I fell in love with Chair Yoga the moment I first saw it demonstrated by Yogini Kaliji, the internationally acclaimed founder of TriYoga, over 20 years ago. The sequences can be adapted for anyone needing the extra support of a chair, or for those on an airplane, at the office, or pregnant. I began teaching Chair Yoga classes at senior centers, hospitals, health clubs, corporations and to private clients in addition to my full schedule of TriYoga Classes.
Chair sequences follow the TriYoga principles of relaxation-in-action, wave-like spinal movements and economy of motion, and develop a smooth, rhythmical breath. The result is greater freedom in the body, improved circulation, increased flow of energy and a calmer mind.
The practice is fun and easy to follow, and suitable for students all levels. I offer Chair Yoga classes, workshops and teacher trainings.
I first became interested in preparing food as a young child. It fascinated me—it was like playtime to be with my mom in the kitchen.
Right after high school, I attended the Cabrillo College Culinary Arts and Hospitality program. In the late '70s i started working for Holzman and Daw Catering. This brought me to work for
Patricia's Catering in Belmont, CA, and then eventually I set out on my own, catering for friends.
I was introduced to plant-based diet in 1983 by Yogini Kaliji, a worldwide vegan pioneer. This changed my life—I shifted to vegan meals right away. What could be better than a plant-based diet full of nutrition, super foods and everything the body needs to be healthy and thrive?
For the past 35 years I have continued to develop my plant-based culinary skills and knowledge. I love to share kitchen tips and vegan recipes, and help anyone improve their health, their diet and their energy through plant-based foods. I have held many food preparation classes and helped to bring vegan meals to TriYoga retreats and events. In 2017 I completed a two-week dessert course and received a certificate from the Mathew Kenny Culinary Academy. I am currently enrolled at Pure Joy Culinary Academy, working toward a Level One Chef Certification.
Choosing vegan was the best choice I could make for the animals, the planet, and my own health. Thank You Kaliji ~ You are a visionary.
Eighteen years ago I signed up for TriYoga with Jasmin. I had low expectations because of my fibromyalgia and all the debilitating stuff that goes with it. Surprisingly, I had good results from the stretching exercises. Today I am still doing try-yoga and swear it has helped me attain a much higher level of health. It’s what keeps me going and makes me happy. Thank you, Jasmin.
Following the loss of my husband, a friend invited me to try out Jasmin's TriYoga Chair class. I was understandably tied up in knots, barely able to bend or relax. The gentle stretching and bending combined with chair yoga brought about remarkable changes to my flexibility and health. Jasmin made sure we didn't injure ourselves, and I am grateful to have had her as a teacher!
Jasmin cannot be overlooked in any instance due to her complete understanding of who you are and helping you with your ability in doing Yoga.
Santa Cruz, CA
Jasmin Jinn is the greatest Yoga instructor I have ever seen. Jasmin is considerate of age and personality of her clients. I can assure you that she is terribly missed here at our facility in Santa Cruz. It has taken a long time to get used to other, less concerned
Yoga instructors at this time.
“Jasmin has a very special talent for helping people learn to work through the limitations of their bodies. She understands how to use partial poses to incrementally work up to being able to do the full pose as range of motion increases. She recognizes and accommodates the special needs of each individual. We lost a very special teacher when she moved away from our community.”
David and Cyn Baskin
Santa Cruz, CA