Events & Workshops

October 4 Week Foundation – Updated

Morning Glory Yoga Studios is offering a new
Introduction to Yoga Foundation Course
beginning October 02, 2018


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, 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: October 02 – October 25, 2018
  • Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 – 8:15 pm
  • Place: MGY2, 409 East Main St., downtown Nacogdoches
  • Instructors: Amy Sanford & Arrie Tucker
  • Cost: $145

 


 

Free Friday – Special Edition – Autumnal Equinox

 

Join Arrie at 5:30pm on Friday, September 21
at MGY2 for a special yoga class and meditation.


The autumnal equinox, the transition between summer and fall, is a great time to start or deepen a meditation practice. Much like the trees begin to drop their leaves in the fall, this meditation will help you to let go of things that will not serve you in the coming season.


Place: MGY2 409 East Main

Time: 5:30pm

Instructor: Arrie

Cost: FREE (donations welcome)

 

**The meditation will follow an hour-long physical practice so if you’d like to stay after and participate please plan for an additional 30 minutes.

Yoga with Live Drumming

Join Morning Glory Yoga and Starr Ave Music Co.
Sunday, September 2 for a unique collaborative event: Yoga with Drumming.


MGY instructor, Arrie Tucker, will lead an all-levels yoga practice including light stretches and movements to help facilitate mind-body awareness while Casey “Muze” Williams of Starr Avenue Co., will provide drum accompaniment.

The therapeutic effects of drumming and somatic practices include releasing held emotions, processing adverse experiences, and feeling more connected to oneself and their environment. This event has the potential to be a powerful transformative experience and, more importantly, fun!

 

 

Class size is limited so register online today and reserve your place!
*preregistration is recommended and appreciated but cash or check payments will be accepted at the door day of the event (space allowing).

For more information contact Morning Glory Yoga at mgyoga@gmail.com


  • Yoga Instructor: Arrie Tucker
  • Drummer: Casey Williams
  • Date: Sunday, 09.02
  • Time: 1 – 2:15 pm
  • Place: MGY2, 409 East Main St.
  • Investment: $30

Casey “Muze” Lee Williams
From Longview, TX is a licensed chemical dependency counselor who specializes in the use of music and movement. He is the founder of Starr Avenue Music Co. which organizes community-based arts events in and around Nacogdoches. Casey can be reached at starravenueco@yahoo.com.

 

Arrie Tucker
A Nacogdoches native teaches yoga and meditation in Nacogdoches. In addition to yoga, Arrie specializes in transpersonal, somatic, and ecopsychology.

A Weekend with Charles MacInerney – August 10 – 12th

AUGUST 10TH

Friday 6 – 8:30pm
Lucid Yoga (restorative and relaxing)

We will start with 1/2 hour warming up the body with sun-salutations and standing poses. Then we will slow the yoga down to the point that students feel the body pulling their attention deeper, ever deeper into a world of subtle sensations and pleasure. Learn how to use physical exercise and breath control to slow the mind down from beta frequencies (associated with muscle tension and worrying) down into Alpha and Theta frequencies (associated with physical relaxation, creativity, and a profound sense of well being). Learn to practice Hatha Yoga as a form of meditation and experience the amazing stillness and timeless quality of mind that comes from Lucid Yoga.

 

AUGUST 11TH

Saturday Morning 9-12
Variations on a Twist

This workshop will explore some basic principles of twists, and then apply them to a large assortment of twisting poses, from the easy to the challenging. We will include work on reclining and seated twists, then move on to standing twists, and if there is the time we will address partner twists. All levels of experience are welcome. However, this class may not be suitable for those with serious injuries to the spine.

 

Saturday 1:30 – 4:30pm
Science of Breath (introductory – all levels)

This workshop will give you the opportunity to discover for yourself whether you have good breathing habits, and to improve your breathing and thus improve your overall physical, mental and emotional health. Learn specific breathing techniques that: reduce allergies; reduce risks of colds and flu; help control emotions; relax muscles; improve the health of the heart, lungs, & abdominal organs; purify the blood; rest the mind more effectively than sleep; expand lung capacity; balance energy flow throughout the body; and more.

 

AUGUST 12TH

Sunday 1:30 – 4:30pm
Art of Pranayama (assumes basic diaphragmatic breath and no health issues)

This is a more advanced workshop on Pranayama (breath control). It is for students who have attended the Science of Breath or already have a basic understanding of the anatomy and mechanics of breath and have good diaphragmatic breathing habits established. In this workshop, we will learn and practice a variety of more advanced and exotic breathing patterns and exercises from the ancient yogic traditions.


