Are You Ready to Be Pain Free?

Has your Doctor said you need to de-stress? Do you have constant pain in mankneadingbackyour back? Herniated or bulging discs? Are you facing surgery and really want to try everything you can to avoid it?Do you want to reduce or even stop taking medications to control pain? Would you like to learn how to take control of your stress and pain?

Your answer of YES to any of these means you are ready for this! Beginning in April, 2014, we are working closely with your Doctors and Physical Therapists to bring comprehensive 8 Week programs and individual private trainings designed specifically for your chronic/recurring pain management.

How are these programs different from Physical Therapy? Physical therapy is necessary for acute injury and recovery from major surgeries, yet can be a bit much for the lower level chronic pain sufferer (called non-specific pain by your doctor) whose tests may show little to nothing to explain why you are in pain.

These programs are executed by trained professionals and designed from existing scientific evidence that proves their efficacy. This means we have done our science and research homework on what has been shown to work, fused models of neuroscience, fitness, breath, core engagement and manual therapy interventions to stop pain in its tracks.

These programs will give you the tools you need to help your body heal itself. With successful completion, you can relinquish your reliance on medications (talk to your doctor of course) and return to a fun-filled active lifestyle. Our goal is your health, your life, and to help you live pain free.

Call our office at 702-977-9050 for more information, or fill in the contact form below with your questions and to schedule your evaluation.Our Therapist will contact you personally to answer your questions. Please allow 24Hrs for us to respond.

Check with your Doctor as ask if they are enrolled in the Coughlin Therapeutic Center VIP Dr. Programs, that will give you access to discounts and extra privileges because your Doctor cares about their patients enough to cover that for you!


Coughlin Therapeutic Center works in co-operation with Namaste Yoga Studio for pain free healthy living.


Organics, Shamans and Zombies…Oh My.

Usher in the Holiday Season with some of the activities listed here! Ways to prep your garden for a nutritious next year, healing for the holidays, and some fun thrown in!

 -Living Well Organic

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Think your yard is too small to provide all the food you neesmall gardend?

Let Jen Show you how to do it. Living Well Organic is an Easy 1-2-3 educational program teaching individuals, couples and families to become healthy and LIVE WELL ORGANIC-ally!

Jen can show you the way to turn any backyard into an Organic Oasis. She is a student here at Namaste and would love to assist you in your journey into eating well.

Return of the Shaman

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jon r Shaman Jon Reinshcreiber returns with Shamanic Healing Ceremony, Singing Bowl Yoga, Gong Meditation and Workshop for those who wish to learn to incorporate the principles of Shamanic Singing Bowls into either everyday life or blend with your current healing practices.

**Children are welcome for healing purposes


Please RSVP **702-979-9050** these events sell out.

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Sound Healing Ceremony 2HRS

~October 26th 6PM

$40 single  $55 Couples

Singing Bowl Workshop 2HRS

~October 25th 11AM

$30 Single  $50 Couples

Singing Bowl Yoga with Olga 75MIN

October 26th  11AM 

$15 For current Students who hold Monthly passes and friends of students
$20 Non Members
$30 couples Non Members

Gong Meditation   1 – 1.5 hours

October 25th  7PM


Falon’s Zumba Class on MONDAY October 28th is Zombie themed! We have zombie zumbathe fog machine ready…bring your best zombie outfit!  We will take lots of pictures and even some video for you to take home to your friends! I think Falon has some prizes, too!

Give your SELF the GIFT of Health

Entering into the Holidays the activities can get very hectic and the food a plentiful on the calories. Remember to take care of your heart and hips this year by staying active and attend classes! We get lonely around here while everyone is out chowing down, so if you do run away for the holidays, please bring us back some of those delicious holiday treats!


The Namaste Yoga Team


New Zumba and Yoga, Live Music and Yummy Tea Time

Help us welcome our newest instructors to the family!

Gez will lead you through HOT Yoga classes every Saturday with live music provided by Christopher Mendoza!

9:30 am Hot Yoga to START your day right on target!

1:00 pm Music and Hot Flow time to skate you into your Saturday night!

NEW Zumba Instructor

Zumba Xime rocks your workout and is sure to get you moving and sweating to the fun music! Believe us, she has what it takes to pack a room fast, so come in and claim your spot: click HERE to join her Facebook fan page and discover where you can find her as studios will bring her onto their schedule once they see what she has got!

