Tarik Thami


Workshop Zane meets Ashtanga:


In the Ashtanga practice, our object of meditation is the tristhana or three places of attention (drishti, asana and breath). In the Zen tradition initially the objects of mediation are conveniently enough the very same. I have found that when one begins to feel the desire to begin a sitting practice that these two practices integrate nearly perfectly and are in essence one and the same. You will learn simple techniques for extended sitting, some classic Zen parables and leave with an overview of how to integrate this traditional Zen based approach with a regular Ashtanga practice.




Tarik began exploring different forms of yoga in the early 1990’s. In 1994 he was introduced to the Ashtanga yoga system. It was precisely what he had been looking for and from that point on he has been dedicated to the system and to deepening his practice. Tarik has practiced Ashtanga yoga for over 20 years and over the last 16 years he has studied with his primary teachers Sri K.Pattabhi. Jois and his grandson R. Sharath Jois. He visits Mysore, Indian annually to continue his studies and practice and was blessed teach by Pattabhi Jois in 2005 and certified in 2012.


Tarik currently teaches all over the world but his heart and home is at his daily morning Mysore class in Shibuya, Tokyo. Tarik is committed to teaching the traditional Ashtanga practice as taught by Pattabhi jois and providing students with an ideal environment for them to discover the beauty and power of their own practice of yoga.