Jazmin, when not teaching or practicing yoga, is also a surfer, former circus acrobat, and artist. Thanks to her mother, who insisted she do yoga, Jazmin is a yogini of many years. Her early introduction to yoga as a young child has taught her the importance of caring for the body and cultivating an open, positive mind. Jazmin's dedication to yoga and teaching comes out of her curiosity and wonder about the body-mind connection and how that relates to life. She believes that by practicing yoga holistically, we can deepen the connection with ourselves, the people around us, and the natural world we are a part of.
Jazmin studied and completed her initial 200-hour teacher training with master teachers, Ganga White and Tracy Rich. More recently, she completed a 100-hour advanced teacher training in New York City with world-renowned master teachers, Colleen Saidman and Rodney Yee. Since then, another 50-hour advanced training, this time as a mentor. Jazmin considers Rodney and Colleen her primary teachers and has studied with them since she was a teenager. Jazmin’s committed exploration of what it means to live a wholesome, fulfilling life continues to evolve, be refined, fold and unfold alongside her students.
Jazmin's classes reflect the deep connection she has to the ocean and lessons learned at the fringe of the sea, remaining present to the breath, the natural state of impermanence, and the underlying rhythms of the unknown. Awareness, alignment, strength, and flexibility are woven into fluid, inspired sequences, strong flow or restorative classes, motivating an inner exploration of body, mind, and spirit. Students have the opportunity to move and energize, breathe, and restore, cultivating a safe and perceptive practice for all abilities.
Jazmin teaches public studio and private classes. You can visit Jazmin teaching in sunny California at Yoga Soup in Santa Barbara, and at UCSB in the Rec Classes. Or contact her to book a private session! For a full schedule of classes go to the schedule tab. Check out her yoga life by the sea on instagram @jazminmentyoga