A Gentle Way Yoga & Joyful Movement Center
YOGA ALLIANCE: Yes
ABOUT TEACHER TRAINING
Teacher training dates
200-Hr Local Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program: Days, Hours, & Times:
Monthly Intensives: Held the 2nd weekend of each month:
This is a 12-month course, with 10 months of weekend intensives held the 2nd weekend of each month, and 2 final months to finish up homework, and teaching skills.
Saturdays: 10:30 – 7:00pm (7 hrs)
Sundays: 10:00 – 6:30pm (7 hrs)
In this course you will learn modified to traditional Hatha Yoga asanas, Yoga History, Philosophy, and Anatomy.
Here’s what one recent graduate had to say about the program;
“First of let me just say that the AGW training was absolutely amazing. I have wanted to participate in a teacher training for years. I was simply never able to find the time. This training allowed me to complete the process over a years time which seemed manageable to me, so I took the plunge. I am so glad I did. I was guided by not only by the amazing Lanita Varshell, but 3 other fantastic master teachers as well. To further add to the experience there were extraordinary guest teachers as well. This level of instruction allowed us to get a well rounded training that prepared us for a variety of teaching styles. Having a year to complete the training allowed us enough time to integrate all of the material we were being exposed to. Being allowed ample time to absorb, contemplate, and practice what we were learning was invaluable. The other students and I forged such strong bonds with each other. The AGW training really facilitated deep and growing connections which I will be forever grateful for. If you have ever considered a yoga teacher training, I would strongly encourage you to give yourself the gift of participating in this one. It is just such an amazing experience. One you will never forget.”
– Jeff Cox, AGW 200-Hr Yoga Teacher Training Certification Program Graduate 2016
We do not believe that one style of yoga, or one way of teaching a pose (asana) fits all. We are known for customizing our classes for the students who walk into our Center each day, not just teaching yoga asanas or routines.
We focus on safe, slower traditional asanas, and specialize in softer, healing, stress reducing and therapeutic classes that help balance the central nervous system.
Our founder Lanita Varshell (front center in photo) began teaching yoga full-time in 1996. She began teaching in Diet Centers, Gyms, and Karate Studios, bringing students into yoga who never dreamed they could practice yoga or become healthy again.
Even fit, experienced yoga students loved her gentle, joyful approach to exercise, and soon she had developed a faithful clientele of over 100 students just in the East County San Diego area. “A Gentle Way Yoga Center” first opened its doors in 2000, adding more classes and different teachers and styles so that students could have a well rounded yoga practice. Since then we have offered a sanctuary for people from all walks of life to practice safe, personalized yoga.
Our active yoga classes will increase your flexibility, improve your muscle strength, and teach you to connect with your body and breath. Our gentle classes will calm your mind, melt away stress, and release areas in the body that hold tightness and tension.
Yoga breathing techniques and philosophy will open you to a world of inner and outer and health in a way that you have never experienced your life, your body, and the world before.
Although we offer a few “family friendly” classes, we are a primarily a Center for adult students of yoga. A quiet, clean sanctuary where you escape for an hour or two from your everyday stresses of life. We are a place where “the fit keeping fit to learn to balance their life and advance their practice safely. We are a haven for students who do not “fit into” traditional exercise or other yoga classes.
Yoga can be used as a tool to create balance in your life, and promote a deep sense of inner peace. Each of our instructors is trained to make yoga work for your specific body. We believe that anyone can (and should) do yoga – regardless of age, size, gender, or physical limitation. Yoga is experiential, and offers a unique journey for each individual.