Bio for Chelsea Roff

chelsea-headChelsea Roff is an internationally-recognized author, speaker, and the Founder and Director of Eat Breathe Thrive. For the past five years, she has been pioneering integrative mental health programs to prevent and help individuals fully recover from food and body image issues. She writes regularly for GOOD Magazine, Yoga Journal, and The Huffington Post and is currently working in partnership with researchers to conduct an evidence-based study on yoga as a complementary treatment for eating disorders.

Chelsea is known for her intelligent, inspiring, and tell-it-like-it-is teaching style, and for weaving together profound personal experiences with her scientific background to deliver deeply moving insights. After nearly losing her life to anorexia and a subsequent stroke when she was 15, she has became a national advocate for yoga and community-based mental health interventions.

Prior to her work in mental health advocacy, Chelsea worked as a researcher in a Psychoneuroimmunology laboratory. While in university, she completed two Honors Theses: one on how stress affects mental, emotional, and social health, and the second on how mind-body practices like yoga can improve the outcome of chronic immune diseases like HIV/AIDS and cancer.

Her work was has been showcased by Good Morning America, The Today Show, and Sanjay Gupta on CNN. She has been keynote speaker at 92nd Street Y, California State University, and The Omega Institute, and she is a featured presenter at various universities and conferences worldwide.

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