Joe Mattia was first introduced to yoga in 2008 by a new friend who is now his fiancé. By early 2009, a 16 week beginner series laid the foundation. Globetrotting in the following years, Joe explored his practice… meditating on the windy beaches of Morocco, perched in bakasana next to the largest seated Buddha in Lantau, Hong Kong and beyond. Yearning to explore the depths of a Yogic way of life, he set out for a one month long intensive Yoga teacher training at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health, in November of 2009. One year after graduating Joe immersed once again as staff of the 200 hour Training at Kripalu. Although Joe did not plan to teach, an opportunity came to him in early 2010 to teach a weekly class at the Hindu Temple in Galloway NJ. Joe’s passion is to inspire those in his presence with a sense of genuine positive reflection and the knowing that we, as one are infinite, eternal and whole.