Wednesdays at 10am and 7:30pm

Thursdays at 10am

Steven Has Got Your Tea

Seriously good tea homemade by boiling an array of spices, adding green tea, mango, black chai and more recipes he creates every week! He has graciously decided to share, and this tea runs out FAST!  Quickly popular and we will add yummy treats to the menu.  Crumpets anyone? =)

11:00 with Olga Every Saturday, you must attend class to partake in the treats!

We are working on some Vegan pastries and dishes, let us perfect them before subjecting you to them ;)

Belly Dance Begins August 6th

Cat is excited to begin belly dance at Namaste!

August 6th,

Tuesday evenings at 7PM $12 Drop In Cash Only

Learn authentic styles with focus on beginning moves in isolation, shimmy, walking steps and veil work in this progressive class. VERY beginner friendly environment, for all types and ages 15+

Develop core strength like never before in this technique specific workout! Your abs will thank you! (Well, maybe not right away, but quickly =)

Namaste to such a growing and wonderful group of new and developing Yogis who are bringing it to our humble studio….THANK YOU ALL!

Looking forward to many years of friendship, fitness and fun to come!




Mind Your Own Drishti

For those of you who enjoy a bit of science behind stuff like yoga, read on!

While searching around texts of Yoga sutra, philosophy, training manuals, blogs, and many other journals and sites on the internet, Drishti has been discussed within the realm of inner seeking, inner peace, the inner gaze.
It is a key part of yoga practice and a means for developing concentrated intention, and sense withdrawal; used as a tool in many different disciplines of yoga.

  •  Drishti is used in the kriya (cleansing practices) such as that of trataka, or candle gazing.
  •  It is a technique for looking for the Divine everywhere—and thus for seeing correctly the world around us, for removing blocks to awareness that obscure true vision, a technique that allows us to see God in everything.
  • Bahya (external) gazing points during more externally oriented yoga practices, including asanas,
  •  seva (the service work of karma yoga), and
  •  bhakti (devotion); known as antara (internal) gaze

Drishti is quite effective when utilized at its full potential, but brings questions to mind:

  • What physical purpose can Drishti serve?
  •  How can it be used to improve movement function in the physical realm?
  • The mental/non-physical uses are abundantly discussed, and mostly refer to the inner realm of the mind, focus of attention and detachment, but is there more to it than that? Yes.

One of the first physical facts to get my attention was in balance training and anatomy of balance.
First: EyesThe eyes hold a direct link to a group of muscles known as the suboccipitals which hold a high number of stretch receptors for their relatively small size, compared to larger muscle groups that contain far fewer. These muscles have 36 muscle spindles per gram of tissue, and are less than two inches in length; the glutes, by comparison, have 0.7 spindles per gram. Quite a difference!
These muscles are

  • the Obliques capitis superior and inferior
  •  Rectus Capitus posterior major and minor
  • These are in pairs for each side of the head, 8 in all

The following information drawn from NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is a map of eye position and the types of memories affected or accessed:
Eyes Up and Left: Non-dominant hemisphere visualization – i.e., remembered imagery

Eyes Up and Right: Dominant hemisphere visualization – i.e., constructed imagery and visual fantasy

Eyes Lateral Left: Non-dominant hemisphere auditory processing – i.e., remembered sounds, words, and “tape loops” and tonal discrimination.

Eyes Lateral Right: Dominant hemisphere auditory processing – i.e., constructed sounds and words (Ac).

Eyes Down and Left: Internal dialogue, or inner self-talk (Ad). Eyes Down and Right: Feelings, both tactile and visceral (K).

Eyes Straight Ahead, but Defocused or Dilated: Quick access of almost any sensory information; but usually visual.

Second: Ears and Balance

The ears are a part of the vestibular system, consisting of three semi-circular canals, the eyes, and proprioceptors within every muscle of the body. To save on groans, I will shorten this explanation to this: these canals correlate to the spatial movements of pitch –up and down like nodding your head “yes”-, roll –side to side bringing ear to shoulder- and yaw –back and forth as in “no”- just as balancing an airplane or boat. These canals relay positional information via electrical impulses/frequencies to the brain. Now, for those who have the ability to see, balance data is largely dependent upon the information relayed by vision (50% +), and the proprioceptors allow your body to know where your joints and muscles are positioned and how they are moving without you looking at them.
Third: The Spinal Column
There are three muscles that span the entire vertebral column whose movement functions correspond to the three balance directions of the ears:

