Holiday Yogativities at MGYS

Hi, MGY Yogis!

December has arrived, can you believe it?! We thought you’d appreciate a glimpse into our Holiday Season Calendar at MGY1 & MGY2 as it’s pretty festive! You’re not going to want to miss a single specialty class we’ve got planned so make yourself a cup of warm tea, wassail, or any other [nip-nip] you’d like to sip on, open up your calendar, prop up your fuzzy-sock covered feet, and with pen in hand (red or green ink preferably) mark the following days with a holly leaf or Christmas tree and plan to be at MGYS.

 

CLOSED DATES


 

DECEMBER 25TH – DECEMBER 30TH – Holiday Break

 

HOLIDAY CLASSES


 

DECEMBER 21 st – Winter Solstice 7:00 pm Arrie at MGY1

On December 21, at 7:00 pm, join Arrie for a special meditation practice honoring the winter solstice, the official beginning of winter.

This hour-long meditation will begin with a brief mindfulness practice, then a contemplative discussion on the ecopsychological effects of the change of the season.

Bring your own meditation cushion as only a limited number will be available.

 

DECEMBER 24TH – X-Mas Eve 2:00 pm Arrie at MGY1

 

DECEMBER 31ST –  New Year’s Eve 2:00 pm Lou at MGY1

 

JANUARY 1ST –  Yoga Mala 10:00 am All teachers at MGY1

Join the MGYS Teachers on New Years Day at 10:00 am for the 5th 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 2018 together! Following the Mala, we’ll have light refreshments, traditional dishes, and a toast to the New Year. Please join in on the celebration. <3

Please expect to be at the studio from 10:00 am – 12:30 pm.

 

JANUARY 1ST –  (NEW!) Relax into the New Year 4:00 pm Glenda at MGY2

with Special Musical Guest, Violinist, Brenda Josephsen.

Relax into the New Year/2018 with a renewed you, attend a special New Year’s Day
Restorative Yoga Class with Glenda.

Start something new for the new year and trust in the magic of new beginnings.

The time to relax is when you don’t have time for it!

Experience the nurturing, nestling poses of restorative yoga.
With each pose, you are totally supported to enhance the body’s natural relaxation response.

Relax, unwind, restore yourself after the hectic holiday season, by nurturing yourself with a special New Year’s Day Restorative Yoga class.

Holiday Schedule And SO Much More!

Happy Holidays from Morning Glory Yoga Studios!

We’ve had quite a year thanks to YOU!  We look forward to 2017 but greatly appreciate every moment we’ve shared with you in 2016 and want to make the most of the remaining days.  We hope you’ll join us for all the special classes we have planned over our Holiday Break.

Our regularly scheduled yoga classes will be canceled
beginning Wednesday, December 21, 2016.

and begin again, next year, on January 2, 2017.

Pilates classes will begin again in February 2017.  

The studio will be open to members for personal practice/open practice at different days/times throughout the Holiday Break. Keep an eye on Facebook to see when a teacher will be present.  You’re also welcome to email mgyoga@gmail.com to make arrangements if you’re interested in using the space to practice.  My cell phone is 936.715.8353, call me directly if it’s easier.


• Special Classes •


12.20.2016, Tuesday
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction informational Sessions at MGY2.

Wondering what this whole “mindfulness” thing is all about? Interested in the upcoming Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) intensive but not sure about committing to 8 weeks? Come meet with Dr. Sydney Kroll of Pineywoods Psychological Services for a free informational meeting on December 20th at 7 pm to ask questions about mindfulness and hear more details about the upcoming class. A brief mindfulness exercise will be included.


12.21.2016, Wednesday
WINTER SOLSTICE MEDITATION & MGYS HOLIDAY PARTY

On December 21, at 6:30 pm, join Arrie for a special meditation practice honoring the winter solstice, the official beginning of winter.

This hour long meditation will begin with a brief mindfulness practice, then a contemplative discussion on the ecopsychological effects of the change of the season.

Bring your own meditation cushion as only a limited number will be available.

Afterward, join MGYS for food, drink, and merriment and celebrate the Holiday Season with friends. If you can’t make the meditation but would like to join in on the festivities please arrive around 7:45pm.

Please email mgyoga@gmail.com to reserve your place.


12.24.2016, Saturday
Christmas Eve

Join Amy for an early morning practice to prepare your body, mind, and Christmas spirit! 7:00 am, All Level.


12.27.2016, Tuesday
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction informational Sessions at MGY2.

Wondering what this whole “mindfulness” thing is all about? Interested in the upcoming Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) intensive but not sure about committing to 8 weeks? Come meet with Dr. Sydney Kroll of Pineywoods Psychological Services for a free informational meeting on December 27th at 5:30 pm to ask questions about mindfulness and hear more details about the upcoming class. A brief mindfulness exercise will be included.


12.30.2016, Friday
A Mindful New Year

Explore ways to commit to a vital life this new year in a guided experiential exercise led by Dr. Sydney Kroll. Identify your key
values and specific actions you can take in service of these values.  Learn basic mindfulness skills to help support your commitments
throughout the year.


12.31.2016, Saturday
New
Year’s Eve.

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017!  9:00 am, All Level


01.01.2017, NYD
Yoga Mala

  • Yoga Mala 108 Sun Salutations – 10:00 AM All Level.  Join Amy, Arrie, and Lou for a New Year’s Day tradition at MGYS, Yoga Mala, 108 Sun Salutations, to welcome 2016 — attendants need to know the sequence of Sun Salutation A.
  • Please arrive early to visit, settle in, and prepare for this moving meditation.

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