Erica Bentley (she/her)

Erica’s Preferred Method of Donation: Zelle

Meet Yoga Instructor Erica

IAYT Yoga Therapist Candidate & CYT600

Initially approaching Yoga as a physical practice, Erica quickly experienced the benefits of reconnecting her body, mind and spirit. Feeling called to facilitate space for others to grow into their own potential, she began her formal training by spending 6 months living in India. She returned to the US with a determination to provide safe, healthy & accessible Yoga to every body whilst honoring Yoga’s traditional roots.  

Erica is Yoga Alliance certified in the styles of Vinyasa, Ashtanga & Yin and has over 80 hours of accredited training specific to trauma-sensitive Yoga practices. Her classes frequently mix mindful movement, breathwork and playful challenges to offer students an approachable, well rounded practice.


Forever a student, Erica is currently working towards IAYT certification as a Yoga Therapist, specializing in working with folks in addiction and trauma recovery. She volunteers with Prison Yoga Chicago, serving as a member of the board and humbly sharing Yoga with the incarcerated women of CCJ Division 5. She is a passionate advocate for social justice and an active member of the CAARPR and SURJ Chicago.  Erica also loves cooking (and eating!) plant-based food and spends as much time as possible outdoors.

Erica Yoga Teacher Chicago

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Our guides on the Kindpact platform are supporting our community during COVID. Your donations not only help keep the classes going for yourself and the community but support the ongoing livelihoods and training of the instructors.

Donations average between $3 to $10 per class.