Jasmine's capacity for her whole life transmits a vibrant richness of being. Her shimmery presence inspires us to wake up and love our life.
Co-Founder of Laughing Lotus Yoga Centers in NYC and SF and co-creator of Lotus Flow Vinyasa Yoga and Teacher Training, Jasmine has been a devoted student of the ancient transformative practices of Yoga for over 23 years and is a master teacher, teaching for over 18 years. She has shared her joy, wisdom and passion for yoga to students around the world as well as teaching teacher trainings for 15 years
Born into a mystical tradition, she was raised in the Tibetan Buddhist teachings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche by her mother and teacher, Alice Tarkeshi. Jasmine has had the honor of studying with a large number of the great teachers, saints, sages, mystics, masters and madmen of yoga’s vast healing traditions of Integral Yoga, Sivananda, Kundalini, Iyengar,vinyasa, bhakti, aryuveda, karma, tantra, yantra, meditation and mantra as well as with the great contemporary masters Sharon Gannon and David Life who truly turned her on to being a Yogi in the world living in NYC in the 1990’s where she also met her creative partner Dana Flynn and SadGuru Ammchi, Mata Amritananda Mayima to whom she owes all. She is also so grateful to have studied and taught retreats with Baba Bhagavan Das steeping in the Bhakti Tradition learning the ancient and sacred art of Puja, Mantras and Chanting.
Her vast knowledge of yogic texts and the world’s great spiritual traditions and her ability to weave this wisdom throughout her classes has made her highly sought teacher both nationally and internationally and has garnered her the moniker Yogapedia.
Her current Guru is her daughter, Indigo Lila who she has the honor of raising with her husband Raoul learning everyday the holy teachings of being present to this precious human and sacred life.