Author: Terri

New Class Offerings, October 2017

School is in full swing in our household, so I’m making some changes to my schedule. I’m teaching a couple new classes at Austin Bouldering Project. Sundays at 2pm, Vinyasa 1 – for the days when you sleep in late and miss the 12pm Vinyasa 2 class with me, or you’re feeling low energy, or you want to bring a friend to class who’s new to yoga. Fridays at 9 am, Vinyasa 2 – in case you want or need an earlier option for your Friday. I’m sadly saying goodbye to my Tuesday 9:15pm Restorative at ABP. You’ll be in good hands with Tina taking over the class. It’s been a fun year and a half leading supervised nap time, but if there’s enough interest, I’d love to offer a daytime restorative option! (Leave comments on the comment cards outside the studio for management to see.) UPDATE: The 10:3o am classes on Monday, Wednesday and Friday will all shift to Level 1. But do not fear if you’ve been coming to the Level 2 at this …

Intro to Ashtanga Primary Series

As you all know, the Ashtanga sequence has a very special place in my heart. It is where I feel at home. It is familiar, always available to me, and such a complete practice for me. I used it throughout both my pregnancies (with modifications) to stay strong and to also train my breath and mind for the big events. I’ve seen the decline of Ashtanga classes from schedules around town for years and years now. Maybe the numbers weren’t profitable enough to sustain those classes, but I’m always pleasantly surprised when I learn someone else is an Ashtangi. It may not be as trendy as Baby Goat Yoga or Harry Potter Yoga, but Ashtanga is and should honored as the foundational practice that led to vinyasa classes that we’re familiar with today. So we’re bringing Ashtanga to Austin Bouldering Project for Sunday Fundays in September! Phoebe and I will teach each session as an introduction to the Primary Series.  We will practice a modified version of the full 90-minute sequence and offer instruction to …

Last week to VOTE for Working Moms Meet Up at SXSW 2018

As I’m getting last minute preparations ready to start the Big Kid in Kindergarten, I realized how my working mom role is about to change. Before this new phase of schooling, we could drop kids off whenever for daycare and plan vacations/doctor’s appointments around our convenience. Starting tomorrow, we’re going to have to be on the kid’s school schedule. On-time drop-offs. On-time pick-ups. Working around school holidays and packing any extra items for class activities. I don’t even want to think about what to do with my kid when he’s off next summer! I’ve survived so far raising my infants into toddlers, but K-12 schooling is a whole other level of parenting. And I need all the mamas in my life to provide guidance. I’ve always heard that as your kids get older, they are less physically demanding (nursing, feeding, playing toys with them) but become more mentally and emotionally demanding (talking them through social problems, homework, school/friend drama). As a working mom who can often feel depleted in all aspects, I’ll be looking to …

Road Trip 2017: Arkansas Day 3

They don’t call Scenic Byways “scenic” for no reason. From Hot Springs, the drive through Ouchita National Forest was spectacular. The road would wind around sharp turns or long swooping curves. We experienced some really steep inclines for miles at a time. Maybe it would’ve been more fun to drive in my old GTI, but my family-friendly Outback was still a smooth ride. We booked a night at the Lodge atop Mount Magazine. As we approached the state park, we could already see sweeping views of the Petit Jean Valley below. There are signs everywhere, warning about the high cliff drops. I’m not usually scared of heights, but I kept a safe distance from the edge. When you go to visit the highest point in a state, you are obligated to hike to that exact point. So we walked the moderate trail up Signal Hill to where they have the point marked. Along the way, we noted the tiny spring flowers that were blooming, interesting fungi growing on fallen logs and (ack!) tons of poison …

Road Trip 2017: Arkansas (Days 1 & 2)

Last year, we headed west to New Mexico and Colorado for our first family road trip. So this year, we decided to head northeast to Arkansas and see what The Natural State had to offer. Even though we didn’t have to drive through desolate parts of Texas to get there, it still took us quite a bit of time to get out of the state. The best laid plans can be foiled by Mother Nature. She dropped 8 inches of rainfall the night before our trip and continued to pour down as we left early in the morning. It was coming down so hard that part of I-35 was closed due to flooding. We sat in a parking lot trying to get out of Austin metro to wait for blinding rain to ease up before we even had the chance to sit in the massive backup from the flood. It took us over 5 hours to get up to Dallas, where the rain seemed to clear. Of course, the delay in getting out of Dallas …

Lost in Transition

I am struggling so hard with this parenting thing right now. Bear Shark is fully in his 3’s, and other parents who have gone through the 3’s know that every day is a battle that tries to destroy our will to live. We went through some tough 3’s with the Big Kid. The range of emotions that happens within a 2-minute time span is extreme. The highest of highs and the lowest of lows. I remember there being so many tears (mine out of exhaustion and frustration, his out of… I dunno… his sandwich was cut wrong???). But I also remember how my husband took on a bigger role in parenting because I was tending to Bear Shark as a baby. He took the hard blows while I cuddled and nursed. I was able to hide from the 3’s. There’s no hiding now. And Bear Shark is a completely different person than his brother in personality, energy level and demeanor. He is brash and explosive, expressive and experimental, loud and so very physical. He’s a …

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