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Day 22 Portland-Amrita-Sarajoy Marsh

Sarahjoy Marsh

Sarahjoy Marsh

So why does every bloggin’, face-bookin,’ tweetin’ yogi in existence keep tellin’ the YoYo’s  to just throw down that manduka with Sarahjoy Marsh at amrita: a sanctuary for yoga ; while in the land of bridges, beer, bicycles, tattoos and feelin’ good city-wide group hugs, Portland.  Floatin’ into this yogi haven in the early morn, we were about to solve this mysterious puzzle…

Smooth and easy, Sarahjoy slowly began her Anusara 3 class, sharin’ her mat with her  “cute as a button, monkey toy chewin’” pup, who was bent on skippin’ this stimulating, spiritual, philosophical, deeply felt inverted practice and get right to savasana.  Seems Paquito was accustom to feelin’ the mellow vibes of his trusted companion, the soothing energy from this welcoming clan of yogis and the calming effect created by this mind-expandin’, hand standin’ heart-openin’ joyful practice.  The YoYos growin’, learnin’ and enjoyin’ every minute spent with this “wealth of knowledge” teacher, were about to find out…this was only the beginning…

Living Yoga

Living Yoga

Living her yoga, on and off the mat; this accomplished yogi, spiritual teacher and sought-after trainer founded, “Living Yoga,” a P-Town based program bringin’ yoga to people who would otherwise never know its peace-producin’ benefits. Just 10 years ago, Sarahjoy began livin’ her karma yoga by teachin’ two classes per week at a minimal detention center.  She was inspired…and inspiring, as more teachers joined her quest to expand yoga to those living in personal prisons or behind prison walls.  Steady and strong, this amazing vision grew, received its non profit 501(C) (3) status and now serves 10,000 hours of yoga each year to people in real need!  The “soul full” eyes of Jim, a volunteer yoga teacher at a maximum security prison, tells the story of this caring man who understands with his heart, that it is possible that anyone with one bad decision made, could end up in the same position as the people he dedicates his time to.  Shyly, he admits this program feeds his soul. A committed community willing to “Invest in the Human Spirit” forges this amazing program forward.  Living Yoga is alive in this beautiful sanctuary!

YO!!!  The YoYos now get to join the party with the, bloggin,’ facebookin,’ tweetin’ yogi geeks of the world…PUZZLE SOLVED!…amrita: a sanctuary for yoga is extraordinary!

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