Expanding Your Understanding and Practice of Yoga

SCHEDULE

 

Saturday, 07.13

9am – 12pm
Complexity and Variety in Yoga and Life

As we age, it is natural for habits to take over. We fall prey to mindless repetition. Asymmetries are exacerbated. This leads to joint disease, and to restricted and unhealthy connective tissue. Over time we become more prone to inflammation and injury of tendons, ligaments, and cartilage. Fascia hates repetition. It loves variety and complexity. In this workshop we will apply principles of ‘anti-fragility’, including: optionality; complexity; and variety in order to reverse the aging process and restore youth – first in our attitude, then in our breath, then in our movements, and over time, in our body.

1 – 4pm
Integrating the Breath into Asana Practice

When we move as deep into a pose as we can the breath is sacrificed. Overtime we develop poor breathing habits in these poses. When you experience the difference that a breath centered practice makes you will never want to go back. Learn how to use all 8 areas of your lungs in different combinations to support your breath. Then explore how to emphasize different combinations to breath in each different pose, and during transitions.

Sunday, 07.14

9am – 12pm
Yoga Asana and Pranayama for the Endocrine System

One of the things that distinguishes yoga from most Western exercise programs, is Yoga’s emphasis on the health of the endocrine system. In this workshop we will explore how our thinking, breathing, posture and asana practice can affect the endocrine system. We will touch lightly on the interaction of the nervous system and the endocrine system, with subtle energy.

1 – 4pm
Yoga and Altered States of Consciousness

This workshop delves into lesser known practices from a variety of less well known styles of yoga including Kriya Yoga. These include eye exercises, perception training, paradigm shifting, visualization, and somatic yoga. Some students call this ‘Spacey/Floaty’ yoga! Come experience for yourself the power of meditative movement and concentration to slow down the frequency of the mind and lead to altered states of perception.


  • One workshop $60
  • Any Two workshops $105
  • Any Three workshops $145
  • All Four workshops $180

Location:
Morning Glory Yoga Studios
207 East Main St
Nacogdoches, TX. 75961

Charles F. MacInerney, E-RYT-500, has practiced Yoga since 1971. He is known for his fun and playful teaching style as he leads students into a deeper understanding and appreciation for yoga. Charles is a gifted generalist and as one studio owner put it, “the most out-of-the-box thinker that I know.” He started teaching full time in 1989. He is a pioneer in laying the foundation for Yoga’s growing popularity in Texas. In the early 1990’s he was the first Yoga teacher in Central Texas to bring yoga into schools (A.I.S.D. & E.I.S.D), 4 universities including the University of Texas where he worked with students, faculty, administration, dormitories, Women’s Athletic Program (Track, Gold and Volleyball teams), and Departments of Dance, Music, Kinesiology.

He introduced yoga to four hospitals and set up two Cardiac Yoga Programs (Seton Hospital and The Austin Heart Hospital). Charles also led the way in bringing yoga into the workplace. His clients include numerous Government Agencies, IBM, Motorola, Apple, 3M, and Sematech. He teaches ongoing yoga classes in Austin, offers yoga workshops at studios around the country, and leads Yoga & Meditation Retreats as well as Yoga & Writing Retreats throughout the US, Mexico, Costa Rica and Guatemala. He is the founder of Expanding Paradigms through which he regularly presents at National and International Conferences. He has written articles for numerous magazines including the Yoga Journal. In 2014 he presented at the International Association of Yoga Therapy conference in 2014.

Charles is also the Founder of the Free Day of YogaLiving Yoga Teacher Training Program, and the Texas Yoga Retreat. Please visit his primary website at www.YogaTeacher.com, contact him by email: charles@yogateacher.com, or call or text Charles at 512-459-2267.

June Meditation Foundation

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, 06.04 – 06.27.2019, 7:00-8:15 pm in MGY1, 207 East Main.
  • Class size is limited to 12
  • Investment: $145
  • Preregistration is required

 


 

4 Week Meditation Foundation Course begins tonight! Members receive discount after registration!

Hello! 4 Week Meditation Foundation begins today — this evening — just one day before the first day of Spring! What better time to begin a new practice and establish healthy habits than with the season of new growth?!

*MGYS MEMBERS take a look:

All current MGYS Members receive 50% off on their monthly membership after registration.

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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, 03.19 – 04.11.2019, 7:00-8:15 pm in MGY1, 207 East Main.
  • Class size is limited to 12
  • Investment: $145
  • Preregistration is preferred but day of registration is welcomed.

 


 

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.

 


 

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