We had the good fortune of connecting with Sarah Ezrin and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Sarah, as a parent, what have you done for your children that you feel has had the most significant impact?
Practicing yoga. I used to think I was doing yoga to get more flexible and strong, but now that I have two children under the age of four, I can tell you unequivocally, I was doing yoga to be a better mom. My yoga practice helps me stay more grounded when we are being rushed and have a million things on our plate. It helps me stay connected to my kids, because I am paying attention to their needs and my own. And it helps me be kind to myself when I inevitably make mistakes, because…hello! I’m human.

Can you open up a bit about your work and career? We’re big fans and we’d love for our community to learn more about your work.
My book The Yoga of Parenting is my first book, but it has been a lifetime in the making. I’ve been writing since I could put pen to paper and when I figured out I could combine my love and curiosity of yoga with writing, my world blew open. Once I became a mom, it was like all of the stars of my life aligned. I started teaching yoga in 2008 and hustled hard, to the point that I was teaching in multiple countries and often running on months of work without a day off. I rerouted my life when I met my husband and though I plan to get back on the road one day, I have enjoyed this much more mindful and slower pace. I’ve also really enjoyed the amount of time I get to spend at home. Writing allows me to do what I love from my couch, so that I can remain physically close to my family, but travel wherever I want in my mind.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I grew up in Santa Monica, so that is always my favorite place to take people who are new to LA. I mean is there anything more beautiful than those long expanses of beaches?! Driving up PCH between the California incline to Sunset early in the morning is so special. You are pretty much guaranteed to see dolphins and surfers of course. Brunch at Malibu Farm is nothing short of special, never mind delicious.

For midday we would have to head east to go to the best yoga studio in all of LA: Center for yoga Larchmont Village. We can also grab a sandwich there at Larchmont Village Wine. This is a great street to do a little shopping. I would probably need a nap at this point because that’s how I roll, but for dinner, I would head likely head to either Crossroads Kitchen or Gracias Madre. And of course, if it is summer you must check out Hollywood Forever movies in the evening.

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I don’t mean this as hyperbole, but every person I come into contact with influences me and my journey in some profound way. I love people and I love their stories (which is why I love interviewing them!). But in addition to all of my incredible family and friends, I have to thank all of my yoga teachers over the years. It was their guidance that has kept me steady on this path for the past 20 years (!). These teachers include: Annie Carpenter, Maty Ezraty, Lisa Walford, Joan Hyman, Jeanne Heileman, Ally Hamilton, Sonya Cottle, Bryan Kest, Rudy Mettia, and Anaswara.

Website: www.sarahezrinyoga.com

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Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-ezrin-18970a111

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Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC9UcjY-WVb_TxrPVCBXykVw

Other: TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@sarahezrin

Image Credits
Emilie Bers http://emiliebers.com

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