E-RYT 500 & YACEP
"Michele has spent many years studying Yoga, and this shows in her understanding of anatomy, and the ease with which she teaches.” – Kate Cordell, Student
Michele Benton began practicing yoga in 2007, focusing mainly on the Ashtanga and Vinyasa Flow styles. In the summer of 2010, she met the late Sarasvati Devi through her friend and teacher Christine Northcote. Having spent a year considering the next step on her path, specifically whether to become a yoga teacher herself, Michele took this fateful meeting as a sign.
She graduated from the Prana Vinyasa Radiant Transitions program in October 2011 at the Full Circle Yoga Studio in Winter Park, Florida. Then in 2014 started her training in Yin Yoga with Joe Barnett. In 2016 Michele earned further certification to teach Stand Up Paddleboard Yoga. She currently teaches SUP skills, SUP Yoga, and SUP private group classes in New Smyrna Beach and various other locations in Florida. In 2018 she earned a 500 RYT Certification through the Yoga Alliance by completing a 615-hour teacher training certification with Mylinda Morales at Yoga University of Florida in Altamonte Springs.
Her yoga teaching style has a strong emphasis on anatomy and alignment, which along with her past training enables Michele to provide a safe and therapeutic practice no matter the student’s level of experience. Michele’s specialties include nutrition and yoga on the go, as well as yoga for athletes including runners, cyclists, and weightlifters.
“I love sharing the joy of and work of yoga with others and helping them on their journey towards living a healthier and happier life.” – Michele Benton
One of the goals of Om Sunshine Yoga is to enhance creativity, connection, and experience. By taking her students out of the traditional yoga studio setting and moving their practice into nature and now online, Michele not only fosters cultural enrichment but a deepening of the yoga practice itself.
Michele teaches yoga both indoors and out, including classes, workshops, and retreats in New Smyrna Beach and worldwide. See her current teaching schedule and upcoming events on her Classes and Workshops page. Michele also offers private yoga lessons. Visit her Shop Page to make a purchase for yourself or as a gift.