Testimonials from local Blogs, Media, & Students
The Friday night couples yoga at Manayunk’s Synergy by Jasmine is sure to strengthen any relationship. Pairs playfully connect while encouraging and supporting each other…
Philadelphia, aptly dubbed the City of Brotherly Love, caters to lovers looking to re-energize their relationships at cultural sites, romantic eateries, outdoor attractions and other swoon-worthy spots. Set out and explore the city’s romantic side with our top date ideas and see what Philadelphia is like after dark.
Best Valentine’s Day Spot by Ardmore-Merion-Wynnewood Patch, and Haverford-Havertown Patch
Throughout Northwest Philadelphia and suburbs, Patch polled readers to find the best place to take someone on Valentine’s Day in our towns and neighborhoods. After a week of voting, the winners have come in.
For the Ardmore Patch, the winner was not a restaurant, or a special, romantic spot for popping the question: rather, it turned out to be couples yoga at the Kalyana Centre, an alternative health facility and wellness center in Ardmore.
You want: To get closer … but your partner is a yoga virgin.
As reviewed in Philadelphia Magazine’s Be Well Philly Date ideas for Valentine’s Day
Try: The beginner couples’ yoga class at Synergy by Jasmine
Why: Even new kids to the mat can learn to deepen their connection with yoga at this no-experience-required couples’ yoga class. You’ll also learn how to connect authentically and encourage and support each other. Finally, time to set aside all distractions and just focus on each other!
“Exactly What Our Relationship Needed” Barbara
We really enjoyed your class today. We will be seeing you more…I can’t wait to tone my body, mind and spirit (not necessarily in that order). I think your class is exactly what our relationship needs too, we needed a way to re-connect. I just graduated and was busy 24-7++. Now I have a business and am busy 24-7+++ so we hardly ever see each other or even have meals together anymore. It was good, quality time with my best friend.
“We really enjoyed the class. It was a gift for our relationship and so badly need. So thank you for your gift of yoga. Because for a (yoga) newbie, my husband really felt comfortable and wished we could have done more. The class you lead last week really touched our spirits which was amazing! And for me partnering is a whole new yogic trip!” Summer
Tried my first couples yoga class and I LOVED IT!!!!! If you enjoy yoga, I definitely recommend giving it a try.
Both the yoga and the meditation brought me so much relaxation. I’ve struggled a lot and am finally coming to letting it all go. I’m so thankful for getting this opportunity for this yoga retreat.
We enjoyed the class and found it relaxing. We both slept like babies last night.
“Relief from my back pain” Alan B
I went to a Synergy by Jasmine event held by the Sustainable Business Network of Philadelphia. I really liked doing partner yoga – I was able to help my partner stretch and also relieve my own strained back. It was a great exercise in physical and spiritual contact!
“A Wonderful Experience” Anna
“Thank you both for the time, the attention and consideration you provided on Saturday evening. I enjoyed myself and felt centered thereafter. You and Michael are doing an excellent job and are offering a wonderful experience.”
“It was simply wonderful. I was very impressed. Thank you and Michael.”
“Looking Forward to our Next Class” Christina
Thank you so much for a wonderful class tonight. It was so nice to relax and connect with my boyfriend through the methods you taught. I am looking forward to the opportunity to revisit the class. I will be in touch to set it up! Thank you again and namaste.
“Thank you so much Jasmine. The class was WONDERFUL. I felt like it was meant just for me. How special I felt. Thank you thank you thank you. I am sending info to my friends about your wonderful class and your special gentle approach. I LOVED IT.” Donna Kelly
MALT STORY -Susan had been receiving the MALT catalogs for years intending to take a course before choosing women’s dance as her first one. Since then, she has taken the gentle yoga class with Jasmine Kaloudis several times. Initially, a friend told her about the course, saying that she loved it. This encouraged Susan to give it a try. She has found it to be the “perfect yoga, with nothing fast… It’s very soothing and calm. I like that it has meditation in it.”
Susan, who has rods and screws in her back, uses the techniques learned in the class to stretch properly at home. She says of the courses, “When you come out of class you feel so light. It’s so good.” Susan likewise has praise for her instructor: “Jasmine is very proactive and in touch with us. She’s wonderful.” She hopes to continue taking classes in the future.
I just wanted to let you know how much I’m enjoying this class. I have extremely tight muscles and joints and have tried yoga twice before, but this is the first time I’ve been able to stay with the class. Although I still have miles to go, and my knees won’t cooperate with certain poses, I am so thankful I found your class. Paula Boffa-Taylor
Apr 25, 2012
Great Yoga Classes for Beginners. Jasmine’s yoga classes are relaxed and comfortable. She teaches to the level of all the students in the class so the poses are accessible to everyone and no one is left out. Jasmine is a kind and patient teacher who is committed to the growth of each student. She also plays a great mix of music during her classes! Cindy