Hello Sunshine

Your bi-weekly guide for everything under the moon, the Amber Moon (9/26/22)

Who’s ready for some cooler temps??? ME! ME! ME! I’m ready to be outside whenever I want, not just when it’s “cool enough”.

It’s been a busy weekend updating my house for winter – new insulation to be specific. And adding some insulation where there was none. Ranger damper. Fixing a window that had it’s seal broken when I swatted a skeeter on it (got it, thank you). And working on being able to get my plants AND my car in when the weather gets chilly. Still got lots of work to do, but it’ll keep me out of trouble, I’ll be outside, and I’ll learn all sorts of cool stuff.

What are you doing to prep for winter?

Tues – Fri hours update, again

On Saturday 9/17 I had the privilege of working the Big Wig Massage for the Texas Mamma Jamma Ride. I met a lot of great people, and realized this is why I don’t work weekends anymore. It took me 2 days to recover. Once in a blue moon, I’m ok with this, especially when its for a good cause, but no, I’m not working weekends otherwise.

Studio hours now are:

  • Tuesday – 11a – 715p
  • Wednesday – 1045a – 6p
  • Thursday – 1015a – 530p
  • Friday – 8a – 130p *start time updated

Vini-chair-yoga

I’m going to be adjusting the time when I come back from vacation – look for more info on the next Hello Sunshine on 10/10 – it’ll be done well before I head out for vacation.

Awesome Arms

I’m processing this, and slowly a new format it emerging. More details after vacation. Please visit YouTube to get your fix until then.

Upcoming class specials

Starting October 1, pay for a 1h class, get a 30 min class free. Good for packages and drop ins, but you’ll need to buy the package just for this specials. Will run thru end of year. Why? I want you to try new things! The way package have to be done, I’ve had to set it up for 1 of each. If you want a package, buy your 1h package, I’ll add the 30 min package onto your account.

Links for the following EOY Specials (drop in rate – give it a try!) – $18 for 2 classes

Links for packages are here, and I’ll add the equivalent 30 min class package to your account.

  • Decide if you want Tier 1 or 2 (differences in price & how long you have to use them)
  • Decide if you want 4 or 8 Livestream classes
  • you account will have an equal number of 30 min classes added.

Studio closings 2022

  • October 11-14 – 2 weeks away!
  • November 23-25 – Thanksgiving. There will be Viniyoga on Wed, 11/23, then I’m off.
  • December 22-27 – Holidays.

Taylor updates

Schedule is continuing to shift… Please remember to book as far in advance as you can, and also keep in mind I do have last minute cancellations. Reach out if you’re looking for something & not seeing anything.

Openings for the next few weeks:

  • Tues, 9/27, 2p

Austin: Massage

Remember these are subject to change, so check in regularly. If you’re looking for an ATX session, let me know and I’ll keep you in mind when last minute cancellations happen. Wednesday openings in ATX for the next few weeks:

  • 10/19, 5p is next available.
  • this day is filling up on a weekly basis – please check in w me if you’re looking for something regular!

Classes for the weeks of Sept 26 & Oct 3, 2022

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

What did you think? Did anything here catch your attention? I’d love to hear.


Hello, Sunshine!

Your bi-weekly guide to everything under the moon, the Amber Moon. (9/12/22)

How do you build your meals? Do you start with veggies or protein? A theme (“tacos”)? I was thinking about this today. I have protein thawed or ready to thaw (it gets frozen in single serve portions), but I really build it around the veggies. What veggies are available? Which do I need to use up? What veggies did I have in my previous meal that day (so breakfast is wiiiiiide open!)? Of late, I’ve been having 3-4 veggies in the wok at once. Cuz they be essential.

This is how I eat. 3 meals a day. Any of these can be breakfast, lunch or dinner. With my food issues, traditional breakfast just doesn’t work for me. And I’m perfectly fine with that.

I’d love to hear how you what drives your meals!

Tues – Fri hours update

I’ve added a few new clients, and have expanded my available hours a little. Fridays are now open in the mornings a bit more – it’ll be cool enough I can bike in the afternoons soon, AND in the summer, it tends to be a swim day – also an afternoon activity. It was finally warranted – this expansion of hours. Mondays are still reserved for work on the biz, Tues – Fri working in the biz.

Studio hours now are:

  • Tuesday – 11a – 715p
  • Wednesday – 1045a – 6p
  • Thursday – 1015a – 530p
  • Friday – 9a – 130p.

Vini-chair-yoga

Yes, it’s still a test run, but you can join in ANYTIME. You can register here, packages & drop in options available.

