Challenging yourself to learn something new can help you to grow as a person and feel more self-satisfaction. Fortunately, the Austin scene offers a wealth of opportunities for those looking to acquire new skills. Here are four places not too far from Springs Apartments worth checking out:
While yoga can be very intimidating for first-timers, Wanderlust Yoga in downtown Austin will leave you feeling at ease. All skill-levels are welcome, and you'll find that yogis are excited to share their passion for the practice with newcomers. What makes Wanderlust Yoga so unique to other studios in the area is the wide breadth of yoga offerings, including yoga to live music performances. The studio is currently offering a special for newcomers—$35 for 30 consecutive days of unlimited yoga.
Precision Camera and Video offers a number of classes targeted towards beginners, ranging from a Digital Camera Settings Workshop to camera specific classes. If you want to expand beyond the fundamentals, you can even try classes such as Studio Strobe Lighting 101 and Artistic Macro Photography. You can even experiment with different types of cameras through the studio's rental program.
Considering the great music scene that Austin offers, it's hard to live in this city and not want to learn how to play the guitar. For nearly 30 years, Austin Guitar School has served as the premier place in the city to develop guitar playing skills. The school welcomes all levels and offers both group classes and private lessons as well as monthly student showcases on Sunday afternoons, which can be a great source of inspiration and support for learning this new skill.
While there are a number of local places to catch a cooking class, perhaps the coolest and most unique spot is Kitchen Underground in Austin. The philosophy of Kitchen Underground is taking a hands-on approach to cooking using fresh, local ingredients. Through this cooking school, you can learn how to master American classic comfort food such as the chicken pot pie or branch out and learn about Indian-style spices and spreads. If you can think it, there's probably a class for it.
Have you tried your hand at a new skill at any of these schools? Tell us about your experience in the comments below!