Josh Maka

Josh has studied the human body, along with its functions and movements for many years. Beginning at the age of 4, he started training in martial arts in his family’s studio. At 8 years old, he began assistant teaching with his father to both children and 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 and 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 and bodywork. In late 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, United Education Institute, and has designed, developed and taught CEU courses for “School of Healing Arts” in San Diego, CA as well as for Elite CME Continuing Education in Florida and other states. He has also educated home health care provider teams in massage therapy techniques and is well known for his expertise in proper body mechanics related to martial arts and massage therapy
 
 
Along with teaching massage therapy and martial arts, he is a seasoned Vipassana Meditator (17 years) attending numerous 10 day silent retreats meditating for 10+ hours a day and maintaining a daily Meditation practice. In 1997 Josh began studying and practicing hatha yoga. In 2011 he completed the Bikram Yoga intense 9 week teacher training and placed 3rd in the Florida regional yoga asana championships that same year
Currently, Josh teaches and lectures on yoga, martial arts, meditation and 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 and knowledge of the body so that others can learn what true healing is about, not only a physical level, but a mental and 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)
Check out his Events page to see when he will be in your area