welcome to yogajoy, the web page of sarahjoy marsh, certified yoga instructor and yoga therapist. we hope your visit here is interactive and informational. there are four sections to this web page, three of which invite you to participate via reading and responding. the fourth section is sarahjoy’s teaching schedule, which you can view under yoga offerings.
sarahjoy skillfully guides women in transforming their relationship to their body, food, intimacy, communication, anxiety/depression, and the many nuances of overcoming long-held patterns and personal belief systems that may have once served, but now cause more suffering than relief. visit the women section to read about sarahjoy’s work and offerings supporting women.
sarahjoy founded DAYA Foundation in portland, oregon, as a place of homecoming for the community. DAYA Foundation hosts sarahjoy’s classes as well as offering weekly classes, yoga workshops, yoga therapy teacher training program, and community outreach programs. there are also monthly dharma study groups, the recordings of which are available online. sarahjoy’s written material is also shared here for you to read and to respond to.
the DAYA Foundation supports humans to develop, recover, evolve, and transform. it provides education and therapeutic interventions to encourage psychological and physical integration and well-being. you can read about the DAYA Foundation mission, the work it does, and how it came to be founded here.
sarahjoy is also the founder of living yoga, a non-profit outreach program teaching yoga in prisons, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, battered women’s shelters, and for homeless youth. visit the karma yoga section to read about our work and offerings supporting spiritual growth through yoga.
sarahjoy is dedicated to the heart’s awakening through yoga, meditation, and self-inquiry. her approach is encouraging, collaborative, and compassionate. she draws directly on her own life experiences, which include serious injury from a motor vehicle accident that required a total hip replacement at age 42, years spent living in intentional community at a dedicated retreat center, graduate studies in transpersonal counseling and art therapy, professional background in mental health with emotionally challenged adolescents and adults, early life challenges with disordered eating patterns and body image issues, years of teaching yoga in prisons and rehabilitation centers, years of personal practice with her teachers, and physical therapy mentorship from her colleagues at therapeutic associates, inc.