Events & Workshops

Align: Summer

Align: Summer

July 15, 2023 OR July 22, 2023

Kelsey Carrasquel

Saturday, 07.15.23
Saturday, 07.22.23

2PM – 5PM

Early Bird $100

Supportive Seasonal Practices with Kelsey
Summer is a season of sowing and nourishing.  During summer, we are invited to be in the joy of doing our inner and outer work, and leaving ample time to restore ourselves so we may stay motivated and nourished by our efforts.  Summer is an ideal time to be actively tending to your intentions and goals, and you might notice some of your seeds might be growing exactly right, just how you planned.  Other seeds might need some extra support to make it all the way to harvest.  This workshop focuses on practices that support you on your journey to manifesting your intentions, especially when the going gets tough.

Students who register for the workshop will receive a seasonal workbook and can expect to explore the following:

  • Name & define the season of Summer from the perspective of Eastern medicine systems.
  • Learn the seasonal resonances of Summer from the perspective of Eastern medicine systems.
  • Explore how Summer uniquely resonates with you.
  • Learn about rituals and practices that support and balance the energy of Summer.
  • Work in a seasonal workbook (provided) that prompts putting these concepts into practice.
  • Be in a brave space together for discussion on these topics.

This workshop will be offered twice in July. Space is limited to 5 students/workshop.

Summer Solstice Somatic Flow & Restorative Class

Summer Solstice Somatic Flow & Restorative Class

Sunday, 06.25.2023

Calm down and connect breath & body with this slow somatic practice and restorative yoga class with Kelsey Carrasquel.
Calm down and connect breath & body with this slow somatic practice and restorative yoga class with Kelsey Carrasquel.

The term “somatic” means “embodied” and refers to slow movements that allow you to feel into your body from an awareness within.  This allows the muscles to relax fully and rewires any habitual patterns that lead to pain.

Restorative Yoga is a gentle practice that relaxes the body through fully supported, long held postures and brings the mind into a quiet & restful state.
During the heat of summer, our mind’s and emotions can become hot, too.  The faster pace of life in summertime leaves less time for respite and restoration.  Carve out a little time on the afternoon of Sunday, June 25th to find some peace and coolness from within.

Place: 409 East Main Street
Date: Sunday, 06.25.2023
Time: 2-3:15pm
Teacher: Kelsey Carrasquel
Investment: $25

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.

See full bio and learn more at

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

Align: Spring

Align: Spring

Kelsey Carrasquel

Saturday, 04.15.23
Saturday, 04.22.23

2PM – 5PM

Early Bird $85

Spring is a time of birth and rebirth, both in nature and within. After a long winter, you may recognize that there are some things you have outgrown and no longer resonate with. The same way that a garden needs to be cleared out to reveal fresh soil, so do our minds, bodies, and emotions. Once you’ve done the work of clearing space for what is new, you can start planting seeds for how you want your life to feel through the rest of the year. And sometimes, the wind blows in unexpected seeds that volunteer themselves throughout the year. Spring is an ideal time to set your intentions and goals for the year ahead, and this workshop will cover practical and meaningful rituals that will support you during the season of Spring.

Students who register for the workshop will receive a seasonal workbook and can expect to explore the following:

  • Name & define the season of Spring from the perspective of Traditional Chinese Medicine & Ayurveda.
  • Learn the seasonal resonances of Spring.
  • Learn about rituals and practices that support and balance the energy of Spring.
  • Gather together in a Springtime group ceremony.

This workshop will be offered twice in April. Space is limited to 5 students/workshop.



  • Weekend 1: January 7 & 8, 2022

  • Weekend 2: January 21 & 22, 2022

Start a yoga practice at MGY in the new year!

Join Amy & Kelsey to learn about the foundations of yoga in one weekend!

Yoga is a holistic and accessible practice that benefits your body, your mind, and your spirit. This workshop will focus on the basics of Hatha Yoga, Yin Yoga, and Restorative Yoga.  We will cover the poses, the philosophy, and the different styles over one weekend.

If you have any further questions regarding starting a yoga practice with us, don’t hesitate to reach out and send an email to [email protected].


Foundations of Restorative Yoga Course with Kelsey Carrasquel

This September, Morning Glory Yoga Studio is offering a 4-week Restorative Yoga course taught by Yin & Restorative Yoga teacher, Kelsey Carrasquel. This course will teach students the fundamentals of a Restorative Yoga practice, and also explore the benefits and philosophy of Restorative Yoga.
Class will take place every Tuesday from 7-8:30 PM, beginning on September 6th.

In yoga, resting is not the same as sleeping. Restorative Yoga is the practice of deep relaxation while remaining conscious, awake, and aware. This allows the mind and body to fully process and release stress and trauma, rather than hold onto it or let it build up over time.

Kelsey Carrasquel is trained in trauma-informed teaching methodology, and this course will follow principles which allow students choice, agency, and control in their practice.

Is this the right course for you? YES!

Everyone can benefit from the practice of Restorative Yoga, and having a deeper foundational knowledge of why and how to practice will help you get the most out of your practice. Whether you’re brand new to yoga or have been practicing daily for years, you’ll discover something valuable in this course.


  • Early Bird: $125
    *Early bird pricing extends until August 27th, 2022.
  • After August 27th: $145
  • MGY Members pay: $99

Space in this course is limited, so sign up early to secure your spot!


