Okay- so we had a massive rainstorm yesterday and I thought to myself, "Christina you should probably leave a little early this afternoon to get to Austin safely." So I leave my house at 3:30 which would give me a full hour to get to YogaYoga South. And really it only takes me 35 minutes on a good day so this is PLENTY of time, I think. Except for a wreck. Evidently there was a wreck on the highway, right at the Onion Creek exit. Northbound Highway 35 had been closed for 2 1/2 hours. And then at some point,they opened up one lane of traffic. The traffic was backed up all the way to Kyle.
To give you an idea- I take exit 204 off the highway in San Marcos and it took me 2 full hours to get to exit 220. So that is 8 miles an hour. Actually it was worse than that because it took me 1 1/2 hours to go from mile marker 217 to exit 220, at which point I am still almost 20 miles from YY South! There was no way I was going to make either of my classes last night. Lucky for me Anne was there and so she could pinch hit. Also J-Man was there, Alice was there and so I knew someone capable, competent and inspiring would teach it. (And on the upside, like Anne said, my classes are planned for the week I get back!)
But I was really excited about teaching (As I mentioned yesterday morning) so I was really bummed to miss my classes and I was looking forward to seeing everybody. I had two fabulous sequences planned and I am getting ready to be gone for a week so I was looking forward to being there. Funny, though, is that my theme for the night was concealment and revelation and so I kept laughing (Well, sort of laughing...I must admit that sitting in traffic that long challenges even my sense of humor, which is saying something since I laugh at most things...) that "Well the road is certainly concealed."
At any rate- sorry guys. I tried. And I would have much rather been teaching then sitting in a rainstorm at a dead standstill on the highway for 2 1/2 hours. That is for sure.
Now on a positive note - I am going to resume teaching on Tuesday nights in Austin in the fall. I think the 4:30 and 6:00 at Westgate which I gave up for the summer but Lori is so kindly giving me back. (Or some other classes at that same time that she is going to give me to teach. Stay tuned for those details to come as the YY scheduling machine irons out the nitty gritty of the fall schedule.)
Until then though, I think those of us not going to Mandy's class up north we should start meeting for the Tuesday night sweat fest with Matt at the South Studio. That is what I am going to do until September when I teach again on Tuesdays. Think about it- 4:30 flow and/or 6:00 Ashtanga and/or a bite to eat at Central Market while I wait for Kelly to get out of class... Sounds like a fun plan, huh? (And then by the time I am teaching again everyone's arms are going to be so buff from all that chataranga. Either buff or blown out but we can work with either! That is the genius of our method!)
Anyway, I won't be there this week (Although feel free to get it started without me) but the week I get home I will be there with bells on- and very little clothing. (I mean really, it is hot in that room.) Although I am thinking- maybe there would be less slipping with longer pants on... These are the questions we ask.
Have a great day.