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Love Set (Heated)


This class is taught by:

Melissa Plakio

Bio:
Melissa started her yoga career in 2000 when she began training to become a Massage Therapist. She started with Kundalini yoga and Tai Chi. Over the next 7 years she dabbled in and out of yoga classes while pursuing her career in bodywork. In 2007, while living in Monterey, CA, she began regularly attending Bikram Yoga classes and pursing advanced Tai Chi. This is where Melissa realized attending 3-5 yoga classes a week was saving her body from the years of performing massage. In 2011 she moved back to Las Vegas, still pursing her Bikram classes and training for full and half marathons, she became a Lead Massage Trainer at a resort spa. In 2013 she became a member of a local studio and began taking and experiencing several different types of yoga. This is where her love for yoga and the benefits she experienced from her practice drew her into ZFlow Power Yoga Teacher Training. In 2014 Melissa completed the RYS 200 hour ZFlow Power Yoga Teacher Training. In 2015 Melissa also completed her Hands OnAssist Program, Yogalates Training, and became a Certified SUP Yoga Instructor. Melissa's passion will continue to drive her education in many different types of yoga while still giving back to the community.

Claudia Walker

Claudia Walker, a Lima native, found yoga during a rough time in her life. Through the beauty of being present in her yoga practice, her life started to change; not only was she more present and aware in the practice, but also in every aspect of her life. Seeing how much yoga was helping her, she knew teaching it was definitely on her path.

She is a student at heart, for not only she is a Yoga teacher, but also a Reiki Master and a Sound Healer. Claudia has completed two 200 hrs of Vinyasa style Yoga trainings and a 220 hr Kundalini Yoga teacher training.

The love that she has for her life and others is shown through her teaching style; she teaches from her heart while still challenging her students physically, mentally and spiritually.

“It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving” - Mother Teresa

Mattie Kay

Mattie Kay was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest. She lived in
Alaska for six years before moving to Nevada. Her yoga practice began
with hot yoga as a way to escape the below freezing temperatures and
endless nights but has transformed into an avenue for self-change and
mindfulness. Mattie completed her RYT-200 in 2015 and teaches ZFlow
Power Yoga, Vinyasa, and Yin Yoga. She also teaches Handstands and
AcroYoga/Partner Yoga. She believes in inspiring self-change and
finding the right path to challenge each student at their level.
Through partner yoga, Mattie believes in learning and practicing trust
and communication. As building relationships with those around us is
one of the most important aspects of living well.

Juliet Forsgren

I was born and raised in Southern California. Growing up I was always an athlete. I started swimming competitively at the age of 5. I swam all the way through college. I've been teaching swimming for the past 10 years. I fell into yoga during college. It was on the class schedule one semester and I thought, "I should try it"! I've been hooked every since my first class. Over the years my love for yoga has grown from a personal practice to wanting to teach. Yoga has changed my life by the way I handle myself, interact with people, even how I parent. It gives me the peace I need everyday to be the best me everyday. I am so grateful to be able to share my love of yoga with my fellow yogis on this journey we call life. Just breathe 💖

Stephanie Furstahl

Stephanie was born in Hungary. She moved to Las Vegas in 2013 from Sydney, Australia, where she had received her business and management diploma and coached Sydney’s National Aerobic Gymnastics Team (AUS). She began gymnastics when she was three years old back in Hungary. At the age of 10, Stephanie transformed to Aerobic Gymnastics—a specialized genre of Gymnastics which utilizes only the high-intensity, aerobic floor routine. She represented Hungary in the European and World Aerobics Gymnastics Championships, where she became world champion. Stephanie has been teaching Pilates since the age of 19. She is a highly-trained Certified 200RYT, TRX , Bootcamp and Children’s Instructor. Stephanie is the only Certified Aerobic gymnastics coach in Nevada. Her goal is to bring families together and encourage health and happines by showing kids how to Live the Life they Love.

“More than anything I just love to pass on all the knowledge and experience
I have gained from my years in the industry to as many people as possible!
I get such an amazing energy helping others live a life full of passion as I do.”

