A Weekend of Pralaya Yoga with Robert Boustany

Clear, Intense & Efficient Methods for Building Static Strength and Flexibility

with Robert Boustany, Founder of Pralaya Yoga

Friday, May 5: 6 – 8 PM

Insights Into Pralaya Yoga & Therapeutics
Robert will introduce Pralaya Yoga, a system created from and informed by his more than 50 years of teaching yoga. He will explain how this system leverages therapeutics to heal and prevent common injuries. Time for Q&A will be allotted.
Anyone of any level, complete novice or advanced, will benefit from this session. Those dealing with pain or injury are encouraged to attend as Robert leverages willing volunteers to teach hands-on therapeutic techniques.

Be prepared to move and practice certain elements of Pralaya Yoga.

Investment: $40 per person
 
REGISTER HERE

Saturday, May 6: 9AM – 12 PM

Clear, Intense & Efficient Methods for Building Static Strength and Flexibility
Pralaya Yoga Part I: Hips and Legs
Robert will lead you through 3 hours of practice and discussion with a particular focus on opening the hips and accessing greater strength in the legs. He will also teach twists and non-compressive backbends as a form of spinal alignment, a foundational element of the Pralaya Yoga system.
This session is open to all levels of the practitioner as Pralaya Yoga offers beginner through advanced variations of all poses.

Investment: $60 per person
 
REGISTER HERE

Saturday, May 6: 2 – 4 PM

Easier After Lunch Pralaya Yoga: Fascia Stretching and Strengthening
What is fascia? What is the benefit of releasing fascia? How can I release fascia? Learn the answer to these questions and more as you join Robert for a light session of practice, stretching, and strengthening.

All levels welcomed.

Investment: $40 per person
 
REGISTER HERE

Sunday, May 7, 9 AM – 12 PM

Clear, Intense & Efficient Methods for Building Static Strength and Flexibility
Pralaya Yoga Part 2: Arms
Did you know that strengthening your arms can help you release neck tension and tightness in the chest? Robert will focus on strength training and proper alignment in arm balances. Expect to find a rewarding challenge in this morning practice. Like all of Robert’s classes, the methodology will be explained during each pose so the student understands underlying physiology.
This session is open to all levels of the practitioner as Pralaya Yoga offers beginner through advanced variations of all poses.

Investment: $60 per person
 
REGISTER HERE


Students can register per class or book the ENTIRE Weekend with Robert at a discounted price of $180

 

30 minute or 60 minute Private Sessions
with Robert will be available over the weekend.

Please email mgyoga@gmail.com to discuss pricing and schedule an appointment.

Foam Rolling 101 at MGY2

Hello All!

Do you know that Arrie has a brother? Well, he does!  Trey Tucker is an accomplished Certified Personal Trainer in Austin and he’s visiting Nacogdoches on October 15th. While in town, he wants to offer a workshop on foam rolling and it just so happens we have brand new foam rollers.  It’s perfect, really. Well, it will be once we have you (or the first 15 students) make a reservation to attend!

Trey Tucker will offer a donation-based one hour workshop to teach techniques and discuss benefits of self-myofascial release or “foam rolling.” 

The basics of how to roll all the major muscle groups will be taught as well as the the benefits and contraindications. The class will consist of basic anatomy identification for better understanding and plenty of time to roll and feel the effects of self-myofascial release first hand. Q&A to follow.

morning_glory_yoga_trey-foam-rollingTrey Tucker is owner and trainer at PowerHouseATX, a gym in Austin, Texas.  Trey grew up playing competitive sports, from t-ball to semi-pro football, and has a passion for improving performance, health, and wellness. To this end he has obtained numerous certifications and has clocked hundreds of hours working in corrective exercise, sports performance, and weight loss. Trey believes that the only way to achieve a healthy lifestyle is to make fitness enjoyable. Trey’s goal is to help others become stronger, leaner, faster, and a healthier version of themselves.

So, come meet Arrie’s brother (yay!) and learn proper form and creative and effective techniques from a certified trainer to foam roll your way into greater well-being.


Place:  MGY2, 409 East Main St
Day: October 15, 2016
Time: 5:30 – 6:30pm
Cost: Donation (suggested $10)

 

This donation class is limited to 15 students only.  

Participants must be able to stand up from and get down on the floor with relative ease.  

Please email mgyoga@gmail.com to reserve your place. In the subject line please include [First and Last Name] and [Foam Rolling 101]. You will receive a confirmation email of your reservation.  

 

 

Exploring the Practice of Yoga with Charles MacInerney – 2016

AUGUST 12 – 14th!

