Josh was born and raised in New Haven, CT. He began drumming at age 6 and working at age 8 as a professional child actor. In 2004, Josh found yoga in an audition for “The Blue Man Group” in New York City. The casting directors told him he had great instincts but lacked focus, and recommended he take some yoga classes!!
In 2006, when he moved to Los Angeles, he found the west coast way of life highly conducive to spiritual awakening. On his own, he began doing austerity practices like fasting, vows of silence, celibacy and hours of seated meditation. He read texts from all religions and schools of thought, learning as much as possible about spirituality as a whole. In 2010, he completed a 40hr transformative mediation training with Ken Cloke, founder of 'Mediators Beyond Borders'. In 2012, he began visiting “The Esalen Institute” in Big Sur and co-created a meditation podcast called “The Shaman And The Rockstar”.
In 2014, Josh moved back to CT and started working at lululemon athletica, but decided he wanted to tie his acting skills, his love for teaching music and his practice of yoga all together. He began playing live music for yoga classes around CT and New York with the intention of becoming a yoga teacher. Then, magically in 2015, one of the studios he was working with as a musician and practicing at needed a sub for a yoga class and asked Josh if he would step in and teach! The class was rough and he knew he would have a lot to do before he really felt confident as a teacher.
He began teaching at CT Bowspring, then Sama Yoga in New Canaan CT and Balanced Yoga in New Haven CT; honing his skills as a teacher by teaching. In 2018 he completed a 300hr advanced Bhakti Yoga teacher training with Raghunath at Supersoul Yoga in Chatham, NY. In addition to his 300hr training, he has almost 400 hours of teaching experience, NOT INCLUDING the many classes he has either DJ'd or played live music for.
He still teaches music, yoga and meditation privately in his home in New Haven CT, and holds public yoga classes at Sama Yoga, Balanced Yoga, Bend Yoga in Milford, Breathing Room Yoga in New Haven and Intentional Wellness in Katonah, NY. His classes are challenging and fun for students of all levels, and he is always eager to share the practices of music and Bhakti Yoga with anyone who wants to learn.