Taylor Track Time is BACK

Oh it feels good to be back out there with my peeps! Come join us! Sign up here. All levels welcome & I create your program for you – we all are doing something similar, just at your own level.

Awesome Arms

Yeah, I keep waffling on this. I’m gonna take a break from it for a bit. Please visit YouTube to get your fix.

Upcoming class specials

Starting October 1, pay for a 1h class, get a 30 min class free. Good for packages and drop ins, but you’ll need to buy the package just for this specials. Will run thru end of year. Why? I want you to try new things!

Studio closings 2022

  • October 11-14
  • November 23-25 – Thanksgiving. There will be Viniyoga on Wed, 11/23, then I’m off.
  • December 22-27 – Holidays.

Taylor updates

I’ll be continuing to adjust times & shift people around as you request. My schedule is getting fuller now that Summer is over. Please remember to book as far in advance as you can, and also keep in mind I do have last minute cancellations. Reach out if you’re looking for something & not seeing anything.

Openings for the next few weeks:

  • Tues, 9/13, 115-430p
  • Fri, 9/16, 10a, 30 min only (I’ll need to add, contact me directly)
  • Tues, 9/20, 2p

Austin: Massage

Remember these are subject to change, so check in regularly. If you’re looking for an ATX session, let me know and I’ll keep you in mind when last minute cancellations happen. Wednesday openings in ATX for the next few weeks:

  • 9/21, 5p
  • this day is filling up on a weekly basis – please check in w me if you’re looking for something!

Classes for the weeks of Sept 12 & 19, 2022

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday


Hello Sunshine (8/29/22)

your bi-weekly guide to everything under the moon, the Amber Moon.

“The homestead needs to be tended every day.”

This is a line from my newest HGTV show I’m watching, Homestead Rescue. It stuck with me. As I work on my house, my business, myself, it rings true. And it evolves, shows growth, allows for recovery. I’m for all those things.

I’ve got a list that I check off for all the biz things I need to get done – the “tasks” function on the google calendar really serves me well for this, as most of the biz stuff starts from there.

I’ve got a list of house things that need to get done. These are typically on a paper calendar and the dry erase board. Cuz on weekends, I don’t want to be on technology. There are daily, weekly, monthly tasks, as well as my plethora of home improvement projects. I’ve broken these down into steps to make it manageable – small projects or components during the week, big ones on the weekends.

And then, of course, there’s the homestead of me. I need to tend to ME daily. I’ve got a list of the things I need to do for my knees, for myself. Cardio. Breaks. Critter time. Outside time. It’s evolving. My knee program recently went from 45 min 3-4d/week to 30 min per day, and totally revamped. Last week got my 2nd round of knee shots, and had a follow up with my physical therapist. I’ve definitely gotten stronger with this program, so it’s working. Let’s keep evolving it. I’ve also refitted my bike to accommodate less bend in the knees, and that’s working too. Eric over a Blur Cycleworks is the bike whisperer. I highly recommend if you need help.

The key is – I’m tending to it every day. Small projects around the house. A little time on the studio. My workouts. Me time. Finding the balance is a constant task, and now that I’m feeling better, it’s getting easier. It was one of those things – didn’t know how much the knees were holding me back until they felt better. Working on my nutrition is helping too. More on that in an #AmberEats post.
I’m grateful.

How can you serve your ‘homestead’ daily? While the show is for people that live off grid, it applies to those of us on-grid too. What are your values? Those will help guide your choices. Need some help? Sign up for wellness coaching, and we’ll figure out what parts of your homestead needs tending daily.

Other things from the biz side

I’m working on updating my website, and part of that is transitioning ALL the Amber Eats posts over there, so everyone can enjoy.

If you’re looking for your weekly spot & don’t see something that works for you, ASK. I can likely do some shifting on my end, once I know you’re looking. At the moment, Tuesdays & Fridays would be your best option. I can pretty much say most clients have asked for a shift when they started or as their life changes, and everyone understands.

If you are a weekly / every other week client, your appointments have been entered thru the end of the year. I’m going to start entering them by quarter. In November, I’ll enter for 1st quarter 2023.

For those clients that come every other week or so, I’ll be offering a quarterly payment option. It’s kinda like a package in that you pay less frequently. If you are interested, let me know. I would prefer to rotate when people pay to keep a consistent flow of income.

Vini-chair-yoga

It’s time! This Thursday it starts! 1135a for 30 min. This initial offering runs for 6 weeks, to just see how it goes. You can register here, and remember to let me know if you want the package – and which one. 

