C-IAYT | E-RYT
Certified yoga therapist based in Los Angeles, California. Inspired by and trained in the tradition of T.K.V. Desikachar.
Specialized in working with a range of chronic health conditions from chronic pain and autoimmune disease to anxiety and depression.
BS Communication Studies
California State University, Northridge
Clinical Yoga Therapy
Loyola Marymount University
National Yoga Alliance (YA)
International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).
“Jasmine Rausch is a shining star graduate of the Yoga Therapy Rx Program at Loyola Marymount University.”–Dr. Larry Payne Ph.D
A Personal Journey
Throughout my childhood I struggled with severe asthma (and encountered pneumonia 4 times) and as a teen, that was coupled with horrible chronic back pain. I would rate my pain as 8+/10 on most days. After seeing numerous back specialist and getting a CAT scan, no one could find anything structurally wrong with my body. That’s when I decided to take matters into my own hands and dive heavily into a therapeutic yoga practice focusing solely on rehabilitating my back. I had no idea that in addition, my asthma symptoms would dramatically improve which would catapult my lung strength into “off the charts” territory. I was learning and moving my body in a whole way, which immediately improved my pain level and posture.
Yoga not only made me more aware of my physical body, but also brought my attention to the other areas of my life that may have been contributing to my pain, like my work and past traumas. It took discipline and commitment, but about a year later I was walking around pain free for the first time since I could remember. This practice became a way of life as I found myself returning to yoga to help manage my stress and mental well-being.
I practiced for 10 years before heading into my first teacher training. Through this experience, I discovered the Clinical Yoga Therapy Program at Loyola Marymount University (the only university accredited program of its kind), and as they say, “the rest is history.”
Since completing the yoga therapy program and gaining clinical experience working with chronic pain patients at the Venice Family Clinic – Simms/Mann Health and Wellness center, my passion for this field has grown even greater. I have witnessed how yoga therapy weaves seamlessly into contemporary western medicine, resulting in a more well-rounded patient care program and improved quality of life. I am committed to my journey as a lifelong student, continually researching, learning and sharpening my craft.
ROOT Yoga Therapy has a private clinical practice and comprehensive on site corporate yoga therapy offerings. We work with individuals and organizations to create specific plans, educate on how environmental and lifestyle factors contribute to overall health and share tools to improve well-being and quality of life. Our corporate programs are specifically designed to meet organization goals while tackling our individual needs.
Whether it’s work/home balance, stress on the job or managing pain, we (as a society) are struggling with our health and wellbeing and are unaware of the power we possess to facilitate our own healing. Yoga therapy can help improve and even eradicate symptoms of severe chronic health conditions — including, chronic pain and stress, asthma, cancer, autoimmune disease, anxiety and depression. My role as a yoga therapist and educator is to give my clients tools that can be learned and easily integrated into their daily lives in order to promote and support their body’s natural repair system. To achieve this, my clients are scheduled for private weekly sessions.
My gratitude extends to my most influential teachers
Dr. Larry Payne, Ph.D.
Mentor, Founding Director of Yoga Therapy Rx and Prime of Life Yoga programs, Founder of Samata International, Co-Author of Yoga Therapy RX, Yoga for Dummies, and Yoga Therapy and Integrative Medicine.
Dr. Rick Morris
Founder and Director of the Morris Spinal Stenosis and Disc Center.
Founder of the Breathing Project and Co-Author of Yoga Anatomy.
Amy Wheeler Ph.D.
Professor of Kinesiology, C-IAYT, and Mentor.
Dr. Lori Rubenstein Fazzio, DPT, PT, MAppSc, C-IAYT
Mentor and Founder of Mosaic Physical Therapy.
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