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-11:30am Open


7am-8am Open
10am-11:30am Vigorous


10am-11:30am Open


10am-11:30am Vigorous
3:30pm-4:30pm Pranayama


10am-11:30am 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

Outside of Chicago

August 26-28, 2016
Des Moines YMCA in Des Moines, IA

September 9-11, 2016
Midtown Yoga in Memphis, TN

October 22, 2016
Niyama Yoga in Wilmette, IL

November 18-20, 2016
Yoga Center in Minneapolis, MN




Yoga Retreat with Jim Bennitt in Baja, Mexico
February 11–18, 2017

at the Prana Del Mar in Baja, Mexico

Due to popular demand we will be returning to Prana Del Mar in Baja, Mexico, just north of Cabo San Lucas. This beautiful retreat center is intimate, secluded, and only has 16 rooms so put your deposit down today to save your spot. Last year's retreat was filled to capacity and we are expecting the same in 2016.

We invite you to experience Prana del Mar, a beautiful oceanfront yoga retreat & wellness center located at the southern tip of Baja, Mexico. Spend the day walking barefoot on miles of stunning beaches, practicing yoga in our beautiful studios, catching waves at one of the nearby surf breaks, riding horseback along the coast, paddling and snorkeling in the Sea of Cortez, or lounging in the swimming pool. Renew and refresh with a deep, healing massage, a restorative aromatherapy treatment, a soak in the hot tub, or a nap in a hammock. Watch the sun sink into the Pacific as you dine on fresh, delicious – often organic – Mexican and international cuisine, sip the best margaritas of your life, laugh with friends new and old, and then admire the star-filled sky as you wander the path back to your suite to sink into a plush pillow-top bed, lulled to sleep by the sound of the waves breaking on the beach.

Prana del Mar – where the mountains and the desert meet the sea.

There are two different rooms types:

  • Upstairs Level Rooms: 2 Queen Beds with a living and dining area, private balcony plus private bath
  • Ground Level Rooms with King Bed, additional seating area, patio and en suite bath.

There are only 8 rooms of each type. This retreat experience will be like no other retreat we have planned. Some even say it is "fancy" but hey, we all know Jim's is a little fancy himself :)

The two options in room types will be booked on a first come first serve basis:

  • Early Bird- BEFORE MAY 1st
    • Double Occupancy $1,735 USD per person
    • Single Occupancy $2,155 USD per person
  • AFTER MAY 1st
    • Double Occupancy $1,835 USD per person
    • Single Occupancy $2,255 USD per person

Prana del Mar’s group packages include:

  • Accommodations
  • Three meals per day
  • Airport transfers from San Jose del Cabo airport (SJD) for all participants arriving and departing on the beginning and ending days of the retreat
  • Applicable sales & hotel taxes

Group participants are granted use of the center’s facilities including the swimming pool and hot tub, yoga studio, meditation room, lounge areas, gardens, and beach. Spa services and additional activities or excursions – such as surf lessons, horseback riding, whale-watching trips, shuttles to Cabo San Lucas and Todos Santos, etc. – are also available for an additional charge.

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



photo by Mitchell Manz

photo by Mitchell Manz

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photo by Mitchell Manz

photo by Mitchell Manz

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