  • Drop in: $12
  • Tier 1: $66
  • Tier 2: $49.50

Taylor Track Time is BACK

If I had known that canceling Track for August woulda brought cooler temps, I would have done it back in JUNE! That said, it’s back. It’s open. Sign up here. This Tuesday, 8/30, is FREE.

Awesome Arms

This is the week! It’ll be on YouTube only, 5:35p premier on Tuesday & Thursday. You’ll even see a nice little count down for it! I’m really excited for this change – it gives us all a little more flexibility, and it still holds me accountable for getting it done. Please remember to subscribe to my YouTube channel, and you’ll get notices when things get posted, on instant premiers, etc. I’d also love your feedback – either on YT (you’ll need to log in to do it), or drop me a note.

Studio closings 2022

  • October 11-14
  • November 23-25 – Thanksgiving. There will be Viniyoga on Wed, 11/23, then I’m off.
  • December 22-27 – Holidays.

Taylor updates

I’m making a slight adjustments to breaks in between clients – if it’s different session types (ie Pilates followed by bodywork), I am shifting toward a 15 min break instead of 30. If 2 clients back to back are in the same room, it’s still gonna be 30 min – remember, it takes 20 min for COVID to clear the air. While I don’t want 15 min between every session, I’ll starting closing the gap a little, which might make open up the time slot you are looking for. And the cats still need a 30 min break mid-afternoon to be fed. Remember these are subject to change, so check in regularly.

Openings for the next few weeks:

  • Tues, 8/30, 3p
  • Fri, 9/2, 2p
  • Thurs, 9/8, 315p Pilates or online session only (I’ll need to book it)
  • Tues, 9/13, 2-430p
  • Fri, 9/16, 2p

Austin: Massage

Remember these are subject to change, so check in regularly. If you’re looking for an ATX session, let me know and I’ll keep you in mind when last minute cancellations happen. Wednesday openings in ATX for the next few weeks:

  • 8/31, 5p
  • 9/7, 5p
  • 9/21, 1p (30 min only), 5p
  • 9/28, 330p (30 or 45 min only)

Classes for the weeks of August 29 & Sept 5, 2022

Tuesday
11a: Pilates Mat
5p: Everything Under the Moon
535p: Awesome Arms on YouTube

Wednesday
10:45a: Viniyoga

Thursday
11a: Pilates & BOSU, 30 min

1135a: Vini-chair-yoga, 30 min
5p: Everything Under the Moon
535p: Awesome Arms on YouTube


Hello Sunshine! (8/15/22)

Oh, look. It’s Monday afternoon/evening, and I’m just now typing this. So short & sweet it is!

Firstly, there was an extra week of donation time for my American Red Cross 15 miles of swimming in July, and we ended with a grand total of $633 raised. I appreciate all those that donated. Thank you.

Vini-chair-yoga will be coming on the schedule in September on Thursdays. I’m waiting for a few other things to fall in place before I settle on a time. Interested, and still need to do the survey? Please take a moment and offer your input.

Survey results to date:

  • Thursday lunch-ish time is best
  • 1x/week works best for most, 2 would prefer 2x
  • 30 min was most popular length for class
  • format would be seated in chair and standing postures only
  • half were ok with this staying online, other half said ok to start online & transition to in-person 

I’ll be emailing & posting to social media once I’ve got details figured out.

If you want something of a sneak peak as to what it’s like, I’ve opened up all my Yoga >>Meditation classes on YouTube from the past. The ones in the chair are will be similar to this class.. Check ’em out! If you watch them, log in & leave me a comment or thumbs up!

Taylor Track Time – due to it being over 100, I went ahead & canceled it for August only. It will return in September.

Awesome Arms will be going to YouTube only in September. I’ll have them set to Premier on Tues & Thurs at 535p, so you can still join in. There’s not been people joining me via Zoom, and this opens me up to get it in at other times.

Studio closings 2022

  • October 11-14 – now includes that conference I signed up for
  • November 23-25 – Thanksgiving. There will be Viniyoga on Wed, 11/23, then I’m off.
  • December 22-27 – Holidays.

Taylor openings – massage, Pilates, CST, online, etc.

Summer break seems to be over, and my Taylor schedule is filling up fast! If you are looking for your session, book it ASAP! My current client schedules are shifting right now, so if you’re looking for your regular slot, now is the time!

  • Tuesday, 8/16 2p, 330p
  • Thursday, 8/25, 330p

Please check back regularly or email me to ask.

