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Las Vegas yoga studio closes abruptly, leaving customers in the dark

Posted at 6:09 PM, Sep 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-15 22:41:13-04

It is supposed to be a place of peace and finding your inner self, but some in Centennial Hills have lost that Zen feeling after a Bikram Yoga studio mysteriously closed.
New mom Rayna Lanigan said he was ready to get back into the swing of working out. She gave birth to a beautiful baby girl in June, and her doctor cleared her to exercise soon after.
So, she reached out to her favorite yoga studio near North Durango Drive and the 215 beltway.
"I reached out to the owner to see if she would honor my price from the previous membership which was $599 for an annual membership," Lanigan explained.
Emails provided to Contact 13 show the owner, Evangeline Salonga, gladly accepted the money at the end of July.
Lanigan picked up right where she left off.

“I was going two to three times a week and then I showed up for class on Monday, Aug. 27, and there was a sign on the door,” Lanigan explained.

Contact 13 found the same sign posted. The studio was dark, nobody was inside, and there were no instructions on how people could re-coop the pricey annual membership fees.

"At first, honestly I was devastated,” Lanigan said.

“I felt hurt, I wasn't mad or frustrated; I just felt like I was part of the little 'yogi family' if you will," she added.

Contact 13 did some digging and found “Hot Yoga Centennial Hills LLC” is in "default" status with the Nevada Secretary of State’s office.

Contact 13 visited two listed addresses for the owner, but no one answered.

Late Friday afternoon, an estranged relative of the owner told Contact 13 she was no longer on speaking terms with Salonga. Family members were also in the dark as to why the studio closed.

In the meantime, customers affected by the closure can file a complaint with the Nevada Attorney General’s office.