This is a 200-hour program certified by Yoga Alliance, the industry standard. For more information about
the certification process and standards, visit www.yogaalliance.org .
Minimum 1 year of regular yoga practice. It is recommended that you have practiced at Laughing Lotus
Yoga Center before and have a basic familiarity with Lotus Flow.
If you find you need to withdraw from the program before the first day of the first month of training , a
$500 processing fee will be assessed. No refunds will be issued on or after this date. If you decide for any
reason to quit the program on or after this date, you are responsible for the full cost.
Payment plans are available for a $200 fee. The payment arrangement schedule is as follows:
● $1200 deposit due by the first day of the first month of training
● $1100 due by the middle of the course (for Fall, October 20; for Spring, XXXX)
● $1100 due by the second to last week of the course (for Fall, December 10; for Spring, XXXX)
This plan allows you to make payments during the course of the program. You will not be eligible to take
the final exam or receive a Teacher Teaching Certificate until tuition is paid in full. If for any reason you
drop out of the training before full payment is made, you will be held responsible for the full tuition.
Jasmine Bio (insert above under Who will I learn from)
Jasmine Tarkeshi is the co-founder of Laughing Lotus Yoga Centers in New York City and San
Francisco, and co-creator of the Lotus Flow style and Laughing Lotus Yoga School. Jasmine has been a
devoted student of the ancient transformative practices of yoga for almost 25 years, and is a master
teacher with 18+ years of experience. She has shared her joy, wisdom and passion for yoga with
students around the world.
Born into a mystical tradition, she was raised in the Tibetan Buddhist teachings of Chogyam Trungpa
Rinpoche by her mother and teacher, Alice Tarkeshi. Jasmine has had the honor of studying with
many of the great teachers, saints, sages, mystics, masters and madmen of yoga’s vast healing
traditions of Integral Yoga, Sivananda, Kundalini, Iyengar, vinyasa, bhakti, aryuveda, karma, tantra,
yantra, meditation and mantra. But it was the great contemporary masters Sharon Gannon and David
Life who truly turned her on to being a yogi in the world living in NYC in the 1990’s, where she also met
her creative partner Dana Flynn and SadGuru Ammchi, Mata Amritanandamayima, to whom she owes
Jasmine’s vast knowledge of yogic texts and the world’s great spiritual traditions and her ability to
weave this wisdom throughout her classes has made her a highly sought-after teacher both nationally
and internationally, and has earned her the moniker “Yogapedia.”
Jasmine’s teachings come from a lifetime of spiritual exploration, creative expression, and the
blessings and inevitable difficulties of daily life. Her classes combine the dharma of yoga philosophy
and allied traditions, mantra, thoughtful inventive sequencing, soulful music, physical and emotional
intensity as well as wisdom and humor to create a challenging, integrated yogic experience that
awakens us and brings forth our natural qualities of courage, compassion and joyful energy. By
bringing out these inherent, dormant qualities, Jasmine helps her students to live an authentic,
conscious, happy and healthy life both on and off the mat so that they may feel better, live better, and
better heal and serve the world.
Jasmine believes that all beings have the right to be happy and free, and she has devoted her life to
help bring this about by bridging yoga and activism. Jasmine has worked with many non-profits and
continues to actively serve through her beloved seva program, Love Saves the Day, through which,
each month, a portion of Lotus profits go to a different organization.
Jasmine has been featured in many magazines and newspapers including Yoga Journal, Elle, The New
York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Body & Soul, Origins and Common Ground, and has appeared in
a host of television and radio appearances such as Anderson Cooper’s 360, Australia’s ABC Radio
National and AMEX commercial and print campaigns. Jasmine’s first book, Yoga Body & Mind
Handbook: Easy Poses and Guided Meditation for Perfect Peace Wherever You Are , was published in
2017. Her newest form of inspiration comes from her daughter Indigo Lila.