Sara Jagielski

"When it gets hard, have compassion for yourself!"

Sara is the owner of Joy Is My Armor. She has been practicing yoga for most of her life. She started with Hatha Yoga as a kid under the guidance of her father, who also taught her Yoga Nidra. She did competitive horse riding and bicycle racing for years and rediscovered yoga after college. She began Ashtanga in 2001 and studies under KPJAYI authorized teacher, Karri Jinkins. She completed a 200-hour Ashtanga Yoga Teacher's Intensive with Richard Freeman and Mary Taylor in 2018 and an Intermediate workshop with them again in 2019. She's also received RYT-200 hours of Ashtanga Primary and Intermediate series training at Pure Yoga in New York City with Scott Harig in 2016 and 2017. She practices with Sharath Jois and Saraswati Jois in New York City when they visit the U.S. and with Manju Jois in Florida and California. She considers herself "a student first" and and loves learning the subtle differences in the way the Ashtanga method is taught.


Ashtanga Yoga


Ashtanga Teacher Training

Ashtanga Teacher Training

Ashtanga Yoga Intensive Richard Freeman

My Philosophy

Ashtanga is a personal practice. No body or mind is the same, so my instruction changes depending on your needs. I believe in offering modifications and taking a gentle approach with this vigorous practice. I like to focus on the internal form first and build strength and flexibility slowly.

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