YungBen and Dixie Yelvington both met and graduated from Montana State University-Bozeman. Since moving to Billings in 2013, they joined and were warmly welcomed into the Billings art scene. They have settle here and now have a young son together.
YungBen’s passion for yoga began in high school while treating shin splints during cross-country, track, and marathon training. Many of his martial arts classes started with yoga-like movements and YungBen gradually started doing more of the yoga and less of the martial arts. He has been faculty for Limber Tree’s Yoga Alliance Registered Yoga Teacher School and is a Registered Yoga Teacher.
Now owner of YungBen’s Yoga with his wife Dixie, YungBen is offering more flexibility with teaching yoga in local studios, parks, in homes and to groups or individuals. They offer mat, aerial, acrobatic, and partner yoga with mindfulness and meditation instruction. They own a portable rig that can be setup for two participants or rotate out for groups to experience and learn aerial hammock yoga. Check out the calendar on the YungBen’s Yoga page for workshops, partner, mat, and aerial workshops and series for kids and adults.
YungBen and Dixie are also aerialists and can perform at special events. Check out photos and more information on the Performance page.
In the News
Here you can find news articles featuring Yelvington Studio Inc.
Feb 1, 2019 – Beyond the Mat: Benefits of Yoga – Simply Family Magazine – article by Brooke Wagner.
Jul 24, 2018 – Photos: Attendees enjoy the 40th annual Summerfair – Gazette photo by Bethany Baker (YungBen Yelvington, right, teaches yoga to Alicia Spurlin, 8, during the 40th annual Summerfair hosted by Yellowstone Art Museum at Veterans Park on Saturday.)
Sep 23, 2019 – Walk to End Alzheimers at ZooMontana – Facebook event
Aug 17, 2019 – First ever Back Alley Arts Festival in Downtown Billings – Q2 News, we performed aerial but had already finished before the news visited and so we performed acrobatic partner yoga for a short time.
Dec 28, 2018 – A very good year: Billings arts and entertainment scene just keeps growing – Billings Gazette (featuring silks duet photo)
Oct 27, 2018 – Masquerade at the YAM – Gazette photo feature of YungBen and Dixie during silks duet.
Oct 23, 2015 – 1st Masquerade Ball at the YAM is a frightening success – article by Gazette (features YungBen at wine pouring station)
Jun 6, 2015 – YungBen and Dixie Yelvington perform a duet – Gazette photo by Hannah Potes (Lyra duet photo from the MT Renaissance Festival at ZooMT.)
Feb 6, 2015 – Dixie and YungBen Yelvington (Our first performance promo photo – YungBen and Dixie Yelvington are two of the performers in “Cirque du Cupid: A Valentine’s Show” at Limber Tree Yoga Studio on Feb. 7 and 8.) – Gazette photo by Casey Page