Stacey Shea (Owner)
Practicing since 1999
Originally from Northern California, I arrived in Las Vegas as a professional dancer/model. In 2000, I discovered yoga as a great pre-show "warm up." I became fascinated with the practice, leaving class feeling blissful and empowered each day. My belief in the healing powers of yoga strengthened when, thanks to yoga, I was able to heal myself non-surgically from a severe spinal injury I endured after several years as working athlete. In an effort to spread the gift of yoga to as many people as possible, I opened Bikram Yoga Green Valley in Henderson, Nevada in 2008. Today, my yoga studio heals approximately 200 spines a day! I am thankful for the opportunity to introduce yoga to many new students each week.
Practicing since 2003
I started practicing Bikram Yoga August 2003 in Kailua, Hawaii. I knew nothing about this yoga: not even that it was going to be hot! After leaving the studio that day in my yoga pants (yes... pants) all sweaty and wiped out, all I could think was I couldn't wait to go back. I continued to practice 4 times a week in Hawaii and anywhere I traveled to. I was immediately interested in teaching Bikram Yoga, but it was never a good time to go away for the 9 week intensive Teacher Training course. I moved to Las Vegas for 2 years and maintained my practice still in hopes of one day attending Bikram Yoga Teacher Training. I then moved to Salt Lake City to attend massage school, yet still always found myself at the studio. After graduating, I started working at the studio and practicing more often. I wanted more out of my massage therapy career and yoga practice. Remembering how strong and wonderful the yoga community was here in Las Vegas, I made the choice to come back and be a part of it. I have been working at BYGV since June 2009 as a member of the administrative staff. Most recently, I attended Bikram Yoga Spring 2010 Teacher Training here in Las Vegas. I am excited to be a part of BYGV and hope to see your smiling happy face in class! Namaste!
Practicing since 2008
I am so thrilled to be part of Bikram Yoga Green Valley! I began my practice in 2008 after suffering from a joint disorder since childhood and being involved in four major car accidents. After YEARS of trying various medical treatments, Bikram Yoga healed my body in only a few months. My first class was at BYGV with John Salvatore, and I was thinking, "What is this?!?! What is wrong with all these people?!?! How can he be so HAPPY about me being in here when I can't even DO the postures?!?!" When that first class was over, I knew the answer to all those questions. I KNEW that I would do this yoga for the rest of my life and that I wanted to teach it. My teacher training started on the one-year anniversary of beginning my practice; it was meant to be. My theatre performance training and my pre-medical/biochemistry education are two of my greatest assets on the podium. I taught my first class at the studio where I took my first class: Bikram Yoga Green Valley is my Home! I am so grateful for the opportunity to belong to such an amazing community and to share the healing power of this yoga! All you have to do is show up, stand on the line and bend your body. Try 100% the right way; your body WILL improve, your mind will improve, your LIFE will improve! I look forward to seeing you at the studio!
Practicing since 2008
I first got involved with Bikram Yoga in New York City because a friend was convinced I would love it. After my first class I was hooked. I loved the mental and physical strength required for class, but also loved the feeling of being completely detoxified afterwards. Having a career as a dancer has definitely been a blessing, but can be really tough on the body. Bikram has allowed me to not only stay strong but also keep my body free of injury. Upon moving to Las Vegas, I was able to reconnect with Bikram Yoga and feel so lucky to be apart of such an incredible group of people (staff and clients) at Bikram Yoga Green Valley. Thank you all for being my family away from home!
Practicing since 2006
I started doing Bikram Yoga in 2006 when my cousin, Stacey, dragged me to a class over my Christmas vacation! I'm so glad she did! I love Bikram yoga, the gym, and just being active! I am currently attending California State University of Chico, earning my Exercise Physiology degree and nutrition minor. I am also a spinning instructor for the school gym, but I always come back to BYGV on my breaks from school. I am very passionate about maintaining a healthy life style and encouraging others to be on the same path to overall wellness!
Toni Jo Wilgar
Practicing since 2002
I started practicing Bikram yoga in 2002. My life was in a dark place; I found recovery and Bikram yoga at the same time, just what I needed. The yoga helped me quiet my mind. My body was so stiff... I was in a lot of pain. At first I hated the yoga. It hurt but I loved the feeling afterward. I kept coming day after day determined to get better physically, mentally and spiritually. After four years of practice, I decided to go to teacher training in fall 2006. I have been teaching ever since and love it! Today I am happy, joyous, and free. Watching people transform makes my heart happy. Yoga helps us learn to love ourselves. Thank you, Bikram. I love you.