One of the first things I hear when I tell people that I opened an aerial yoga studio in Boerne is “That’s too far, I wish it were closer.” I live in downtown San Antonio and rarely leave 410; I understand. Then, my perspective changed.
First, our studio is amazing. To me, some places just feel right for yoga. After looking for a location in San Antonio for a year, I couldn’t find a space that was safe for aerial yoga and felt right. This studio has a special energy. Every time I enter to doors, it is like taking a good deep breath.
Then, I rationalized about the distance, it is only 10 to 15 min past La Cantera. A wonderful treat is that it is all highway from San Antonio to studio door. On the best days, from downtown, it takes 35 minutes. On bad days, 45 minutes. I used to work at 281 and Stone Oak, and that drive was always longer for a shorter distance.
But then something changed. My yoga practice became part of my drive. Every loop I crossed was part of preparing for yoga. When I cross 410, I let my work stress fall away. When I cross 1604, I let my personal stress fall. By the time I get to Leon Springs and Fair Oaks, I am breathing deeper, have less chatter in my head, and feel ready to be fully present for yoga. Pulling up to the studio door, surrounded by oak trees, I have changed spaces and perspective.
Yoga is a practice that begins with our body on the mat or in a hammock. I found that yoga becomes a practice that has changed the way I interact with the world. Take a deep breath and then take the drive as part of your practice. Come see why we are such a special place.
Your partner in yoga (and the beautiful transformative drive),