Fredric Bender


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A graduate of Stanford University, Fredric has been teaching yoga for 24 years and has been co-founder of Centre de Yoga - La Source in Luxembourg.

He started his yoga practice in 1987 at the Sivananda Yoga center in Los Angeles and attended its teachers training course in Val Morin, Canada in 1990 at the time Swami Vishnudevananda, the founder of the international Sivananda Yoga Vedanta Centers, was alive and provided tremendous inspiration and guidance.

Upon his return to Los Angeles, he taught for several years until he moved to Luxembourg and started teaching there in 1995. Throughout his years in yoga, he became familiar with other hatha yoga lineages such as Iyengar and Ashtanga vinyasa, both of which contributed elements to his well-known lower back yoga class at

Certified as a massage therapist for 19 years, his knowledge of anatomy coupled with his own back injuries before he started yoga led him to develop a sequence of yoga variations that form the cornerstone of his lower back yoga program that he has subsequently passed on to other yoga teachers.

Having overcome severe back pain himself through advice, study and practice, Fredric has developed an empathetic feeling for those going through similar challenges. Whether through his former massage practice or yoga classes, his desire is to create a space for healing to take place.