About The Teacher

Joshua is a seasoned yoga practitioner and teacher known for offering classes that encourage safe and compassionate inquiry into the pulsating experience of life – on and off the mat. His calm and supportive guidance is sought after by students of all level, age and life experience, knowing that he teaches humbly and with deep respect for each individual’s personal practice. He believes passionately that when we practice yoga, we are practicing for life and as such, each class is an opportunity to connect deeply with ourselves. On the mat, he believes that we develop an intimate relationship with ourselves that allows us to heal, to grow and to transform.

Joshua has been teaching full time since he completed his initial 250 hour teacher training in 2009 at The Yoga Sanctuary under the guidance of Cynthia Funk and Karusia Wroblewski. Soon after, he became one of the first teachers in Toronto to be certified in yin yoga by Tracey Soghrati and has since had the privilege and honour to assist Tracey and mentor subsequent groups of teacher training students. Joshua has completed an additional 300+ hour advanced teacher training. He has focused his studies on restorative yoga, therapeutics and philosophy. He draws inspired influence from his teachers, including Sarah Powers, Saul David Raye and Pema Chodron, Hali Schwartz. Committed to lifelong learning, Joshua is currently studying to become a psychodynamic psychotherapist with the Ontario Psychotherapy and Counselling program.

Off the mat, Joshua spends a great deal of time thinking about, preparing and enjoying food. Quiet time is spent on solo pilgrimages to beautiful places and spending as much time outdoors as possible. Joshua’s yoga path is richly supported by the practice of kirtan and bhakti yoga and by an incredible web of family and friends.

For contact info, current teaching schedule and information on upcoming workshops and retreats (including the upcoming Seacoast Yoga/Culinary Retreat on PEI Aug 28-Sept 1/17 and Autumn in Algonquin Sept 29-Oct 1/17) 

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My last retreat at SMC was so inspiring and so relaxing. But i'd love to have more time there to spend at the Stupa, visit the Kami shrine, and generally interact with the beautiful enlightened society happening on that entire land. Brett

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