MIMSY® Yoga Retreat
“The Softer Side of Yoga”
Feathered Pipe Ranch 2018
Led by Lanita Varshell
Founder of A Gentle Way Yoga
MIMSY Meditation in Movement Style Yoga® – is a unique style of yoga for your back, hips, spine and mind that was created by Lanita Varshell, Founder of A Gentle Way Yoga and Joyful Movement Center in San Diego. Join her for a relaxing retreat week at Feathered Pipe for “The Softer Side of Yoga”. Sample the unique styles of classes offered at her Studio: from slow, gentle, restorative classes, to safer, fun more active classical yoga. Evenings will offer group discussions about practical, life-changing ways to live your yoga off the mat in your busy everyday life. From the most experienced teacher or student of yoga, to those who are brand new, there will be a safe, joyful practice for all of you.
Lanita began teaching full time in 1996. She opened her Center for those like her, would be intimidated or easily injured practicing yoga at gyms or more active Yoga Studios. 85% Of the group classes at A Gentle Way focus on those who are aging and need a slower, safer practice; students who are larger; less flexible; new to yoga; or in need of deep stress relief. Lanita Varshell has taught over 10,000 group classes, and has trained yoga teachers since 1998.
MIMSY Meditation in Movement Style Yoga® is Lanita’s trademarked style. It is doable and important for every body. For those new or returning to taking care of themselves, it will be an easy, fun way to connect to all the wonderful parts of you – body, mind, breath and spirit you. For the fit keeping fit, MIMSY Meditation in Movement Style Yoga® is a missing link to your more active practice, and may be the deepest or most interesting yoga work you will ever do. Yoga Teachers will experience a multi-level, new way of teaching classes and supporting their students.
- Feathered Pipe Community Discount: Invite friend(s) new to the Ranch to join you during a 2018 retreat program and you each receive a $100 discount (This discount is ongoing without end.)
What people are saying about MIMSY:
Sheila Shaw – San Diego Yoga Teacher
“I just finished a weekend with Lanita, and all I can say is that I believe that Lanita’s training should be mandatory training for every yoga teacher. Her ability to work with all ages, levels and abilities, and to be able to customize each class for the needs of those who walk in is amazing to watch. Her knowledge and intuition guide her, and her beautiful spirit, and not so perfect or thin body help us all realize that yoga is much much more than just pose.”
Judy – San Diego Pain Management Clinic
“Lanita, We are Physical Therapists who attended your YOGA FOR PLUS SIZE Workshop at the International Health and Fitness Convention. You SHIFTED our THINKING! We use your work now at the hospital all the time. Thank you so much for what you do!”
Carol Briskin – Polarity Therapist – carolbriskin.com
“When I first arrived at A Gentle Way Yoga, I had been in non-stop pain for eight months, due to a torn achilles tendon and ensuing complications in my legs. Not only did I immediately feel a sense of welcome and safety in the very first class, but after only two weeks of consistent classes, I had learned to relax so deeply in my body that the pain was down by 80%! Lanita has truly created an oasis of healing here, and I am so grateful to have found this community. Thanks you so very much!”
Lanita Varshell is the owner of A Gentle Way Yoga Center, and founder-creator of both of our trademarked styles of yoga: MIMSY – Meditation in Movement Style, and Aalamba – Yoga with Support. She has taught over 10,000 classes, and has certified yoga teachers since 2000. Lanita Varshell holds designations with the Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500 and a Yoga Alliance Continuing Education Provider® (YACEP®). She is also a certified IAYT Certified Yoga Therapist, and has taught over 750 private therapy sessions.
She is a Gentle-Traditional Hatha Yoga teacher, stress management expert, former missionary, and inspiring motivational speaker. She is known fondly as the “queen of relaxation” for her Yoga Therapy work with the very stressed and those in chronic pain, and for bringing students into yoga who never imagined they could ever do yoga. Continue reading more about Lanita here.
Now that you know about Lanita and MIMSY, bring yourself, your mother, your sister, your brother to the most amazing retreat destination…
Feathered Pipe Ranch –
For 42 years now, the Ranch has been home to yoga and meditation retreats and a host of other personal growth programs that help us experience our wholeness and remember our intimate connection to all of life. Many of today’s foremost voices on yoga, meditation, wellness and health have come through our doors at one time or another, with many of them getting their start as a student through our scholarship fund. Joseph Campbell, Dr. Andrew Weil, Lilias Folan, Angela Farmer, Rodney Yee, Patricia Walden, Erich Schiffmann, Judith Hanson Lasater, Seane Corn, and world-renowned Native American flutists, R. Carlos Nakai – to name only a few – are honored alumni of the Feathered Pipe.
We invite you to join us for an unforgettable experience: time at the Feathered Pipe Ranch, one of the country’s premier retreat centers. Tucked in the heart of the Montana Rockies and surrounded by miles of forested mountains, it is a vibrant and peaceful oasis to which our guests return eagerly year after year – inevitably leaving the Ranch feeling recharged and relaxed – and counting the days until they can again return.
Dates: September 1-8, 2018
We reserve the right to cancel an event due to low enrollment or factors outside of our control. If an event is cancelled by us, you will receive a full refund within 30-days.
AGW cannot be responsible for nonrefundable travel arrangements.