Austin: Massage

I’ve updated my availability on Wednesdays to start at 1p weekly. It’s been working out well, and as long as I prep everything well in advance, I get there with plenty of time to set up, take a breath, see who’s coming so I can be mentally prepared, and then GO.

  • 8/24, 1p (30 min only)
  • 8/31, 5p
  • 9/7, 1p (30 min only), 5p

Subject to change. Please check back regularly or email me to ask.

Classes & Group shenanigans for the weeks of August 15 & 22, 2022

Tuesday
11a: Pilates Mat
5p: Everything Under the Moon
535p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4, then YouTube

Wednesday
10:45a: Viniyoga

Thursday
11a: Pilates & BOSU
5p: Everything Under the Moon
5:35p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4, then YouTube


Hello, Sunshine

Your bi-weekly guide to everything under the moon, the Amber Moon (8/1/22).

The American Cancer Society 15 miles in July Swim Challenge

I did it! WE did it! 16.25 miles, $508 raised. And you still have 7 days to donate.

I’m so grateful for those that have already donated, those that sent notes of encouragement, and those on FB that followed along. I admit when I started, I didn’t know if I could raise $200, let alone make it past $500. You made that happen. I applaud you.

I always enjoy a learning experience. What I learned this time is that I really do better with 2 swims per week. I could probably do 3, but if I’m open water swimming, I just wanna GO! So it really depends. I’m going to balance out my activities for August, maybe toss in a bit more deep water jogging if it’s gonna stay this hot or get hotter. I’m already looking at a swim event like this for next year. It may be this one, it may be different. We shall see!

Want to donate yet on Facebook? Paypal, Venmo or Zelle me, please make sure you note what it is for, and I’ll add it for you. Please follow up with a text too.

I did a thing…

On July 31 I finally got my last event I had paid for pre-COVID off the books: Marble Falls Tri. With my knees in their current state, I opted for the AquaBike (in other words, no run) instead of the full sprint triathlon. I didn’t tell many people I was doing this cuz I didn’t know how my knees would do. They don’t like hills (so sad), they don’t like me pushing it. I just didn’t know what I was capable. My training, with the shift from performance to wellness, has also shifted so I couldn’t expect to be my ‘old self’.

I’ve shifted my diet toward low-carb, I had concerns about being able to give this what it needed. Would my system be able to handle any intensity without carbs? Resounding yes to that. I’m still working on my #AmberEats series I’ll be sharing on FB/IG, so be patient. So much learning has happened since I shifted to a wellness focus.

So with all this said, I truly had not idea what the result would be. So I did the only thing I could.

I chose to have FUN.

Yes, swimming 500m hard (oh that was so nice), and then a leisurely walk to transition area, and then a 12mi bike. Yeah, it was fun. I listened. When I was aware of my knees, I backed down. When I felt any tweaks, I backed off. When it felt good & easy, I let myself fly. I was able to really focus on technique, enjoy the beautiful morning, and be out there with friends.

Vini-chair-yoga input please

I’ve gotten a couple responses on my questionnaire on the possibility of a chair yoga class, and looking for a few more. If you’re interested, please remember to complete the form. Not on google drive? Email me and I’ll PDF you the form, and you can send your answers.

I will note that the times I was considering that were the most popular – 1215p T/Th – have been filled. So I’ll have to figure out another time. Until then, I encourage you to try some of my past Viniyoga>>Meditation classes on YouTube. These are 30 minutes long, which seems to be the preferred class length.

CST for TMJ

Craniosacral therapy is also magnificent for TMJ issues. While I’m currently not doing the in the mouth work due to COVID, I’ve got new techniques I find just as effective. Keep in mind, that TMJ issues may not always come from the jaw, but other areas of the body as it’s all connected. I previously had TMJ issues myself, which resolved with CST. I’ve had several clients come in & get their issues resolved.

Come in, give it a try! See what this is all about.

Schedule your session here in Taylor or at the studio in Austin.

Studio closings

  • October 11-14 – now includes that conference I signed up for
  • November 23-25 – Thanksgiving. There will be Viniyoga on Wed, 11/23, then I’m off.
  • December 22-27 – shifted dates a little bit

Taylor openings – massage, Pilates, CST, online, etc.

Summer break seems to be over, and my Taylor schedule is filling up fast! If you are looking for your session, book it ASAP!

  • Tuesday, 8/2, 330p
  • Thursday, 8/4, 1230p
  • FriYAY, 8/5, 1230p, 2p

Please check back regularly or email me to ask.

