Lanita Varshell


Master Teacher, IAYT Yoga Therapist

Founder and owner of the MIMSY method, and A Gentle Way Yoga Center in La Mesa, CA. Lanita is a yoga teacher, mentor, therapist, life-coach, writer, and inspirational speaker. She began teaching full-time in 1996, and was one of the first plus-size yoga teachers in the United States. Having taught over 12,000 group classes and more than 800 private sessions while living with chronic pain and FMS, she is living proof that yoga is highly transformative, despite physical limitations, and difficult life circumstances. Lanita offers workshops, retreats and 200 & 500-hour YA Teacher Training programs focused on the extraordinary benefits of the MIMSY method. Find her articles and interviews in Yoga Journal, The San Diego Union Tribune, LA Yoga Magazine, and many online publications.