Bilqis Z. Benu
Wellness, Yoga and Retreat Facilitator
Bilqis Benu has dedicated herself to well-being since 2001. Her career began with teaching healthy eating habits, classical music and modern dance to children in Public and Private schools throughout NYC via the Education in Dance Company. Bilqis continued to teach children and the community as an entrepreneur focused on underprivileged schools in Bedford Stuyvesant, Brooklyn and Sunny Side, Queens.
She is versed in Personal Fitness Training, Tai Yoga Manipulation, Cardio Kickboxing, Health Seminars, Wellness Fairs, and Fitness events. Bilqis has instructed at Brooklyn College, YWCA Gyms, Harlem Directors Group Wellness Fairs, and Bally's Sports Club for over 6 years.
Bilqis has over 12 years of implementing fitness, recreation, event management, leisure travel tours and wellness programs for the U.S. Military. Her education consists of a Bachelor's in Exercise Science, Adaptive Physical Education and a Masters in Sports Management. Bilqis is Certified in Yoga Asanas and Pranayama breathing techniques through the Integral Yoga Institute NYC. She received a Level II Shantarasa Yoga Certification and continues to study Yogic Chanting and Vedic Philosophy at Shanti Mandir Walden, NY. She is a yogin student of Mahamandaleshwar Swami Nityananda (Guru Dev).
Bilqis received initial chakra alignments in nature from Mother Ayahuasca. And, she has furthered the teachings via certification in 'Taino Reiki' November 2019. As a Taino Reiki Practitioner this wonderful energy healing technique received and now reinforced can now be infused into all existing specialties.
Bilqis has offered wellness for over 20 years in total. Her ongoing passions in Modern Dance, Wushu Martial Arts, Hatha Yoga, and Traditional Healing Practices are consistently current and grow stronger daily.