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Kendall Berents (MFA, RYT-500, NASM-CPT) is passionate about telling stories both on and off the mat.
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Fueled by literature, movement, and curiosity, Kendall believes in the power of storytelling as a means to shift our perspective. After receiving a BA in English from William and Mary and studying philosophy at the University of Oxford, Kendall earned an MFA in Fiction Writing from Columbia University. Her writing has received numerous awards, including the David C. Jenkins Scholarship and the G. Glenwood Clark Fiction Prize. She is currently working on a novel.
Alongside writing, Kendall is a passionate yoga instructor with over 500 hours of training and eight years of teaching experience. She has 40-hours of training in trauma-sensitive yoga and teaches mindfulness classes for trauma survivors. Kendall has taught yoga around the country at various studios, including Y7 and Lululemon in New York City.
MFA, Columbia University
Kendall’s work has appeared in The Gallery and the College of William and Mary Literary Awards. Kendall received the David C. Jenkins Scholarship for a nonfiction collection about becoming an artist, as well as the G. Glenwood Clark Fiction Prize for her short story about pediatric cancer. She has published freelance health and wellness articles, with a focus on yoga.
Yoga & Trainer
Kendall completed her 200-hour teacher training at Buddha Balance Yoga School in Williamsburg, Virginia. She then went on to study at Laughing Lotus Yoga School in Manhattan. She has received special training in hands-on assists, bandhas, binds, yin yoga, meditation, and inversions. In 2019, she received 40 hours of training in trauma-sensitive yoga from the Center for Trauma and Embodiment. She has also studied as a personal trainer to advance her anatomical knowledge and study muscular imbalances.
Literature & Writing
Kendall has taught English literature and Creative Writing at various independent schools across the country. Throughout her career, Kendall developed numerous resources to streamline academic writing, as well as a collection of compelling creative writing exercises. She is dedicated to developing English curriculums that share a wide range of diverse voices, as a reminder that there is more than a single story.