Austin: Massage

I’ve updated my availability on Wednesdays to start at 1p weekly. It’s been working out well, and as long as I prep everything well in advance, I get there with plenty of time to set up, take a breath, see who’s coming so I can be mentally prepared, and then GO.

  • 8/10, 1p (30 min only); 5p
  • 8/17, 130p & 4p, possibly a 530p ( if these times don’t show up, please ask)
  • 8/24, 1p (30 min only)
  • 8/31, 5p

Subject to change. Please check back regularly or email me to ask.

Classes & Group shenanigans for the weeks of August 1 & 8, 2022

Tuesday
11a: Pilates Mat
5p: Everything Under the Moon
535p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4, then YouTube
615p: Taylor Track Time! (Memorial Track, Taylor) – if it’s 100 or higher, session will be cancelled.

Wednesday
10:45a: Viniyoga

Thursday, 6/30
11a: Pilates & BOSU
5p: Everything Under the Moon
5:35p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4, then YouTube


Hello, Sunshine!

Your bi-weekly guide to everything under the moon, the Amber Moon (7/18/22).

Glacier National Park, Montana. Photo by Sharon Boon, 2022

The current state of COVID

If you’ve been following what’s going on with COVID (you might be burned out on info, I get it), you know the current dominant strain is highly contagious. YES masks are still required. They need to be N95, KN95 or K94. Surgical & cloth masks aren’t going to cut it. Please have them on when you walk in the door. Masks should also be well fitted – if you’re glasses fog, they need to be adjusted. I’m constantly tweaking mine right when I put it on, although I’ve gotten much better at knowing exactly how it needs to go. Remember if you can smell anything through your mask, it’s not well fitted. If yours doesn’t meet these requirements, I’ll have one you can buy (and keep) for $5.

Funny story – while on vacation in June, I was waiting for a gas station restroom to come available. As the person that just used it walked out he commented, “You probably don’t want to go in there right away.” I was confident in my mask fit, and didn’t smell anything. How’s that for getting it right?

Vini-chair-yoga input please

As promised – a questionnaire on the possibility of a chair yoga class, in the style of viniyoga. Your input, if you are interested, will be most helpful in the design & implementation of this program. If you know of someone that is interested, but not yet one of my clients/students, please forward this to them. Thank you for your input!

The Swim Challenge

Half way through July, and I’m at 12.98 of my 15 miles. I did my second 2.4 mile open water swim this past Saturday, and I should get to 15 this coming Thursday. I’m well ahead of schedule! After two weekends of that same swim, I need a lighter weekend before my arms fall off (hahahahaha). I’ll have to see if I think I can reach 20 before EOM.

I’ve also reached the initial goal of fundraising $200, and have challenged myself to reach for $500. I’m currently at $298. I genuinely appreciate those of you that have donated.

Cancer touches so many lives these days. You may think you only know a few people that have had it, but once you stop & really start thinking… that list gets very long. I know mine has.

The American Cancer Society is leading the fight for a world without cancer. They’re finding cures and doing so much more.

• They’re supporting patients with free lodging near hospitals, free rides to treatment, and our live 24/7 cancer helpline.

• They’re providing information, tools and services to help people cope with the challenges and questions that come with a cancer diagnosis.

• They’re making breakthroughs in research and urging lawmakers to improve access to care.When it comes to cancer, American Cancer Society is the only organization attacking from every angle.

There’s still plenty of time to donate, but do it now while you’re thinking of it. It all adds up. Donate at https://www.facebook.com/donate/519029383297984/. Not on Facebook? Paypal, Venmo or Zelle me, please make sure you note what it is for, and I’ll add it for you. Please follow up with a text too.

Studio closings

  • October 11-14 – now includes that conference I signed up for
  • November 23-25 – Thanksgiving. There will be Viniyoga on Wed, 11/23, then I’m off.
  • December 22-27 – shifted dates a little bit

CST for Migraines

Did you know Craniosacral therapy (CST) is an alternative remedy for migraines?

I’ve had several clients come in with migraines, and in a few sessions, it’s gone. And doesn’t return. Sometimes is something structural causing the migraines. Sometimes is something in another part of the body causing the migraines. Regardless, CST helps.

Every client is different. Some need more sessions. Some need only a few. Some I’ve not even worked on the head. Some are done in 30 min (typical session is 1h). If you have migraines, you owe it to yourself to give it a try.

CST:
– reset the nervous system
– works from the inside out
– can work directly on the brain & central nervous system
– addresses the skeletal system-
– brings everything back in to sync
– works on multiple levels

Let me help you move from a place of depletion to resilience to vitality.

