In a city renowned for its 24-7 attitude, you can still find respite from the clang of the slot machines in the form of yoga. Practice your savasana, downward-facing dog and supta virasana at these Haute 5 yoga studios in Vegas. Namaste.
Sherry Goldstein’s Yoga Sanctuary
For sheer depth of yoga styles, try one of the two Sherry Goldenstein’s Yoga Sanctuary studios. Both offer flow, hot, power, Ashtanga, Anusara, Forrest, restorative, basics, therapeutic, prenatal, candlelight and live music.
Goldstein’s clients have included cast members from the Rockettes, Siegfried & Roy, Cirque du Soleil and the Nevada Ballet Theatre. The studio even has a yoga event with you dog where you can learn gentle stretches and massage techniques for your canine. Or check out one of the chocolate and yoga or wine and yoga courses with Dave Romanelli.
Yoga Sanctuary West, 7915 W. Sahara Ave., 702.240.7666; Yoga Sanctuary East, 9480 S. Eastern Ave., 702.407.0043, www.lasvegasyoga.com
Bikram Yoga Summerlin
Bikram will make you sweat. Owner Stephanie Dixon opened the 3,200-square-foot Bikram Yoga Summerlin studio a year ago and dedicates every class to the discipline. Bikram consists of 26 postures and two breathing exercises. The classes last 90 minutes and take place in a studio heated to 110 degrees Fahrenheit and pumped in with 40 percent humidity. Both help tendons, ligaments and muscles become more flexible. The studio offers at least six classes a day.
Bonus: Instructor Brandy Lyn Winfield placed first in the 2010 Yoga Asana Championship in Los Angeles last February.
Bikram Yoga Summerlin, 7520 W. Washington Ave., 702.367.9642, www.bikramyogasummerlin.com
All About Yoga
Bring together counseling, yoga and other mind and body disciplines at All About Yoga, a studio that offers all levels of classes. Kathleen Grace Santor opened the studio with her husband Jim Santor, and both offer services that help you manage stress and enhance your life.
The studio offers at least three classes a day and mini-classes such as yoga to manage your mood, yoga Nidra, breathing for relaxation and restorative yoga.
All About Yoga, 601 Whitney Ranch Dr., 702.458.8088, www.yogainlasvegas.com
Canyon Ranch SpaClub
If you’re staying on the Strip, head over to Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Palazzo and Venetian for a little om time. The spa offers two classes, restorative and Canyon Ranch yoga, at different times daily. You can even book an individual 50-minute session for $75.
Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Palazzo and the Venetian, 1.877.220.2688, www.canyonranchspaclub.com/las_vegas_nv/
Blue Sky Yoga
In the heart of the Arts Factory sits Blue Sky Yoga, a studio offering at least three classes a day, including power, Jivamukti and prenatal. The tapas session is an invigorating, faster-paced class where students face challenges with the mind as well as the body. The studio even offers special courses such as an Anahata, heart chakra workshop to deepen connections and kindle intimacy. Or learn how to belly dance. Private classes are available in home, at studio or in the office.
Blue Sky Yoga, Inside the Arts Factory at 107 E. Charleston Blvd., 702.592.1396, www.blueskyyogalv.com