Keeping it local and organic is what Austin is all about, right? After much searching for a place to teach very close to home where my students and I could feel inspired and supported, I found a buddhist/yoga studio a few blocks away right here in our very own Zilker. Yay! One of my students/Zilker mom friends requested that “it HAS to be walking distance from the school, so I can drop my kid off and come take your class…or take your class and easily walk over to pick up.” Because I have an on-going private practice as well, I needed to be available to my standing clients and avoid driving out of the area. I’ve taught the first class of the 8 week series and loved seeing the Zilker parents from my neighborhood looking up at me during Apanasana (vital air pose). That’s what we ALL need to do during this SOLA construction; Keep Breathing More Vital Air! I’m so grateful for the support and encouragement of my neighbors, students, friends and family. My goal is to stay out of my car and on the yoga mat, to share my gift of teaching and love with others, and to do it all right here in my neighborhood. We can’t all work from home but what would it look like if we could develop South Lamar so that we stayed closer to home for many if not all of our life needs? What more could we discover about our neighbors if we kept it all local? Looking at the sweet faces in class on Tuesday, I thought, “These are the Yogis in my neighborhood!” (cue Mr. Rogers theme). I think it’s a good place to start.