Schedule your session here in Taylor or at the studio in Austin.

Taylor openings – massage, Pilates, CST, online, etc.

Just a note… when it’s over 100* outside (heck over 90-95 even), I’m not putting the fans in the windows. I refuse to kill my electric bill. Doh. I’ll have the HEPA air filters cranked & running full blast before & after you, and on medium while you’re in session. I still clean thoroughly between sessions. Thanks for understanding.

  • Thursday, 7/21, 330p
  • Tuesday, 7/26, 2p
  • Thursday, 7/28, 330p

Please check back regularly or email me to ask.

Austin: Massage & The Driveway Series

I’ll be sending out a reminder email for a bit still with directions & photos of where to go, just to make sure we’re all good. I’ve got a few openings thru end of August:

  • 7/27 & 8/10: 5p
  • 8/17: 1p, 2p, 5p
  • 8/31: 5p

Subject to change. Please check back regularly or email me to ask.

Classes & Group shenanigans for the weeks of July 18 & 25, 2022

Tuesday
11a: Pilates Mat
5p: Everything Under the Moon
535p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4, then YouTube
615p: Taylor Track Time! (Memorial Track, Taylor) – if it’s 100 or higher, session will be cancelled.

Wednesday
10:45a: Viniyoga

Thursday, 6/30
11a: Pilates & BOSU
5p: Everything Under the Moon
5:35p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4, then YouTube


Happy ID4, Sunshine!

Holiday Monday blues

I’m always grateful for Mondays. I’m weird (so I’m told) in that I love Mondays. It’s my “prep day”- I get a lot of work done, still have plenty of down time, and get as prepared for my week as I can. I catch up on computer stuff, and this summer I’ve been doing an online course on Mondays as well.

So when a holiday falls on a Monday, I still gotta do all my regular stuff. Plus have a little fun. I already went swimming. It was awesome. I’ve got a few additional house things accomplish today. That course I’m taking is postponed this week so I can have a little fun.

And it’s hot. I admit, I’m ready for fall. I think most of you would agree!

The Swim Challenge

My first 3 swims are DONE. As of Saturday 7/2, 14% of the way to my 15 miles…

MATCHING DONATION Challenge thru 7/10/22

Guess how many miles I will swim during Week 2 (7/4-7/10), closest without going over, and I will MATCH your donation, up to $20. I’ve got 2 pool swims & 1 open water swim scheduled. That’s all the hint you get.

Step 1: make your donation
Step 2: email/text/PM me with the distance you think I’ll swim.
Step 3: watch for a post next Sunday with my total miles & the amount I donated.

Donation link: https://www.facebook.com/donate/519029383297984/. Not on FB? You can PayPal/Venmo/Zelle me your donation & I’ll make it for you. Please make sure you let me know some way (text/email/pm) that you sent it, cuz while I love $$$ mysteriously appearing in my account, I’d like to know where it’s suppose to go!

Reminder of upcoming Studio closings, 2022

  • **October 11-14** updated – now includes that conference I signed up for
  • November 23-25 – Thanksgiving. There will be Viniyoga on Wed, 11/23, then I’m off.
  • December 22-27 – shifted dates a little bit

Taylor openings – massage, Pilates, CST, online, etc.

  • Tuesday, 7/5, 245p – 430p is open (done by 430).
  • Thursday, 7/7, 1230-2p; 4p (30 min only)
  • Friday, 7/8, 1230p
  • Tuesday, 7/12, 1230p
  • Thursday, 7/14, 1230p, 330p

Please check back regularly or email me to ask.

Austin: Massage & The Driveway Series

New location starting 6/1/22… 13740 N Hwy 183 Bldg F Suite 1, Austin, TX, USA 

  • I’ll be sending out a reminder email for a bit still with directions & photos of where to go, just to make sure we’re all good.
  • Next available Wed opening is:
    • 7/27, 5p

Subject to change. Please check back regularly or email me to ask.

Classes & Group shenanigans for the weeks of July 4 & 11, 2022

I’m processing… with my knees… for my knees… I’m debating adding a vini-chair-yoga class in the fall. Next Hello, Sunshine I’ll have a questionnaire & more info for you. I’ve not been a big fan of chair yoga – teaching it that is – and feeling it is time to stretch myself. September will probably be a “trial run”. If that’s something you’re interested in, feel free to reach out now and let me know. It’s nothing more than something knocking around in my skull at the moment.