Body, Mindy, Spirit
A Weekend of Yoga with Charles MacInerney

Friday, 07.29.2022


The Power of the Breath

Panayama is the yogic practice of breath control. In this workshop, we will first learn and practice a variety of breathing patterns and then explore ways to integrate these breathing patterns into our asana practice. Learn how to use breath to help relax muscles during a stretch, how to improve balance, eliminate frustration with challenging poses, improve stamina, and elevate your physical asana practice to the level of moving meditation.


Saturday, 07.30.2022


Opening Hips & Shoulders

Hips and shoulders are notorious for creating problems for yoga students. Learn a variety of stretches to help you liberate your true potential. This class will focus on opening hips and shoulders using stretching strategies including PNF, Active/Isolated and Passive Stretching, while maintaining the integrity of the torso and protecting the knees and other extremities. We will also explore the use of sand bags, rollers, walls, chairs and other props to accelerate success. We will address how to work with injured or traumatized joints and muscles to ensure safe and sustainable progress. Finally, we will address the problem of tight hips and shoulders at its source… the Sensory/Motor cortex of the brain and practice techniques to help re-map range of motion in the brain resulting in immediate and lasting increases in effortless range of motion for both the hips and shoulders.


2-5 PM

Yoga Nidra & The Art of Relaxation 

Yoga Nidra, sometimes called ‘yogic sleep’, is an ancient practice that was introduced to the West by teachers like Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Rama. One hour of Yoga Nidra practice leads to a state of deep and profound relaxation that many claim can replace 4 hours of regular sleep. But the real benefits to this practice go far beyond simple relaxation. The primary goal of Yoga Nidra is to use deep relaxation along with mental imagery and affirmation to root out negative beliefs that sabotage our practice and life in general, and replace them with positive beliefs that help us to explore and live to our highest potential.


Sunday, 07.31.2022

1-4 PM

Improving Your Balance 

This workshop is appropriate for all levels, from seniors who wish to reduce the likelihood of falling and learn how to age more gracefully, to seasoned athletes wanting to get an edge on performance, or yoga students wishing to improve in asanas that require more balance. Balance improves concentration of the mind, alignment in the body, and efficiency in movement. Above all else, with the right attitude, practicing balance should be fun.

We will start with an overview of balance theory, then explore these ideas in our asana practice, and after a guided relaxation, we will close with a discussion of how lessons learned in physical balance can be applied to find balance in the larger arenas of life, including relationships, business, wellness and others.


  • One Workshop $65
  • Two Workshops $115.00
  • Three Workshops $165.00
  • Full Weekend Workshops $195.00

Early Bird Discounts available. Register today and save!

Charles MacInerney, E-RYT-500, C-IAYT, has practiced Yoga since 1971, and taught since 1989. 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.”

Charles was recently recognized by the Consul General of India for his work helping yoga to gain acceptance in Texas by introducing yoga to school teachers, administrators, and eventually directly to students. In addition, Charles has introduced yoga to 4 hospitals, and has taught at 5 universities.

At the University of Texas Charles worked with students, faculty, administration, dormitories, Women’s Athletic Program (Track, Golf and Volleyball teams), and Departments of Dance, Music, Art, Architecture, and Kinesiology. In the business world Charles offered workshops and started yoga programs for IBM, Motorola, Apple, 3M, Sematech and dozens of smaller companies.

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, including the International Association of Yoga Therapy conference. He has written for numerous magazines including the Yoga Journal and is the author of Toxic Goals, Flow, and the Pursuit of Excellence.

Charles is the Founder of the Free Day of Yoga, Living Yoga Teacher Training Program, and the Texas Yoga Retreat. Please visit his primary website at, contact him by email: [email protected], or call or text Charles at 512-459-2267.

September is National Recovery Month

September is National Recovery Month

In September, yoga studios worldwide are uniting to increase awareness and understanding surrounding substance abuse and offer hope to individuals who are suffering.

Join us in changing the dialogue surrounding drug and alcohol addiction – from one of isolation to one of community and growth. Every dollar raised goes directly toward teaching Ashtanga yoga classes in treatment centers and providing yoga tuition scholarships for individuals in recovery.

MGY and AYN are hosting two donation classes at the end of September to raise awareness.

Suggested donation $20.

Saturday, September 25, 2021

Register today and reserve your spot. In Person space is limited due to social distancing requirements. Classes will be offered via Zoom too. You have the option to choose on our schedule. Signing up is free, donations accepted at the studio day of or if Zooming a donation can be made online or directly to the Trini Foundation.


All proceeds will go to Trini Foundation, a non-profit organization, dedicated to teaching the practice of Ashtanga yoga to people struggling with drug and alcohol addiction.

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!

NEW CLASS! Therapeutics with Arrie

A Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy class is intended to take participants deeper into their own felt-experience. There is no need for agility, flexibility, or poise.

On the surface a PRYT class may look similar to a “regular” yoga class, but it has a different scope of practice. Individuals are assessed before class and classes are modified based on the needs of the individuals. The Phoenix Rising method of yoga therapy classes progresses students through six phases which facilitates an embodies direct experience.

In a PRYT class you can expect:

1. Moving and breathing to activate muscles and integrate the nervous system
2. Edge exploration to develop concentration and focus
3. Dropping in to practice acceptance and compassion
4. Meditation period to clear the mind of expectations
5. Listening for insight. A open period to allow insight
6. Integration: a time to consider how each practice will inform your life moving forward.

These classes are part of the Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy: Teacher Training Practicum that Arrie is studying. This is fulfilling part of the requirements of a yoga therapist as set out by the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Teacher: Arrie
Day: Tuesdays
Time: 4:00-5:00pm

Sign up online via our schedule or from the MindBody App. Contact [email protected] with questions.

Questions about upcoming events? Contact Amy.

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