Sarah Armendariz

Sarah Armendariz


Sara believes that yoga was a force that found her. At the age of 15, yoga appeared in her life and has since been a strong and constant thread. Her introduction to yoga was with Carol Carnes and the practice of Iyengar Yoga. Here she was by far the youngest practitioner in her small studio in El Paso, Tx., before yoga was ‘cool’. It was here that her belief that every body at every age should have access to the practice of yoga asana… and also where her love for props was embedded. Sara was drawn to the yoga state of mind which was highly different from her waking state at that time. As a troubled teenager she found that peace was attainable in moments and the more she practiced yoga the more those moments grew.

Her love and karma with yoga landed her at Naropa University where she graduated with a Bachelors in Traditional Eastern Arts with a Concentration in Yoga. She was Natarja Kalio’s Teacher’s Assistant for the entire time she attended University. This was not only her first exposure to other styles of yoga but also to teaching.

Sara fought her destiny to teach yoga until she came across PLAY. Play allowed her to draw from her past knowledge and engage with the fun of teaching yoga to find her own teaching voice. She feels blessed to be on her path and giving back to the practice that saved and directed most of her life.