Joshua Lewis (CYA-E-RYT 200 Member)

  • Location: Toronto, Ontario Canada
  • Website: www.joshualewis.com
  • E-mail: yoga@joshualewis.com
  • Service Offered: Hatha, Yin, Restorative, Yoga Nidra, Meditation, Somatics, Therapeutics, Retreats
  • Certified: The Yoga Sanctuary
  • Years of Practice: 20
  • Teaching Experience: 10
  • Professor, Guru or Teachers: Cynthia Funk and Karusia Wroblewski (The Yoga Sanctuary YTT) Tracey Soghrati (Yin Yoga YTT) Hali Schwartz (Restorative; Yoga Philosophy YTT) Cathy Keenan (Yin Yoga YTT) Eoin Finn Sarah Powers YuMee Chung Pema Chodron
  • Date Joined: March 01, 2012
  • CYA Insurance: HUB International

About Me

It is my hope that I can share the inspiration and insights gained through both the subtle and profound gifts of yoga. This is a journey and a path that I feel fortunate to have taken and I feel that part of that journey is to humbly share the things that have affected me, changed me and made me a happier, healthier, more balanced and connected human being. One of my first teachers said, 'take this feeling of bliss and interconnection and spread it around. Let love rule. Let LOVE rule.'

I grew up in Beautiful British Columbia, went to university in Montreal, transitioned through Halifax to end up calling Toronto and Ontario, home. Performing on stage from a young age, I learned early on about the connection between mind, body and spirit and how to harness and develop my whole self in the pursuit of honest expression. My passion for theatre and movement led me along the path of exploring my physical body, and along the way, I began to practice yoga.

From that point on my life changed and I moved slowly and surely toward integrating all that I had learned in the arts with all the new discoveries yoga brought into my life. It has been an incredible journey thus far. Yoga brings together my passion for life, the stillness I need to live that life in truth, harmony and bliss and the ability to share with others the joy of being truly alive.

I completed my 250 hour yoga teacher training at The Yoga Sanctuary in 2009, under the guidance and support of Cynthia Funk and Karusia Wroblewski. I continued my studies with Tracey Soghrati in the fall of 2009, adding the beautiful practice of Yin Yoga to my training as a teacher. I recently continued my yoga education with training in teaching Restorative Yoga as taught by Hali Schwartz. I continue to be influenced by many generous and loving teachers who impart such special gifts into my teaching of others and into all aspects of my life.

About My Service

Teaching drop-in classes, workshops, pre-registered courses in yoga asana and yoga philosophy in yoga studios

Teaching condo-based classes to pre-registered groups

Offering private and semi-private yoga, meditation sessions

One on One Mentoring for Yoga Teachers

Local and International Yoga Retreats:
Lake Atitlàn, Guatemala (2014)
Tuscany, Italy (2015)
Shanti Retreat-Wolfe Island: Rest and Restore (Nov, 2015-2018)
Shanti Retreat-Wolfe Island: The Art of Peering Inward-Yin and Meditation (May 2019)
Prince Edward Island, Canada: Yoga and Culinary Retreat (Aug 2017)
Fall in Algonquin, ON (Sept 2017/18)
Shanti Retreat-Wolfe Island: Yoga and Writing Retreat (Aug 2018)
Peace is Presence: Boca del Toro, Panama (March 2019)
Yoga by the Sea on PEI (Aug 2019)

Upcoming Retreats:

Shanti Retreat-Wolfe Island: Rest and Restore (Nov 2019/20)

Northern Reflections: New Year's Eve Retreat in Algonquin (Dec 2019)

Shanti Retreat-Wolfe Island: The Art of Peering Inward-Yin and Meditation (May 2019/20)

Portugal (June 2020)

Continued Education

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