First 4 Week Yoga Foundation of 2019

Morning Glory Yoga Studios is offering a new Introduction to Yoga Foundation Course beginning February 05

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 February Foundation Course.

  • Dates: February 05 – February 28, 2019
  • Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:15 pm
  • Place: MGY2, 409 East Main St.
  • Instructors: Arrie Tucker & Amy Sanford
  • Cost: $145

Farewell 2018 and Greetings 2019 from MGY1


We hope you had a very Merry Christmas
and are enjoying the holidays
while sharing quality time with friends and family.


MGYS invites you to practice personal care from your mat as we welcome in the New Year, 2019.  Please see the New Year’s Eve class and New Year’s Day event that our MGYS teachers have planned.  We hope you’ll join us in bidding farewell to 2018 and welcoming 2019 from your mat in downtown Nacogdoches at our original location, MGY1, 207 East Main Street.

DECEMBER 31ST –  New Year’s Eve 9:00 am Lou at MGY1 

This is an All Level Hatha Yoga class. We offer a space to practice and take time to reflect on 2018, breathe in the present moment, and look forward to new opportunities of 2019. The more the merrier at MGYS so come share the last day of 2018 with this amazing yoga community that you’re partially responsible for creating. Good work!

JANUARY 1ST –  Yoga Mala 10:00 am

Join MGYS on New Years Day at 10:00 am for the 6th Annual Yoga Mala, 108 Sun Salutations, a ceremony to mark a community-wide transition that has become a 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. The leader of each section will lead 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 to 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.

Please expect to be at the studio from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

Fall 4 Week Meditation Course

The Fall 4 Week Meditation Foundation Course is designed to give an overview of what meditation is and how to incorporate the practice into one’s life and is appropriate for anyone interested in meditation.

Arrie will introduce various types and styles of meditation and contemplative practices, including

  • yoga as meditation
  • mindfulness
  • contemplative walking
  • and more depending on the interest of the group.

Participants will be confident and comfortable practicing meditation on their own and participating in group meditations.

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

  • No experience necessary.
  • Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11.27 – 12.20.2018, 7:00-8:15 pm in MGY1, 207 East Main.
  • Class size is limited to 12
  • Investment: $145
  • Preregistration is required.



Free Friday – Special Edition – Autumnal Equinox


Join Arrie at 5:30pm on Friday, September 21
at MGY2 for a special yoga class and meditation.

The autumnal equinox, the transition between summer and fall, is a great time to start or deepen a meditation practice. Much like the trees begin to drop their leaves in the fall, this meditation will help you to let go of things that will not serve you in the coming season.

Place: MGY2 409 East Main

Time: 5:30pm

Instructor: Arrie

Cost: FREE (donations welcome)


**The meditation will follow an hour-long physical practice so if you’d like to stay after and participate please plan for an additional 30 minutes.

Yoga with Live Drumming

Join Morning Glory Yoga and Starr Ave Music Co.
Sunday, September 2 for a unique collaborative event: Yoga with Drumming.

MGY instructor, Arrie Tucker, will lead an all-levels yoga practice including light stretches and movements to help facilitate mind-body awareness while Casey “Muze” Williams of Starr Avenue Co., will provide drum accompaniment.

The therapeutic effects of drumming and somatic practices include releasing held emotions, processing adverse experiences, and feeling more connected to oneself and their environment. This event has the potential to be a powerful transformative experience and, more importantly, fun!



Class size is limited so register online today and reserve your place!
*preregistration is recommended and appreciated but cash or check payments will be accepted at the door day of the event (space allowing).

For more information contact Morning Glory Yoga at

  • Yoga Instructor: Arrie Tucker
  • Drummer: Casey Williams
  • Date: Sunday, 09.02
  • Time: 1 – 2:15 pm
  • Place: MGY2, 409 East Main St.
  • Investment: $30

Casey “Muze” Lee Williams
From Longview, TX is a licensed chemical dependency counselor who specializes in the use of music and movement. He is the founder of Starr Avenue Music Co. which organizes community-based arts events in and around Nacogdoches. Casey can be reached at


Arrie Tucker
A Nacogdoches native teaches yoga and meditation in Nacogdoches. In addition to yoga, Arrie specializes in transpersonal, somatic, and ecopsychology.

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