Chelsea Roff

Chelsea Roff is founder and director of Eat Breathe Thrive™, a non­profit organization that prevents and helps individuals overcome disordered eating and negative body image. An internationally recognized author, speaker, and yoga teacher, Roff has spent nearly a decade pioneering integrative programs for people with mental health challenges. Her work has been showcased by Good Morning America, The Today Show, and Sanjay Gupta on CNN.

Chelsea Roff, an internationally recognized author and speaker, is the founder and director of Eat Breathe Thrive™. For the past seven years, she has been pioneering integrative mental health programs to prevent and help individuals fully recover from food and body image issues.

She is currently working in partnership with researchers to conduct an evidence­based study on yoga as a complementary treatment for eating disorders.

Roff is known for her intelligent, inspiring, and tell­it­like­it­is 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 community­based mental health interventions.

Prior to her work in mental health advocacy, Roff worked as a researcher in a Psychoneuroimmunology laboratory. Her research focused on how stress affects emotional health and on how mind­body practices like yoga can improve the outcome of chronic immune diseases like HIV/AIDS and cancer.

Chelsea Roff was recently featured in a “viral” YouTube video that received over 20 million views, and her work has been showcased by Good Morning America, The Today Show, and CNN’s Sanjay Gupta on CNN.