TODAY IS THE DAY! – Restorative Yoga with Special Guest Teacher Melissa Smith and Violinist Brenda Josephsen


There is still space so register online to reserve yours!


Free Friday is canceled today, 06.30, so to facilitate this event.

Melissa Smith is graciously detouring off the beaten path to visit Morning Glory Yoga Studios, once again, and we couldn’t be more thrilled.  Don’t miss out on this special treat from an amazing teacher traveling to Nacogdoches all the way from Canada.

Restorative Yoga Session and Special Music…

Experience postures that promote deep relaxation and recuperation. The long held poses will support a strong body, mind and spirit connection with the strategic placement of Yoga props which will encourage the body to release. Props will help facilitate a soma or “living aware” experience by awakening awareness of the body within or silence those overworked areas. We will flow with a gentle movement warm up, subtle body breath work, a unique restorative sequence and finish with a deliciously long Yoga Nidra meditation. You will leave refreshed and renewed.

Place: MGY2, 409 East Main St.

Date: Friday, 06.30.2017

Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Investment: $45

 


Melissa Smith, Yoga Alliance ERYT® 500 in SustainableYoga, Yoga Teacher Trainer for Restorative, Prenatal and Therapeutic Yoga, Thai Yoga Massage Practitioner and AcroYoga® Level 2 Certified Teacher. Native Texan, Melissa currently lives in Calgary, Canada with her 2 sons and leads Retreats in Southeast Asia, France and the United States. Find her at MelissaSmithYoga.com, and sign up for a free Yoga Nidra.

 


Brenda, aka “the egg lady”, is a fellow yoga student. For the past 21 years she has given violin lessons to kids from 3 to 99 yrs. old at SFA Music Prep. She hopes her music will relax, restore and energize you.

THIS WEEKEND! Ashtanga Yoga with Jade Skinner – March 25th & 26th

Jade will be here THIS WEEKEND!!

I’m so excited to have such an accomplished teacher willing to travel the distance (all the way from Florida) to share her knowledge of Ashtanga Yoga. Don’t miss this opportunity to deepen your understanding about the practice of yoga and strengthen your personal practice.  You don’t need to know Ashtanga Yoga to attend any of the classes/workshops, it’s a learning environment.

Please register online today!  We need to have at least 6 students per class for the classes/workshops to make so spread the word and bring a friend!

Saturday. 03.25.2017

Led 1/2 Primary 8:00 – 10:00am

Based in traditional Ashtanga Yoga, this class emphasizes on the Tristana method of breath, bandhas and dristi. This class moves at a slower pace, which allows for more instruction on some of the advanced poses. As we move through the series, you will be encouraged to adapt and use modifications where you see fit for your practice.  Half Primary is great for those who are working towards Full Primary, wanting to explore the practice, build strength and increase flexibility.  If you have an existing practice then being guided through will help you to clean up in areas where you might be spending too much time as well as fine-tune your alignment.  Open to all levels and every kind of practitioner.

Transitions in Vinyasa (jump through to the jump back) 1:00 – 3:30pm

To transition means to move or connect one idea to the next.  Let’s be honest with ourselves, we all want that sensation of ‘lightness” when we’re doing yoga.  In this case, we will be looking at the movements in a vinyasa practice that weave postures together.Transitions show us the relationship between the foundation of an asana and all the ideas that support it.  They help us to gauge the progression of our practice when we are flowing in a vinyasa class, from basic to challenging, by the fluidity and grace of our actions.  We’ll break down the jump back to chaturanga in the 3rd and 4th vinyasa of Sun Salutations as well as the jump forward from down dog back to standing.  This will help you to understand the underlying components of the jump back, jump through transitions of seated postures and how the backbone is based on a series of 3 main postures from Sun Salutation A.  We’ll also explore some other transitional postures and work on techniques to assist you in developing healthy movement patterns. Let’s get lifted!

 

Sunday. 03.26.2017

Led 1/2 Primary 8:00 – 10:00am

Based in traditional Ashtanga Yoga, this class emphasizes on the Tristana method of breath, bandhas and dristi.  This class moves at a slower pace, which allows for more instruction on some of the advanced poses. As we move through the series, you will be encouraged to adapt and use modifications where you see fit for your practice.  Half Primary is great for those who are working towards Full Primary, wanting to explore the practice, build strength and increase flexibility.  If you have an existing practice then being guided through will help you to clean up in areas where you might be spending too much time as well as fine-tune your alignment.  Open to all levels and every kind of practitioner.

Spiral and Bind, Bind and Spiral 1:00 – 3:30pm

Did you know that revolved/twisting postures improves the strength and flexibility of your spine? Yoga practice asks us to manipulate our joints in the fullest range of motion.  It also asks us to move our bodies in ways that may seem challenging, if not impossible.  Spiraling twists and binds are some of the more common poses that students struggle with. In this workshop, we will explore the functionality of the shoulder girdle and muscle actions, the different sections of the spine and limitations.  Then apply what we learn to asana such as utthita trikonasana, parvritta parsvakonasna, ardha baddha padmottanasana, maricasana a-b-c-d, pasasana.


