Eat Breathe Thrive Founder & Director
Chelsea Roff is a nationally-recognized author, speaker, and the Founder and Executive Director of Eat Breathe Thrive™. In 2012, she crowdfunded $51,000 to kickstart Eat Breathe Thrive and conduct an evidence-based study on yoga’s effectiveness in treating eating disorders. Chelsea’s own story of recovering from anorexia and a subsequent stroke was showcased by Sanjay Gupta on CNN and on the front page of AOL.com.
Prior to her work in eating disorder 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.
Chelsea currently lives in Venice, California, where she can be found cartwheeling across the beach, hiking in the mountains, and practicing yoga poses on her little pink scooter. She speaks regularly at recovery centers, universities, and professional organizations and supports leadership teams at yoga service organizations around the country to more effectively serve in-need populations. She also leads regular Yoga, Food & Body Image intensive trainings that prepare Eat Breathe Thrive facilitators across the country to host Thrive Tribes — six-week programs that offer helpful tools and a local network of support to anyone who is working to overcome negative body image and disordered eating.