Jasmine Chehrazi is founder of Yoga Activist, a nonprofit outreach organization dedicated to improving accessibility and trauma sensitivity in yoga and mindfulness instruction. She has trained with teachers from a wide variety of yoga traditions, including dharma yoga, power yoga, vinyasa yoga, Kundalini Yoga, and Sivananda Yoga, and has taught students of diverse backgrounds, from homeless shelter residents to White House staff.
In her role as a yoga educator, Chehrazi serves on the faculty at George Washington University, advising yoga teachers in training. She also directs the yoga teacher training programs at the Washington DC-based yoga studio collective she founded, Yoga District. She believes yoga instructors have a responsibility to adapt their classes with sensitivity to individual student needs, while also dealing with the realities of group instruction and honoring the integrity of their yoga tradition. As an advisor in continuing education yoga programs, her goal is to skillfully share yoga’s teachings and assist other instructors in doing the same.