Jafar Alexander

Reston, VA
United States
Average: 5.0 of 5 stars

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A simple human being doing his best to carry the torch of intelligence in all things yoga. With the understanding that the system works just the way it is.


“I believe that practice is what happens on the mat, and yoga is what happens in life”.

Jafar's belief is “Yoga is yoga. No need to complicate it, it's quite simple. Breathe, move, and find your way to silence. Everything you need to know is right Atha!" His devoted study of Yoga has made him a multi-dimensional teacher who is able to playfully weave stories with expert sequencing and thoughtful philosophical inquiry all in one asana, making his classes what he likes to call "Yogasanas- keeping the Yoga in the Asana!"

Jafar uses his diverse and comprehensive understanding of the yogic tradition to guide practitioners in individual sessions, group classes, weekend workshops, master classes, and teacher training programs. Jafar’s energy and presence brings yoga theory to life as he encourages yogis/yoginis to find space, allowing for movement, which leads to freedom from attachment. He truly shares his yoga practice and passion through a connected journey of self-awareness, conscious breath, and physical strength.

Jafar has a unique range of influence from fellow yogins such as Mohan, Kelly McGonigal, Cora Wen, Richard Rosen, Doug Keller, and Maryam Ovissi. Jafar is a Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance at the E-500 hr level. He is the Director of the 200 hr BelovedYoga Flow Teacher Training and co-leads the BelovedYoga School, 500 & 800 hr programs. In Summer 2014, Jafar helped expand the BelovedYoga School to Europe and will continue to offer workshops and training abroad and at his schedule at


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Very Friendly
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Frequent Adjustments
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Very Experienced
On the Wild Side
Safety Oriented
Body Focused
Very Spiritual


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Jafar is the kind of teacher who creates a following but without the ego that others as charismatic as he is tend to have. His practice and classes range from contemplative and gentle to experimental and highly physically challenging. He has a deeply encouraging persona and is masterful at sequencing and transitions. I've been practicing with him ever since he came to Beloved Yoga and I never fail to leave class anticipating my next opportunity to share with him. He is wonderful at helping students to heal while still practicing after injuries, and always has his students' best interests at heart. Jafar is deeply marinated in the philosophy of yoga and makes the spiritual side of the practice accessible to even the least experienced yogis.