Alexis Wisniewski

Alexis Wisniewski

Alexis grew up in Boulder, Colorado. As a young girl she practiced many forms of dance including ballet and tap, and trained in Tai Kwon do for many years. During the late 1980’s she discovered break dancing and took her love of dance to the next level when she moved to Chicago, IL where she attended school at Loyola University Chicago. During her first year at school she took a yoga class and it was love at first stretch! Since then Alexis has taught yoga in Rome, Italy: where she lived for a short time while attending school, and received her 200 RYT in 2014. Alexis’s history has laid a solid foundation for her love of fitness and well being, and she loves teaching and believes there’s no better job on earth! She currently lives in Las Vegas, Nevada with her husband and 2 children.

Amelia Bruff

Amelia Bruff

Instructor – 103° Hot Pilates & Yoga

Amy Leopard

Ashley Sleeth

Ashley Sleeth

I began my yoga practice in the spring of 2015- here at 103! Although technically trained as a dancer, yoga seemed to offer much more than conquering physical asanas and “looking good”. It hinted at a deeper, spiritual side. I decided to sign up for the teacher training with Tisha Gray in the spring of 2016 to find out what was at the core of this thing we call Yoga…. and I’m so grateful that I did! Teaching dance has always been part of my life, but yoga is the first thing that I simply feel compelled to share with everyone. I am convinced that this practice propels us toward awakening- toward full consciousness. Knowing the breath leads to knowing presence. Presence is peace. Peace is (truly) You. If I can help spread that awareness, I’m one lucky soul.
200 RYT

Briana Rossi

Briana Rossi

Briana found yoga at the very young age of 12 through her mother who is also a RYT-certified yoga teacher. With a background in voice, dance, and theater, yoga became Briana’s outlet to calm performance nerves and silence the mind which has had a profound impact on her professional career. Briana has sung with Cirque du Soleil at O, Zarkana, and Scalada-Vision among others. Working with athletes and performers of all types has given her a unique insight into the body and its astounding capabilities. Briana is also a dedicated runner and has completed two marathons. With a creative sequencing style, Briana leads classes that focus on connecting the breath to body while allowing the student to infuse their own unique personality into the practice. Briana has been teaching in the Las Vegas area for over 6 years and completed her 200-RYT with Zeek Vincent. She is also a NASM Certified Personal Trainer and has a Bachelors Degree in Music Studies from Northwestern University.

Carolyn Potter

Carolyn Potter

Following multiple car accidents and 18 months in neck traction, Carolyn attended her first hot yoga class in 2008 in lieu of back surgery, under the advice and direction of her doctor. Experiencing tremendous quality of life-changing results, Carolyn committed to her yoga practice daily. In May of 2009, Patrice Baal recruited Carolyn into her exclusive, by invitation only, 11-week teacher training program. Upon graduation, Carolyn began teaching the Hot Yoga by Patrice method regularly, and continued until the studio’s unfortunate closing in October the same year. Needing to continue her practice for medical reasons while pursuing her passion for teaching, Carolyn accepted a position at Vegas Hot Yoga. It was during this time that Gabriella Walters began teaching what has become known as Hot Pilates, and a newfound love was discovered! The core strength training inherent of traditional Pilates, coupled with High Intensity Interval Training, was the missing piece to a fitness regimen that would keep her free from debilitating back pain, while immensely improving her yoga practice. In July 2010, Carolyn enrolled in Balanced Body University’s Mat Pilates certification, and completed her coursework in both Mat 1 and Mat 2 Pilates. Since then, she has earned a second hot yoga certification from Vegas Hot University, was the first female in Nevada to complete FitWall certification for vertical training, and has taught hundreds of Hot Pilates, Sculpt, Hot Yoga and 75X classes.

A UNLV dual baccalaureate, Carolyn has a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Marketing. She is currently completing her MPA at UNLV.

