In this weeks episode we’re trying something new by welcoming Lisa’s first guest Sara Intonato.  We dive into topics such as navigating perfectionism, anxiety and how she built a multiple 6 figure business in an industry that struggles to value itself.  We also discussed how she’s now taking her expertise and helping others own their value and create the lives they want for themselves.

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To apply for her business mentoring program contact her at Sara@sarayoga.com

Sara Intonato (Level 2 Authorized Ashtanga Yoga Teacher) committed to a daily yoga

practice in 2001 as a means of coping with debilitating anxiety attacks. Just 20 years old,

yoga provided Sara with the tools to manage her anxiety attacks and a renewed sense

of clarity in her life. By the time Sara graduated from Boston University in 2003, she had

already completed her 200 hour teacher training and begun focusing her studies in the

Ashtanga Yoga method. Instead of working on Wall Street or applying to law school, the

recent college graduate embarked on the journey of entrepreneurship and began

freelance work as a yoga teacher.

In 2005, Sara made her first trip to Mysore, India to study under Guru Sri K. Pattabhi Jois

and deepen her connection to the Ashtanga Yoga lineage. That same year, Sara led her

first ever yoga retreat in Montauk, New York. Incredibly inspired by her trip to India, Sara

committed to living her passion of helping others heal through yoga in a variety of settings.

Over the last 15 years, Sara has transitioned her business model tremendously and now

hosts four sold out retreats per year, at local and international venues. She was the

consulting director of the Mysore style Ashtanga Yoga program at Absolute Yoga in

Woodbury, which was the only traditional Ashtanga program in Nassau county. She now

teaches one on one private lessons and never hesitates to work with someone who is

faced with serious limitations.

After noticing a greater need for spiritual tools to be used off the mat, Sara created two

online yoga philosophy courses, using recorded and live content, which allow students

to bring yoga off the mat and into their lives 24/7. Sara shows her students that yoga can

heal anyone, so long as he or she is willing to do the work with commitment.

While many yoga teachers find the entrepreneurial journey intimidating, Sara embraces it

as her zone of genius. Teaching yoga is her gift, and growing her own business continues

to be part of her spiritual journey.

The most crucial part of this journey is to be a perpetual student. Sara continues to make

annual trips to India and study at KPJAYI in Mysore, and was awarded with her

authorization in 2013. She is honored to preserve the lineage of Ashtanga Yoga with

authenticity.

As a mother of two young children, one of whom has special needs, Sara is a passionate

advocate for empowering those in challenging life circumstances with the ancient wisdom

of yoga.

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