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Seven advice of Rumi -
  • In generosity and helping others be like the river.
  • In compassion and grace be like the sun.
  • In concealing others' faults be like the night.
  • In anger and fury be like the dead.
  • In modesty and humility be like the soil.
  • In tolerance be like the ocean.
  • Either you appear as you are or be as you appear.


Yoga Chista
With more than 20 years of experience, Afsaneh is not only a seasoned yoga instructor, but she also adopts yogic techniques in her approach to healing and therapy.

Afsaneh's desire to help others ignited at university while she was studying Guidance and Counselling in Iran, and cultivated during her further studies of Social Work in the UK.

In discovering Yoga, Afsaneh identified the possibility to bring the worlds of health and healing together.

Her love affair with yoga led her to completing the YogaWorks 500-hour Teacher Training and tens of other professional workshops under the supervision of the industry's most respected names.

Afsaneh opened the doors of her Yoga Chista studio in the skirts of the Alborz mountains north of Tehran' then continue with and has since.


Teacher Training
  • Certified for 500 hours of Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training with Yoga Arts, Indonesia (Approved by the world renowned Yoga Alliance
  • Certified for 200 hours of Vinyasa Flow Teacher Training - Inland College of Yoga, India
  • Certified as a Yoga instructor - Sport for all Federation, Iran
  • Yoga for pregnancy training with whYoga, UK 
  • Yoga for children training with Rainbow Kids Yoga, UK
  • Yoga as Therapy training with Yoga Campus with Doug Keller, UK
  • Purna Yoga Teacher training with Aadil Palkhivala - Yoga Campus, UK
  • Yin Yoga Training with Simon Low in Turkey
  • Hands on adjustment with David Keill in UK
  • Certified for Ayurveda body treatment - Sivananda Centre, Bahamas
  • Reiki First Degree-trained, Iran
  • Chakra Healing-trained - Body Brain Healing Fitness, UK
  • Sankalpa Workshop: Setting the Intention for Lasting Change with Katsina Repka, UK
  • Iyengar Yoga workshop with Uday Bhosale, UK
  • Ashtanga Yoga with Kino McGregor and Tim Feldman - Purple Valley, India
  • Restorative Yoga, UK
  • Yin Yang Yoga with Simon Low, two weeks in Turkey 
  • Shiva Rea charity fund raising
  • 5-week Inner Yoga training - Sinvananda, Bahamas:
    • Deepening Asana, Pranayama, and Meditation Practices
    • Yoga and the Art of *Compassionate Communications
    • Opening the Healing, Yoga Therapy for Pain Relief
    • Unity and diversity, Letting our inner light shine
  • One-month Hatha Yoga and Tai Chi - Mountain Yoga Center, China
  • Tibetan Yantra Yoga with John Renshaw, UK
  • Tai chi and Ki Gong, UK
  • Vinyasa Workshop with Lucy Roberts, UAE
  • Dahn Yoga practice - Brain Wave Vibration Centre, UK
  • Yin Yoga - Bliss Yoga, Morocco
  • 2 month-long retreat: Hatha Yoga, Laughing Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Kirya Yoga, Yoga for Eyes , and Aqua Yoga -- Jindal Nature Cure, India
  • Kundalini Yoga with Henegama Mannage Sarathhandra, Sri Lanka
  • Walking and sitting mediation training - Buddhapadipa temple, UK
  • 2 months of practicing Iyengar - Kare Centre, India
  • Bali Spirit Festival
  • Indian culture and Philosophy of Yoga (certificate obtained) - Parmarath Niketan Ashram, India
  • The Five Tibetan Rites with Vicky Oliver - Whyoga,UK"

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