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@Rewilding the WHEEL
WE WORK AT A CONFLUENCE OF DIVERSE STREAMS OF ANCIENT WISDOM TO HEAL AND EMPOWER, PROVIDING NATURE-CENTERED SERVICES FOR DIRECT KNOWLEDGE, AS WELL AS NEWS AND UPDATES ON BIOCULTURAL DIVERSITY ISSUES
To see humans, healthy, happy and living in harmony and peace, joyfully co-creating a world of flourishing biocultural diversity, in the journey towards enlightenment, where humanity co-exists with all species as the reverent caretakers of the Earth, and nature-based cultures succeed.
- Catalyzing shifts in human’s thought, speech and action towards empowered alignment with Earth and all Life.
- Facilitating transcendental natural healing processes towards living in harmony within ourselves and in the natural world.
- Advocating for diverse nature-centric wisdom and cultural teachings to illuminate the means towards a world of compassionate living.
We are actively engaged in learning and growing because we love and honor the biocultural diversity and are committed to be in service to the self, life’s magnificence, nature based cultures, Earth, and all life specially the future generations of all species.
- To increase human’s companionship with the natural world and nature-based cultural worldviews and life-ways, so that people experience the transformational powers of nature and learn how to nourish and improve these relationships through significant and necessary caring actions in their daily activities and all their interactions with the outer world.
- To increase direct knowledge and experiential awareness of nature within, through fostering, guiding, and supporting, the balanced, joyous, and capable individuals who intelligently have positive influence in the society as a natural expression of their movement towards fulfillment.
- To increase positive shifts in human’s patterns of thought and behavior to embody reverence and respect for all Life and to support organizations and individuals in living more dynamically, consciously and compassionately, cultivating a sense of social responsibility to care for all the relations in the natural world.
- To improve capacity-building in organizations and communities benefiting their people at the most foundational levels of health and well-being and significantly lessening the ecological destructiveness, in a space where healing, growth, and improvement can take place.
- To improve leadership through engendering and supporting a diverse global community that are working together co-creatively in alignment with our vision, mission, values and goals as well as reorienting traditional leadership towards nature-centric paradigm.
- To improve the impact and effectiveness of those movements that are engaging intelligently to stop the tragedy and the extinction that is being inflicted against animals, ecosystems, indigenous cultures, future generations of humans, and the health of all people, such as initiatives that protect wildlife, restore ecosystems, and reduce the destructive impacts of animal agriculture.
- To improve fields of; healthcare with shifting towards a paradigm of natural approach to self-care; spirituality with shifting towards a paradigm of nature-based approach to self-realization; empowerment with shifting towards a paradigm of ecologically-oriented approach to self-actualization; environmentalism with shifting towards a paradigm of universal appreciation for Life and the diverse wisdom of nature-based cultures; business with shifting towards a paradigm of universal respect and responsibility for nature; and development shifting towards a paradigm that regenerate ecological vitality while supporting the resilience of nature-based cultures.
- Wisdom, Healing and Empowerment for Earth and all Life
Yazdan enjoys sharing the love for the manifestations of life and wisdom and spent his adult life learning and practicing spirituality, service and healing both in the Eastern and the Western world.
He was introduced to Transcendental Meditation by his father as a young child and started learning about societies, literature and politics as a teenager. At the age of 17, he left Iran for India and after many life adventures he learned Sudarshan Kriya as taught by Sri Sri Ravi Shankar and started his regular Yoga practice with master Akshar in Bangalore. Yazdan left India after five years for Turkey and studied Hatha Yoga and Mindfulness Meditation with David Cornwell in Cihangir Yoga. Later he started practicing Ashtanga Vinyasa Krama with Ken the Rolfer in Istanbul and continued his practice with Mark Darby, Shankara Darby and Ron Reid in Toronto and Vijay Amar in Goa.
Yazdan studied Yoga philosophy with Dr. Ganesh Rao and learned Ayurvedic foundations and bodywork from Dr. Shashirekha in India. He learned natural and holistic healing and lifestyle using Plant-based, Raw food and Fruitarian diet as well as Mythology, Art Philosophy and Eastern Philosophy including Tao and Zen, from Dr. Mohammad Ahyaee whom he has been learning from and working with closely for over seven years in the field of Biocultural Diversity and governance. Yazdan studied Meditation in Theravada and Zen traditions with Venerable Bhante Debongshi (Buddhananda Bhikkhu) and is currently helping him at Dhammanjali Meditation Centre. Yazdan maintains a regular meditation practice and has practiced and served at many Vipassana Meditation courses as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin in India, Nepal, Iran and Canada.
He studied Osteopathic Manual therapy in 2015 with Dr. Shahin Pourgol at the National Academy of Osteopathy in Toronto and has been practicing since then. He has great interest in Cranial-Sacral, Structural bodywork and Myofascial integration and has benefited from the insightful guidance of many teachers around the world, currently learning from Judah Lyons. Yazdan studied Ecotherapy at Earthbody Institute is continuing his education in the field of Botanical Medicine through the National University of Medical Sciences and in Coaching professionally through Noble Manhattan and Hippocrates Health Institute.
He was initiated to Iranian Tanbur by the foremost master Aliakbar Moradi and is currently studying with his student, Soroush Mosavati in Toronto. Yazdan is learning Sitar and North Indian classical music from Christopher Dicran Hal, Yeshu Bhakta and the disciple of Partha Chatterjee, foremost disciple of sitar master Pt. Nikhil Banerjee. Yazdan also enjoys Australian Aboriginal music and playing the Didgeridoo. He has been learning the Native American Survival and Nature Awareness skills as well as their philosophy and lifestyle at Tracker school under the supervision of Tom Brown Jr. and enjoys his Judo practice at Hayabusakan club with Sensei Justin Chan.