Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, RYT 500
Sarahjoy Marsh, MA, E-RYT-500 yoga teacher and author, is a vibrant, compassionate catalyst for transformation. Her teachings are informed by her extensive Eastern and Western studies including transpersonal counseling, art therapy, interpersonal neurobiology, the psychology of yoga, Ayurveda, and rehabilitative yoga. Her book Hunger, Hope & Healing: A Yoga Approach to Reclaiming Your Relationship with Your Body and Food outlines her unique approach to yoga for recovery; integrating powerful yoga and mindfulness tools with modern day psychological modalities for an effective and comprehensive approach to healing. Committed to supporting marginalized populations and using yoga for social justice Sarahjoy founded Living Yoga and the DAYA Foundation. A sought after teacher of teachers, she leads multiple 200-hr and 500-hr teacher trainings and yoga therapy professional trainings in the Northwest, international retreats and is a regular instructor at Kripalu and Breitenbush Hot Springs.
Lynn Morrison, RYT 500
Lynn Morrison has been a student and teacher at DAYA since 2007. She is also a licensed massage therapist, a craniosacral therapist, and is board certified in Ida Rolf’s method of Structural Integration. Lynn owns the business My Bodyworks, where she provides bodywork, massage, structural integration, and private yoga classes. Lynn is currently in Sarahjoy’s Yoga Therapy Professional Training and is also pursuing training in fundamental osteopathic techniques with Jeffrey Burch and yoga health coaching with Cate Stillman. When not working with the body, you can find Lynn outside using her body to do things she loves– cycling, skiing, hiking, paddling, or birding with her husband, son or friends.
“I am so happy to be a part of the DAYA foundation. I enjoy teaching yoga classes, strength conditioning classes and also anatomy or yoga therapeutics. I love working for a non-profit studio, knowing that practicing here supports other students who otherwise may not be able to practice. I will be studying and learning about the body and mind for the rest of my life. I love teaching and being of service to others whether it is in a group class or privately.”
Beck Forsland, BS, RYT500 & Studio Manager
Beck Forsland, BS, RYT-500, yoga teacher and certified coach is a wise and peaceful presence for those struggling with anxiety and self-doubt, she is a coach and partner to encourage self-confidence, self-love and self-awareness as a way of connecting with Self and moving through suffering. Through her work with healing, as well as her years of working with women and men, she’s developed a toolbox of accessible tools to cultivate emotional and physical well-being and belonging. Beck has trained yoga students, yoga teachers and mental healthcare providers to use the tools of yoga and mindfulness to create more fulfilling and connected lives through group classes, private coaching, retreats and intimate group coaching programs. Beck is a yoga teacher at the 500 hour level from Scott Anderson and Alignment Yoga in Madison, Wisconsin. Beck owned and operated a yoga studio in Menominee, Michigan until 2016 and moved to Portland, Oregon in November 2016 to join DAYA. Read more beckforsland.com
Xenia Ellenbogen, RYT-200
Xenia believes yoga is a practice for all bodies. She completed her 200-hour teacher training with Amy Pastore of iFlow Yoga and studied classical hatha with Dharma Mittra while living in New York. Xenia is passionate about how yoga can affect communities and enliven social justice. When not practicing yoga, Xenia is a musician and writer. She strives to bring attention to alignment and trauma sensitivity to her classes. She is grateful to her many teachers!
Michael Feldman is a Physical Education Professional specializing in Pain Management, Postural Alignment, and Functional Anatomy/Movement. He believes Structural Imbalances in the body caused by past trauma, repetitive actions, and the stress of daily living can lead to pain or injury when unaddressed. Michael has great skill diagnosing these imbalances, taking into account both personal and physical history, and finds resolve using Hands-On Therapy, Self-Care, and Re-Educating the Body to move with Ease and Comfort blending his wide range of study and out-of-the-box style. After completing his degree on a four year football scholarship from Syracuse University, Michael began his wellness career in 1988 as a Fitness Coach, was certified by The Rolf Institute in 1992, and Pilates, MELT Method, yoga, Cross Fit, Feldenkrais, Motor Control, and a wide range of Osteopathic and Somatic based trainings have occupied his ongoing quest for finding the right tool to restore well being to his clients and students. Described as a ‘hybrid healer’ Michael has a gentle intelligence and genuine passion to share his knowledge with anyone committed to living a better, more comfortable life in their body. He also presents his creative concepts to a variety of audiences including the Rolf Institute Membership Conference, AMTA National Meeting, Yoga Journal Conference, Reebok, Adidas, and Yoga Works.