Certifications:

  • Hot Yoga by Patrice 200 Hour Hot Yoga Certification
  • Balanced Body University Mat 1 and Mat 2 Certified Pilates Instructor
  • Vegas Hot 200 Hour Hot Yoga Certification
  • Fit Wall Certification – Level 1
Christina Boyce

Christina Boyce

Christina Scafati Boyce has had a passion for fitness and health since childhood, she was a college athlete and became a full time health and fitness professional after retiring from Psychiatric Nursing after 15 years. Since retiring from nursing she has made Training her full time focus, she is an NASM Certified Trainer, a Certified Performance Enhancement Specialist, and a P90X Certified Trainer. Christina is featured in 2 of the P90X2 videos with Celebrity Trainer Tony Horton. Christina just relocated to Las Vegas a little over year ago with her husband and 5 kids. Christina is originally from Washington DC where she was a Trainer to members of congress and many other politicians on Capitol Hill. “I am excited to be here to challenge everyone to work their hardest and push themselves to their limit each and every class!” In her free time she enjoys adventure races, half marathons and anything that involves pushing her body and her mind to new limits.

Certifications:

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer NASM
  • Certified PES (performance enhancement specialist)
  • P90X Certified
  • Insanity Certified Hot Pilates Certified
  • Registered Nurse
Christine Moorhead

Christine Moorhead

Christine Moorhead grew up in Minnesota and began dancing when she was eight years old. She loved the freedom of expression, need for self-discipline and beauty she found in dance and has trained with a variety of companies including the Kansas City Ballet School. Christine continued to dance in college, but broadened her interests and her yoga journey began. In 2013, Christine moved to Las Vegas and she decided to share her love of fitness and wellness through teaching, earning her Hot Pilates certification and RYT 200 in 2014. Christine loves the mental, spiritual and physical benefits of a consistent practice and believes that with a positive attitude and belief in yourself, you can accomplish anything – you’re stronger than you think you are!
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Dray Gardner

Dray Gardner

Before Yoga: Former real estate agent, bartender, food server, valet attendant and executive for Station Casinos.

The NOW: In 2013 Dray spent a month in New York getting certified with Sri Dharma Mittra. Dray returned to Las Vegas with more focus, drive & purpose.

When not teaching Yoga, Dray is also a part-time DJ & Percussionist.

You didn’t know, but… He played football for Cal State-Fullerton and Chico State before graduating from UNLV with a double major in criminal justice and sociology.

Words to live by: “Love What You Do & Do What You Love! Follow your Internal Compass, Internal GPS; Your Heart. Do it with a Passion & Life will deliver.”

Eva Tseng

Eva Tseng

Eva is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. Her yoga journey began in 2008, when she attended her first Bikram Yoga class and it was love at first “sweat”! Reveling in the positive transformations and challenges of her personal yoga practice, Eva decided to pursue her teaching certification. She believes in the perpetual spiritual, physical growth yoga has to offer and enjoys sharing her knowledge with others. When not practicing, Eva loves traveling, hiking and the outdoors. “The greatest reward I have found in teaching is giving back.”

Yoga Instructor (200 RYT)

Greg Go

Greg Go

I started Yoga as an Anniversary date with my wife (Celine). Since then, it’s been a way of daily life. I started practicing various types of yoga for a year before finding the essence of yoga in Ashtanga. The more I practice it, the more I get it and understand what “practice…and all is coming” is all about.
I was given the opportunity to teach and share my knowledge by Sherry Goldstein Yoga Sanctuary. And that really gave me the education of Yoga in a different perspective.
For the past year and half, I started mixing hot yoga and found the benefits of it as well.
I feel very blessed to have the opportunity to train and learn under the guidance of a true yogi Tim Miller. Who is the first western to be certified by Sri K Pattabi Jois “Guruji”.
2014 Completed 100 hours Training with Tim Miller (Director of the Ashtanga Yoga Center of Encinitas, CA)
2013 – Attended the 2013 Ashtanga Yoga Confluence.
2012 – Workshop with Tim Miller, David Williams & David Miliotis.
Workshop with Kathryn Budig. (Yoga Sanctuary 2011)
I was actively coaching bowling before yoga. A USBC (United States Bowling Congress) Silver Level coach. Still an active coach.
Practiced Tae Kwon Do from 1985-1992. Got my black belt in 1987. Taught Tae Kwon Do from 1987-1988 then 1990-92

