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The Wisdom & Yoga
of the Upanishads

With Jasmine Tarkeshi

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Join Jasmine Tarkeshi

The Vedas are considered the most sacred texts of India where the teachings of yoga were born from, but it is the Upanishads that transforms the wisdom of the Vedas into practical and personal teachings through daily life and personal conversations. The word ‘upanishad’ literally means “sitting down beside,” and in these four workshops, Jasmine will weave the wisdom, conversations  and story telling of 11 of her favorite Unpanishads, exploring yogic themes like dharma, karma, maya, samsara and moksha. Through her dynamic and devotional vinyasa yoga classes including mudra, mantra and meditation, you are  invited to receive transmission by sitting, breathing and moving near and with the teachings as svadyaya, self study.


You are welcome to join us either through single workshops or as part of the 25Hour training where we will discuss, journal and share our discoveries on how these teachings can be applied to our practice, teaching and modern daily lives.  

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1.5 Hours Workshop

Join one, two or all. We start every Sunday with a 90 Mins practice from 8-9:30am (Sydney time)

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Full Day Immersion

Join one, two or all. A full day from 8am-1pm (Sydney time)

Practice Asana and lern the philosphy of the Upanishads.

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4 days TT

Join  the full 4 days' program, gain 25 CPD, while Exploring the Upanishads more deeply 

There is something for everyone!

Each Sunday (Sydney time / Saturday SF time) will begin with a 90 mins workshop focusing on a different element of the Upanishads and the exploration of: Who Am I?
You can join us for this on any of these Sundays or why not join ALL FOUR?
The second option is joining a FULL DAY IMMERSION. 
To go even deeper, join us for the whole 4 Sundays of a 25 Hrs Advanced teacher training.

Each session / day will be recorded, and a link to the recording will be sent to all attendants and will be available to view for 30 days.

Daily Schedule for those attending a full day / training:

90 minute morning asana practice-

2 hour philosophy discussions 

Personal Self reflective questions and journaling 

Break-out rooms to share our questions or discoveries in satsang

Mantra, Mudra and Meditation practices 

Weekly recorded 30 minute practices to keep you engaged 


An Iranian-American raised across countries, cities and traditions, Jasmine Tarkeshi has spent her life steeped in dualism: from sacred Eastern spiritual traditions to the exhilarating dance, music and art scenes of the eighties and nineties in New York and San Francisco. At a young age this dichotomy served as both a fertilizer for creativity- and a source of uncertainty in finding her place in the world. Being introduced to yoga and meditation by her mother was the link that bridged this duality and culminated in her co-creating Laughing Lotus Yoga Centers in NYC in 1999 and bringing it to SF in 2007, along with its celebrated style of vinyasa, Lotus Flow.


Jasmine has stood up to injustice since childhood, when she first became aware of the human, animal and environmental suffering. This activism became integral to her personal yoga practice and was also central to Laughing Lotus with Love Saves the Day, the non-profit offshoot of the yoga center. Every month, the studio highlighted a different organization to raise community awareness and funds contributed via donation-based classes. 


She believes yoga is a practice to rewire our brains and disrupt the patterns that breed suffering. By awakening the qualities of love, honesty, courage and service on our mats, we are better equipped to co-create a more loving, caring and just world for *all* people to thrive. 


Jasmine’s classes offer thoughtful and inventive sequencing, soulful music, and physical and emotional intensity with yoga wisdom to create an integrated experience that awakens students’ courage, compassion and joy. By sparking these often-dormant traits, she encourages her students to live a conscious life off the mat to invoke their own healing- and in turn, serve their communities with love. 

Jasmine has studied with many of the great teachers, mystics, and sages in the US and India across yoga’s vast healing traditions, including bhakti, Ayurveda, karma, tantra, yantra, meditation, mantra and vinyasa. Her comprehension of yoga’s spiritual texts and traditions along with her knack of weaving this insight in her classes has made her a highly sought-out international teacher. 

Jasmine lives in San Francisco with her seven-year old daughter Indigo and is passionate about raising conscious, confident kids- and being a mirror to reflect those qualities upon them.  She’s written 2 books that are available online via Bookshop and Amazon: Yoga Body & Mind Handbook and Good Intentions: A Guided Yoga Journal. She also has three seasons of yoga classes available on YogaAnytime here.

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