Yoga therapy is a personal and inter-personal journey toward wholeness. The tools of yoga invite us to learn about and relate to our symptoms, imbalances, injuries, or life events as opportunities for self-discovery and for inspiring the process of transformation from illness to vitality, from limitation to capacity, or from disintegration to re-integration.Sarahjoy one leg bridge on ball

Yoga addresses all of our symptoms from a multidimensional and profoundly compassionate perspective.  We learn to understand and respond to our personal experience of both our human conditioning, which, when misunderstood, is prone to suffering, and our human potential, which, when understood, is capable of love, generosity, kindness, and equanimity.

Yoga therapy is non-invasive, personally-crafted for each individual, and constantly fresh.  The tools are adapted to the student, rather than the student having to adapt to the tools.  We use yoga therapy as an intervention towards health and wholeness as well as preventatively and curatively.

“Yoga therapy is a self-empowering process, where the care-seeker, with the help of the Yoga therapist, implements a personalized and evolving Yoga practice, that not only addresses the illness in a multi-dimensional manner, but also aims to alleviate his/her suffering in a progressive, non-invasive and complementary manner.  Depending upon the nature of the illness, Yoga therapy can not only be preventative or curative, but also serve a means to manage the illness, or facilitate healing in the person at all levels.” – TKV Desikachar & Kausthub Desikachar

Sarahjoy head shot in paschimottanasanaPrivate lessons and individual yoga therapy with Sarahjoy are one hour in length and may focus on utilizing yoga and physical rehab principles to address injuries, imbalances, or pre- or post-op support for joint replacements, mastectomies, or spinal fusions; or a body-mind approach to depression, anxiety, ptsd, or addiction, or for specific guidance toward improving your personal yoga practice.


Cost: $120/hr, some medical discounts available

Call 503.552.YOGA(9642) to schedule private lessons.

Private sessions are held at yogajoy, inside the DAYA Foundation.
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What Sarahjoy’s clients and students are saying…


“I have been meaning to write you a note of gratitude for the help you provided to my nervous system healing process. The yoga breath has been very powerful medicine and I will use it every day for the rest of my life. Along with my spiritual healing practices and Chinese herbs, it has resulted in much better sleep overall and a remedy when I sense I am tightening up due to external stress factors. While not yet 100% healed, I know how to manage myself a lot better due to your help.”


“Sarahjoy was great to connect and interact with. She is positive, honest, has integrity, humor, and humility, and she conveys this to students both one to one and in group processes.”


“I have gained a deeper knowledge of what yoga really is and all of the components necessary to live my yoga. Physically I’m stronger, emotionally I’m more grounded, mentally I’m more awake and spiritually I’ve just touched the surface. I have connected more deeply to the real me and I get to practice and learn more every day.”