In this time of transition, upheaval and uncertainty, the medicine and wisdom of yoga is deeply needed. As teachers and practitioners, our role and responsibility in helping people find balance, attunement and sanity is greater than ever before.
The Inner Path Yoga Tour is about re-connecting to the powerful teachings of yoga through both its cultural and scientific dimensions
In this workshop, we approach yoga as an evolving system by synthesizing the contributions, teachings, and insights of many contemporary experts in the fields of hatha yoga with discoveries in somatic psychology and biology.
A session of yogic postures, breathing & meditation is followed with discussion and personal reflection to deepen your understanding of the practice – integrating what we’ve learned, applying the principles and harvesting insights.
Through story, song, poetry and dialogue, you will be drawn into the land of yoga and learn how to voyage it with new eyes. Zamir masterfully weaves the history and mythology of yoga into a rich tapestry for the imagination, accompanied by mantras with their translations and poetry from sacred texts.
We will reference both classical yoga texts like the Bhagavad Gita and the yoga sutras, as well as all yogic art from The Inner Path: Yoga Philosophy Practice Deck developed by Zamir.
This is a heart opening experience which brings everyone into a field of participation and wonder. By the end, we bind the sacred web between tradition and modernity to catch a vision of yoga for our time
Length: 2 hours
Current Tour Stops
Ganges yoga studio, Salt Spring Island / 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Open Door Yoga, Commercial Drive, Vancouver / 5 – 7 pm
Open Door Yoga, Commercial Drive, Vancouver / 1 – 5 pm
Everyday People Yoga, Ashland, OR / 7 – 9 pm
Near East Yoga, Portland, OR/ 9am-11am/ Donation
Everyday People Yoga, Ashland, OR / 2 – 6 pm
Jan 22nd (2023)
Clar-i-Tea, Edmonton, AB / 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Meet The Facilitator: Zamir Dhanji
Zamir’s hatha yoga training was influenced by a number of teachers – particularly Swami Sivananda and Donna Farhi – and he completed his 500 hr teacher training under David Goulet in Chakra Yoga. This approach provides a holistic understanding of the body-mind system rooted in modern science…which also corroborates the knowledge of ancient yogis.
He served as an instructor in yoga asana, pranayama, meditation and yoga philosophy for the Langara College yoga teacher training program, teaching both in Vancouver and internationally. He’s trained in Compassionate Inquiry, a somatic-based psychotherapy developed by Dr. Gabor Mate, which informs his healing work as both a yoga teacher and holistic counselor.
He has co-created a program for healing attachment trauma called “Patterns to Presence”, with behavioural scientist Sabrina Lakhani.
He studies Ati-Yoga under Wisdom Master Maticintin, founder of HUMUH : Clear Mind Buddhism and his spiritual teacher for the last decade, spending extended periods in the monastery studying meditation, buddhist logic and doing karma yoga.
In 2020 he founded Mystic Yogi and published The Inner Path, a yoga philosophy practice deck with stunning art and contemporary guidance for yoga seekers looking to integrate the 8 limbs of yoga into their life.
Yogic Teachings Explored
Articles by Zamir
3 months in a Buddhist Monastery
This summer I lived in a Buddhist monastery for three months. When I tell this to most people their first reaction is that I’ve sentenced
Evolution of Revolution
To include all of life and its possibilities we must harmonize the differences and divisions within ourselves, and it starts with the masculine and feminine energies within us. Tending to this task is a labour of love and it’s absolutely integral to the evolution of revolution on earth.
A Guide for Meeting your Guru
There are numerous stories from spiritual lore of the fated encounters between Guru and Disciple — many aspirants on the spiritual path hunger to one day meet their guru. But the journey it takes to prepare us to recognize and follow an authentic Guru cannot be planned. We must walk the journey for it to become our own.
A Vision of Yoga for our Time
The growth of yoga is actually a forerunner in what appears to be a global phenomenon involving the return and appreciation of indigenous ways of knowing. How we treat yoga now can set a tone for our ability to recognize the roots and fruits of indigenous wisdom traditions and incorporate them with skillful means in a modern context.