Ashtanga Yoga Immersion with Tara Mitra

Ashtanga Yoga Immersion with Tara Mitra


Ashtanga Yoga Immersion with Tara Mitra

7:00am-7:45am – Pranayama & Chanting
8:00am-10:00am. – Mysore Practice (Primary Series Only)
10:00am-2:00pm – BREAK
2:00am-4:00pm. – The 8 Limbs in Daily Life

Ashtanga Yoga or 8-limbed yoga is an 8-part method as referenced in the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. Discussion on these eight limbs of ashtanga yoga and how to integrate them into your daily life.


7:00am-7:45am – Pranayama & Chanting
8:00am-10am – Mysore Practice
10:00am-11:30am – BREAK
11:30am-1:30pm. – Opening & Closing Chants of Ashtanga

Chanting at the beginning of our practice helps focus our attention and bring ourselves into the present moment preparing the space to practice yoga, reminding us we are practicing something precious and sacred.

This workshop will explore the history and significance of these two chants. Sharing correct pronunciation, its importance as well as a clear translation bringing deeper meanings behind these sacred words.

The ancient practice of chanting works at a subconscious level and can be used to purify mental and physical blockages within the body. Through continual practice of mantra (vibrational sounds) one can become energized and peaceful helping to maintain equilibrium within the self. From a scientific aspect it has been said that chanting holds several calming, therapeutic, psychological, and spiritual benefits.

2-4pm – Fundamentals of Ashtanga

The Fundamental Asanas are the postures that we do after the Surya Namaskara (Sun Salutations) and before whichever series we are working on.

The course will review:
* the six fundamental postures
*tristana; three points of focus
*vinyasa count for each posture
*alignment cues and information to understand and deepen your experience of the postures while helping to uncover the ashtanga method as a moving meditation.


7:00am-7:45am. – Pranayama & Chanting
8:00am-10:00am – Mysore
10:00am-11:30am – BREAK
11:30am-1:30pm. – Understanding Our Mind throughYoga

We will explore several ideas from the shastras (sacred texts) to help us understand what influences our actions, ideas, responses, triggers, and our decisions. Helping us to understand how we interact with the world outside through inside. The concepts shared are mainly coming from the Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. We will end with a meditative Practice.

1:30-2pm – Q&A – Closing


  • Entire Weekend MYSORE & WORKSHOPS: $300
  • Entire Weekend Mysore Only: $150
  • Entire Weekend Workshops Only: $200
  • Individual Workshops: $60

About Tara Mitra

Tara has been a dedicated practitioner of yoga for over 19 years and is a Certified Yoga Therapist in the T. Krishnamacharya Lineage.

Apprenticing with certified teachers for 1.5 years and R.Saraswathi Jois for 4 years in Mysore, India. Tara has a special bond with Saraswathiji and is one of the first few students authorized by her to teach. She also continues to study Pranayama, Philosophy, Ayurveda and Vedic Chanting in depth for over 8 years and is a long time Vipassana Meditator.

Tara teaches in a playful yet traditional manner.

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Ashtanga Yoga Immersion with Tara Mitra
Ashtanga Yoga Immersion with Tara Mitra
Ashtanga Yoga Immersion with Tara Mitra

Sunset Yoga & Growler To-Go!!


Do you love yoga?
Do you love beer?
Do you love supporting local businesses?
If you answered yes, we have great news – your perfect Friday night has arrived!

The Fredonia Brewery has graciously provided a space for MGY to practice outdoors. To express our gratitude, we’ve come up with a fun and creative way to practice together while supporting our generous downtown neighbor.

Join MGY at The Fredonia Brewery for Sunset Yoga in the beer garden on Friday evenings at 6:30pm. When you register for the class, you’ll choose a 64 oz growler of delicious, locally brewed beer or refill options for both 32 oz and 64 oz to take home after savasana for a post-yoga treat. New selections include wine barrel and bourbon barrel aged options too!! Don’t forget to bring your growler back the following week for a refill. Cheers!

Don’t forget to bring your growler this Friday if you’ve selected “refill” option.

Not into beer? You can, of course, always select to come simply for the Sunset Yoga. You’ll select Sunset Yoga only (No Growler.)

