Joshua Gartland was born in Johnstown, Pennsylvania and was raised in the suburbs of New York City. He began dancing at the age of six, acting in high school and received a BFA in Theater Performance from Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. Joshua then moved to New York City where he worked on a number of productions with the Present Company Theatorium as well as a national children's tour with the Chamber Theater. He became a mime for a brief while and studied under Paul J. Curtis in the American Mime Theater. It was September 11th, 2001, however, that gave Joshua perspective. Soon after, he shifted focus and began working at OM Yoga where he eventually became the senior manager of one of the largest yoga facilities in the country. Joshua received a degree in Waldorf Education from Sunbridge College and has recently completed his 13th year as a Class teacher. Joshua now lives in Decatur with his wife, Sara, his daughters, Aurora and Eva, and his son, Oscar. Joshua enjoys talking, books, playing games, singing, dancing, drawing and of course, learning.