC Fundraiser

Where can you do yoga, swim, relax, laugh & eat delicious food with friends?

Wildwood Springs Lodge

Join us for BBC’s 13th Annual Trip to Wildwood Springs Lodge on June 13th!

Yoga at Wildwood Inviting Porch at Wildwood Thursday, June 13th is the date for our 13th annual visit to Wildwood Springs Lodge.

Pack your swim suit, journal, book and yoga mat and join us for this annual trip to the Meramec River in Steeleville, Mo., just about 1 1/2 hours down Hwy. 44.

Arrive mid-day on Thursday, spend the night, and pack a pot luck lunch for Friday. We’ll have a Friday morning yoga class and plenty of time for swimming, hiking, reading, talking and relaxing.

Call Wildwood to make your reservation. Price includes Thursday dinner and Friday breakfast. Bring favorite snacks, hors d’oeuvres, beverages, etc. for late night star gazing. Confirm your reservation with Kitty,
Saul David Raye

BBC Announces 2019 Yoga Weekend and Music Immersion with Acclaimed Teacher:

Saul David Raye

September 20–22, 2019

Be sure to save this date, and join us for this amazing weekend with Saul David Raye. He will lead five classes over the weekend, weaving the teachings of yoga, bhakti + tantra with a healing, heart-centered yoga asana practice, breath work, meditation, chanting, music and community.  

Everyone is welcome!
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New Instructor – Jacob Budde…
New Class – Vinyasa Krama!

Big Bend Center is excited to welcome Jacob Budde as one of our BBC yoga instructors, and he will be teaching a vinyasa class on Saturday mornings!

Jacob brings 500 hours of yoga teacher training, and a great deal of experience, dedication and love to his practice. If you see Jacob around the center, be sure to give him a warm welcome.

Join Jacob for Vinyasa Krama every Saturday from 9–10:15. Read more about Vinyasa Krama here.

Welcome, Jacob. We’re excited to have you as part of our Big Bend Center Community!

Lush, tropical setting,
beautiful tranquil shores,
freshwater pool,
thatched roof yoga palapa…

You won’t want to miss our annual yoga trip to Puerto Morelos, Mexico with Kitty and the Big Bend Yoga Community.

February 1–8, 2020

This year marks our 10th annual trip to “La Joy del Caribe” with our gracious hosts, Jack & Jean Loew.

To learn more about the trip, or for a registration form, contact Kitty:


BBC Celebrates our 20th Annual Yoga Weekend with Acclaimed Teacher Saul David Raye.

Thank you, Saul David Raye and Master Musician/Sound Healer, Jim Beckwith for an amazing weekend of yoga, chanting and friendship!

Thank you for this wonderful workshop! We are very grateful! – CT

Hi, Kitty.
Many years ago, I took some classes at BBC through the Community College. After those classes ended and my schedule changed, I tried taking an occasional class at various places around town, but I never found a place or a teacher that spoke to me. I have not done any formal yoga classes in the last decade – just some practice on my own with video guidance. I popped into the center yesterday on a whim. After Judith’s class, I am convinced that I want/need formal classes and that BBC is my home. I’m off next Monday so I will join Judith again and pick up a punch card. Then I’ll try to visit as often as I can. Thanks for reaching out to me. I feel even more welcome now! – Holly


Tibetan Singing BowlsTibetan Singing Bowls with Pati Pellerito

Check back for scheduled singing bowls classes with Pati at Big Bend Center. Contact Pati for more information —

Tibetan Singing BowlsSecond Saturday Workshop Series with Kelly Feder
Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement®
Bones for Life® Movement Intelligence — Better posture, stronger bones & pain-free exercise!

Spring Series: Jan/Feb–Apr/May
Fall Series: Aug/Sept–Nov/Dec
2:00-4:30 pm
For more info
Contact Kelly 314.563.1266

For more information, click HERE

Rhonda MillsNew Moon Meditations with Rhonda Mills

2019 New Moon Meditation Schedule: June 2, June 30, August 4, September 1, September 29, October 20, December 1 & December 22

Big Bend Yoga Center, 88 N. Gore, Webster Groves

Learn more about these evening meditations during the new moon with Rhonda on our Workshop Page.




The Big Bend Yoga Center Offers…

  • An eclectic blend of Hatha styles
  • Support and encouragement for each student — beginner or advanced — so each may person may become present to the sacred in each moment of our lives.
  • Clear, simple and concise instructions to enhance a combination of postures, breathing and meditation with the goal of achieving balance and harmony in one’s mind and body, as well as, to build strength and stamina.
  • Workshops, retreats & special events with master teachers for students of all levels
  • Certified massage therapists
  • Variety of classes to meet your needs.

Free Class
For current Big Bend Center yoga students, bring a friend who buys a class card, and you will receive a free class.

Gift Certificates Available
Contact Kitty at 314.562.7962 (cash/checks acceptable)

Big Bend Yoga CenterOur first center opened in 1994 in a tiny house in Maplewood to provide a serene and sacred space for students as dedicated to practicing yoga as the four teachers/partners were to teaching. In 1997, the Center moved to a spacious converted garage in Webster with a padded floor, quality props, and a garage door that elevates to let the outside in. Visit Big Bend Yoga today, and find a class that suits your needs or make an appointment with one of our certified massage therapists.

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For information or class updates, call BBC at 314-961-9642.

If Webster Groves School District is closed, BBC is closed.

Thank you and Goodbye
to Erin Duffy-Burke

BBC Says Good Bye to Erin, our Soul Dance instructor who lead Soul Dance with us for three years. Thank you, Erin from all of us at the Big Bend Yoga community… We wish you lots of love and the best of luck in your future endeavors. We’ll miss you!

A Letter from Erin:
I am writing the morning after my last Soul Dance class at Big Bend Yoga Center, to say thank you and express some of my deep gratitude for you, this incredible community of healing and life… Read Erin’s beautiful letter to our community.  

Prayers for our friend, Charlene, during her rehabilitation from a brain aneurism. She recently celebrated 25 years on her mat at BBC. Hugs to you, Char! 


Gentle Yoga
With Mary Adams
Wednesdays at 2pm

Vinyasa Krama
With Jacob Budde
9–10:15am Saturday morning


Feldenkrais Awareness
Through Movement

With Kelly Feder
Mondays 6–7pm @ BBC


Feldenkrais Awareness
Through Movement ®

With Kelly Feder
New Time: Friday, 12:30–1:30
Second Saturday Feldenkrais

Read About Kelly

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Community Events Calendar

Gus Mcclean – Living Arts

Paintings by Gus Mcclean – 
Living Arts Studio

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I just wanted to tell you how much I love Mike’s class in the mornings. It is so great to be back at BBC regularly. I am always amazed — yet again — at the quality of the instruction and the feel of the place. I have never been to a yoga class that didn’t do me some good. But what happens at BBC is really special.
Thank you so much to Kitty and Lyn!
— Mary Anne

Yoga in Wildwood

YOGA in Wildwood


In Gratitude
The Big Bend Yoga Center appreciates all the students who have supported BBC as well as all the teachers & workshops we have brought in.


— 2014 BBC Mexico Trip

— 2013 Yoga Within the Confluence
Under the Arch

Photos 1      Photos 2      Photos 3      Photos 4

Photos 5      By Bill Patterson

Photos       By Glen Zazove

— 2011 Yoga Within the Confluence

— Wildwood Springs Lodge Resort

— 2013 BBC Mexico Trip