My how life changes. Here I sit in a rented apartment in the heart of San Francisco, my 1 week old daughter sleeping next to me, I haven't taught a yoga class in over a month, or taken one for that matter! My husband is off doing his show and I am trying to figure out how to get this blog up and running again! I think the best way to begin is to fill in the blank space from my last post to now. So I had a baby. That much is clear. I believe the last time I posted was about the finding out of this wonderful being coming into, well, being! Soon after we discovered we were expecting, my husband, Justin, booked the national tour of Matilda the Musical. We were overjoyed, we were thrilled, we were all of a sudden having to figure out if it was realistic for us to not only travel with, but have a baby while on the road. Now here is where most people would probably say, "yeah, no way". If you know us, Justin and I are not most people. So we spent the next few months figuring out the logistics, packing, saying goodbye to our jobs and life in Brooklyn and just over a month ago landed in Los Angeles, CA, Oscar in tow, me 33 weeks pregnant and Justin with the biggest job he has had to date! It was exciting and terrifying all at the same time!
For me, I was ecstatic to be able to spend the last bit of my pregnancy lounging by a pool, soaking up the California Sun and knowing that once she arrived, I was going to get what I had wanted to do more than anything, be a mommy! And full-time no less! No job to get back to, no time frame or schedule. I can say that so far, its pretty blissful! I mean, I'm exhausted, there are times when I'm bored (newborns sleep A LOT), and I do miss having our immediate family so close. At this point, most of them won't even get to hold her until she is closer to 4-6 months. But I'm loving this mommy-on-the-road, tour life! Now I get it, its only been one week, some of you might say, talk to me in another 6 weeks. Well that is exactly my intention, and I'm setting it here and now! Somewhere back when I chose the name for this blog, there must have been some divine intervention. Some knowingness, that I wasn't even aware of at the time. I was thinking about how we, as a family, are literally living one hOMe at a time for the foreseeable future. We are bouncing from one place to the next, getting to have a brand new experience at least once a month and in some cases more. On top of that we are getting to do it all while having the completely new and surreal experience of becoming parents and welcoming this new being into our lives and into the world. It's exciting and it's terrifying. I want to share this experience with you as best as I can. Partially, in truth, because I want to give myself something to do! Also because, well, why not?! Something interesting may come from it, and if nothing else, I will have a place to document our travels and stories. Something for me to share with Audrey as she grows up and out of this experience. So here it goes, one hOMe at a time...join me if you will! I promise not to only talk about how cute my daughter is...(although she is)
is a Mama, Wife, Teacher, Writer and Creator of One OM at a time. She has been teaching and studying yoga since 2008 and has taught at studios in Syracuse, Boston and New York City. For the past two years her hOMe has been wherever she, her husband Justin, their daughter Audrey and pug Oscar find themselves as they traveled for Justin's job on the national tour of Matilda the Musical. This way of living has really taught Sara that yoga and mediation requires nothing more than some time and a space for your mat and that it really can be done anywhere. More recently, this gypsy mama and family have made their way back to NYC and Sara is back in the yoga studio leading weekly classes at New York City's one and only Baptiste Yoga Studio! You can still catch her every Sunday morning leading classes on Facebook LIVE because she truly wants to make yoga accessible to everyone, no matter where you are in the world and in life. There is a beautiful balance that happens when we can stand both in community surrounded by fellow yogis as well as stand in our own space and practice. However you choose to experience one of Sara's classes, it is her hope to inspire YOU to live your life with authenticity, creativity and lots and lots of love.