Place:

MGY2, 409 East Main St

Date:

Saturday, 03.25 & Sunday, 03.26.2017

Instructor:

Jade Skinner

Cost:
  • $35 per Led 1/2 Primary
  • $45 per Afternoon Workshop
  • $145 Entire Weekend

About Jade

I started to study yoga when I moved to Saint Petersburg, Florida in 2002. Back then I didn’t know yoga would become my way of life. One day, my teacher told me, “Yoga will change your life forever!” and she was absolutely right. Yoga not only changed my life, it soon became so much more…To me, Yoga now is my lifestyle. I can’t image my being without it. It helped me not only trade my bad habits for good but to look out from under the veil to see all that the world has to offer. Through personal change, I became extremely passionate to share this knowledge with others. That’s when I decided to become a yoga teacher.
I later discovered Ashtanga Yoga while learning and teaching Vinyasa. It immediately captivated me. Through my years of practicing and teaching different methods of yoga, Ashtanga is where my heart remains. Ashtanga is intriguing in so many ways. It brings clarity to every state of your being: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. My own personal experiences on the mat have deeply humbling to the core of my being. A reminder that change is impermanence and adaptation is acceptance. And now my purpose is to share, teach and help my students grow on their journey with Ashtanga Yoga.

For more info about Jade check out
jadeashtanga.com

Biomechanics of Yoga with Foam Rolling

Attention!

New AM Class!  Go check it out.


Our 7:15am Hatha 1&2 class on Tuesdays and Thursdays
has been reimagined and transformed!

Arrie is now teaching Biomechanics of Yoga with Foam Rolling!

 

Beginning as a typical yoga class with centering, sun salutations, and other postures this class is intended to get your body and mind awake. It will differ from others with a focus on myofascial release and joint mobility, primarily through the use of foam rollers.

Great for anyone interested in increasing their joint mobility from the aging to athletes. What are you waiting for?

See you on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15am!

  • Foam rollers provided.
  • Bring your own mat if possible or we have a limited number of $2 rental mats available.
  • If you’re a new student please go to the link below and create an account before your first day.
  • All payments are made in studio.
  • New students can take advantage of our $15 Unlimited Yoga for One Week.
  • Contact mgyoga@gmail.com with questions.
SIGN UP

 

Arrie is a Nacogdoches native, a graduate of SFA, and currently teaches yoga downtown at Morning Glory Yoga and at SFA.

Arrie holds a master’s degree in transpersonal ecopsychology and has studied yoga and meditation in Austin, Chicago and at the Satchidananda Ashram (aka Yogaville) in Virginia.

Arrie believes yoga can help anyone live a healthier and more fulfilling life, and possibly even save the world. He is certified through The Living Yoga Program in Austin, Texas.

Yoga for Veterans

Are you or someone you know a Veteran looking for an effective method and therapeutic approach to improve your health, mood, and overall well-being?

Morning Glory Yoga Studios will be introducing Yoga for Veterans on January 5, 2017.


This class will be specifically geared to meet the mental and physical needs of Veterans through a weekly yoga practice led by Lou Vasquez, former Veteran and Certified Yoga Instructor.  The practice will include physical postures, breath work, and various forms of meditation. Special guest, Dr. Sydney Kroll of Pineywoods Psychological Services, will lead a bimonthly mindfulness-based meditation before class to be included in membership.

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.

 

Where: MGY2, 409 East Main St.

When: Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm

Who:  Lou Vasquez, USMC Veteran, 200 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor

Cost:  $35/month

Please email mgyoga@gmail.com or call 936.715.8353 (cell phone of Amy Sanford, owner) to reserve your spot and/or with questions.

I started practicing yoga poses on my own while living in the Caribbean. When I moved to Nacogdoches TX. I started practicing seriously at Morning Glory Yoga Studio and have incorporated my Yoga practice into my everyday life. I have now become a student of the yogic lifestyle to include asanas (poses) and the other seven limbs of Yoga. The life experience that I bring with me into my practice include serving as a United States Marine, an educator for CPS (Chicago Public Schools), Legal Aid Para-legal, Entrepreneur, Patient advocate (UTMB) and other miscellaneous service related en devours. I received my certification through the Kingwood Yoga Wellness Center under the B.K.S. Iyengar tradition and am registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

RESTORATIVE YOGA AT MGY2

Beginning September 13th

RESTORATIVE YOGA WILL BE ADDED
TO OUR REGULAR SCHEDULE AND HELD ON
TUESDAY & THURSDAY AT 5:30PM

CHECK OUT OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE DETAILS ABOUT RESTORATIVE YOGA
AND OTHER EXCITING EVENTS AND CLASSES AT MORNINGGLORYYOGA.COM
EMAIL MGYOGA@GMAIL.COM WITH QUESTIONS


Come meet our newest yoga teacher, Glenda Webb, on September 11th at 2pm!
Join Glenda in our newly renovated studio, MGY2, for a special introduction to Restorative Yoga.


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