Meditation derives from the Latin word medit?ti? which means to contemplate, prepare, and practice. Along Josh’s journey of self-discovery, these cornerstones of regular practice – preparing the body with nutrition/asana, and equalizing the mind through contemplation/observation – have been instrumental in cultivating the experience of wholesomeness. In 2002 while traveling through India Josh enrolled in a 10 day silent retreat that deeply resonated and was to greatly influence his understanding of the mind/body connection. Then in 2003, after completing his teacher training at Downward Dog, he began to share the principles of yoga and meditation to a vast student body (ranging in age from 12 to 101 years old) through workshops classes and discussions at studios, athletic clubs, hospitals and retirement homes throughout Toronto. He is particularly proud of his work at the Baycrest/Wagman senior community and with war veterans and psychiatric inpatients at Sunnybrook Hospital. Albert Einstein once said that you only truly understand something if you can explain it to your grandmother and Josh has taken this to heart as he focuses on simplifying the teachings of various mindfulness and Vipassana-based styles he has encountered in his studies. He specializes in teaching beginners the principles of establishing a meditation practice and he deeply cherishes the opportunity to share from his own direct experience how these techniques have better equipped him in balancing the challenges of life. Josh explains the meditative process through the concepts of physics, philosophy, and psychology illustrating the principles involved from all three viewpoints in an effort to give students a broad spectrum for reference.