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, Power, Vinyasa, Kundalini, and Sivananda) 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 yoga studies faculty at George Washington University, advising yoga teachers in training. She also directs the yoga teacher training programs at the Washington, D.C.-based yoga studio collective she founded, Yoga District, where she founded five community-based yoga studios and leads trauma-sensitive 200-hour teacher training programs.
Jasmine Chehrazi 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 a continuing education yoga program advisor to yoga teacher trainees and experienced yoga teachers, it’s Jasmine Chehrazi's goal to skillfully share yoga’s teachings and assist other instructors in doing the same.