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Lanita Varshell



5316 Baltimore Dr.
La Mesa, CA 91942
United States
T: 619-698-1170


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A Gentle Way Yoga , Joyful Movement & Training Center


.Over 25 Weekly Gentle & Traditional Hatha Yoga Classes
·Classes taught in La Mesa, San Diego & Tierrasanta.
·Relaxation & Meditation Classes
·Yoga Philosophy, History & Chanting Workshops
·Yoga Retreats & Yoga Cruises
·Yoga Certification Teacher Training (200-hr & weekend).
·Special classes for the Plus Size and Health Challenged.
·Special classes for beginners, seniors,& less flexible.
·Yoga for pregnancy.
·Healing Sessions- Yoga Therapy and Reiki
·Yoga Parties
·Motivational Health & Wellness Speakers
·Yoga books, music, CD’s, DVD’s, yoga props.

Profile and Credentials        


Philosophy and Comments        

"Bringing into Movement, bringing HEALTH into body, mind and spirit."

A Gentle Way is a Nationwide leader in bringing populations to yoga that never dreamed they could do, or benefit from yoga. Our trademarked styles of "Meditation in Movement(R), and Adaptive Hatha Yoga make yoga extremely enjoyable, doable and beneficial for the beginner and healthy challenged.

Long-time Yoga Students who have done more traditional physical styles of yoga for years are finding even deeper stretch and core opening in our Meditation in Movement Style classes.

Work Hours and Fee Schedule        

* La Mesa Studio open 7 days a week.

* Over 25 weekly classes.

* Group Classes range from $5.00-15.00 per classes.

(Many classes packages offered. The more you attend per month, the less expensive each class is).

* Private Sessions: $60-95

Owner: Lanita Varshell        

Lanita is a 500-hr. Certified R.Y.T. teacher & Stress Management Expert with over 10 years and 10,000 hours of hands on experience teaching beginners, plus size, health-challenged, seniors, and the very stressed. She is know for her loving approach to yoga, her healing hands and open heart. Having lived with Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, weight and back challenges most of her life, Lanita is living proof that anyone can benefit from the amazing results of yoga. She has been featured in many TV Interviews and magazines, including Yoga Journal & LA Yoga.

Bri. Damara Shanmugan        

Bri. Damara is an American Hindu nun and a disciple of the late Satguru Sivaya Subramuniyaswmai, (Himalayan Academy; Hinduism Today). She was trained in South Indian-Style Hatha Yoga in India by Yogeswar, and Yogiraj Vethathiri Maharishi. She is certified in Massage Therapy and several styles of healing touch. Damara leads Workshops in Yoga History, Anatomy, Philosophy & South Indian Style Yoga.

Marguerite Tyrell, R.Y.T., & Nutritionist        

Marguerite has taught yoga for over 30 years and has studied intensively with John Friend (Anusara Yoga), Donna Farhi, and trained in the Iyengar, Astanga, and Kundalini Traditions. She teaches the most vigorous style of yoga at A Gentle Way, and leads Teacher Training Workshops in Asana & Nutrition.


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