Nina is currently teaching Yoga classes full-time at several locations throughout the Las Vegas Valley and Henderson, in different styles including, Yin, Restorative, Vinyasa, Gentle, Beginner, Mixed Level, Kids and Chair Yoga to a variety of students with special needs. Now having taught over 3,000 hours and counting in the classroom to groups, private sessions and workshops of many kinds for relaxation, rejuvenation and stress relief to maintain mobility, encourage flexibility (mentally and physically) and inspire students in any way needed. She holds certifications in Hatha Yoga at the 200 hr and 500 hr level Speciality Training for Pre-Natal Yoga, Yin Yoga, Yoga Nidra Guided Meditation and CPR. Also registered with the Yoga Alliance and has been teaching since 2011. Her classes focus on a topic or theme every week, keeping each student interested and wanting more.
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. 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.
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 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.
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.
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 aSchool 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.
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”
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, 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.
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A professional dancer for 10 years, Kelly found yoga in an effort to rehabilitate old dance injuries. Not only was yoga effective physically, but she noticed a change in all facets of her life and quicky developed a passion for furthering her yoga practice. As yoga became a grounding and guiding light in her life, Kelly wished to honor her passion and further her knowledge by becoming a teacher. She is a registered yoga teacher and loves combining her dance background with yoga to inspire mindful movement.
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.