 

  • One workshop – $60

  • Any Two workshops – $105

  • Any Three workshops – $145

  • All Four workshops – $180

A Weekend with Charles MacInerney – August 10 – 12th

AUGUST 10TH

Friday 6 – 8:30pm
Lucid Yoga (restorative and relaxing)

We will start with 1/2 hour warming up the body with sun-salutations and standing poses. Then we will slow the yoga down to the point that students feel the body pulling their attention deeper, ever deeper into a world of subtle sensations and pleasure. Learn how to use physical exercise and breath control to slow the mind down from beta frequencies (associated with muscle tension and worrying) down into Alpha and Theta frequencies (associated with physical relaxation, creativity, and a profound sense of well being). Learn to practice Hatha Yoga as a form of meditation and experience the amazing stillness and timeless quality of mind that comes from Lucid Yoga.

 

AUGUST 11TH

Saturday Morning 9-12
Variations on a Twist

This workshop will explore some basic principles of twists, and then apply them to a large assortment of twisting poses, from the easy to the challenging. We will include work on reclining and seated twists, then move on to standing twists, and if there is the time we will address partner twists. All levels of experience are welcome. However, this class may not be suitable for those with serious injuries to the spine.

 

Saturday 1:30 – 4:30pm
Science of Breath (introductory – all levels)

This workshop will give you the opportunity to discover for yourself whether you have good breathing habits, and to improve your breathing and thus improve your overall physical, mental and emotional health. Learn specific breathing techniques that: reduce allergies; reduce risks of colds and flu; help control emotions; relax muscles; improve the health of the heart, lungs, & abdominal organs; purify the blood; rest the mind more effectively than sleep; expand lung capacity; balance energy flow throughout the body; and more.

 

AUGUST 12TH

Sunday 1:30 – 4:30pm
Art of Pranayama (assumes basic diaphragmatic breath and no health issues)

This is a more advanced workshop on Pranayama (breath control). It is for students who have attended the Science of Breath or already have a basic understanding of the anatomy and mechanics of breath and have good diaphragmatic breathing habits established. In this workshop, we will learn and practice a variety of more advanced and exotic breathing patterns and exercises from the ancient yogic traditions.


 

  • One workshop – $60

  • Any Two workshops – $105

  • Any Three workshops – $145

  • All Four workshops – $180

Summer Solstice Meditation

Thursday, June 21, at 7:00 pm


Join Arrie for a guided group meditation honoring the shift of the seasons

This hour-long class will include a short mindfulness practice as well as an introduction to the ecopsychological implications of the shift in season, then a nature-based meditation practice.

All skill levels are encouraged to attend! Bring your own cushion if you have one if not a limited number will be available.


— Free and donations are accepted —

May 4 Week Meditation Foundation

The 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.

For the first time, Gentle, Restorative, and Beginner classes are included (and encouraged) in the May Meditation Foundation Course.

  • No experience necessary.
  • Classes will meet Tuesdays and Thursdays for the month of May at 5:45-7:00 pm in MGY2
    409 East Main.
  • Class size is limited to 12
  • Investment: $145
  • Preregistration is required.

 


 

Self Defense Class at MGY2

Join Tai Chi and Kung Fu Teacher, David Gardner
for a Self Defense Class on Saturday, 03.31.2018,
at MGY2, 409 East Main St.


Join in a discussion on what it takes to prevent and deter becoming a victim.

    Learn techniques for:

  • Improved self-awareness
  • How to avoid conflict
  • How to fight back if a conflict occurs

 


 
This class is designed for everyone, of any age.

Investment: $20
Time: 2:00-3:30pm
Place: MGY2, 409 East Main St.

 


 

April 4 Week Yoga Foundation

Morning Glory Yoga Studios is offering a new
Introduction to Yoga Foundation Course
beginning April 03, 2018.


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, 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.

For the first time, Gentle, Restorative, and Beginner classes are included (and encouraged) in the April Foundation Course.

 


  • Dates: April 03 – April 26, 2018
  • Day/Time: Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:45 – 7:00 pm
  • Place: MGY2, 409 East Main St., downtown Nacogdoches
  • Instructors: Amy Sanford & Arrie Tucker
  • Cost: $145

 


 

Spring Equinox Meditation with Arrie

Tuesday, March 20, at 7:00 pm

Join Arrie for a discussion and meditation practice
to honor the shift in season and the personal implications
of this seasonal transition.

This hour-long class will include a mindfulness practice
as well as a nature-based meditation practice.

No preregistration or experience required!

  • Teacher: Arrie Tucker
  • Place: Morning Glory Yoga, 207 East Main St
  • Date: 03.20.2018
  • Time: 7:00 PM
  • Investment: Donations accepted and appreciated but not required to attend

Questions about upcoming events? Contact Amy.

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