Semir’s introduction to yoga and cannabis occurred simultaneously in Toronto by one of Canada’s Ganja Yoga pioneers, Lu Pancini, in 2012. He completed his teacher training in 2015 at The House of Yoga in Toronto, Canada and the powerful combination showed him the reality of his body and mind’s state. With dedication to move beyond his old paradigm of conditioning in his body-mind, Semir experienced the restorative and preventative health benefits of the ancient eastern wisdom and practice while incorporating Cannabis with conscious intention. The results to him are invaluable as the medicine heightened and accelerated the benefits of incorporating Yoga to the betterment of his overall well-being. The invitation to others is to integrate the ancient wisdoms of the East into our contemporary lives in the West uniting the mind, body and spirit.
After teaching Ganja Yoga at the Cannabis Culture Lounge for a year and a half in Vancouver, Canada, Semir moved to the Sunshine Coast to explore his deep interests in gardening and permaculture having a direct hands on relationship in cultivating his food and medicine. For the last two years, his efforts have been directed as a co-founder and Secretary-Treasurer of British Columbia’s first plant medicines co-operative, Cascadia Agricultural Co-operative Association Inc. (CACA). The mission of the co-operative is to provide a self-regulated framework that encompasses legal protection and a supportive community for those who wish to produce or consume plant medicines for health and well-being.