About YamunaLA

At YamunaLA, we teach you to help yourself in restoring your body’s alignment, preventing injuries and healing existing injuries.  Knowledge is power, and we give you the power to heal yourself.


Every day, we are texting, sitting, typing and driving.  Some of us enjoy our favorite sports.  Yamuna Body Rolling counteracts these modern-day stressors using balls to release and elongate muscles, joints, and tendons with a focus on bone stimulation.  It is a simple and effective method to improve mobility in your everyday life whether you are a high-powered athlete, participate in low-impact activities, or live a physically-limited lifestyle.


We strategically target muscles to create space in your joints using a variety of Yamuna Body Rolling balls. Each routine is individually tailored to you so you can enjoy all the benefits of Yamuna Body Rolling. 


At YamunaLA, in addition to the above, we specialize in Yamuna Foot Fitness, as well as Yamuna Face Ball treatments.  We offer online classes every month, so be sure to check out our booking calendar.

Key Benefits

  • Improved posture

  • Improved alignment

  • Increased circulation

  • Reduced recovery times

  • Increased flexibility

  • Increased movement

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Shan Albert

“Once I passed my 70th birthday my body simply did not respond the way it used to — had to stop taking the more strenuous ballet classes. Recently I began to regularly take Merilee’s and Diane’s Yamuna Body Rolling classes and the best way to describe the results is to say my body is “behaving younger”. My posture has improved and so has my stamina and best of all, I have fewer aches and pains. I only wish that Yamuna was available when I was young for I believe I could have prevented injuries, and danced better.

Leslie Carothers

“Yamuna Body Rolling is a powerful, safe technique that really works to help every part of the body achieve it's maximum efficiency.  It loosens and mobilizes areas that hold chronic tightness and pain, and leaves you feeling long and limber. I recommend this work to everyone- you truly will feel a difference.

Valerie Jean Miller

This class is my “feel good,” (during and after) class. From being a professional dancer for more than a few decades, my body has been through a lot. Three years ago, a hip replacement, injuries too numerous to mention... basically most of the parts of my body have been strained, sprained, pulled, ripped, snapped, displaced, just about everything but broken. Inner and outer scars are just part of the job. But after a lifetime of “beating my body up,” for so long, it is wonderful to find a practice that helps realign, un-crunch and make some breathing room for my bones, muscles and inner organs. Similar to most types of yoga, it is very subtle and organic, not like a typical “dance” class, but a very centering experience. You come away feeling calm, breathing easier and adjusted throughout your mind and body. Merilee Blaisdell and Diane Doban are the perfect instructors, as their extensive backgrounds in dance and performing give them knowledge and insight about the rigors and problems dancers go through, as well as how every day life can affect your posture, alignment, bone density, et al. Whether you are young or old, it's never too late or too early to Yamuna Body Roll 


Yamuna Zake – Creator and founder of Yamuna Body Rolling

Yamuna Body Rolling was created 30 years ago by Yamuna Zake, a New York yoga teacher. After suffering a devastating hip injury, she tried numerous health care solutions, but none worked.  She developed Yamuna Body Rolling to heal her injuries, and pioneered a safe and effective alternative healing method to help others around the world.   


Yamuna Body Rolling’s basic principle is sustainability. Chronic pain and injury can happen any time in your life and can impede your day-to-day activities. In our sessions, we teach you body awareness so you can incorporate this into your everyday routine and continue doing what you love.

Diane Doban

Diane is the founder of YamunaLA. She has worked as a professional ballerina for over 30 years...
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Merilee Blaisdell

Merilee is the founder of Blaisdell Studios. She has been teaching dance, movement and fitness for over 30 years... Read more

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