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
March 16–23, 2019

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
  • Queen single with shared bath $2,015
  • Queen double with shared bath $1,790 per person
  • 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
October 19–21, 2018

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 as single- $645
King Room as couple- $515 each
Queen Room as single- $607
Queen Room as couple-$496 each

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

check out the hotel here:



photo by Mitchell Manz

photo by Mitchell Manz

The Intriguing Tantric Practices You Should Really Know About

Learn how tantra can radically shift your yoga and meditation experience,
and bring your consciousness to an elevated state.
Read this article at Sonima

The Subtle Aspect of Tree Pose You’re Probably Missing

This precise explanation of how to engage the root lock will help you
find full expression of this posture and improve
your understanding of the bandhas. Read this article at Sonima

The Physical and Energetic Effects of the Abdominal Lock

This explanation of uddiyana bandha will help you understand
why and how it should be practiced in yoga. Read this article at Sonima


photo by Mitchell Manz

photo by Mitchell Manz

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