Sarahjoy Marsh, M.A. is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation to those that suffer from addictions—in particular eating disorders. A sought after teacher of teachers, with a master’s in counseling, she has been training yoga teachers, yoga outreach volunteers, and mental health providers—including clinical psychologists and socials workers—in yoga therapy tools for 26 years.
In her new book, Hunger, Hope & Healing: A Yoga Approach to Reclaiming Your Relationship to Your Body and Food (Shambhala Publications/2015) Sarahjoy fuses yoga with psychology, neuroscience, breathing interventions, and mindfulness techniques, to bring readers with eating disorders, disordered eating, and body image issues a practical and accessible guide to recovery.
Committed to supporting marginalized populations and using yoga for social justice, Sarahjoy is the founder of two non-profits. Living Yoga brings yoga to prisons, alcohol and drug rehab centers, and transitional facilities. DAYA Foundation teaches yoga and mindfulness tools to those with addiction, anxiety or depression; medical issues such as cancer, multiple sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease; and social or financial constraints.
Sarahjoy is a regular retreat teacher at Kripalu Yoga Center in Western MA and Breitenbush Hot Springs in OR and leads annual international yoga retreats to India. Her teachings are informed by personal life events, including serious injury from a car accident, resulting in a hip replacement at 42 and early life struggles with disordered eating behaviors. She resides in Portland, Oregon and maintains a thriving schedule of classes, teacher trainings, and private consults.
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