Yoga / Pilates

What are we doing in yoga, exactly?

Yoga is not origami for people! The practice originated in India thousands of years ago, and Hatha Yoga is but the Third Limb of Eight. Hatha is the branch that utilizes exercise as the method by which one may improve body and mind. It is a lifetime fitness program, suitable for nearly everyone – regardless of age or physical condition.

Are there different “styles”?

Yes, many! Your teacher, Tia Lanzetta, practices Indra Devi Style Classic Hatha Yoga. Indra Devi was born in Russia in 1899 and became world-renowned as she traveled through China, the US and Mexico founding ashrams. She is said to have inspired the American yoga movement in Hollywood in the late 1940s, and continued to practice yoga into her 90’s.

Is YOGA an acronym?

No, translated from the Indian language Sanskrit, yoga means UNITY. We learn to unify our bodies, minds and spirits with physical postures (asanas), breathing exercises (pranayama) and meditation (dhyana).

What’s in it for me?

A more positive outlook. Toned muscles and skin. Increased self-confidence. Better stress-handling skills. Internal organs get massaged. Improved coordination & balance. Increased flexibility and circulation. A reversal of degeneration of the eyes. Peace on our planet, beginning with you. Helps with back and neck problems, joint stiffness, unclear thinking, insomnia, hormonal imbalances, respiratory & digestive ailments, repetitive stress injuries, headaches and more!

See calendar for currently scheduled classes or make an appointment.


30 minutes: $50
60 minutes: $85
75 minutes: $100
90 minutes: $125
120 minutes: $155

Realign Your Spine: Gentle Yoga Postures for Scoliosis With Tia Lanzetta

Feeling twisted? Like your right side doesn’t know what your left is doing? If there’s an imbalance (sitting or standing), yoga postures can help! My mild scoliosis has taught me a simple way to equalize the pressure Mother Nature has been putting on our spines with that extra curvature. My teaching experience – over 15 years – translates to easy-to-understand instructions and in-depth, individual adjustments.

Video and DVD now available! 45 minutes just for you, filmed on the North Shore of O’ahu and at our own Torrey Pines State Beach. Order today and feel the difference tomorrow! Videos are just $25, DVDs cost $28, plus $3 shipping & handling per copy.

Two hour classes are held at PureFitness in Carlsbad and cost $50 or discounted to $45 for alumni and early bird registrants.
Please see Calendar for scheduled dates. If you do not see a date that works for you, please call 858/523-1SPA or request an appointment.

Pilates With Tia Will Tone You To Your Core!

Pilates was developed in the 1920s by a legendary physical trainer who wanted to “coordinate the upper and lower musculature with the body’s center”. Emphasis is on breathing to enhance stretching and strengthening muscles. Balance, coordination and spatial awareness are all improved with regular practice. You’ll be surprised how similar the work is to yoga.

There is also a series of spring- and gravity-based equipment to further enhance the effects of these exercises. Check the yellow pages for Pilates studios and try out the Reformer, Cadillac/Trap Table, Wunda Chair and so on.

Tia Lanzetta, President of Spa Cucina, Mobile Body Therapies, has been a Certified Fitness Instructor since 1986, and a Registered Yoga Teacher since 1996. She is a Holistic Health Practitioner and Certified Homeopath, and teaches guided meditation for relaxation and behavior modification. Spa Cucina also provides on-site massages, facials and other spa treatments, chef services, whole foods supplements and water filters.

Call 858/523-1SPA (1772),

Flexibility Favorites Videos Series

Three exciting 60-minute videos are available with voted-for postures such as spinal twist, bow, warrior, side-, front- and back-bends. All workouts end with ten minutes of relaxing music and guided imagery.

#1: Tia in Tahiti!
#2: On the Move in Jamaica!
#3: San Diego’s Salute to the Sun!

Buy 1 for $20, 2 for $35 or all three for just $50!

Meditation Tapes and CDs

Plug into the hypnotic voice of Tia Lanzetta on two hour-long cassettes or compact discs that include four popular 15-minute meditations. “Awakening to Life” begins with a mountain sunrise…. transitions to perfect health and then complete relaxation, before a seaside sunset lulls you to sleep. “Four Meditations From The Heart” helps you to create your own sanctuary and mental movie screen, leads you to running and grounding your energy, and then helps you get in touch with emanations from your own heart! $17 each CD or $15 each when you order two or more. “Four Meditations from the Heart” is also available on cassette for $15 each, $13 when you order two or more.

Buy one CD for $17, two or more just $15 each; one cassette is $15, two or more are $13 each.