Events & Workshops

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 with questions.

MGY Moves to ONLINE ONLY while IN-PERSON Classes are Temporarily Suspended

Hello All,

We hope you’re doing well and feeling supported. Thank you for being dedicated to your yoga practice, which we hope has been a source of connection and care during this unique time. While the conditions for practicing together continue to challenge all of us, the fruits of the practice itself have been nourishing. Would you agree?

In light of the growing number of COVID-19 cases and Governor Abbott’s recent executive order relating to the use of face coverings during the COVID-19 disaster in public spaces, MGY has made the decision to suspend in-person classes and continue our online offerings at this time.  We feel temporarily closing is the most responsible course of action to support the wellbeing of both our yoga community and the greater communities in which we are nestled. We don’t take this decision lightly and will continue to monitor available information about best practices moving forward.

Our well established, quality, online classes have proven to be a supportive and nurturing addition to studio offerings. We are also working on expanding our digital offerings to include on-demand videos for download, as we know internet service can be unreliable for many.

We hope you’ll join us online and are here to answer any questions and troubleshoot for a successful livestream experience. Thanks to all who have already joined and continue to support MGY.

Currently our classes are available free of charge as we know this is financially a tough time for many. We are accepting donations to cover the cost of operations, so please consider making a donation or enrolling in a membership so that we can continue to offer this service and be prepared to return to in-person classes.

Thank you, as always, for your understanding.
We hope to see you soon!

Visit for more information or email us at

Click Here for the link to the official Executive Order


Would you wear a mask not only inside the studio but during your practice?
Why or why not? Let us know!

Summer Solstice 2020 ONLINE

The Summer Solstice marks the transition from spring to summer, and is a celebration of the longest day (and shortest night) of the year. This online gathering will be a chance to come together to recognize and celebrate this event. It will include a short hatha yoga practice to embody the summer, a brief meditation on the archetypes of summer, and some guidance for setting a personal intention for the upcoming season. Have a pen and paper handy to take notes and wear comfortable clothes.

Register online
or directly through the MindBody App from your phone.
Contact with questions.

  • Location: MGY ONLINE

  • Date: Saturday, 06.20.2020

  • Time: 5pm-6pm

  • Teacher: Arrie

  • Investment: This event is free but donations are welcome.

Online Morning Meditation with Arrie

Good morning!

Please join Arrie online in the morning (Friday) for a FREE, LIVE mindful meditation held from Morning Glory Yoga Studio.

Follow the link and download the Zoom app if you haven’t already. This is a free app.

You’ll need the Meeting ID and Password provided below to join the group.

*Please be aware of your surroundings before you join as your mic will pick up sounds in your immediate area. You are welcome to mute your mic and turn on when appropriate. You also have the option of turning your video on or off.


Morning Glory Yoga is inviting you to a Zoom meeting.

  • Topic: Morning Meditation with Arrie
  • Time: Mar 27, 2020 07:15 AM Central Time (US and Canada)


  • Meeting ID: 854 940 237
  • Password: 088526

Morning Glory Yoga is Temporarily Closed but We are Prepared to go Online with Your Support.

Dear MGY Students,

We love you and are thinking of you all and your families. We think of you as our family. As you social distance please stay in contact with us.

As of yesterday, Nacogdoches has a confirmed case of Covid-19, and while no shelter-in-place order exists at this time Morning Glory Yoga is temporarily closing to support the strong advisory to stay home and to leave residence only for essential errands or to perform essential work.

We are currently in the process of developing online content and researching the most effective ways to offer yoga and meditation classes to our members to serve you best under the circumstance.

Our intention is to have classes online by next week.

  • If you have yet to do so, please create a MINDBODY account via THIS LINK
  • Download the app.
  • Search for Morning Glory Yoga and follow the steps to create an account

Our live, online classes will be conducted through Zoom.

  • Please download the free ZOOM APP on your phone, desktop, or laptop before next week.

Feel free to email with questions too at

We are humbly asking, at this time, those of you who can afford to do so, please maintain your Membership contract. Our Six Month Auto-Draft Memberships are a reduced rate to benefit you monthly while benefiting MGY as well in the long term. As a small business, if these contacts are terminated prematurely we will face greater challenges in the future to re-open our doors.

I have recently made all of our our Memberships available for online purchase to accommodate those who pay in the studio and are not enrolled in the Six Month Auto Draft. We greatly appreciate and depend on your continued support and hope this alternative to in-studio payments will be a convenient option.

Several have inquired about donation options so we’ve added designated dollar amounts under “Classes.” You can access all payment options through the MINDBODY app too.

