photo of Jim Bennitt by Mitchell Manz

photo of Jim Bennitt by Mitchell Manz

Jim Bennitt teaches Tantric Vinyasa Yoga: an authentic, comprehensive practice influenced by ParaYoga, the Himalayan Institute and the Krishnamacharya lineage.

Based in Chicago and co-founder of Tejas Yoga Studio, Jim's inspired teachings and demos are sought after at many conferences and studios across the country.

weekly classes

photo by Jess Pierotti

photo by Jess Pierotti


10am-11:15am Open


7am-8am Open
10am-11:15am Vigorous


10am-11:15am Open


10am-11:15am Vigorous
5:45pm-6:45pm Open


10am-11:15am Open
6pm-7pm Gentle


10am-11:15am Vigorous


All weekly classes are at Tejas Yoga located at 1300 South Wabash Avenue (2nd floor) in Chicago's south loop.


photo by Mitchell Manz

photo by Mitchell Manz

Chicago Workshops

See all of Jim's Chicago workshops at Tejas Yoga


Yoga Retreat with Jim Bennitt in Costa Rica
February 22–29, 2020

at Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort in Nosara, costa rica

Imagine waking to the sound of monkeys, eating healthy and real food, playing in the ocean, and practicing yoga twice a day in "jungle luxury." This may be our best retreat yet! Quite a few previous retreat attendees have reserved their spots so act quickly to save yours. Space is limited.

Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is located in the foothills of Nosara and is a short walk from the world class surfing beaches of Guiones. Utilizing its unique and tranquil setting in the Nicoya Blue Zone, Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is the ideal spot to meet your desires of finding peace, relaxation, and rejuvenation. Experience a little taste of what life in paradise might be like.

Our morning classes will be geared towards strengthening the body while the afternoon sessions will focus on breathwork and meditation to help move deep into the subconscious and become more aware of the content of the mind. This approach will help to uncover the mental tendencies and desires that are the driving force in your life and is really the heart of yoga.

Spend your time between classes on one of the many amazing adventure tours or just relaxing in the saltwater infinity pool.

Our meals will offer an array of hot and refreshing cold soups, an excellent buffet of veggies and salads, organic chicken, fish, and vegan options. We will also cater to any palate as a personalized service to suit all your special dietary needs. Organic wine and artisanal beer will be available for purchase with your dinner.

As in previous years, the evenings promise to be filled with fun and laughter. Parlour games, dancing, and socializing with like-minded people are often the final ingredients needed to make this a life-changing retreat. I hope you can join us.

Still unsure? Feel free to check out the reviews of Bhodi Tree on TripAdvisor.


  • King bungalow as a single $2,940

  • King bungalow as a couple $2,090 per person

  • King Treetop as a single $2,940

  • King Treetop as a couple $2,090 per person

  • Queen as single  $2,100

  • Triple with shared bath $1,540 per person

Please contact for more info and to save your spot today!

Fall Retreat with Jim Bennitt in Wisconsin
September 6–8, 2019

at the historic Hotel Washington in washington island, wisconsin


A perfect short weekend reset while the leaves are still changing!

Prices include 2 nights of accommodations, dinner Friday night, 3 meals Saturday,  breakfast Sunday morning as well as all taxes and 20% gratuities. There will be classes and meditation throughout the weekend. To hold your spot for this retreat, it will be a $200 deposit.

Prices and room options for the weekend are:

King Room ONE ONLY! as single - $712
King Room if shared - $614 each
Queen Room as single - $712
Queen Room if shared - $614 each

**note: all queen rooms have only one queen bed. all baths are shared steam shower baths.

check out the hotel here:

Fall Retreat with Jim Bennitt in Utah
October 21–27, 2019

at the Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch in Boulder Town, Utah


Oct 21-27 at Boulder Mountain Guest Ranch

Fly into Salt Lake City. Shuttles from SLC to the center will be arranged for you closer to the time for an additional fee. 

2 yoga Classes a day. All food for the week included.

$500 deposit required to book spot — email now to reserve your space.



Cabin 1: Two private queen rooms. Shared bath between the two rooms. 

Single Occupancy (2): $2053
Double Occupancy (2): $1477 each

Cabin 2: One queen room. One room with full bed and bunk bed. Shared bath.

Queen room: Room rate: $1477

Queen shared: $1307 each

Full Bed not shared: $1477
Full Bed shared: $1307 each
Bunk Bed: $1338
Bunk Bed: $1338

Cabin 3: Two queen rooms. One studio room with full bunk bed and twin bunk bed. Shared bath.

Queen room 1: $1477 single; $1307 each for double
Queen Room 2: $1477; $1307 each for double

Studio full: $1273
Studio Bunk: $1138

Lodge Rooms:

Room 4: Private queen bed room with private bath. 

Single occupancy $1578
Double occupancy: $1239 each

Room 5:Private queen bed room with private bath.  

Single occupancy: $1578
Double occupancy: $1239 each

Room 6: Private queen with shared bath

Single occupancy: $1409
Double occupancy: $1138 each

Room 7: (Men's) Dorm room with Shared bath  (4 spots available)

Bunk bed: $1103

Room 8: (Women's) Dorm room with Shared bath (4 spots available)

Bunk bed shared: $1103

Upper suite: Two queen rooms. Shared bathroom. Private entrance.

Full Suite alone single occupancy: $1714

Each Queen room single occupancy (2): $1307 each

Queen Rooms double occupancy (4): $1114 each

Glamping Units:

Cowboy tent: Queen bed and bunk bed. Bathroom adjacent to unit. Outdoor shower or available in main lodge.

If you would like this room for yourself or you and a partner, without booking the bunk beds you may request. 

Single occupancy: $1273
Double occupancy Queen bed: $1173 each
Bunk bed (2 beds): $1019 each

Small tipi: Queen bed. Bathroom adjacent to unit. Outdoor shower or available in main lodge.

Single occupancy: $1273
Double occupancy: $1087 each

Large Tipi: King bed with trundle bed. Bathroom adjacent to unit. Outdoor shower or available in main lodge. Trundle will not be booked unless that is requested, for instance if you are coming with a group and want to stay here together. 

Single occupancy: $1341
Double occupancy: $1121 each
Trundle twin bed add on:  $1121 


Free Activites on the grounds include:

  • varied length Hikes with handbooks to plants and birds on the property

  • Bird watching

  • Night Fires

  • Yard Games: horseshoes, bocce, soccer, badminton and croquet

  • Board Games

  • Stargazing like you have never experienced

Activities that can be set up for an extra charge once arriving at the center:

  • Horseback riding

  • Property Plant Walk guided

  • Guided Hikes throughout Grand Staircase National Monument and Capitol Reef

  • Fly Fishing

  • Mountain Biking

  • UTV or Jeep Off Roading

  • Primitive Skills Workshop and Hike with Survivor Guide Matt Graham** 



photo by Mitchell Manz

photo by Mitchell Manz

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photo by Mitchell Manz

photo by Mitchell Manz

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