In the Media

Barefoot Sanctuary celebrates their fifth year at Whole Foods Market

On Jan. 11, belly dancers, acrobats, painted yogis and drummers danced and performed in the aisles of Whole Foods Market in Las Vegas, commemorating Barefoot Sanctuary’s fifth year at their Town Square location. The studio owners, Alvin Tam and Jada Fire, called it a Rebirth Party.

Las Vegas Review Journal: Integrity And Honesty Drive Las Vegas Performer, Yoga Instructor

Southwest-area artist, dancer and yoga instructor Jamie Tam, known to many in the entertainment and yoga communities as Jada Fire, started her journey as a performer in Las Vegas on Sept. 11, 2001, when she left her home state of New York bound for Las Vegas just three hours before the World Trade Center towers fell…

We tried it: Taking fitness trends for a test run

So, early last year I tried something new. Acrofit. It’s run by Alvin Tam, a former Cirque acrobat, in a yoga studio at Town Square’s Whole Foods. Acrofit is a deceptively simple mix of acrobatics and cardio.

Tough times fail to stop students from stretching their dollars for Bikram yoga

Above a bustling gourmet grocery store in the trendy Town Square shopping center is a room filled with paintings, scented candles and soothing music, a sanctuary where you can take off your shoes and blow all your frustrations out in gasping breaths and hissing sighs…

Barefoot Sanctuary: Las Vegas’ Newest Yoga Studio

On Tuesday nights I usually go to Panevino for Martini Tuesday. But since I recently decided to give up drinking (except for special occasions) and since the very Italian maitre d’ seems to have given up greeting customers with hugs and kisses (something I loved every bit as much as the martinis), last Tuesday I decided to check out a new yoga studio instead: Barefoot Sanctuary…

Leaps of Faith

Alvin Tam counsels others on conquering their fears by flinging their bodies into harm’s way. This is a story about fear. Not fear of the economy. Not fear of death. But fear of the unknown, the uncertain. Alvin Tam calls this the oh shit moment. The former Cirque du Soleil acrobat knows a couple of things about that moment, when you realize you’re about to try something that’s right on the edge of your capacity, or—as has happened to him—when you’re in the middle of trying something and you’re somewhere in mid-air…