Yoga is more than just postures…it’s a whole approach to life.

Are you ready to start your authentic yoga journey?

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To deepen your practice, understand the principles

To understand the principles, contemplate the teachings

To contemplate the teachings, examine your life.

where yoga meets art & science

develop a transformative practice - on and off the mat.

Zamir’s 8 Limbs training is a wealth of information that is accessible and relevant to all with texts, discussion, and asanas to help incorporate the teachings. Yoga teachers who have learned about the 8 limbs of yoga in their training can find a renewed understanding; students who are new to the practice can find a clear introduction to the concepts. I highly recommend this course.
— Ally - Yoga Teacher and School Instructor

A multi-DISCIPLINARY IMMERSION

The best of Ancient Spiritual Tradition & Modern Science

Over 2,500 years ago, the Indian sage Patanjali defined eight components, or “limbs” as the blueprint for the yoga journey. He condensed the Indian yogic tradition into an open-ended system for cultivating ethical character, training the mind and realizing the Self.

we build on the yogic blueprint

In this workshop, we approach yoga as an evolving system integrating the contributions, teachings, and insights of many contemporary experts in the fields of hatha yoga, cognitive psychology, biology and neuroscience. To aid in this exploration, you’ll receive a unique 8 limbs study deck from the Mystic Yogi Oracle (developed by Zamir in artistic collaboration with Paola Vega and Xeu Jean). This deck is designed to be your companion on the journey, making yoga philosophy inspiring and easy to learn.

a pre-release of this 8 limbs deck is only available for students in the course

A session of yogic postures, breathing & meditation is followed with scientific discussion and personal reflection to deepen your understanding of the practice - integrating what we’ve learned, applying the principles and harvesting insights.

By the end you’ll become confident in the importance of your practice and the transformative benefits it brings to your life.

I gained a deeper connection to my steady and peaceful centre, and learnt tools along the path of self-discovery.
Zamir’s guidance & wisdom was beautifully poised to deliver this content like a precious jewl,
and his heart is purely wanting to share this offering with others.
A true gift.
— Leni - Graphic designer and farmer
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Journey as a collective to heal, grow and find your flow.

An oracle to guide your journey

All the answers are inside of you

Studying and applying yoga philosophy is no easy task - the concepts can be challenging to grasp and they must be integrated if we wish to apply them our daily life. 16 cards from the Mystic Yogi Oracle cover the entire 8 limbs, making yoga philosophy easy to learn with:

  • Symbolic art that activates hidden connections in the subconscious

  • Stimulating questions to make the philosophy relevant in your life

  • Guided contemplations and suggested practices

  • Spiritual stories that convey the deeper meanings behind the concepts

The oracle set will help guide you from within as the study of yoga teachings becomes a journey uniquely your own. Following this urban immersion, the oracle will continue to guide and connect you with the insights and knowledge you experienced over the weekend.

 
 

Illuminate obstacles. Activate intuition. Find the path forward

Zamir leads with intuition, gently guiding us into developing more fully - whether it’s a posture, a breathing routine, or a meditation session. His unique ability to deliver all this along with Sufi poetry and the soothing music is an enchanting experience. It’s unlike any yoga class or workshop I’ve ever attended. He truly creates a container for healing, connecting, and learning.
— Sabrina - Behavioral scientist

Saturday, July 6th : 10am - 6pm

Sunday, July 7th : 9am - 5pm

Venue: What Lab (1814 Pandora st.)

Investment

$225 Super Early Bird (Before June 15th)

$250 Early Registration (Before july 1st)

$295 full price

(Registration includes an 8 limbs ‘mystic yogi’ oracle set)

For Interac email : zamirdhanji@gmail.com

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atha yogānuśāsanam.
With prayers for divine blessings, now begins an exposition of the sacred art of yoga.
— Patanjali

Discover the 8 limbs

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Yama

Yama are the observances that establish harmony and caring for others. The intent is to live in such a way that the practice and study of yoga bears fruit.

Simple reflective exercises reveal the intelligence of yogic ethics and how we benefit from following them. Through self-examination we can proceed with both faith and reason as we apply them to our lives.

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Niyama

Niyama are the observances that establish harmony within ourselves. If our soil is dry and lacking minerals, nothing can grow. Following these observances ensures the integrity and richness of the soil - our body, speech and mind.

Patanjali indicates that following the niyama is essential for success in yoga, and he clearly states the outcome of embracing them as part of our practice.

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Asana

Patanjali defines asana as a steady, comfortable posture. This primarily refers to a seated position used in the meditative inquiry involved in Raja Yoga. However, in Hatha Yoga it refers to any position being assumed in the practice.

We will explore asana as a means for uniting body and mind, working with a simple yet powerful practice for exploring essential movement principles.

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Pranayama

Pranayama is the discipline of the breath. Prana also refers to energy, thus pranayama also refers to the practices that refine and direct energy in the body.

Prana is the bridge between the physical and psychic in the practice of Raja Yoga. We will explore it as a means for healing and energizing, as well as establishing equilibrium in both body and mind.

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Pratyahara

Pratyahara means gaining mastery over external influences. This is achieved through disciplined engagement of our senses. Because we have allowed our senses to run wild for so long, the beginning of this process usually requires a withdrawal from them.

Thought experiments will be introduced that will allow you to practice and appreciate the importance of this limb of Raja Yoga.

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Dharana

Dharana means to develop one-pointed concentration. Without concentration there is no way to direct the tremendous potential of the mind - the energy we need for meditative inquiry is harnessed through concentrative practice.

Exercises for developing concentration will be given, as well as tips for how to maintain focus once we start without becoming tense.

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Dhyana

Dhyana is translated as absorptive contemplation or meditation - a state where a continuous flow of a single thought-form or awareness is held in the mind.

Dhyana is aided by all the preceeding limbs, but this is also where the science and art of meditation converge. We will draw upon the teachings of great meditation masters who provide guidance on this limb and how to engage whole-heartedly in the practice ourselves.

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Samadhi

Samadhi is the state of oneness - in its ultimate expression the distinction between the seer and the seen disappears. It’s described as stages of meditative absorption where we become increasingly integrated with the Cosmos.

There is no adequate way to encapsulate Samadhi in words. If you are blessed you will receive a glimpse -nonetheless you will leave with a systematic process of yoga designed to lead you this state of consciousness.


further reading

Read Zamir’s article titled A Vision of Yoga for Our Time for a deeper understanding of yoga’s role in global transformation.

About your guide

Zamir has been an avid student of yoga, mysticism, mythology and modern science for over a decade. Over the last eight years he’s studied meditation and buddhist logic under the guidance of Wisdom Master Maticintin, completed his Chakra Yoga Training with David Goulet, and spent many years traveling to sacred sites for guidance and deepened practice.

He is currently a lead instructor for the Langara College Yoga Teacher Training Program and teaches regular classes and workshops in Vancouver.

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Practice is the path to perfection.
Flow is focus without tension.
Yoga is union with the present moment.
Realization the fulfilment of life’s goal.
— Zamir