Sierra Bender

Sierra Bender is an internationally acclaimed women’s advocate, founder of Boot Camp for Goddesses®, and author of Goddess to the Core®: An Inspired Workout to Maximize Your Fitness, Beauty & Power. Her mission is to empower women to face their fears; awaken their female spirit; and redefine fitness, beauty, and power.

Miraculously surviving a ruptured uterus at age 32, Bender began an odyssey in search of higher understandings of healing that took her to the four corners of the world. By the end of her 10-year journey, she had absorbed the collective teachings of dozens of the world’s sages. What she learned was at odds with the popular notion that success for a woman means walking in a man’s shoes.

Bender’s holistic belief system is a synthesis of this accumulated knowledge. All her work, including Boot Camp for Goddesses® for adults and teens, is built around her 4 Body Fit® philosophy: To be a truly powerful woman you have to be more than physically fit. All four bodies—spiritual, mental, emotional, and physical—need to be integrated and aligned.

Bender is also creator of the Sierra Bender Empowerment Method® (SBEM), which is being used by therapists, medical practitioners, educators, and yoga instructors, and is being studied by American University and the University of Puerto Rico in a nationwide clinical trial to measure its effectiveness as a tool for empowering women and girls. SBEM is also being implemented in schools systems for teenage girls across the country, such as the prestigious Stuyvesant High School in Manhattan, New York.

In the past 25 years, Bender has helped thousands of women suffering from addictions, depression, and trauma find a new consciousness and reclaim their self-worth, health, and happiness.

What People Are Saying About Sierra Bender

“Sierra has seemingly interminable knowledge about how to help women ‘be women.’”
—Sharon M. Melnick, PhD, Harvard Medical School Executive Coach for Women

“Sierra’s unique integrative program offers women a blend of ancient and modern, spiritual, and physical tools for strengthening themselves from the inside out.”
—Carla Goldstein, Omega Institute’s chief external affairs officer and cofounder of the Omega Women's Leadership Center

“Sierra Bender can only be described as a force of nature, an inspired teacher.”
—Wade Davis, best-selling author of The Serpent and the Rainbow

Sierra Bender at Omega