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Yoga and social justice 200-hr teacher training with Sarahjoy Marsh

Jan 16, 2015

| $2500

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Social Justice is based on the concept of human rights in which all humans have, as their birthright, the freedom to realize themselves.  Yet we live in a world with so much social injustice, an injustice to which we, often unknowingly, contribute. Yoga is called a path of self-realization; yet this realization, to truly serve oneself or others, isn’t the realization of who we have been or who we might become, but rather the realization of who we are in our shared humanity, our vulnerability, and our potential.

Do you have a passion for social justice?

Are you inspired to bring yoga to people who would benefit from yoga but whose life circumstances either prevent them from participating or for whom the popular culture’s approach to yoga leaves them out?

Have you ever dreamed about teaching yoga?

Would you like to learn more about the philosophy and psychology of yoga (universally applicable teachings for awakening out of human suffering), anatomy and alignment, your personal dharma (duty, responsibility), and mindfulness tools?

Join Sarahjoy Marsh as she blends together her passion, knowledge, and 16 years of experience with yoga and social justice in a very special 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training!

“Sarahjoy Marsh is a fierce practitioner, a great example, and a wise teacher. She has put together a very well-articulated and well though out course of instruction, and provides meaningful service opportunities for her students, in the community. She’s changing the world with her teaching and service.”
– Anne B. 200-hr Yoga Teacher Training Graduate

This 200-hour program includes:


  • Four 4-day modules (24 hours per module)  = 96 hours
  • Dharma study groups, 8 sessions  = 16 hours
  • Internet Curriculum = 20 hours
  • Class observation assignments = 10 hours
  • Assigned reading + book reports = 10 hours
  • Public service  = 10 hours
  • Public service reflection journal = 2 hours
  • Weekly Classes =  36 hours

* This training is designed to be accessible for students that live outside the Portland area. Apart from the four modules, all training requirements can be completed in your hometown.


DAYA Foundation
0110 SW Bancroft St.
Portland, OR 97239

Training Schedule:

Friday – Monday

  • Fridays:   12 pm – 4 pm, 7 – 8:30 pm
  • Saturdays: 10 am – 4 pm
  • Sundays  8 am – 3:30 pm
  • Mondays:  8 am – 3 pm

Each session includes:

  • instruction in alignment principles
  • practice of yoga asana
  • core teaching skills: use of language + voice tone
  • sequencing
  • hands-on adjustments
  • therapeutics
  • observation
  • demonstrations
  • discussion of teaching methodologies + philosophies
  • teaching exercises in small and large groups
  • homework assignments.

About Sarahjoy:

Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, RYT, has been teaching yoga since 1993 and has specialized in Yoga for Recovery since 2001. In 1998, Sarahjoy founded Living Yoga, a non-profit outreach program teaching yoga as a tool for personal change in prisons, drug and alcohol rehabilitation centers, transitional facilities. She is also the founder of the DAYA Foundation, a nonprofit yoga center that delivers accessible yoga alternatives to a wide range of students and develops yoga therapy curriculum to train allied health professionals, yoga teachers, and students. In her private practice, Sarahjoy combines her mental health background with the psychology of yoga and the tools of asana, pranayama, mindfulness, and meditation to support students on their journey from addiction, anxiety, or depression to the recovery of the whole self. Her background includes a masters degree in transpersonal counseling with a specialization in art therapy and a minor in group dynamics, two decades of study in the psychology of yoga, training in the application of Ayurvedic tools to mental health, and rehabilitative yoga.

Price: $2500

[Photo by Edgar de Brito – CC BY]


Jan 16, 2015
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DAYA Foundation
(503) 552-9642


DAYA Foundation
0110 SW Bancroft St
Portland, OR 97239 United States
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(503) 552-9642
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