Hamid works with individuals and groups, facilitating healing through the modalities of sound, plant medicines, bodywork, yoga, and meditation. Every teaching is provided in deep reverence to the original teachings, while integrating a multidisciplinary philosophy. Eastern philosophical systems, Western scientific methods, and the various shamanic lineages are all trying to teach us something about the nature of existence and consciousness.
Hamid has spent the better part of his adult life exploring Eastern philosophical and practical systems of Yoga, Ayurveda, Buddhism, Thai bodywork, Japanese energy work, Amazonian plant medicines, and other traditional healing methods. Hamid continues to learn on a daily basis. Hamid’s formal Western education includes a Doctorate degree from UCLA and Bachelor of Music degree from NYU. He holds the highest available designation with Yoga Alliance as an E-RYT 500, certifying over 500 hours of training and 2,000+ hours of teaching. Hamid co-created the 200-hour and 300-hour Yoga Teacher Training Programs at Urban Yoga and co-directed the program from 2014-2017. He holds certifications in Thai Massage, Thai Foot Massage, Tok Sen, plus hundreds of non-certifiable hours of study with his teacher, Ajarn Pichest Boonthumme, all obtained in Thailand. Hamid studied Western massage in the Therapeutic Massage Program at Phoenix College. Hamid studied the plant medicines Ayahuasca and Huachuma (San Pedro), as well as other plant medicines, in the Peruvian Amazon and Sacred Valley of Peru.
As a musician, Hamid has been playing various instruments since his youth. He attended NYU on a music scholarship. His primary instrument in college was the guitar, with a secondary focus on electronic music, both analog and digital. Since 2012, Hamid has been studying gong, singing bowls, flutes, percussion, and the human voice in the context of sound meditation and ceremonial contexts. He regularly conducts Sound Practitioner Trainings in the Phoenix area as well as private lessons.