Events & Workshops

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.

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 —

Questions about upcoming events? Contact Amy.

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