Yoga Awareness Month: Yoga Therapy

Podcast 9

Episode 9

September is International Yoga Awareness Month, which means each episode this month will feature different practices and practitioners of yoga to share with you how and what yoga is a transformative self care practice.  Jasmine Rausch is the founder of ROOT Yoga Therapy, based out of Los Angeles, CA. Jasmine shares with us her struggle to find her passion, her practices of yoga and meditation, ultimately finding her calling as a Yoga Therapist, how she was able to free herself from chronic pain and asthma, and how she approaches healing with others from an integrative medicine approach- addressing the whole person instead of one particular symptom or area of the body.  Listen to hear Jasmine's recommendations for starting your own yoga practice and where you can find Yoga Therapist's near you to explore greater healing.

Jasmine Rausch is a Certified Yoga Therapist based in Los Angeles, California. She received her bachelor’s degree in communication studies from California State University, Northridge and earned her credentials in Clinical Yoga Therapy from Loyola Marymount University, the first and only university accredited in the United States. She is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT) and the National Yoga Alliance (YA). Jasmine’s company ROOT Yoga Therapy has both a private clinical practice and on site corporate yoga therapy programs passionately committed to mind body health. ROOT works 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.  Jasmine and the ROOT team work with a range of chronic health conditions from chronic pain and autoimmune disease to anxiety and depression.

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Some of the most gentle practices are the most powerful.
— Jasmine Rausch, ROOT Yoga Therapy

Topics Discussed in this Episode

  • What is a yoga therapist
  • How a yoga therapist differs from a regular yoga practice
  • Struggle to feel passionate about work and trying to find your calling in life
  • Moving through grief and trauma
  • Using meditation and yoga as healing practices
  • Living with chronic pain and asthma
  • The concept that change and discomfort exist together
  • Influential teachers and mentors
Jasmine Rausch


To learn more about Jasmine and ROOT visit

To stay up to date on yoga therapy tips, research and insights- subscribe to Jasmine's weekly blog “A ROOT Awakening” (

For your daily dose of yoga therapy and to learn quick and easy tools to improving health follow her on IG @rootyogatherapy_

Listeners, Jasmine has graciously offered a free 15- minute consultation. Please contact her at and mention "Awe Stories Podcast on Yoga Therapy" in the inquiry.

Lastly, Jasmine has teamed up with Silly Yogi Apparel (  Listeners can receive 15% off their purchase when using promo code ROOT.

Meditation apps recommended:

  • Headspace
  • Calm

Find a Yoga Therapist near you:

Recommended reading:

  • The Presence Process- Michael Brown
  • A Full Catastrophe Living- Jon Kabot Zin
Jasmine Rausch


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Special thank you to Brendan Mayer for providing the music in our episode.  To find the latest album release Long Story Short, please visit here