Events & Workshops

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.

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.

 


 

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.

Questions about upcoming events? Contact Amy.

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