Tommijean Thomas, Ph.D. and Ben Thomas, B.S. have been yoga practitioners since 1976. Their teaching of yoga has spanned over 30 years. The Thomases are Senior yoga teachers certified by Yogachara, Dr. B.K.S. Iyengar of the Ramamani Iyengar Memorial Yoga Institute (RIMYI) in Pune, India. Their original certifications were granted by B.K.S. Iyengar in 1983.

Scottsdale Community College’s Yoga Teacher Training Program offers a unique, high quality education. It is an accredited, professional program in which prospective teachers are trained in a broad and in depth curriculum that encompasses studies in Yoga philosophy and history, biomechanics, anatomy, detailed postural alignment, therapeutics and the art of teaching Yoga. Key areas of instruction that are taught in SCC's Yoga Program are principles of the breath, meditation, postural sequencing, observation, verbal and physical adjustments, use of voice, and organization of course curriculum.

Iyengar Yoga is meant to be experienced by people of all ages and abilities. Iyengar Yoga teachers are highly trained and are able to meet the individual needs of the students within the class setting so that the student can advance in their practice and experience the benefits of yoga.


Iyengar Yoga is especially suited to help a woman have a more comfortable pregnancy and delivery. For special needs, rehabilitation, therapeutic yoga or pre-natal yoga, please call the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Center of Las Vegas so that we may discuss your personal situation and recommend a program that will aid you in your quest for complete health.

Classes at the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Center of Las Vegas are taught in the systematic manner outlined by world-renowned yoga master and teacher B.K.S. Iyengar by highly trained and professional teachers.  Whether you’ve never done yoga, or are an experienced practitioner of yoga who wants to learn the postures safely and correctly, the B.K.S. Iyengar Yoga Center of Las Vegas is the place to be.


Students will experience how the postures build strength, stamina, and flexibility. Techniques for stress relief and relaxation are also taught.  Students will gain the confidence and knowledge necessary to continue practicing yoga at home and at a studio. 

Open Spaces Yoga Center is the only studio in the White Mountains dedicated to Yoga in its many diverse forms.

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