Josh Maka

Josh has studied the human body, along with its functions & movements for many years. At the age of 4, he began his martial arts training in his family’s studio. At 8 years old, he began assistant teaching with his father to both children & adult students alike. At the age of 12 he earned 2nd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He began studying Tai Chi in 1999 & eventually taught it for 8 years while living in California
His passion for learning about the body thru martial arts led him to the field of massage & bodywork. In 1999 he began his studies in holistic health & therapeutic bodywork at Body Mind College in San Diego, CA. Since then he has taught complete massage therapy training programs (720 hours of training) for Kaplan College, & has taught & directed MT programs for United Education Institute. He also designed, developed & taught core curriculum classes & CE courses for “School of Healing Arts” in San Diego CA, Elite CME & Colibri Group in Florida & numerous other states. He has also designed programs & educated home health care provider teams in massage therapy techniques. He is well known for his expertise in proper body mechanics related to martial arts & massage therapy
Along with teaching massage therapy & martial arts, he is a seasoned Vipassana Meditator (20+ years) attending numerous 10 day silent retreats meditating for 10+ hours a day & maintaining a daily Meditation practice. In 1997 Josh began studying & practicing Hatha Yoga. In 2011 he completed the Bikram Yoga intense 9 week teacher training, became certified in teaching the series & placed 3rd in the "Florida Regional Yoga Asana Championships" that same year
Josh has been doing massage bodywork since late 1999. He is proficient in many healing arts modalities. However, he is highly sought after for his deep tissue massage skills & therapeutic prowess. He is often complimented on the effectiveness & uniqueness of his work
Currently, Josh teaches & lectures on yoga, martial arts, meditation & conducts healing arts seminars throughout the country. When he is not on tour conducting his healing arts seminars, you can find him leading a Yoga class or doing Bodywork
With great passion, his goal is to share his love & knowledge of the body so that others can learn what true healing is about, not only a physical level, but a mental & emotional level as well
 * Josh Maka is a NCBTMB Certified, CE Massage Instructor & a Certified Bikram Yoga Instructor. All courses labeled under "Live CE Courses" provide 12 hours of the required live CE credit hours needed for massage certification in the state of Florida (hours may vary for other states)
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