Featured Muse Meditation Teacher: Joshua Dorfman
Joshua Dorfman, a Spiritual teacher, healer and life coach- born and raised in New York City, was born into a family of healers and mystics. The women from both sides of his family were naturally gifted with psychic abilities, foresight, and knowledge of natural remedies. Teachers began entering his life at the age of 14, giving him exactly what was needed before they moved on. For the last 19 years, Joshua has been self-taught, led by his inner guidance to study an array of subjects such as sound and vibration, energy healing, channeling, hypnosis and past life regression, emotional intelligence, meditation, esoterica, and the Gene Keys, to name a few.
Joshua stepped into his role of service and leadership in 2014 where he began offering energy healing, meditation, and life coaching services full time. He is a humble community builder who stands for unity of all people. He specializes in creating a safe space for people to communicate vulnerably and evolve through self-realization and the integration of one’s “Spirit” into the Hue-man experience. He knows how to speak directly to the heart and soul with words that resonate deeply and believes that emotional intelligence and intuition are the secrets to creating harmony.
Joshua is a certified yoga teacher (RYT200hr), Reiki Master and holds multiple certifications in Vortex Healing®. He is a self-taught sound healer who has led sound baths and Shamanic journey experiences to over 1000 people to date and has over 4000+ hours facilitating meditations to groups. He has spearheaded and facilitated corporate wellness programs and has sustained his weekly ‘Alchemy Meditation’ class for over eight years. Joshua is a life coach who works with individuals, creating custom programs in real-time that cater to the individual’s goals and needs. His coaching experience includes, emotional intelligence, mental health/stability, self-care practices, spiritual development, healing sexual trauma, healthy communication styles, relationship building, discovering/understanding purpose, self-empowerment, building confidence, esoteric education and more.
Over the years, he has been a powerful voice for meditation, energy awareness and Spiritual development, speaking at the Board of Education and The New Museum, has been featured in The Mindfulness Journal, and the NY YOGA LIFE MAGAZINE, and is an in-house meditation teacher at Healhaus.
Q & A with Joshua Dorfman
How did you first discover meditation? Who or what inspired you to meditate?
I had always been intrigued by the idea of meditation as far back as I can remember. I was always fascinated with martial arts, Tibetan and Shaolin monks, and Buddhism. Meditation is a major component within these traditions. I would see meditation in movies as a means of obtaining information, or journeying to other worlds to converse with different beings or loved ones. Through learning and practicing different techniques with different teachers from indigenous, Hindu, and Buddhist traditions, I came to learn the true power of meditation. I learned that we can in fact alter our state of mind, travel to different dimensions, and obtain insight and clarity, amongst many other things. I learned that we can heal ourselves, grow, change, and learn just by having a consistent meditation practice. I was inspired to meditate as a means to better myself as a person and evolve my mind to higher schools of thought.
What’s a valuable lesson or insight you uncovered during your meditation journey?
I learned that we can actually go beyond the mind and beyond words and still exist. I learned that information doesn’t only come through our five senses. I learned that we are capable of more as human beings than simply working, providing, and paying taxes. I learned what my purpose was, and who I AM. One of the most valuable lessons I have learned through meditation is that we are all actually connected when we move beyond what separates us as individuals. When we move our awareness beyond the body, beyond the mind and beyond the emotions, there we are one giant conscious awareness that connects us all. I also uncovered that when we can experience this oneness, inner peace and happiness is not far behind. A major insight I received through meditation, was that I had to share this with as many people as I could.
My favorite technique is focusing my gaze and awareness at my third eye chakra. The third eye chakra is connected to vision, imagination and intuition. When you focus your gaze there, you are strengthening your ability to receive intuitive insight while increasing your power to imagine or “image-in” what your heart desires. I often use my voice to tone and hum while meditating because it increases the vibration in my body. I also love to have binaural beats, Shamanic drumming or classical music playing in the background.