 

Brigitta Baka

E-RYT 200

200 hour RYT Hot Yoga
200 hour RYT Power Vinyasa
Prenatal Vinyasa
Trauma Recovery Yoga
Hot Pilates Mat 1-2
Hot Sculpt
Barre
Mini Yogis / Yoga for Kids
Yin Yoga
Reiki Level 1-2

My life has been changed for the better, by yoga.

I have been teaching yoga Since 2014 Being a part of someone’s journey to become the best version of themselves has been one of my greatest accomplishment and reward...

I guide my students through Yoga practice to help them learn how to connect with their bodies with their breath with their own higher consciousness... Teaching yoga also makes me a better student... Yoga changes lives. It can make you both emotionally and physically healthier, stronger, and more balanced. Yoga can light the way to be more compassionate, more human. Yoga is not just an exercise, it's a way of life.

My personal goal is to grow in all ways possible , mental, physical, spiritual… Continue my education, learn as much as I can, reach my highest potential so I can continue helping others on their journey… Goal for my students is to build strength and balance both physically and mentally on and off the mat…

Believe you can and you will!!

Favorite pose

Eagle

To find ease and a feeling of freedom in the pose, it might help to think about the myths behind Garudasana's name. Garuda, though often translated from the Sanskrit word meaning “eagle,” is actually a mythical bird in the Hindu and Buddhist traditions. As the vehicle of the God Vishnu, Garuda is said to be the king of birds, is eager to help humanity fight against demons.

The eagle’s superior vision relates to the third eye chakra. The gift of clear sight relates directly to the concentration we develop in yoga. Clear vision exists when the mind is focused and calm. When we practice balancing poses like Eagle Pose, concentration is aided by fix­ing the eyes on one point.

The challenge of the Eagle Pose is twisting while balancing on one leg. This can be extremely difficult at first, but gradually we become more flexible and stronger. As we settle into the pose, our purpose becomes clearer. The third eye chakra (the seat of sight and intuition) opens, im­proving vision. Eagle Pose helps us to see what is important in life. Unfolding from the pose, our metaphorical wings spread, conveying a sense of lightness and a freedom from hindrances..

"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will." ~ Gandhi

This therapeutically sequenced class is set to 100-105 degrees, and 40 percent humidity. Students will enjoy a smart way of practicing Yoga. 
Benefits include: strength increase, toned muscles, general sense of well being (physical and psychological) improved flexibility, increased mental clarity, detoxification (through sweating) alleviating many ailments such as stress, muscular pain, arthritis, insomnia, with the potential for weight loss.
This class is encouraged for mixed level, and suited to any body type or practice level.
Bring your own mat or rent one in the studio! A small bottle of water is recommended.

Upcoming classes:

  • Fri Jun 23 9:00 am - 10:00 am with James Russo
  • Fri Jun 23 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Melissa Plakio
  • Sat Jun 24 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Claudia Walker
  • Sun Jun 25 8:00 am - 9:00 am with Melissa Plakio
  • Sun Jun 25 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Laya-Kate Rasmussen
  • Mon Jun 26 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Melissa Plakio
  • Mon Jun 26 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm with Mattie Kay
  • Tue Jun 27 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Juliet Forsgren
  • Tue Jun 27 10:15 am - 11:15 am with Stephanie Furstahl
  • Tue Jun 27 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Stephanie Furstahl
  • Wed Jun 28 6:00 am - 7:00 am with Mattie Kay
  • Wed Jun 28 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Brigitta Baka
  • Wed Jun 28 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm with Brigitta Baka
  • Thu Jun 29 7:30 am - 8:30 am with Mattie Kay
  • Thu Jun 29 10:30 am - 11:30 am with Stephanie Furstahl
  • Thu Jun 29 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Samantha Okumura
  • Fri Jun 30 9:00 am - 10:00 am with Brigitta Baka
  • Fri Jun 30 7:15 pm - 8:15 pm with Melissa Plakio


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