As your teacher, I honor the discovery of each practitioners uniqueness and will create a safe and nurturing space to allow you to experience  acceptance, self-awareness and a graceful journey to realizing your true nature.

My approach to Yoga is heart-centered, non-judgmental, compassionate, and liberating. In my classes, you will learn to feel with your heart, and have faith in the process of life through practice. Yoga consists of the practice of self-inquiry on a deep level. At everyone's innermost core, we are luminescent and peaceful. I will "hold the mirror" for you to see where this realization may be clouded. The precious human experience is not to be squandered.

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About the Teacher

My introduction to Yoga was in upstate NY in 1995. Yoga had gracefully become a doorway for me to find a sense of peace and lightness during heavy times in life. I continued to study Yoga in college until 2002 with Retha Cazel and meditation with Elaine Corwin, both of Corning, NY.

I am a Yoga Alliance registered teacher at the experienced 500 hour level, with thousands of hours of teaching experience. My formal studies have included Yoga at NESTA, in 2003; Yandara Yoga Institute in Baja, Mexico in 2008; the Asheville Yoga Center in Asheville, N.C. in 2009; and The Yoga Vista Academy in Vista, Ca. in 2014.

I am certified in many modalities, including Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga as Therapy, Yoga for Seniors, Chair Yoga, Integrative Reflexology, and the Essentials of Thai Yoga Therapy. Today, my teaching specialties are for our aging population, those with chronic inflammation or pain, those who are seeking ways to modify their practice to accommodate special needs, and ALL those who are seeking to learn about deeper meditative, and energetic practices for healing and stress relief.

My floor Yoga classes on the mat have been described as a "meditative flow, challenging for both the body and mind." Since late 2008, I began teaching full-time, and had created a meditative class using a blend of yoga styles that I have practiced and studied over the years, including Iyengar, Anusara, Yin, and Vinyasa, along with mindfulness meditation. Each class incorporates Yoga philosophy, meditation, and a gentle asana flow with deep stretching.

Since 2014, I have been teaching weekly active chair Yoga classes, which are described as "Not Your Grandma's Chair Yoga". We utilize a chair for both seated postures, as well as balance support for standing postures. It is a wonderful, gentle class with a great stretch, also incorporating Yoga philosophy and meditation. This is ideal for those seeking a more gentle class, those dealing with chronic physical conditions, those recovering from surgery, those with auto-immune issues, prenatal & post partum mothers, and is accessible to all.

On occasion, I offer Yoga Nidra workshops which I have been teaching since 2009. These are sometimes combined with the healing modality of sound healing with crystal bowls, bells and chimes. It is very rejuvenating for your subtle body (energy field).

Many teachers have inspired me over the years to share Yoga as being so much more than a pursuit of asana (posture). I share an ocean of gratitude not only for the many teachers who have impacted my life, but for my students as well, who continue to be my best teachers yet. My greatest love is helping others become in tune with themselves through their bodies to feel Divine inner peace, or "Divine Shanti."

I am passionate about all things health and wellness, I am a cancer survivor, and some of my favorite things other than Yoga include my love for holistic and nutritional healing, music, nature, travel, art, reading, gardening, teas, and spending time with family and friends. I am blessed to live in Charlotte with my loving husband, my amazing son, and a four-legged bundle of joy, our pug-boston terrier. Life is short and abundant, live well.


~ Angela S. Benton, E-RYT500

To give you the best possible Yoga experience, I welcome all questions, suggestions, comments or concerns.



Photographs on this site are the property of Angela Benton and are examples of the beauty from travels to Mexico, Costa Rica and her classes.