With over a decade of experience of training and teaching in various yoga traditions, Linda is also a Yoga Therapist, Licensed Physiotherapy Assistant, Wellness Educator and Trained Wellness Coach. Linda's focus is healing and restoration of body, mind and spirit. Linda is a Certified Personal Trainer, and has completed a 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training, and 300-hour yogajoy yoga therapy Teacher Training with Sarahjoy Marsh of the DAYA Foundation. Linda is also trained and certified in therapeutic modalities such as, Ayurveda Shirodhara Treatments, Aroma-touch using Essential Oils, Treat While you Train using Therapy Balls for Myofascial Release, Trauma-Informed, Brain-Sensitive Yoga, and Yoga for Cancer. Linda teaches Heart Centered, Mindful, Therapeutic Yoga Classes, and offers Private Yoga Therapy sessions in Portland Oregon and Online. Follow Linda on Facebook.
Jennifer Rinde, RYT 500
Jennifer Rinde spent the first twenty years of her life training, rehearsing, and performing as a professionally ballet dancer. Her dance career ended early due to a neurological injury – a mysterious injury that would not have been discovered without yoga. Yoga led her on a journey of self discovery and learning about the mind-body connection. She became a RYT certified teacher in 2013, and in 2016 completed Sarahjoy’s Yoga Therapy program. She is passionate about providing classes with an emphasis on alignment, pranayama, and discovering the importance of movement – stretching, twisting, and balance to maintain strength in the body.
When not teaching you’ll find Jennifer enjoying time with her husband and dogs, gardening, eating healthy food, studying – always a student, and playing with her new found hobby painting.
Pamela Olzman, RYT 200
Unroll your mat and unwind your mind!
Do you want to de-stress, feel more grounded and calm?
Then join Pamela as she leads you thru meditations and yoga poses which are linked with the breath and are based on safe alignment and thoughtful transitions. Classes are suitable for beginners as well as experienced yogis, with modification suggestions based on individual needs.
Self-empowerment is fundamental to her practice and her lighthearted teaching style is infused with encouragement and acceptance. One of Pamela's passions is to help others find relief from stress and anxiety.
A student of yoga and meditation since her twenties, Pamela completed her 200 hour amrita Yoga Teacher Training with Sarahjoy Marsh in November 2015. Pamela also draws on her coaching experience from her years as a professional figure skater.
She continues to study with more experienced teachers worldwide to deepen her personal practice and grow as a teacher. Visit: pamelaoyoga.com
Vickie Saito, RYT 200
As a Nia Black Belt, Yoga Teacher ERYT 500, YACEP, NASM Certified Private Trainer, MELT Instructor and Plant Based Nutrition Specialist, I offer a unique and integrative approach to health and wellness. My work is supported by a belief that we all have an innate capacity to heal, find wholeness, and balanced health. When we live in harmony with our true nature we naturally increase our vitality. Through blending eastern and western disciplines, I create an environment where one can cultivate deep connections with themselves and find more aliveness, joy and meaning.
Throughout my career, I have taught at the University level, led workshops, traveled nationally and internationally to deliver classes, seminars, retreats and week-long trainings. Currently, I teach Nia, Yoga and MELT to teens, experienced movers and seniors. Additionally, I work privately with people offering yoga therapy alternatives as an avenue to heal from injury or surgery.
Through these holistic modalities, my desire is to inspire people of all ages to move in their bodies playfully, lovingly and with awareness. I enjoy helping people reduce stress, feel more balanced, improve their well-being, and live more mindfully.
Jillayne Sorenson, Psy.D. RYT, RYT 200
Jillayne Sorenson, Psy.D. RYT, is a psychologist, mindfulness educator and yoga instructor with a passion for sharing the healing benefits of mindfulness and movement practice. She completed yoga teacher training with Sarahjoy Marsh at the DAYA Foundation, and is the founder of Awake to the Heart where she works with individuals and groups teaching research-based practice to support increased resilience, health and well being through mindfulness.
Piquito is Sarahjoy’s beloved, senior, alternately-abled, big-eared dog. His day job at DAYA includes snoozing in the office or in a yoga classroom. He enjoys Yoga Strength Training & Conditioning, particularly on days when tennis balls are utilized in class, and savasana. Piquito is an introvert at heart and prefers not to be pet or approached.