The Wisdom & Yoga of the Upanishads

With Jasmine Tarkeshi

Join Jasmine Tarkeshi

Join Jasmine Tarkeshi, co-founder of Laughing Lotus Yoga Centers and now, Body and Soul Yoga Collective for a 25 hour advanced Yoga Training focusing on the path of wisdom or Jana Yoga through the inspiring Vedic teachings of the Upanishads and practices for self realization taught in Patanjali's Yoga Sutras and Sri Nisragata Maharaj in the classic text "I am that".  Perfect for yoga teachers looking for inspiration and wanting to share a deeper understanding of yoga with their students or for yogis who want to experience more meaning, depth, joy, and freedom through their practice of yoga. 


Through her decades of dedicated practice and teaching, Jasmine will lead you on a powerful, practical and creative journey of self discovery and discipline through an exploration of the exquisite stories of the Upanishads, meaning "to sit near" where the profound philosophical teachings of the vedas are brought to life through daily experiences and dialogues between human beings. 


Through these conversations between teacher and student, father and son, husband and wife and even a boy with death the eternal questions of: "Who am I? Where did I come from? Why am I here? Where am I going?", are expressed over and over again in the phrase Tat Tvam Asi, "Thou Art That", meaning we already are what we seek and what we want to become; we have to realize it. But we cannot realize what we already are and what we want to become without doing the personal work to discover who we are as opposed to who we think we are - which leads to suffering. The Upanishads encourage us to explore our inner landscape through interaction with the characters who are doing the same thing and untangle the untruth from the truth.


There is something for everyone!

Each Sunday will begin with a 2 hours workshop focusing on a different element of the Upanishads and the exploration of: Who Am I?

You can join us for a 2 hour workshop on any of these Sundays or all, to dive deeper join us for one full day of immersion, or if you feel curious enough to go even deeper, then join us for the whole 4 weeks of a 25 Hrs Advanced teacher training.

Daily Schedule for those attending a full day / training:
2 Hours of Asana based workshop
A short break
2 Hours Philosophy discussions
Personal Self Reflective questions and journaling.
Breakout rooms to share in satsang /  community
Mantra, Mudras and meditation practices
Weekly recorded 30 minutes practices to keep you engaged


​Tantra 4 Day Teacher Training

Our 4 day Tantra Teacher Training will be an exploration of Tantra’s 10 great wisdom through practice, theory and self inquiry. You will learn to recognize the sacred teachings of every aspect of life and simple daily rituals to incorporate into your practice. This training will also be an exploration of the teachings in the great Tantric and yogic texts; The Shiva Samhita and The Hatha Yoga Pradipika where the body is honored as a microcosm of the macrocosm though which we return to our beautifully balanced state.


Let’s  plunge into the world of Tantra to inspire and empower you on your Path to a lifetime of health and happiness.

Through this training with Jasmine you will learn to incorporate Tantra’s basic principles into your practice, teaching and life.


  • An exploration of Tantra’s great wisdoms, or the Maha Vidya through a daily live zoom 90 minute Vinyasa class, 3 hour interactive and dynamic Philosophy session and recorded content and journaling to inspire your week between sessions.

  • Discover how these wisdoms are represented in the body, mind and spirit, their particular approach to self-realization and how they challenge us to look deeper into life.

  • How to weave this wisdom through your practice and teaching.

  • Yantra coloring and meditation with accompanying mantras.


Morning Master Classes

The Morning Practices each day will each be  a Master Vinyasa Class invoking the Art and Soul of Tantra Yoga and the  tantric super powers, the Mahavidya, the great wisdoms. Through Movement, Mantra, Mudra and Meditation and Yoga’s rich heritage of Hindu Mythology, we will learn to spiritualize all our human experiences.


These classes will be creative expressions of Vinyasa Krama, which means " wise progression " where each asana is a preparation for the next. As we nourish each part of ourselves from root to crown, with breath, movement and intention, we awaken to our spiritual anatomy through our physical anatomy and unlock and unblock our creative potential to heal and transform . Join us on this journey of discovery and self-exploration that balances every part of our selves and our lives and integrates mind, body and spirit to help us live more fully. Perfect for yoga teachers looking for inspiration and wanting to share this enlivened and transformative practice with their students and wants to experience more depth, joy, and freedom through their practice of yoga.


Dates, Times, Costs



Sunday May 15th, 22nd, 29th & June 5th


EB By May 1st
$55 Per Masterclass / $69 Afterwards

* Classes will be recorded. A link will be sent for each class you enroll to & will be available to view for 7 days.

**10% Discount if you book more than 1 day



Sunday May 15th, 22nd, 29th & June 5th


EB By May 1st 
$190 for all 4 /
$235 Afterwards

* Classes will be recorded. A link will be sent for each class after it is finished & will be available to view for 7 days.


Sunday May 15th, 22nd, 29th & June 5th


EB By May 1st 

$200 for 1 full day/ $230 Afterwards


* Each day will be recorded. A link will be sent at the end of the day & will be available to view for 7 days.

**10% Discount if you book more than 1 day



Sunday May 15th, 22nd, 29th & June 5th


EB By May 1st 

$650 for full TT/
$725 Afterwards


* Each day will be recorded. A link will be sent at the end of each day & will be available to view for 7 days.



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.