Benita Mayo



Benita Mayo

Benita Mayo is a CSC yoga instructor and a 2021 Equity Center Community Fellow-in-Residence.

During one of many diet and exercise endeavors, Benita was introduced to yoga by her personal trainer. She was drawn to yoga for its physical benefits bit didn’t expect it would completely transform her life. Yoga was the doorway through which Benita began to develop a deeper and more positive relationship with her body. She completed her Yoga Teacher training in 2016 and has additional certifications in Trauma Informed Yoga and Yoga for All. Benita uses her experience as both a larger-bodied yoga student and her teacher expertice to partner with her students in creating a welcoming and inclusive environment. The subject of yoga accessibility and body image is very complex. Benita offers her voice to encourage others to take up space on their yoga mat and stand in their power.

Benita is a native of Virginia and holds an undergraduate degree in Rhetoric & Communications from the University of Virginia. Benita is a fine art photographer, and enjoys traveling and biking.

Read our interview with Benita here.