©2019 by Mercedes Benyo

Portland, Oregon

contact@mercedesbenyo.com

Discover your Power to Heal

MERCEDES BENYO

I believe that life can be filled with joy, gratitude and acceptance.​

Through yoga, untamed movement and Native American wisdom, 

I help adults living with chronic illness and/or family trauma 

connect to themselves and their surroundings.

I have been harnessing the healing power of yoga since 2011. I became certified in 2015 (200 Registered Yoga Teacher). I am currently training under a Reiki Master. My goal is to guide you to integrate your body, breath, movement and meditative awareness. 

 

Philosophy

Healing of Mind, Body, & Spirit

Everything that was put here is healing; the trees, the animals, the water, grandmother earth.

This includes you; you hold the power to create an awareness & presence in your body & mind.

Return to your wild self by focusing inward creating healing space to reconnect to your higher self.

The self before all the labels, judgements & expectations.

PRACTICE & OFFERINGS

Blindfolded High Vibration Yoga

Sensory deprivation movement to raise your Vibration. Blindfolded Yoga Course helps build a strong relationship with Self as a whole.  This flow centers around control and precision, with a diversity of exercises and modifications to suit a range of levels from beginner to advanced.

Discover 

Your

Power

Yoga

This class is based on the belief that mental and physical health are interrelated, and should be conditioned together. Introduction to your power classes attempt to coordinate breathing and physical movement, improve focus and concentration, and help participants regain control of their body and mind.

Yoga

at 

Events

Connect to a deeper wisdom within, to the power of community, love, and healing intentions.  Are you looking to bring people together and feel a deeper connection to others?  Bring yoga to your event! Yoga events I guide help to recharge your energy, rejuvenate your body and mind, and will leave you feeling inspired, refreshed, centered, connected and peaceful.  

M•E•D•I•C•I•N•E• 

Healing of Mind, Body, & Spirit.  Everything that was put here is healing; the trees, the animals, the water, grandmother earth. This includes you; you hold the power to create an awareness & presence in your body & mind. Return to your wild self by focusing inward creating healing space to reconnect to your higher self. The self before all the labels, judgements & expectations.

Weekly Classes

Firelight Yoga

1475 N Killingsworth St,

Portland, OR 97217

firelightyogapdx.com

When you join my class, I will address your strengths and needs individually and lead you in the right direction to reach your goals, whatever they may be. 

Classes often fill up.

Early sign-up is encouraged.

80 minute classes

Conscious Rest

Restorative yoga is a practice of being, rather than doing, helping to relieve the effects of stress and bring the mind, body and spirit into harmony and balance. Poses are held for longer periods of time, less emphasis on flexibility and more on relaxing. A meditative yoga class with soothing music, essential oils, and props to aid the body in releasing tension. Great for beginners or those who wish to relieve stress from the modern world. This practice helps balance out even the most experienced yogi.  

Saturdays

6:30 - 7:50pm

Sacred Flow

This soft & slow moving flow will fire up your senses & ignite your inner knowing & truth. A combination of gentle yoga, deep grounded stretching & meditation. Sacred flow focuses on your inner strength through your breath guiding you to find your sacred space, your deepest truest part of you. Essential oils, light massage, & props to aid the body in healing. Bring your BEING into balance with influence from my Ojibwe culture. Great for all levels.

Sundays 

6:30- 7:50pm

TESTIMONIALS

"Mercedes has been a vital part of my self-care focused event for years. I appreciate how her group yoga offering is a huge selling point for participants (and they are not shy to provide positive remarks about her approach!). She facilitates the group with ease, grounds the energy in elements of nature and harnesses the power of her lineage to guide.

I wholeheartedly recommend hiring her for your future retreats. 

Nicole Villegas / Doctor of Occupational Therapy / Event Producer