JP Guyer

JP Guyer

I have been a police officer since 1993 and I am currently employed as a Detective in the Las Vegas Valley. I understand the importance of using exercise to manage stress. As I have gotten older, nagging injuries have made keeping fit more challenging. Luckily, I found the yoga mat was an excellent way to not only mitigate stress, but also increase flexibility, strength, endurance and improve my overall quality of life. After realizing all the benefits gained from my personal yoga practice, I decided to become a yoga teacher and share my passion with others.In 2011 I attended and completed a 200 hour Yoga Teacher Training in Tulum, Mexico. I became a 200 hour registered Hatha Yoga Teacher with the Yoga Alliance soon after. In June, 2012 I completed Baptiste Level 1 Teacher training and later completed Baptiste Level 2 along with Baptiste Art of Assisting. In March 2013 I completed a 300 hour Yoga Teacher Training with Marianne Wells Yoga School in Cahuita, Costa Rica specializing in Yoga Therapy. I obtained a 500RYT certification with the Yoga Alliance and I am a Certified Yoga Therapist accredited by the International Association of Yoga Therapy. I am Reiki 1 certified and I teach CTSD/PTSD and Mitigating Stress for First Responder yoga workshops/retreats throughout the US and Latin America. My personal practice includes Power Vinyasa, Baptiste, Restorative, and Hot Yoga. I also practice Aghor Yoga as a member of the Sonoma Ashram where I receive guidance and teachings from Baba Harihar Ramji.

Instructor – 103° Hot Pilates & Yoga

Jane Cesler

Jennifer Rowland

Jennifer Rowland

Yoga studios became Jennifer’s sanctuaries since 2008. A successful entrepreneur, Jennifer appreciated the peace and calm that came from a regular yoga practice. Upon completing her first yoga teacher training course, Jennifer realized she had a relentless quest for more knowledge and quickly attained additional certifications. Jennifer has coupled her new found knowledge with a zest for teaching and continues to find solace and joy in her practice.

Yoga Instructor (RYT 200)
Pilates Instructor
Ashtanga Instructor
Insanity Certification
Reiki Level 1 & Level 2

Josie Sherwood

Josie Sherwood

Josie Sherwood, 500 RYT, was born and raised in the quaint and beautiful town of Sandpoint, ID where at the age of 11, her yoga journey began. After many years of building her own practice, Josie completed her 200RYT Yoga Alliance certification and 300 RYT YA and International Association of Yoga Therapists certified training with Marianne Wells Yoga School in the depths of the Costa Rican rain forest.
In her classes she teaches the fundamentals of each asana allowing you to flow freely and safely to achieve all of the benefits. By using a mixture of yoga styles with passion for the individuals own practice, she hopes to assist her students in finding peace, love, harmony and balance so that they can bring it to their daily life.

Josie’s love of yoga stems from the peace of mind she found when she discovered yoga. “The spiritual, mental and physical benefits that yoga provides have helped to clear my mind and keep me focused on what is important. This power of yoga is so transformative, and it can’t be explained, it can only be experienced.” It is this love for yoga that makes Josie a great ambassador for this sacred art.

Lauren Verona

Lauren Verona

Lauren encourages her students to develop an asana practice which works on the mind/body connection, while honoring personal modifications and mindfulness. Her teaching is deeply grounded in the guiding principles of the yoga discipline, which incorporates a powerful sequence of asanas, breath and meditation.Lauren has taken all her various teachers’ knowledge and creates a way of guiding her students that resonates with her own personality. She approaches her students with a sense of humor, humbleness and honesty. During her classes, she emphasizes attention to each individual’s practice and utilizes manual adjustment techniques to assist students in deepening their awareness in each posture. Her style of teaching compassionately strives to inspire and impart wisdom allowing a student to see their true potential. Lauren tries to assist her students in finding a deeper connection to our True Selves and can be used as a platform for personal growth. These teachings serve as an invaluable tool for students to deepen their personal yoga practice. She has completed a 500 hour certification along with many additional continuing education hours.
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Lena Kaddoura