 

Friday, August 12th. 6:00 – 8:30pm

Meditation: It’s Not What You Think!

_Charles-MacInerney-002Meditation is the art of being fully present in the moment. Numerous studies now show the amazing benefits of this most ancient of practices, including physical health,  improved cognitive abilities, and emotional wellbeing. Learn the basics of Meditation and then practice a variety of styles including: Eating Meditation; Walking Meditation; Breath Awareness; Detached Observation, Mantra, and Vipassana. No previous experience required!


 

Saturday, August 13th.  9:00am – 12:00pm

Opening Hips and Shoulders
_Charles-MacInerney-005Hips and shoulders are notorious for creating problems for yoga students. Learn a variety of stretches to help you liberate your true potential. This class will focus on opening hips and shoulders using stretching strategies including PNF, Active/Isolated and Passive Stretching, while maintaining the integrity of the torso and protecting the knees and other extremities. We will also explore the use of sand bags, rollers, walls, chairs and other props to accelerate success. We will address how to work with injured or traumatized joints and muscles to ensure safe and sustainable progress. Finally, we will address the problem of tight hips and shoulders at its source… the Sensory/Motor cortex of the brain and practice techniques to help re-map range of motion in the brain resulting in immediate and lasting increases in effortless range of motion for both the hips and shoulders.


 

Saturday, August 13th.  1:30 – 4:30pm

Yoga Nidra: The Yoga of Rejuvenation

_Charles-MacInerney-004Yoga Nida, sometimes called ‘yogic sleep’, is an ancient practice that was introduced to the West by teachers like Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Rama in the 1960’s. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra can replace 4 hours of regular sleep. Yoga Nidra is typically practiced in 8 stages. After a gentle asana practice, we begin in Shavasana with a guided relaxation. Next we repeat pre-determined affirmation called a Sankalpa. The third step is called the rotation of consciousness which is followed by breath awareness. The fifth step is called the manifestation of opposites. Then we enter into creative visualization. To close, the sankalpa is repeated, before starting a very gradual return to normal consciousness.


 

Sunday, August 14th.  1:30 – 4:00pm

Yoga for a Healthy Back
_Charles-MacInerney-001Charles has practiced Yoga Therapy for over 20 years. In that time he has learned how to adapt classic yoga poses to help prevent and/or alleviate back problems. Learn not only which asanas and modifications will help lead you to a healthier back, but more importantly, how to practice these asanas to maximize potential benefits, safely increasing range of motion, strength, control and awareness of the back. General principles of yoga therapy addressed in this workshop can be applied to any asana or any type of injury. This workshop is suitable for all levels of students, and for yoga teachers wanting to learn how to work with injured students.


 

One workshop $55

Any Two workshops $100

Any Three workshops $140

All Four workshops $175

 


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 bring 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.

Exploring the Practice of Yoga with Charles MacInerney

Just a reminder, Charles will be at MGYS this weekend! There’s still room and we’d love your presence. Register today!

JULY 10 – 12th!

 

 

Friday, July 10th. 6:00 – 8:30pm

Fascia: Its All Connected

_Charles-MacInerney-002Throughout our lifetime most of us begin to stiffen and to shrink with age. This does not have to happen. The health our our fascia will determine the state or our body as we age. Fascia requires movement, warmth, and adequate hydration to remain healthy. We are connected together because of a vast, spider web-like network of fascia, which travels through our entire body like a heavy sweater. .  Recognition of fascia’s true significance and complexity is just spreading into the yoga community.   This workshop will explore the latest scientific understanding of fascia, both anatomy and physiology, and how to make better use of this understanding in how we practice yoga.  Happy fascia is fluid. Come learn how to make yours fluid.


 

Saturday, July 11th.  9:00am – 12:00pm

Having Fun with Assisted Yoga
_Charles-MacInerney-005Learn how to work hands on with assisted asana in a safe and fun environment. Learn how to receive and give support to each other in asanas both familiar and new. Partner work can be used to make the most challenging asanas accessible and also to make foundational poses more challenging. Assisted poses allow us to relax more deeply into stretches, and it is common for students report that they have found new levels of flexibility from this work that they did not know they were capable of. We will also use partner exercises to sharpen concentration, practice communication skills and increase our pro-prioceptive senses. You do not need a partner to attend this workshop. Most people usually come alone and then facilitators help match up partners for each exercise. This is a great way to meet new friends with shared interests.


