Yoga and Meditation Center

9484 Black Mountain Road # G
San Diego, CA 92126
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

3 Reviews


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

3 Reviews

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Great Value
Very Organized
Cozy & Humble
Exclusive & Fancy
Lots of Space
A Little Cramped
Worn-out Mats
Clean & Great Mats


Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Best Teacher Ever

If you are looking for a deeper meaning of yoga this is the right place for you. Shashi is a true yogi growing up in the most spiritual part of India. You will never have 2 same clasess and every time will leave the studio with a much better state of mind and body. Amazing energy and people.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
The Best Yoga School and Teacher

Finding Shashi Pottathill and the Yoga and Meditation Center is one of the best things that ever happened in my life! In a little over a year of joining, I have experienced many wonderful benefits in my over all health, sense of well being and quality of life. Shashi's one of a kind approach in the teaching of classical Hatha Yoga is interwoven with spirituality and scientifically based facts, but at the same time practical and very adaptable to every day life.


Any one at any age can practice his teachings and reap life long benefits. He is humble and simple yet at the same time exudes wisdom and charisma,that his students can't seem to get enough of him so that they seek him out for one on one time after each and every class and which he graciously accommodates. He is very passionate about sharing his knowledge in order to help others without the fanfare that most modern gurus are well known for. The word Guru fits him well as it's literal meaning is "one who sheds light in the darkness", and he has, for so many of us been that light.

Yoga and Meditation Center to many of us has been a haven, a refuge, where for at least one or two hours or more, one is able to step away from the story, as Shashi would say, in order to be present in the moment, to clear the chatter of the mind, fix the body and find one's intrinsic self through the practice of asanas and through guided meditation and chakkra balancing.

As a certified 200 hour teacher trainee, I highly recommend YMC as one if not the best Yoga school to learn authentic classical Hatha Yoga. I am proud to be part of this school and I hope in time that I too can help other fellow beings just as Shashi has helped me.

Average: 5.0 of 5 stars
Best place to learn about yoga taught by THE BEST TEACHER

Proprietor Shashi Pottathil is one fantastic yoga teacher. He has done yoga his entire life and is the real deal. The antithesis of what we typically imagine a true yogi from India to be, Shashi is down-to-earth, fun, funny, creative, innovative, and thus makes yoga accessible, adaptable and comprehensible for everybody. The classes that Shashi teaches is so all of his students can weave yoga into everyday life.


Shashi teaches all of his students about the science of yoga and the physiology of the body and how poses and postures benefit the body and mind and life. Shashi keeps everything so simple in order for everyone in class to understand the body and how it functions, as well as comprehend yoga’s purpose and benefits.

Another unique aspect of this yoga center is that students have the rare opportunity to learn every and all basic steps required to do the more difficult postures. This is because this is not a yoga studio, but rather a school that teaches you everything about yoga, from A- Z and everything in-between. We learn a profusion of movements and asanas. Because of this, Shashi’s yoga is a type of yoga that everybody & every body can do.

I have earned both the 200 and 500 RYT certifications from Yoga and Meditation Center and thus am qualified to speak about the teacher program here, too. Because I have studied here, I am able to change the class in an instant while teaching to adapt my class to my students, rather than have the students attempt yoga moves they simply cannot do. I can show beginner, intermediate and advanced variations of the same pose so that all students can accomplish something in class. But what has been the icing on the cake is that I am able to speak to what I am doing and why I am doing it: both for the physical and mental benefits. The best part of YMC is that we learn yoga that everyone and anyone can do and benefit from both mentally and physically. The teacher program at Yoga and Meditation Center gives teachers the yoga toolbelt, wisdom and intelligence to teach anybody, any age, anywhere.