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 the 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 life skills classes, with audio and video archives 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 marsh, MA, RYT 500, has been teaching yoga since 1993 and has specialized in Yoga for Recovery since 2001. She is the founder of the DAYA Foundation, a nonprofit yoga center that delivers accessible yoga alternatives and develops yoga therapy curriculum to train allied health professionals, yoga teachers, and students. Her background includes transpersonal counseling, art therapy, and community mental health, as well as the psychology of yoga, Ayurveda, and rehabilitative yoga. Sarahjoy is also the founder of Living Yoga, a nonprofit yoga outreach program that brings yoga to prisons and rehabilitation centers. She is the author of an upcoming book on yoga for women with eating disorders, food addictions, and body-image disorders.