Walking Meditation Workshop

Walking is a natural process that often gets overlooked and disregarded. Morning Glory Yoga invites you downtown to explore the many benefits of stepping out. Enjoy a deeper look at the basic anatomy and mechanics of walking, as well as techniques for mental health applications of walking.

You can expect some lecture but a more practical experience will be emphasized. Self myofascial release techniques along with postural stretching will be used to explore the anatomy and mechanics of walking. Mindfulness, the practice of attending to the present moment, and The Way of Council, the practice of deep listening and sharing, will be used as tools to more deeply understand the mental and emotional effects of walking as meditation.

In addition, we welcome you to begin your day with our 9am All Level Hatha yoga class, complimentary with the registration of the the Walking Meditation.

Downtown Nacogdoches is a thriving and charming area with several options for places to stay, eateries, and shopping. Make a weekend of it! Upon registration, we’ll provide options for downtown destinations.

Registration Details:
Location: MGY2, 409 East Main Street
Date: Saturday, 01.18.2020
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm ~Lunch break~ 1:30 – 3:00pm
Investment: $45

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 


It’s a tall order to describe Arrie. It wouldn’t be a stretch to call him knowledgeable about contemplative practices.

Arrie is a kind and knowledgeable teacher who is quick to offer his perspective without denying anyone else’s. He is fascinated by the human body and how it functions, injuries and aliments are a favorite topic of conversation. His training in transpersonal ecopsychology from Naropa University has taught him how to place individual experiences in larger contexts, thus allowing for deep compassionate engagement.

He teaches yoga at at Morning Glory Yoga Studio in Nacogdoches and has for nearly a decade. Arrie is a certified yoga teacher through The Living Yoga Program in Austin, Texas and is currently furthering his studies in yoga therapy.


Yoga Mala 2020

Join Amy on New Years Day at MGY1
at 10:00 AM for the 7th Annual Yoga Mala, 108 Sun Salutations
a ceremony to mark a community wide transition
that has become tradition here at MGYS.


The new calendar year is a great reason to investigate one’s life (thoughts, habit patterns, behaviors, and relationships). The purpose of this ceremony is to create a space for this exploration, as well as to offer a structural model for productive investigation.

The Salutations will be broken down into 4 sets of 27 with a meditative pause between each. Amy will lead each section guiding the first few salutations to set the rhythm. Listen and try to stay together. This is intended to be a group project. 🙂

Students may practice all 108 Sun Salutations or a portion, choosing to rest while remaining focused.

We will have an area to place flowers, candles, and special objects. If you have something you’d like to contribute, a meaningful artifact, please bring it for the ceremony and retrieve after.

 

Let’s begin 2019 together! Following the Mala we’ll have light refreshments, traditional dishes, and a toast to the New Year. Please join in on the celebration. <3

 

Please expect to be at the studio from 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM

January Yoga Foundation Course

Morning Glory Yoga Studios is offering an Introduction to Yoga Foundation Course beginning January 02, 2020. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the many health benefits of yoga while gaining a foundation upon which to build a practice. The course is appropriate for those new to yoga as well as those who wish to refresh and refine their relationship with the practice.

Yoga builds strength and flexibility through physical postures while helping students understand individual stressors through techniques that include mindfulness, breath, and gaze. Through a regular yoga practice, awareness and quality of one’s physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual health are improved. Students will learn basic yoga postures, proper alignment and breath work, and be introduced to basic meditation techniques.

This class is suitable for students of various ages although it is geared towards adults; no children under the age of sixteen please. The class is also suitable for people of various fitness levels. Poses will be modified to meet individual needs. Students should wear comfortable, moveable clothes and will remove their shoes during the class. A yoga mat is recommended but not required.


 

Gentle, Restorative, and Beginner classes are included (and encouraged) in the January Foundation Course.

 

Dates: January 02 – January 28, 2020
Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:15 pm
Place: MGY1, 207 East Main St., downtown Nacogdoches
Instructors: Amy Sanford & Arrie Tucker
Cost: $145


 

Winter Solstice Celebration

Join MGYS on the Winter Solstice to acknowledge the changing of the season with a gentle physical practice followed by a guided meditation. Afterward, let the celebration continue while enjoying lite fare and drinks with friends in our yoga community.

 

Place: MGY2, 409 East Main Street

Date: Saturday, 12.21.2019

Time: 6:00 – 7:00pm Practice & Meditation. 7:00pm Mix & Mingle

Donations are welcome but there is no formal fee for this gathering.
All are welcome
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Holiday Restorative Class

Morning Glory Studio cordially invites you to a specially scheduled Restorative Yoga Class. Take time to slow down, relax & restore during the holiday season.

Quietly stretching into relaxation during a few long held supported poses. Focusing on breath and stillness to benefit your health and well-being.


 

Location: MGY2, 409 East Main Street
Date: Sunday, December 15, 2019
Time: 1 pm – 2:30 pm.
Investment: $20

*class is limited to 15 students


 

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