Tuesday
11a: Pilates Mat
5p: Everything Under the Moon
535p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4, then YouTube
615p: Taylor Track Time! (Memorial Track, Taylor)

Wednesday
10:45a: Viniyoga

Thursday, 6/30
11a: Pilates & BOSU
5p: Everything Under the Moon
5:35p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4, then YouTube


Hello Sunshine! (6/20/22)

Oh my knees

If you’re on FB/IG, you saw my post about my knees. If you’re not there, or you missed it… I have now gotten 1 round of steroid shots in each knee. Yeah, bone on bone – albeit, in different places. Osteoarthritis. Has it changed what I do in class? I don’t think it has. I think the years of the right one being so swollen changed it more. I am more mindful of what I’m doing with them, and stepping away & letting YOU do the movements more during classes as needed. It’s gonna be a “see how it goes” kind of a thing. I’m adapting. I’m learning. I’ve got a great support team. And I’m grateful it’s summer, so I can SWIM & bike more.

Speaking of swimming…

I signed up for the American Cancer Society 15 mile swim challenge for July. Last week I learned one of my past athletes lost her battle with inflammatory breast cancer. A beautiful flame, extinguished. I was doing the challenge because I love swimming. Now it’s dedicated to Alex. The fundraiser for this is via Facebook, but if you’re not on and would like to donate, you can venmo (@SharonBoon) or PayPal me (please make a note it’s for ACS/swim), and I’ll add it for you. I’ll be cross posting on my social media pages as I go thru this journey.

Playing with my food – and learning a lot

Earlier this Spring, I started reading Grow a new body by Alberto Villoldo. I have thoroughly enjoyed his Shaman work, and this was no exception. But it was about food. I took several months to really integrate his teachings before doing his week long dietary detox. I learned bunches about myself, and that I might be “carbohydrate intolerant”. That’s really no bueno when you’re athletic. It’s all part of my shift to wellness. So now I’m re-reading this book as well as follow up material to learn more about things I have questions on. And the reading list grows…. I’ll be posting more about this journey over on social media using the #AmberEats tag.

Reminder of upcoming Studio closings, 2022

  • June 23–28 – it’s almost time!!!!
  • September time off TBD
  • October 13-14 – virtual conference – just added
  • November 23-25
  • December Holiday break – tentatively 12/26-30

Taylor openings – massage, Pilates, CST, online, etc.

Nothing at the moment since I’m out Thurs – Tuesday… subject to change.

Please check back regularly or email me to ask.

Austin: Massage & The Driveway Series

New location starting 6/1/22… 13740 N Hwy 183 Bldg F Suite 1, Austin, TX, USA 

  • I’ll be sending out a reminder email for a bit still with directions & photos of where to go, just to make sure we’re all good.
  • Wednesday openings for the next few weeks:
    • 6/29, 5p
    • 7/6, 1p
    • 7/27, 5p
  • Openings subject to changePlease check back regularly or email me to ask.

Classes & Group shenanigans for weeks of June 20 & 27, 2022

Please note no classes 6/23-28

It’s summer… sometimes a class gets a little smaller – so until further notice, on the Pilates classes, if there is only 1 person, the time will be reduced to 45 min. No other classes affected. You’re still going to get a great workout, more specific to you. Also, if you’ve not yet taken a class, this is a great time to try as you get more personalized attention!

Tuesday, 6/21
11a: Pilates Mat
5p: Everything Under the Moon
535p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4, then YouTube
615p: Taylor Track Time! (Memorial Track, Taylor)

Wednesday, 6/22
10:45a: Viniyoga

then I’m out for a few days….

Wednesday, 6/29
10:45a: Viniyoga

Thursday, 6/30
11a: Pilates & BOSU
5p: Everything Under the Moon
5:35p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4, then YouTube


Hello Sunshine (6/6/22)

Your guide to everything under the moon, the Amber Moon, for the 2 weeks starting 6/6/22.

Wait a minute….

How’d it get to be TUESDAY already? Yeah, that means I’m going KISS principle here – keeping it short & simple.

Awesome Arms *UPDATE*

Reminder this in now via Zoom only, or catch it later on YouTube.

Reminder of upcoming Studio closings

  • June 23– 28, 2022 – it’s almost time!!!!
  • September time off TBD
  • November 23-25
  • December Holiday break – tentatively 12/26-30

Taylor openings – massage, Pilates, CST, online, etc.

  • Thursday, 6/9 @ 430p, 30 min only
  • Tuesday, 6/14 @ 1230p & 2p
  • Thursday, 6/16 @ 1230p (30 min only) & 230-330p start time available.
  • Tuesday, 6/21 @ 1230p (30 min only) & 215p Pilates OR 230p massage/CST (30 min only)
  • … and then I’m on vacation til 6/29
  • Openings subject to change. Please check back regularly or email me to ask.