  •  Interspinalis- connecting spinous process to spinous process=Pitch
  • Intertransversarrii -transverse process to transverse process = Roll
  •  Rotatores- transverse processes to spinous processes = Yaw

So What to do With this Information?
Now, we can get into the good stuff! The connection of the eyes to the suboccipitals is easy to detect; simply place your fingers just under the back of your skull, remain still, and move your eyeballs. You will immediately feel movement under your fingertips. Now, look in any direction with your eyes, and feel your head respond by turning the same direction. Suboccipitals detect which way your eyes go, and respond in kind with movement of the head, hence the adage “Where your eyes go your head will follow.”
Movement of the eyes places tension into the suboccipital group, which the brain reads along with data streaming in from the muscles and ears, and will organize the spinal column in line with the purpose of movements. In other words, when looking upward in Trikonasana, the head will “yaw” and the suboccipitals will relay the movement command down the spine, the muscles and ears send positional data to the brain which then organizes the spinal column to rotate/yaw, creating a twisting of the spine known in the pose as “open your chest.”


Understanding the Theoretical applications in movement of the suboccipitals in relation to drishti/eye movement can provide a valuable tool to help students move forward with their asana practice, especially those who have body parts that seem ‘stuck’ or are lacking a full range of motion. When engaging in asana practice turn your eyes in the direction the spine needs to move.
For example, in a seated twist, where the lower half of the body stays relatively solid while the student is twisting around, the teacher says to “Look behind you” meaning turn the head and eyes around. Often, students experience discomfort in the neck, shoulders, or even rejection of the movement in the upper spine between the blades. Keeping the head comfortably turned, activate further movement by using the eyeballs to look even further, breathing deeply, the torso should begin to subtly shift deeper into the twist. This takes practice and patience if it doesn’t happen right away.

This is only one more tool to deepen your practice. Use it wisely ;)

Hot Yoga: Traditional style

“A Place for Healing” at Namaste Yoga Studio.

Undoubtedly, when reading or hearing the words “Hot Yoga” a picture forms of what this means and looks like; Western culture has focused upon the physical fitness aspects and image portrayed in magazines mostly in relation to promoting a perception of health their product can bring into lives.

Without going into lots of science, heat breaks down the gel matrix found throughout your body, the “lubrication” of your joints and muscle sleeves so they glide over each other without frictions and releasing you to move freely into your asana practice. This lubrication happens with very little added heat, making extreme temps a personal choice and preference. Like butter melting on a hot day.

Hot Yoga…is nothing more than doing yoga in a heated room.

A one degreerise in body temperature will Yoga-Poses-Tone-Upper-Bodybegin to kill bacteria and viruses. It’s akin to Lord of the Rings Return of the King when the dead army swarmed across the orcs laying waste.  Postures in heated yoga encourage movement of fluids, releasing the river ;) and washing away the bodies. Nearest exit point? Your skin/pores through sweat. It’s not a pretty image, but it’s truly an accurate one. The Garden Room temperatures are adjusted according to the weather outside, here in Vegas, for optimum health benefits.

Humidity activates the skin organ. This means the skin, which is very thick over most of our body, becomes LOADED with blood and lymph, pushing waste products out, bringing fresh oxygen to the brain and organs, moving fluids at an increased rate throughout the body as a whole.

Once the skin has been activated, the poses are designed around encouraging this normal cleaning process. Humidity is an excellent piece to add into a yoga practice in Vegas, as the moisture will nourish nasal passages and lungs, helping your body in dealing with dehydration during the summer months of Yoga in Las Vegas. You can reduce nosebleeds and nasal cracking by spending time in a humid environment, especially when doing pranayama practices.

That is why Namaste Yoga Studio is following guidelines of health practices for best benefit, and as such you will expect to find:

  • No Mirrors-Use your Drishti =)
  • Heat between 88° and 96°
  • Humidity to start the sweating
  • Cool MIST fan to revive you in the Hottest times
  • Teachers instead of “instructors”
  • Students who are on their inner journey
  • Limited class sizes, this is necessary for safety
  • Larger classes will have TWO instructors for safety
  • Community based activities
  • Workshops to build skills and explore fun stuff like flying yoga!
  • Special events and workshops
  • Live Music EVERY Saturday-no extra charges

Come on in, try us out, you can check in through YELP CHECK-INS for a free first yoga class, $12 to drop in.

See you soon! Namaste.

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7240 West Azure Drive #115

Las Vegas, NV  89130