Morning Glory Yoga Studios is excited to incorporate, for the first time ever, Balanced Body Pilates into our regular class schedule beginning in September!

Although we will have “Drop In” Pilates classes throughout the week, we have discovered one of the best ways to inform students of new practices, foster discipline, and improve motivation is through in-depth, specialized courses.  Pilates, with it’s unique approach to fitness, is no exception.  Morning Glory Yoga will offer a 4 Week Pilates Foundation Course beginning September 06, 2016 taught by our newest teacher, Sarah Sanchez.


If you’ve ever been curious about Pilates, begin this new path in your physical fitness journey at Morning Glory Yoga Studios by coming to our 4 Week Pilates Foundation Course. This class is designed for those who are new to Pilates and/or students who want to deepen their understanding of Pilates. Students will be given a breakdown of basic Mat exercises, Pilates Fundamentals, as well as some Intermediate Mat exercises. Through each exercise, students will learn what modifications or props to use to assist in performing an action correctly and safely. After completing this course, students will be equipped to take a beginner’s class with confidence and ease. Additionally, students will establish a proper foundation to continue on with intermediate classes.

Please bring a folder for handouts,a writing utensil, and water bottle. Wear comfortable exercise attire.

Joseph Pilates said it best, “Physical Fitness is the first requisite of happiness.”

Balanced Body Pilates is a mind body focused exercise regimen. Pilates challenges the mind to control mobile, flexible limbs while sustaining a strong, stable core. Pilates consists of low-impact floor exercises which take the stress off of the body’s joints. You can expect to move in positions such as; plank, ab curl, neutral spine, and inverting on a curved spine. There are modifications for every exercise providing all students with options.


Sarah_pilatesSarah Sanchez is new to the Nacogdoches area and beginning the next chapter in her life as an Adjunct Professor for the Dance program at SFA. Previously living in Hunstville, Sarah was a graduate student at Sam Houston State University where she earned a Master of Fine Arts degree. Sarah’s training began at the age of 8 performing Ballet Folklorico and Flamenco dance styles in her hometown of San Antonio. Sarah specializes in modern, aerial, cultural, and spoken word dance. Sarah has danced for choreographers such as Shay Ishii, Tarak Asam, Rocio Luna, Alicia Chappell, and Andy Noble to name a few. Sarah’s devotion to dance conditioning led her to obtain certificates in Zumba Fitness and Balanced Body Pilates. Sarah is a fitness enthusiast who enjoys running, biking, weight lifting and hiking. Sarah is anxious to meet the people of Nacogdoches, and share her love for dance and fitness.



Dates: September 06 – 29, 2016

Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7 – 8:15 pm

Place: MGY2, 409 East Main St, downtown Nacogdoches

Instructor: Sarah Sanchez


  • Non-Members: $95
  • Studio Members: $85 plus receive 50% off September Yoga Membership
  • SFA Students: $60 plus FREE Yoga Membership for the month of September