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.
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”
Nina Linda Alvarenga
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 teachers are certified, CPR Certified, and specially trained to work with all ages and all abilities. All Yoga For Life teachers love what they do and have a passion for the mind, movement, and creating a better life for everyone.
Kim comes from an athletic and active background. Playing various sports in high school and college, she graduated from Southern Utah University on a basketball athletic scholarship. From there she experienced several careers including Financial Planning, teaching in the public school district and of course coaching girls high school basketball. Throughout her entire adult life, Kim has stayed active through competition in running (5k’s, 10k’s, half and full marathons) and triathlons, including the Ironman. Her love and passion for health and fitness has lead her to her current position of 15 years which is helping others achieve their health and fitness goals. She currently teaches yoga, spinning and boot camp classes at various gyms in the Vegas Valley and has trained runners and triathletes of all levels. Her reward is watching others find internal and external strength by achieving their fitness goals and most importantly making fitness fun. It’s a lifestyle and she loves sharing this passion with others.
Christine Glidden is a graduate of the University of Utah with a BFA in Modern Dance and a 200-hour yoga certification. While at the University, she had over 1000 hours of teaching movement and yoga. Christine’s special interest in anatomy and kinesiology led her to work in sports science environments such as athletic training clinics, chiropractic offices, and dance therapy. This knowledge allows her to have a fresh look at anatomy on and off the mat. Christine continues to specialize in partner work, restorative yin yoga, and working with special populations. She integrates various modalities into her practice, such as aromatherapy. When leading a practice, Christine believes in the importance of hands-on feedback and individualization to make it the most functional practice possible for each student. In her spare time, she teaches Contemporary and Ballet dance and performs within the Las Vegas community. Christine is excited to be a part of Yoga for Life Family and share her love of movement.
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.
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