MGY’s Role Locally During the Global Concern of COVID-19

 

MGYS is problem solving how we can practice safely together at the studio during the COVID-19 outbreak.  During this time of global concern we are here to serve you while holding our Nacogdoches community’s best interest in mind.  We feel it is our responsibility to remain open for the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of our students until it becomes clear that the risk outweighs the benefit.  Morning Glory Yoga is a sanctuary for those who seek to gain peace of mind, physical health, spiritual growth, and community support during the mundane and elevated societal uncertainty.

With your participation in the following hygienic guidelines we will be able to serve you best and while we are able to keep our doors open we can do so responsibly.  Thank you.

At this point:

  • If you are sick, please stay home, rest well, and recover before coming back to class. Please stay in contact via email, mgyoga@gmail.com, as we’ll wonder about you and how we can be of assistance.
  • Wash your hands before class and after class. Do not touch your face while you practice.
  • No sign in sheet inside the studio.  If there are any announcements/notices we will place on the shelf where the sign in sheet formerly resided.
    • If you have yet to do so, please create a MINDBODY account via THIS LINK
    • Download the app.
    • Search for Morning Glory Yoga and “book” the class online beforehand.  “Book” is another way of saying “Sign-In.”
    • We appreciate you adopting this new method to help us reduce the spreading of germs while maintaining the attendance record. We also understand that change is difficult sometimes especially when it comes to technology, please do not hesitate to ask a teacher for assistance before or after class.
  • We are fortunate to have so much space to use at MGY2!  Please place mats 6 ft from one another when there is extra space in the room.
  • Please take your mat home daily to clean and disinfect. This should be prioritized and is part of practicing saucha (cleanliness), one of the niyamas. We will not offer rental mats at this time.
  • If/when you use a prop please use the disinfectant spray or wipes now provided and stationed on the cart at the entrance of the practice room.
  • The studio is cleaned every day; this will, of course, continue.  This cleaning includes sweeping and now thoroughly wet mopping the floors, disinfecting the bathroom, counter surfaces, props, as well as all door handles.
  • Asana practice can help us be healthy, centered, and calm in hard times. As always, if you are not at the studio for practice, keep up with your practice at home.  Remember, yoga isn’t only asana.  Breathing and meditation are also useful tools of this practice. In addition, practicing the Yamas and Niyamas under such societal stress is invaluable to our community’s collective health.
    • Not sure what the Yamas and Niyamas even are? Learning opportunity! In yoga philosophy, this is referred to as self study or ‘ones own reading’ known as Svadhyaya. We have a print out at the studio that’s a nice introduction to the prescribed eight fold path of yoga that includes these social restraints (yamas) and lifestyle observances (niyamas.)

The World Health Organization, WHO, provides advice for the public in regard to COVID-19

If further measures become appropriate down the road, we will implement accordingly.

Morning Glory Yoga will follow the CDC guidelines for schools and commercial establishments and as we observe how our area is effected will consider a reduced schedule or temporary closure as circumstance demands.

Warmest regard, 

MGYS Teachers
Amy, Arrie, Lou, and Glenda

Free Friday, Partner Yoga, on Valentine’s Day!

Join Arrie and Glenda this Valentine’s Day
at MGY2 for a fun partner yoga experience.

No partner necessary! This interactive and fun Free Friday will be a safe space to explore the yoga process with others.

No experience or partner required, although feel free to bring a friend or two (or three or four)!


Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Place: MGY2, 409 East Main St.

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Teachers: Arrie & Glenda

Investment: FREE! Your time and energy are the only requirements.

MGY1 Facade is Under Construction

Our beloved space, MGY1, is under construction at this time and conditions aren’t quite suitable for holding classes during this process.


All classes, workshops, and events beginning Thursday, 01.16.2020, will be held at MGY2, 409 East Main Street until further notice.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation during renovations.

MGY1 is home and we’ll miss sharing the space but we hope you’ll enjoy the different yet equally inviting feel of MGY2 during our temporary relocation.

 

A few things to note:

The address is
409 East Main Street
(only a few blocks east of MGY1)

There is plenty of public parking! The lot to the east of the building and street parking are conveniently located. Our entrance is in the back of the building (north side). Main Street entrance is NOT used.

  • If you store your mat at MGY1, it has been relocated to MGY2. Mats without names labeled on them have been pulled and placed to the side for identification. Please put your full name on your mat if you plan to leave it at MGY2. Space is very limited and complimentary as first come, first serve.
  • All props have been moved as well and available for you to use at MGY2.

This should be a fun – temporary – move! We look forward to practicing with you at MGY2 while the original location gets the care and repair it needs to be restored to it’s best condition!

Again, thank you for your patience and understanding. As we learn of more details so shall you.

With love,

Amy, Arrie, Lou, & Glenda

March Meditation Foundation

March 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 Saturdays, 10:30-12:30 at MGY2, 409 East Main.
  • Class size is limited to 12
  • Investment: $145
  • Preregistration is required

 


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

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.


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