About Us

Family

WELCOME TO NOORISH

We present to you our version of inspired living: An organic vegetarian eatery, superfood elixir bar, teaching kitchen, retail store and yoga/meditation studio. Each aspect of Noorish is designed to stimulate the senses, inspire the mind and awaken the spirit!

The Noorish Conscious Eatery features a menu that includes a variety of organic, local, raw, vegan and gluten-free options bursting with flavor and nutrition! The Elixir bar is designed to inspire a new way of getting high on life through our carefully crafted tonics, elixirs, fresh juices and organic teas, loaded with vitality! Live local musical talent will also be featured regularly to enhance the experience!

The Noorish Interactive Teaching Kitchen is an exciting space for evening cooking classes and workshops on healthy and healing foods, inspiring the mind with alternative ways to take care of yourself, your family and your community! This space is dedicated to exploring the delicate art of creating culinary masterpieces and elixirs. Learn more about Raw Food by taking the apprenticeship program.

The Noorish Retail Store is a treasure trove of speciality foods and lifestyle products handpicked by the Noorish team after extensive travel and research. Our mission is to bring to you products with the absolute highest integrity on the market. These include a selection of exotic and local superfoods, herbal tinctures, medicinal mushrooms, cultured foods, body-care products, organic snacks and drinks, and many other wonderfully magical delights. Specialized food equipment and educational materials are also available to empower individuals to pursue healthier choices in their own home!

The Noorish Yoga, Meditation and Events Studio Noorish Yoga is a multi-disciplinary studio located in the heart of the Garneau/University area that was established in 2011. We are a boutique studio focusing on foundational teachings including strength, alignment and flexibility through physical practice, as well as opening the doors to the deeper meaning and wisdom beyond the postures (asana). We offer a variety of unique classes including Hatha, Vinyasa Flow, Akhanda Yoga, Katonah Yoga, Yoga Nidra, Yin Yoga, Restorative Yoga, Pre-natal Yoga, and Core Strength Yoga. Noorish also offers unique workshops, pre-registered classes and a popular unfacilitated dance experience called Dance Temple. Noorish Yoga is founded upon the idea that our bodies are the temples of the soul. We provide high-quality instruction from longstanding teachers, with a strong emphasis on intention, breath work, and creating an inclusive environment. At Noorish, we strive to emulate the qualities of a loving family and to serve as a sanctuary from the bustling world beyond our doors. 

Noorish represents a thrilling space to gather as a community, to celebrate, explore, delight in, and embody the joys of conscious living. May all beings be truly noorished!

 

With love and gratitude,
Sheniz, Ayaaz and the entire Noorish Team

The Kassam Family

Noorish is a family-owned community-operated venture created by a trinity of siblings who have been passionately immersed in conscious living, holistic health, spiritual evolution and community development within Edmonton and internationally for over a decade.  Sheniz, Ayaaz, and Adil were born and raised in Alberta with ancestral roots that run back through Africa, India, and ancient Persia. To celebrate the rich history of their lineage, they chose the name Noorish which carries within it the root word “noor”, meaning divine light in Arabic. Noorish is recognition of our deeper connection to that light which sustains and animates us all.

Each sibling has a unique professional history of entrepreneurism and a deep interest in crafting sustainable communities that value co-creation and honour the earth’s abundance. Having explored more than 70 countries combined, they have cultivated a wealth of cultural wisdom garnered from their experiences volunteering at ecovillages, retreat centres and organic farms around the world.

This trio has drawn together a vibrant team of individuals with expertise in raw foods, healing nutrition, organic food production, yogic traditions and cafe management. We are excited to bring you Noorish – a vortex of positive energy, euphoric culinary concoctions, and enlightening events to noorish the body, mind and soul.