JOSHUA BEE ALAFIA
Joshua has been working with youth empowerment projects since 1996, teaching Capoeira, filmmaking, Tai Chi, Qi Gong, Muay Thai, and meditation. He began teaching with Lineage in 2011 at the suggestion of his mentor and meditation teacher, Gina Sharpe. He integrates Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Vipassana meditation into his Lineage Project classes at high schools, incarceration facilities, and alternative-to-incarceration sites. Joshua received a bachelor’s degree in theater arts and film from the University of California at Santa Cruz. He is dedicated to bringing mindfulness into daily awareness and is writing a book on the subject entitled, Finding Now.