*A Registered Yoga Teacher (RYT®) is a credential earned by yoga teachers whose training and teaching experience meet Yoga Alliance Registry Standards. A RYT must complete training with a Registered Yoga School (RYS®), be confirmed by RYS and keep current with Continuing Education and their annual fees.

Hi, friends! 

My name is Merri Benham. I am a lighthearted yogi that sees the playfulness in every asana. I have been teaching and practicing yoga for over a decade and have logged over 13,500 hours of teaching experience. In short, I am a "power yoga" instructor by nature with a love for the inner strength yoga provides.

“Without love, without humor, yoga is just a bunch of hard work" -Steve Ross

Many people ask me how I became a Yogi. It's simple, many years ago, I was 50 lbs. over weight, my body ached, and my mind was in constant chaos. The day I found yoga, a whole new world opened to me. From that point on, I've embarked on a journey to self-awareness, strength, healing, and love. I am passionate about teaching people to love themselves and show them how to relieve stress, and restore a youthful mobility that time has robbed from them. 

Come check out a class and see what yoga will do for you!


Merri Benham is an E-RYT® 500, YACEP® with 13,500 hours of teaching experience.

She is certified in Ashtanga yoga, Vinyasa yoga, Hot Yoga, Power Flow, Senior Yoga, Restorative, Ayurvedic nutrition, and has myofascial training.

Merri has extensive training in anatomy, and is considered a sequencer, in which she combines in-depth yoga sequences that blend seamlessly and heal the body.