Mary was born and raised in New Jersey. She received her bachelor’s degree in Health Science with a concentration is Communication Disorders and a minor in Gerontology. Realizing life is an adventure and a gift she moved to Las Vegas in August of 2017. She works with individuals of all ages who have trauma/and or experienced trauma. Mary is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher and trauma recovery yoga certified.
Phyllis is a retired Clark County School District educator with 25 years of experience with children and maintains her NV Elementary Teacher License. She is also mother of a child with special needs and understands the time, patience, and skills needed to support all children.
Mary loves how yoga allows her to connect with her body and mind. Mary really enjoys the balancing series of yoga whether it is on her hands or feet. When she is not teaching or practicing yoga, Mary likes to play soccer, basketball, tennis, golf, and volleyball. Some of her other favorite activities are: surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, hiking, and eating!
Arin has been practicing yoga since early March 2014 and completed a 200 hour Hatha training in Nasik India in March 2016. He has since been certified in Trauma Recovery Yoga (T.R.Y.) and FireFlex Yoga teaching styles. Although Arin started with asana, he quickly realized
Ziya is a passionate and nurturing woman and mother. She has worked with children her entire life and has a wide variety of experience including: working with children on the Autism spectrum as a behavioral interventionist and consultant (10 years), operating a home daycare (5 years), and multiplenanny/home management positions. She also has experience as a teachers aid in a children's fitness center and in elementary school classrooms. She is a kids yoga teacher, certified through Rainbow Kids Yoga. Her goal is to enhance the lives of our youth by teaching and being an example of awareness, compassion, respect and love for others and for ourselves.
School Social Worker at an at-risk high school where she provides case management to families, social and emotional support for students, access to basic needs, and of course...yoga to her students in crisis. Battling some emotional stressors of her own, Sarah stepped into her very first yoga class in 2011. Being in a space where she could concentrate on breath and body and forget the rest for an hour, she was instantly hooked and began a regular practice routine. She is passionate about serving her community through yoga. Sarah seeks to inspire her students in class both on and off the mat with power, passion, and persistence. ZFlow, Yoga Gangsters, Yog-E-Motion, and Asanas for Autism certified.
that yoga was much more than just a physical practice to get fit. Breath awareness (pranayama), meditation, and chanting (Bhakti) are major components in his own practice and will incorporate those elements in his teaching style. Arin as the ability to provide options and refinements which allow a wide range of practitioners to grow in their own practice. Realizing that everyone has different needs, Arin prefers to highlight progress versus perfection while providing space needed for unfoldment. Asana prepares the body, pranayama prepares the breath and mind and devotion turns the key.
positivity, self-love, keeps her grounded and makes her feel happy. Rebecca guides her students through a practice that is grounding and supportive of where they are in life so they step off the mat and move into their everyday life with confidence and happiness.
Brent is a Las Vegas native. His mother is from Nicaragua and his dad is Italian & Greek, from Ohio. Brent has a degree of interdisciplinary studies from the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and has worked with children on the autism spectrum as a behavior therapist for Lovaas center. Brent's bachelors degree has an emphasis is in Psychology, Communication, & Marriage Family Therapy. He has also obtained his Registered Yoga 200 hour teaching certificate from TruFusion and is passionate about music, helping people, and travel.
Sarah Garcia was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. Her biggest inspiration is her mother who was a principal and educator for over 20 years. Following in her footsteps, Sarah moved to Las Vegas in 2010 and is currently a
Stefanie “Yoga Bunny” Jillian is a children's author and Yoga Therapist from Las Vegas, NV. After her initial training in Classical Yoga from The Yoga Loft in Bethlehem, PA, she began Yoga Therapy training through The Yoga Life Institute in King of Prussia, PA. She continues her advanced Yoga Therapy training through The Soul of Yoga in Encinitas, California. As a baccalaureate of Women's Studies and Business through UNLV, Stefanie recently organized V-Day Las Vegas MMRP 2018, a theatrical fundraising movement to raise awareness and provide yoga to victims of domestic violence. Stefanie Jillian is also the mother of two little yogis of her own and is driven to share yoga with hearts of all ages. Check out Stefanie's books, “The Five Great Elements” and “Meet the Doshas”
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Rebecca found yoga in 2009, or should we say yoga found her. After taking just one class she knew she was hooked. It started off solely as a physical practice, but over time it’s transformed into much more. She fell in love with all of the benefits she experienced from physical wellness to calmness in her mind. It has taught her the gift of gratitude,
Alexander is a student of Sociology at the University of Nevada Las Vegas, and has had experiences providing behavior therapy to children on the Autism spectrum. He has a daily Ashtanga yoga practice, and has a passion for how yoga changes lives in a positive and empowering way. Alex is excited to pursue his passion for yoga and compassion for helping children.
All of our Instructors are certified, CPR Certified, and specially trained to work with all ages and all abilities. All Yoga For Life instructors love what they do and have a passion for the mind, movement, and creating a better life for everyone.
Phyllis has been practicing yoga for over ten years and teaching since 2016. She currently teaches corporate clients, offers yoga events for fitness facilities and also teaches yoga to adults recovering from addiction. Phyllis has combined her two passions, teaching and yoga, in order to share the joy and transformation that yoga has brought into her life.
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