Bikram Yoga Summerlin Hosts at Clark County Library

Photos by Nikki Artale

Bikram Yoga Summerlin hosted the 2012 Nevada Regional Yoga Asana Championship at the Clark County Library in Las Vegas Nevada, on December 8, 2012. Many regional events have taken place around the country to qualify competitors for the USA Yoga International Yoga Asana Championship which will take place in New York on March 3-4, 2013.

Sharon Jalene served as Master of Ceremonies for the event and Stephine Dixon co-hosted.
Stephanie is Executive Director and owner of Bikram Yoga Summerlin. 
Sharon Jalene
Yogiraj Bikram Choudhury the founder of Bikram Yoga is an Indian yoga guru who started learning Hatha Yoga poses at the age of three. He has created a 26 posture series and in a room heated to 105 degrees, it is known as Hot Yoga.

The judges Cynthia Wehr, Rima Hinnawi and Aiko Nakasone judged the competitors on their technical execution, their poise, grace and composure. Each competitor executed a total of seven postures, five compulsory and two optional in a three minute time frame. The judges then selected who would advance to compete in the National Asana Championship.
Cynthia Wehr, Rima Hinnawi, Aiko Nakasone

Before the start of the competition, Dom and Danielle put on a demonstration of their yoga skills.
Alexis Baranoff represented the youth group.
Alexis Baranoff

Men’s Division:

1st place Cameron Farney   
Cameron Farney
2nd place Jerrett Runnels
3rd place Jon Paul Biond

Paul Benedict
Matt Lisowski
Darren Snipes

Vladimir Lacas
This was the second year that Vladimir Lacas competed in the Nevada Regional Yoga Asana Championship. Vladimir placed second in the 2011 competition.


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