Our objective is to continue offering classes and provide resources for your mental, physical, and emotional health and strengthen our ability to feel connected even in times we are required to be apart. As a member of Morning Glory Yoga you will have direct access to any online content we create. I’ll send out another post explaining the finer details on how to participate in our on-line yoga and meditation classes as we draw nearer to going “live and/or on-demand.”

This situation is very fluid and we ask, as we adopt new modalities, that you’ll continue to support MGY in our process so that we may support you and provide quality yoga classes online. We know it’s going to be a different experience, and there will probably be a few hiccups along the way. We are learning as we go and ask for your patience and a sense of humor as we put ourselves online!

We love our yoga community and look forward to continuing to serve our members and Nacogdoches community during this time of social distancing.

If you do need to terminate your membership, we understand, please contact and provide your full name. As defined in the contract, there will be a $35 early cancellation fee if you have yet to fulfill the initial 6 months.

Warmest regard,

Amy Sanford
Owner, MGYS

MGY’s Role Locally During the Global Concern of COVID-19


MGYS is problem solving how we can practice safely together at the studio during the COVID-19 outbreak.  During this time of global concern we are here to serve you while holding our Nacogdoches community’s best interest in mind.  We feel it is our responsibility to remain open for the mental, physical, and emotional well-being of our students until it becomes clear that the risk outweighs the benefit.  Morning Glory Yoga is a sanctuary for those who seek to gain peace of mind, physical health, spiritual growth, and community support during the mundane and elevated societal uncertainty.

With your participation in the following hygienic guidelines we will be able to serve you best and while we are able to keep our doors open we can do so responsibly.  Thank you.

At this point:

  • If you are sick, please stay home, rest well, and recover before coming back to class. Please stay in contact via email,, as we’ll wonder about you and how we can be of assistance.
  • Wash your hands before class and after class. Do not touch your face while you practice.
  • No sign in sheet inside the studio.  If there are any announcements/notices we will place on the shelf where the sign in sheet formerly resided.
    • If you have yet to do so, please create a MINDBODY account via THIS LINK
    • Download the app.
    • Search for Morning Glory Yoga and “book” the class online beforehand.  “Book” is another way of saying “Sign-In.”
    • We appreciate you adopting this new method to help us reduce the spreading of germs while maintaining the attendance record. We also understand that change is difficult sometimes especially when it comes to technology, please do not hesitate to ask a teacher for assistance before or after class.
  • We are fortunate to have so much space to use at MGY2!  Please place mats 6 ft from one another when there is extra space in the room.
  • Please take your mat home daily to clean and disinfect. This should be prioritized and is part of practicing saucha (cleanliness), one of the niyamas. We will not offer rental mats at this time.
  • If/when you use a prop please use the disinfectant spray or wipes now provided and stationed on the cart at the entrance of the practice room.
  • The studio is cleaned every day; this will, of course, continue.  This cleaning includes sweeping and now thoroughly wet mopping the floors, disinfecting the bathroom, counter surfaces, props, as well as all door handles.
  • Asana practice can help us be healthy, centered, and calm in hard times. As always, if you are not at the studio for practice, keep up with your practice at home.  Remember, yoga isn’t only asana.  Breathing and meditation are also useful tools of this practice. In addition, practicing the Yamas and Niyamas under such societal stress is invaluable to our community’s collective health.
    • Not sure what the Yamas and Niyamas even are? Learning opportunity! In yoga philosophy, this is referred to as self study or ‘ones own reading’ known as Svadhyaya. We have a print out at the studio that’s a nice introduction to the prescribed eight fold path of yoga that includes these social restraints (yamas) and lifestyle observances (niyamas.)

The World Health Organization, WHO, provides advice for the public in regard to COVID-19

If further measures become appropriate down the road, we will implement accordingly.

Morning Glory Yoga will follow the CDC guidelines for schools and commercial establishments and as we observe how our area is effected will consider a reduced schedule or temporary closure as circumstance demands.

Warmest regard, 

MGYS Teachers
Amy, Arrie, Lou, and Glenda

March 2020 Meditation Foundation

March 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 Saturdays, 10:30-12:30 at MGY2, 409 East Main.
  • Class size is limited to 12
  • Investment: $145
  • Preregistration is required




Free Friday, Partner Yoga, on Valentine’s Day!

Join Arrie and Glenda this Valentine’s Day
at MGY2 for a fun partner yoga experience.

No partner necessary! This interactive and fun Free Friday will be a safe space to explore the yoga process with others.

No experience or partner required, although feel free to bring a friend or two (or three or four)!

Date: Friday, February 14, 2020

Place: MGY2, 409 East Main St.

Time: 5:30-6:30pm

Teachers: Arrie & Glenda

Investment: FREE! Your time and energy are the only requirements.

Questions about upcoming events? Contact Amy.

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