 

Saturday, July 11th.  1:30 – 4:30pm

Yoga Nidra 

_Charles-MacInerney-004Yoga Nida, sometimes called ‘yogic sleep’, is an ancient practice that was introduced to the West by teachers like Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Rama in the 1960’s. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra can replace 4 hours of regular sleep. Yoga Nidra is typically practiced in 8 stages. After a gentle asana practice, we begin in Shavasana with a guided relaxation. Next we repeat pre-determined affirmation called a Sankalpa. The third step is called the rotation of consciousness which is followed by breath awareness. The fifth step is called the manifestation of opposites. Then we enter into creative visualization. To close, the sankalpa is repeated, before starting a very gradual return to normal consciousness.


 

Sunday, July 12th.  1:30 – 4:30pm

Yoga and Writing: (Asana Class) 
_Charles-MacInerney-001Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation are amazing tools for shifting consciousness. Learn how to combine yoga with creative writing to tap into deeper sources of inspiration. We begin with an Asana class to shut down internal dialogue and distance students from the momentum of their daily routines. Then we move into pranayama and meditation to still the mind and deepen our sense of self. Following a writing prompt, to set the mind in motion again, we write for 20-60 minutes and then form into small groups where anyone who wishes to read to the group will have an opportunity to do so. The reader can ask for feedback from the group, but only positive feedback.


 

One workshop $55

Any Two workshops $100

Any Three workshops $140

All Four workshops $175

 

Early registration (prior to June 29th) 10% discount.

use coupon code: CHARLES2015

Exploring the Practice of Yoga with Charles MacInerney

JULY 10 – 12th!

 

 

Friday, July 10th. 6:00 – 8:30pm

Fascia: Its All Connected

_Charles-MacInerney-002Throughout our lifetime most of us begin to stiffen and to shrink with age. This does not have to happen. The health our our fascia will determine the state or our body as we age. Fascia requires movement, warmth, and adequate hydration to remain healthy. We are connected together because of a vast, spider web-like network of fascia, which travels through our entire body like a heavy sweater. .  Recognition of fascia’s true significance and complexity is just spreading into the yoga community.   This workshop will explore the latest scientific understanding of fascia, both anatomy and physiology, and how to make better use of this understanding in how we practice yoga.  Happy fascia is fluid. Come learn how to make yours fluid.


 

Saturday, July 11th.  9:00am – 12:00pm

Having Fun with Assisted Yoga
_Charles-MacInerney-005Learn how to work hands on with assisted asana in a safe and fun environment. Learn how to receive and give support to each other in asanas both familiar and new. Partner work can be used to make the most challenging asanas accessible and also to make foundational poses more challenging. Assisted poses allow us to relax more deeply into stretches, and it is common for students report that they have found new levels of flexibility from this work that they did not know they were capable of. We will also use partner exercises to sharpen concentration, practice communication skills and increase our pro-prioceptive senses. You do not need a partner to attend this workshop. Most people usually come alone and then facilitators help match up partners for each exercise. This is a great way to meet new friends with shared interests.


 

Saturday, July 11th.  1:30 – 4:30pm

Yoga Nidra 

_Charles-MacInerney-004Yoga Nida, sometimes called ‘yogic sleep’, is an ancient practice that was introduced to the West by teachers like Satyananda Saraswati and Swami Rama in the 1960’s. It is said that one hour of Yoga Nidra can replace 4 hours of regular sleep. Yoga Nidra is typically practiced in 8 stages. After a gentle asana practice, we begin in Shavasana with a guided relaxation. Next we repeat pre-determined affirmation called a Sankalpa. The third step is called the rotation of consciousness which is followed by breath awareness. The fifth step is called the manifestation of opposites. Then we enter into creative visualization. To close, the sankalpa is repeated, before starting a very gradual return to normal consciousness.


 

Sunday, July 12th.  1:30 – 4:30pm

Yoga and Writing: (Asana Class) 
_Charles-MacInerney-001Hatha Yoga, Pranayama and Meditation are amazing tools for shifting consciousness. Learn how to combine yoga with creative writing to tap into deeper sources of inspiration. We begin with an Asana class to shut down internal dialogue and distance students from the momentum of their daily routines. Then we move into pranayama and meditation to still the mind and deepen our sense of self. Following a writing prompt, to set the mind in motion again, we write for 20-60 minutes and then form into small groups where anyone who wishes to read to the group will have an opportunity to do so. The reader can ask for feedback from the group, but only positive feedback.


 

One workshop $55

Any Two workshops $100

Any Three workshops $140

All Four workshops $175

 

Early registration (prior to June 29th) 10% discount.

use coupon code: CHARLES2015

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