Introduction to Mindfulness Through Yoga & Meditation

Come explore and learn the basics of yoga and meditation in a safe, welcoming, and non-judgmental environment with Keith Mitchell, former All-Pro NFL player turned internationally renowned yogi and Mindfulness Coach.

This class has been created to provide an accessible immersion that gives you practical skills needed to make yoga and meditation part of your daily life.

In this relaxing, renewing, and inspiring class you will experience the benefits of yoga and meditation which include;

  • User-friendly yoga good for beginners
  • Breathing techniques to calm the nervous system and promote deep relaxation
  • Meditation techniques to steady the mind and improve focus
  • A physical yoga practice to strengthen the body and improve flexibility, circulation, and body awareness.





Instructor: Keith Mitchell
Date: 03.09.2018
Time: 6:00 – 7:30PM
Location: MGY2, 409 East Main St
Investment: $20 General, $10 SFA and High School students

*The session will last 90 minutes: 15 min Intro, 60 min class, 15 min Q/A.



BIO: Keith Mitchell is a former NFL All-Pro linebacker for the New Orleans Saints, Houston Texans, and Jacksonville Jaguars whose career came to an abrupt end with a tragic tackle that left him paralyzed him from the neck down.

The inability to use his physical body put Mitchell on his spiritual path and new life purpose. During the recovery process, Keith became a master of conscious breath, mindfulness and developed a new relationship to Self. After regaining functionality, he used Yoga to rebuild his body and integrate a new level of consciousness.

Keith’s compelling story of healing trauma through holistic practices has captured the attention of a global media audience including Dr. Oz, MSNBC, and CNN. He intends to create change on a legislative level through his Congressional Yoga Association with congressmen Charles Wrangle and Tim Ryan. His care plan, developed in partnership with the University of Rochester, help veterans heal Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and trauma through holistic practices. He created the Light It Up Foundation as a vehicle for educating a national community on health, nutrition and emotional well-being. More than 10k people participated in the organization’s most recent event in Los Angeles.

Biomechanics of Yoga with Foam Rolling


New AM Class!  Go check it out.

Our 7:15am Hatha 1&2 class on Tuesdays and Thursdays
has been reimagined and transformed!

Arrie is now teaching Biomechanics of Yoga with Foam Rolling!


Beginning as a typical yoga class with centering, sun salutations, and other postures this class is intended to get your body and mind awake. It will differ from others with a focus on myofascial release and joint mobility, primarily through the use of foam rollers.

Great for anyone interested in increasing their joint mobility from the aging to athletes. What are you waiting for?

See you on Tuesday and Thursday at 7:15am!

  • Foam rollers provided.
  • Bring your own mat if possible or we have a limited number of $2 rental mats available.
  • If you’re a new student please go to the link below and create an account before your first day.
  • All payments are made in studio.
  • New students can take advantage of our $15 Unlimited Yoga for One Week.
  • Contact [email protected] with questions.


Arrie is a Nacogdoches native, a graduate of SFA, and currently teaches yoga downtown at Morning Glory Yoga and at SFA.

Arrie holds a master’s degree in transpersonal ecopsychology and has studied yoga and meditation in Austin, Chicago and at the Satchidananda Ashram (aka Yogaville) in Virginia.

Arrie believes yoga can help anyone live a healthier and more fulfilling life, and possibly even save the world. He is certified through The Living Yoga Program in Austin, Texas.

Reminder: Yoga for Holiday Stress (A Meditation class)

This afternoon, put away your To-Do List and make this one hour priority.  

Join Arrie at MGY1 to explore insights that yoga philosophy can bring to what many would call an interpersonally stressful time of year. This class will present a philosophical model in which to view interactions and relationships.

The class will involve some gentle stretches and breath work but a yoga mat is not required.
A meditation cushion and note taking materials suggested.

  • Where: MGY1, 207 East Main St.
  • When: 11.27.2016, 3pm
  • Who:  Arrie
  • Cost:  Donation


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, contact him by email: [email protected], or call or text Charles at 512-459-2267.

Goodbye 2015 and Hello 2016 from MGYS!


Please join us at 9:00am for a New Year’s Eve Practice.

Our lives and experiences are ever-changing, aren’t they? New Year’s Eve is a celebrated marker of transition and yoga is the practice of being present within a sea of change. In recognition of the two, we invite you to reflect on the past year, appreciate the present, and prepare to embark upon a new year from the welcoming space of Morning Glory Yoga Studio.

We practice today (everyday) as a way to develop a healthy body and calm mind, discover our true self, encourage connection, dissolve separateness, and promote compassion.

Happy 2016!

See you on the mat!

  • Date: December 31, 2015
  • Place: Morning Glory Yoga Studio
  • Time: 9:00 – 10:15am
  • Teacher:  Erin
  • Cost: FREE