Lena Kaddoura

Lena has brought the same compassionate and healing touch to yoga that she honed over her fourteen year massage therapy and reiki practice. Although her practice carried to the Netherlands, Australia, Austria, and many other places that she holds in her heart, she settled in Las Vegas. Where she found comfort in the natural beauty surrounding the city, and in her human/dog pack.  Wanting to combine her massage and reiki practice with her love for yoga, she did her yoga training right here at 103 yoga and pilates in 2015.

Neil Boyce

Neil Boyce

Meet Neil Boyce Certified Insanity Trainer, Certified PIYO Trainer, ISSA Certified Fitness Trainer and speed & agility coach. As an avid runner of 5 marathons & 19 half marathons Neil knows the value of training like an athlete. As a Registered Nurse with 15 years experience Neil knows the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and challenging yourself to never stop improving. Neil’s philosophy is that everyday is an opportunity to change everything & dig deeper.
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Nicole Anders

Nicole Anders

Nicole Anders is a clinical psychologist that specializes in treating PTSD at the VA hospital. She believes in approaching healing from a mind-body perspective. She fell in love with yoga while living in Puerto Rico as she struggled through many life transitions. “Yoga was always there.” Her deep love for yoga took her to Bali, Indonesia where she completed her 200hour Ashtanga-Vinyasa yoga teacher training. Later, she travelled to Rio de Janiero, Brazil to immerse herself in learning 50 hours a traditional Daoist Yin Yoga. “Yoga mats are magic. We change, grown, learn, create, and evolve all on the space of a 24x68inch mat.”

Paul Benedict

Paul Benedict

Paul found physical yoga in 2008 through Anusara Yoga. In 2011 he discovered Bikram Yoga, and the door was opened to a new life path: the exploration, study, and sharing of yoga practice and its underlying philosophy. Bikram Yoga was the catalyst for this new direction; it triggered modification of Paul’s previously inflexible body and demonstrated that transformation of both physical and subtle human aspects is possible for everyone. Paul holds a teaching certification in ZFlow Power Yoga and advanced study certifications in ParaYoga and SmartFlow Yoga. He practices and teaches various other schools of hatha and vinyasa yoga as well.
Paul found rāja yoga in 2003 with his introduction to meditation and later his involvement with the Theosophical Society. Paul gives presentations and classes on eastern philosophy, spiritual growth, and the Ancient Wisdom teachings in Las Vegas and nationally. In 2012 he co-wrote the book Ancient Wisdom for a New Age: A Practical Guide for Spiritual Growth and has been a proponent of applying New Age teachings in his yoga instruction and his real estate business. Paul also writes and records music for guitar and loves hiking, travel, and exploring innovations in science and technology.

Instructor – 103° Hot Pilates & Yoga

Sarah Brey

In 2008 when I was 27 years old I was engaged to someone I did not want to marry and I did not know how I was going to get out of it. My friends wanted to join the new Gold’s Gym, which did not interest me in the least, but for some reason I thought, “Well, I’ll give this yoga a try.’ In the first class I was hooked and never looked back. Within a few months I re-found myself and broke up with my fiancé. After a year at the gym I moved and accidentally stumbled upon a hot yoga studio, I thought; ‘Now this is what I need!’ After a year of doing hot yoga I enrolled in Teacher Training and completed my 200hr RYT and it changed my life.
At the time I was working as a high school English teacher at Lodi High School and throughout the training my teachers Ben and Gina would ask, “If you could do whatever you wanted, everyday, without worrying about money, what would it be?” And I kept thinking, ‘I’d paint.’ So, by the end of the training I resigned from teaching to become an artist and yoga teacher, and I haven’t looked back since!

Due to my background in dance my classes originally started out fast pasted. Since being diagnosed with epilepsy I have noticed they have slowed down a bit. However, there remains a fluidity, and dance-like quality to them. Dancing has always been my sport, and still is something I do. I like to create classes that make people feel like they are dancing because when I am in class; I dance!