To practice in person, you will need to bring:

Hand towel
Water bottle

*Mask required to be worn on premises with the option to remove once on your mat.*
*Hand towel for random sneezes and sweat.*

Date: Friday, 09.04.2020
Location: Fredonia Brewery, 138 N Mound St.
Time: 6:30 – 7:30 pm
Teacher: Amy
Cost: Yoga & Beer : $13-35
Yoga & Yoga : $15

*Must be 21 years of age or older to register for Yoga & Beer.

Check out for descriptions of beers.

Then register HERE to reserver your place.

Space is limited to 15 students so reserve today!

March 2020 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




September 4 Week Yoga Foundation

Morning Glory Yoga Studios is offering a new Introduction to Yoga Foundation Course beginning September 03

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 September Foundation Course.

  • Dates: September 03 – September 26, 2019
  • Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:15 pm
  • Place: MGY1, 207 East Main St.
  • Instructors: Arrie Tucker & Amy Sanford
  • Cost: $145

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 8 Week Intensive

Morning Glory Yoga Studios has partnered with Dr. Sydney Kroll of Pineywoods Psychological Services and will host an 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Intensive.

Back by popular demand, this evidence-based program will teach participants to be more responsible in the management of their own health, vitality, and healing, and to find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind. pineywoods_ps_logo MBSR combines mindfulness meditation and yoga in an 8-week intensive training. This practice is ideal for cultivating greater awareness of the unity of mind and body, as well as of the ways the unconscious thoughts, feelings, and behaviors can undermine emotional, physical, and spiritual health. Mindfulness has been shown to positively affect a range of autonomic physiological processes, such as lowering blood pressure and reducing overall arousal and emotional reactivity. It’s been estimated that stress contributes to 80% of medical office visits. Stress exacerbates physical pain, hypertension, and various medical conditions, and can lead to declines in immune functioning and overall physical well-being. In addition, stress causes irritability, relationship problems, and declines in performance and reliability, which can in turn lead to more significant anxiety and depression. But unlike many other physical concerns, we have the ability to manage stress and its effects. mgy-new-logo300px This class will teach a variety of mindfulness-based stress reduction and self-care skills that can be integrated into participants’ lives on a regular basis. The foundation of the class is mindfulness, which means paying attention to our experience without judgment. This class is modeled on the work of Jon Kabat-Zinn at University of Massachusetts Medical School.  By bringing more awareness to their lives, participants can learn to respond with choice rather than reacting automatically.  Participants will learn to access powerful inner resources to enhance coping and to live their lives with more balance and clarity. Mindfulness will be cultivated through both informal and formal practice.  In addition, participants will be taught a variety of ways to counter stress physiology, cognitive behavioral strategies to increase self-awareness regarding distorted thinking patterns, and nutrition management.   Research supports the following benefits of MBSR:

  • Reductions in pain levels and ability to cope with chronic pain
  • Decreases in anxiety, depression, hostility
  • More effective stress management
  • Increased ability to relax
  • Greater energy and enthusiasm for life
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Improved ability to deal with short and long-term stressful situations

  Who can benefit? Anyone who would benefit from learning stress management skills, individuals with anxiety, panic, or mild to moderate depression, and individuals with health conditions, such as pain and chronic medical conditions, that are exacerbated by stress.

  • Anxiety
  • Work, Family, Financial Stress
  • Asthma
  • Heart Disease
  • Headaches
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Sleep Problems
  • Fatigue
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Eating Disturbances
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Chronic Illness and Pain
  • Grief
  • Gastrointestinal (GI) Distress



sydney-kroll-200pxDr. Sydney Kroll is a native of Nacogdoches and received her undergraduate degree at The University of Texas at Austin and her Master’s and Doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Baylor University. She has been using mindfulness-based interventions for over a decade in behavioral health settings, including university counseling centers, the Veterans Healthcare Administration, and currently in her private practice. Dr. Kroll specializes in using integrative interventions to treat trauma, stress, and depression, as well as to manage chronic pain and health issues. She provides training across the country in state-of-the-art mindfulness practices and is excited to offer her expertise to the East Texas community.

Where: MGY2, 409 East Main St

When:   Every Tuesday beginning September 10 – October 29, 2019

Time:    7pm – 9pm

Cost:    Non-Members : $400 (Yoga included)

              Members: $325.00

*Course may meet requirements for continuing education/professional development for mental health and medical professionals. Call for information. *You may be able to pay for the cost of this class with funds from a health saving account. In addition, Dr. Kroll can provide you with information about requesting out-of-network reimbursement from your insurance company for part or all of the class cost.

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