Austin: Massage & The Driveway Series

New location starting 6/1/2213740 N Hwy 183 Bldg F Suite 1, Austin, TX, USA 

  • I’ve had one of my regulars adjust her appointment, so a few more openings than usual. Quick! Grab it!
  • Wednesday openings, including the new slot:
    • 6/8, 5p
    • 6/15, 5p
    • 6/29, 5p
    • 7/6, 1p
    • 7/27, 5p
    • 8/3, 1p (30 min only)
    • 8/10, 5p
    • 8/17, 1p
    • 8/31, 1p
  • Openings subject to changePlease check back regularly or email me to ask.

Classes & Group shenanigans for weeks of June 6 & 13, 2022

Only one change to this schedule – I’ve dropped the Friday Viniyoga class.

Tuesday
11a: Pilates Mat
5p: Everything Under the Moon
535p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4
615p: Taylor Track Time! (Memorial Track, Taylor)

Wednesday
10:45a: Viniyoga

Thursday
11a: Pilates & BOSU
5p: Everything Under the Moon
5:35p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4


Hello Sunshine!

Your guide to everything under the moon, the Amber Moon, for the 2 weeks starting 5/23/22.

In keeping with the last Hello Sunshine‘s theme of change… I’m starting to finally settle some of the chaos in my home/studio. And spending as much time OUTSIDE as I can. That’s not new, but it’s still just awesome. If I’ve got the fan going on the back porch, I don’t mind it in the upper 90s. I started the garage re-organization again so I can get projects going out there as well. Just finished sanding my new kitchen table & oiling it today – it gets to sit overnight, then 1 more coat. It really is quite exciting have the Great Room & kitchen walls all 1 color, and the bathroom will follow suit shortly. I got a small garden in for this year, and working on a 2nd raised bed for fall planting. Lots of good stuff happening, and it’s making this house feel more & more like my home.

Wednesday Massage & CST at the Austin Studio will now have a what-will-appear-to-be-random-but-it’s-not new time slot at 1p. Because of summer vacations of my regulars, it’s a little wanky at the moment as others book appointments, but there will be a 1p session start every other Wednesday. At the moment, some of them are 30 min – I’ve indicated these below (see Austin: Massage & CST for dates). This is a trial run lasting the summer – I need to see if I can get done with class at 1145a, have lunch, and be out there door & at the new location for 1230-1240p to allow for set up & settle down from the drive time. And a new location starting 6/1/22.

I’m also shifting Awesome Arms a little bit… read on below.

Awesome Arms *UPDATE*

I’m loving this work out, even with my little case of tennis elbow. I’m switching formats though starting 5/30/22 (that’s next week). I’m not getting engagement on Facebook, so I’m going to shift it to Zoom & YouTube only. Still free, or $4… package still available. You choose.

Reminder of upcoming Studio closings

  • June 23– 28, 2022
  • September time off TBD
  • November 23-25
  • December Holiday break – tentatively 12/26-30

Taylor openings – massage, Pilates, CST, online, etc.

Austin: Massage & The Driveway Series

  • New location starting 6/1/22… It’s off Lake Creek Parkway & 183. When you sign up, you’ll get the new address. For all my regulars, I’ll be emailing it to you next week (so an not to confuse any of us). It in an office complex this time. I won’t have to wait outside with the skeeters anymore, unless I want!
  • Wednesday openings, including the new slot:
    • 6/8, 1p (30 min only), 330p & 5p
    • 6/22, 1p (30 min only)
    • 7/6, 1p
    • 7/20, 1p (30 min only)
    • 8/3, 1p (30 min only)
    • 8/17, 1p
    • 8/31, 1p
  • Driveway series I’m gonna drop these off the calendar for a bit until I see how long it takes me to get to there from the new location.
  • Openings subject to changePlease check back regularly or email me to ask.

Classes & Group shenanigans for weeks of May 23 & 30, 2022

Only one change to this schedule – I’ve dropped the Friday Viniyoga class.

Tuesday
11a: Pilates Mat
5p: Everything Under the Moon
535p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4
615p: Taylor Track Time! (Memorial Track, Taylor)

Wednesday
10:45a: Viniyoga

Thursday
11a: Pilates & BOSU
5p: Everything Under the Moon
5:35p: Awesome Arms (Zoom) – FREE or $4

Thanks for reading this far. Have a safe & enjoyable Memorial Day weekend!