I therefore use music that is often a mix. In the beginning of class I use more meditative music, as class progresses I turn up the volume for more up-beat dance tunes, even sometimes throwing in music from other languages, and I like to wind down the class with mellow songs or lullabies and classical music in savasana. Art, dance, music and poetry all come together in the creative process of making my classes. I always make sure I have a creative playlist and a good theme to share!

I also really enjoy giving adjustments and will often try to give several to each student during a class since TOUCH is my love language.

One of my all time favorite quotes is, “You are not your past” by Mitch Albom. Yoga has taught me that time and time again and continues to show me that over and over each day.

Along my journey I also owe many thanks to several inspiring teachers of mine: Jody Domerstad, Catherine Gallager-Farrell, and Jason Zagarro.

Instructor – 103° Hot Pilates & Yoga

Sasha Larkin

Shannon Wilson

Shannon Wilson

Shannon has 10+ years of fitness experience. She is a former college athlete. She graduated from UNLV with her masters in exercise physiology. She currently works as a strength coach and teaches fundamentals of basketball at UNLV. Working with a variety of pro athletes, college athletes, fitness competitors and the general population. She loves working out and has a enormous drive and passion for fitness.

Certifications: M.S., CPR, CSCS, CKTP

Thistle

Thistles

Our journey with yoga began almost seven years ago when we began practicing yoga together at home using Tony Horton’s 90 minute P90X yoga video. Hanna was 12 years old, Beau was 10 years old and Elle was 6 years old and for every hour of yoga they practiced, they earned summer spending money. In the summer of 2014, we were introduced to 103 Hot Yoga and Pilates and fell in love with the amazing teachers and wide variety of styles. Shauna and Beau completed 200 hour yoga teacher training at 103 Yoga and Pilates while Hanna did her 200 hour summer intensive teacher training at Yoga Works in Costa Mesa, CA summer 2015.
September 2015, Hanna and Beau started their own Yoga and Nutrition club at their high school and have a large following of students that attend meetings, take yoga classes, enjoy learning how to make healthy snacks and meals while listening to power point discussions on various aspects of yoga. They also teach yoga at Lululemon in Down Town Summerlin. They volunteer their time teaching yoga and nutrition at UMC Institute of Healthy Living along with their mom and sister Elle. Hanna volunteers weekly at Atria Seville Assisted Living Home teaching chair yoga to the elderly residents. They have also had the amazing opportunity to work with Dr. Carli Snyder and the young ladies in Girl Nation as well as the Young Women of the LDS church instructing yoga and nutrition. Elle plans to complete her 200 hour yoga teacher training soon, as she has seen how many connections and opportunities yoga has provided for her older sisters to help people of all ages from various walks of life.
The Thistles were all raised with competitve dancing and gymnastics so yoga provides a continuation of some aspects of dance and gymnastics, while allowing the opportunity to practice together and connect as a family, and connect with an amazing class of students. Watching students grow from their first class over months to years is extrememly rewarding for each of us. Witnessing the healing of the mind, body and spirit that occurs is something beyond what words can describe and we are truly grateful to be a part of the amazing process. Namaste

Tisha Gray

Tisha Gray

Tisha always appreciated the power of using the physical body as a way to connect with ones emotional and spiritual self. Her fondness for creative expression began at an early age as a dancer, through dance molded a strong foundation for her passion of yoga. She leads a strong alignment focused practice, by giving life to each pose through breath and awareness. She is currently obtaining her degree in psychology with a minor in biology at UNLV and plans to enroll in medical school to be a psychiatrist in 2018. Her teachings encourage students to cultivate awareness within themselves to develop a mind-body-spirit connection; and to ultimately let go of stored emotions and or experiences which get stuck within us. Her life’s work is to help people who struggle with various forms of major clinical psychiatric disorders and infuse that with her yoga studies and research. She is a registered E-RYT 500 and also facilitates and leads the 200-Hour Teacher Trainings at 103 Yoga.