Our Instructors

Studio Owner, Amy Sanford CYT


 

Amy has been teaching yoga in East Texas for the last ten years, both at Stephen F. Austin State University and at Morning Glory Yoga Studio, which she owns and operates. Her classes are designed to meet the needs of each individual, from beginner to advanced, with an emphasis on proper alignment and breathing. Amy believes that yoga is practiced both on and off the mat, and she encourages her students to explore and deepen their personal practice, then apply lessons learned to moments in their every day lives.She is certified to teach yoga through the Living Yoga Program in Austin, Texas.

 

Lou Vasquez


 

I started practicing yoga poses on my own while living in the Caribbean. When I moved to Nacogdoches TX. I started practicing seriously at Morning Glory Yoga Studio and have incorporated my Yoga practice into my everyday life. I have now become an student of the yogic lifestyle to include asanas (poses) and the other seven limbs of Yoga. The life experience that I bring with me into my practice include serving as a United States Marine, an educator for CPS (Chicago Public Schools), Legal Aid Para-legal, Entrepreneur, Patient advocate (UTMB) and other miscellaneous service related en devours. I received my certification through the Kingwood Yoga Wellness Center under the B.K.S. Iyengar tradition and am registered with the International Association of Yoga Therapists (IAYT).

Glenda Webb, RYT


 

In my twenties I had a routine yoga practice. When my two daughters were preschool, we did kids yoga. (I still have the book we used 33 years ago) Then my nursing career came to the forefront of my focus.

Always wanting to share knowledge, I taught many different classes, birthing, sibling, CPR, newborn, pediatric and adult resuscitation.

Knowing the importance of relaxation,

Around two decades ago I took a 600 hour massage therapist course.

As retirement from nursing approached, I decided to reignite my passion for yoga.

Honoring my nature to teach, I took a 200 hour yoga immersion teacher training at the Yoga Center in Asheville, North Carolina. During the immersion, restorative yoga and kids yoga resonated the most with me.

My background in medicine & massage helps with my ultimate goal, to empower people to relieve stress and restore a sense of calmness in their life. I am a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Yoga Alliance.

Bethany Orheim


 

Mama, wife, and teacher, Bethany has taught yoga since 2003. She is thrilled to offer Vinyasa Flow at Morning Glory. Bethany is certified to teach Prana Vinyasa yoga through her teacher, Shiva Rea. Her years spent living near the ocean in Hawaii and California remain the greatest influence on her teaching style. Bethany’s classes are sure to leave you feeling grounded, energized, and empowered.

Kelsey Carrasquel


 

I have been a daily yoga practitioner for 3 years, both on and off the mat. Through the healing power of my own personal practice, I am inspired to teach and share that power with other people. I started practicing at Morning Glory Yoga Studio in 2019 and have been a regular student ever since. I graduated from Stephen F. Austin State University in December of 2020 and am now working toward completing my 200 hour Hatha yoga certification. I am so excited and humbled by this opportunity to learn and grow as a yogi. I want my classes to aid in guiding students back to a sense of peace and compassion for themselves and others.

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