Dr. King Rollins discovered the healing effects of yoga after three decades of competing in marathons and ultramarathons (100K) left severe wear on his muscles and joints. His experience as a chiropractor, certified Bikram instructor, and Olympic coach guides his transformative-posture sequences, which are designed to challenge entire physiques and reduce the risk of injury. With a team of certified instructors by his side, he implements these foundations in more than 120 hot or temperate classes each week, one class for each second it takes to lick an envelope in super-slow motion. The 7,000-square-foot space houses three studios with P.E.M. flooring that is easily sanitized and serves as a stage for hot-yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes, which include power Vinyasa and boot-camp classes.
Dr. Rollins also harnesses his 23 years of chiropractic experience as he performs complimentary injury evaluations and yoga-posture modifications onsite, ensuring that his clients don't strain wounded muscles. Before and after class, guests can visit the studio's smoothie shop, Fresh Mama's, to grab a healthy smoothie blended with fresh fruits and vegetables or a hearty salad or wrap.
Classes at Dahn Yoga integrate the ancient Korean practice of Sun Do along with the latest findings in neuroscience and behavioral studies to help students boost their overall health and well-being. In each yoga class, a passionate and experienced guru first limbers up yogis with 10–15 minutes of warm-up exercises. Pupils are then chaperoned through 30–45 minutes of stretches, strengthening postures, and meditation exercises, all while clearing cluttered minds and learning to master breath control like a black-belt sousaphonist. After 10 minutes of cooldown exercises, students and teachers mingle to quaff an aromatic cup of tea. Instructors regularly assess students’ strengths and weaknesses, recommending home exercises to complement in-class practices. Dahn Yoga also offers tai chi, meditation, vibration, intestinal exercise, and other special classes based on location.
Classes at the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Center stretch, flex, and push yogis of all skill levels, from novices to bone-defying experts, to new heights of fitness and relaxation. Iyengar yoga combines a focus on muscle-reforming standing poses with breathing and tension relief techniques, creating classes that soothe mental and physical tensions with a two-bird stone of flexion. Individualized instruction makes sessions appealing to beginners and easily adjusted to match the skills of seasoned veterans—yoga teachers watch, adjust, and encourage each class member, utilizing props such as blocks and straps to tailor poses all students.
When it comes to chilling out or sweating it out, Yoga Sanctuary offers yoga classes to tailor to any guest's needs. Out of their two Las Vegas locations, experienced instructors lead a wide range of both beginner and veteran yoga classes such as flow, Hot, Ashtanga, Power, Yin, Kundalini, Candlelight Yoga, and Yoga for Stress Relief. Upon class completion, the studio aims to improve the shape and overall well-being of their students in a supportive, welcoming environment. Yoga Sanctuary also offers yoga hikes at Red Rock Canyon, classes with live music, and special events led by world-renowned yoga teachers.
Bikram Yoga Las Vegas stands out from the Strip’s garish, neon tempest as a beacon of calm. Lungs feel as fresh and clean as a newly laundered spearmint leaf, thanks to an energy-efficient HVAC system that emits purified oxygen and tropical temperatures. Wireless sensors monitor humidity and carbon-dioxide levels, keeping yoga students comfortable as they rehearse the 26 hatha poses that foster strength, flexibility, and focus. Besides opening pores and flushing out pent-up toxins, the heat loosens muscles, helping pupils achieve deeper stretches than they might pull off at room temperature. Flotex eco-carpet shoos allergens as it cushions feet with a surface softer than a kitten wearing a velour tracksuit. After class, students can hit the private showers in elegant locker rooms complete with marble counters and a crystal chandelier.
Bikram Yoga Westside's 14 instructors all have athletic or artistic backgrounds, which they use to inform hot-yoga classes taught for the studio's students of all skill levels. During each 90-minute session, instructors guide the class through Bikram yoga's 26 poses in a heated studio kept toasty warm at 105 degrees to help detoxify, increase circulation, and improve flexibility. After class, patrons can wash away their sweat in the studio's men's and women's locker rooms, which are outfitted with showers, electronic lockers, and hair dryers. The studio provides towel and mat rentals for students who prefer to use theirs as tasteful home furnishings. For safety and purity, the studio also runs double-filtered water through its showers and sinks.