Josh Blatter is a Yoga and Meditation instructor in Encinitas, CA. Josh is best known for his understanding of the human body, subtle anatomy and Yoga therapy in concert with the ancient tradition to guide student into the heart of Yoga. Josh believes that the root of the practice is our ability to bring the body, mind and breath into balance. Contributing and enhancing his teachings, Josh has attained multiple certificates in Yoga and Yoga Therapy, Corrective Exercise Specialist with the National Association of Sports Medicine, has extensively studied at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai, India, and has clinical experience working with doctors, chiropractors and naturopaths.
Josh began his studies of the Yoga tradition in 2006 shortly after arriving in San Diego from Boulder, CO. Initially he saw Yoga as a remedy for his many years of injuries from skateboarding, snowboarding and BMX, but his Yoga practice revealed something far greater. For the first time Josh found a language and set of teachings that mirrored the ways in which he was examining the world. This left him with a desire for knowledge and thirst for experience. Not long after, Josh obtained his first Yoga Teacher Certification and began instructing as a full time career.
In 2012, Josh stumbled upon a lineage that would shape the course of his practice and teachings forever. It inaugurated an ongoing and in depth studies with Chase Bossart, a student of T.K.V. Desikachar. This immersion into the healing and therapeutic aspects of Yoga would eventually lead to his first extended stay in India and studies at the Krishnamacharya Yoga Mandiram in Chennai. His trip to India stoked the fire within that continues to keep the passion alive.
Since then, Josh has had the opportunity to train with and learn with some of the most influential teachers. He has learned from masters of anatomy, physiology and biomechanics. He has studied with experts of the subtle body, innovators of the posture practice and scholars in the ancient tradition, including Classical Yoga philosophy, Vedic chant and Sanskrit. Josh facilitates retreats, trainings and workshops worldwide and can be found teaching regularly throughout San Diego.