Kids Yoga Nederland, Beaumont Tx, Texas with Registered Childrens Kids Yoga Teacher, Gaileee, Gail Pickens-Barger

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I can't touch my toes, I'm not flexible, I can't do Yoga, read on gentle reader.......

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Mildred, A Yoga student from the YMCA, "I was able to do all of the poses, with a few modifications, when I took your 'back yoga' class. My back feels so good afterwards." Spring 2007

Amy, a Prenatal client,"Your Yoga classes made the birth of my second baby even easier and smoother than that of our first baby." Spring 2006

Katheryn, A Gentle Beginning Yoga student, "I throughly enjoyed seeing the demonstration of the neti pot during one of our yoga classes." Winter 2008

Assisting a client into better form for Downward Facing Dog
Assisting a private client into a better form for Downward Facing Dog

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Lifting up and out of the pelvis, strengthening core muscles, Gaileee, E-RYT, Registered Yoga Teacher in Golden Triangle, Beaumont, Nederland, Tx
Lifting up and out of the pelvis, strengthening core muscles.


Helen, A Free Will Yoga student. "After my first yoga session, I was able to go to sleep without my sleep aid medication." Spring 2007

From Brenda, a Fibromyalgia sufferer and Gentle Beginning Yoga client. "In taking Gail's class, I don't miss my Vioxx as much. I'm not having any spasms in my left leg and I can manage my stress better." Summer 2005

Gaileee, Hatha Yoga Teacher in Beaumont, Nederland Texas, demonstrating Warrior Two Yoga Pose
Strengthen your thighs, arms and shoulders with Warrior 2 pose

Yoga classes in Beaumont Tx, Nederland Texas with Registered Yoga Teacher Gaileee, Gail Pickens-Barger
Discover how to: lose weight, ease your stress, increase your flexibility, build your strength, lessen your back pain with Yoga classes in Nederland & Beaumont, Texas

Student Testimonial

" I'd never taken a yoga class before a friend insisted I "at least try" Gail"s Beginning Yoga class. I found it to be a wonderful experience for my out-of-shape condition! I couldn't do everything the rest of the class did, but Gail set a level of comfort in every class, where I felt comfortable in making whatever accomodations necessary for my particular problems. She assisted and made suggestions, but I was free to make whatever adaptations were comfortable for me. After foot surgery, I wore a walking orthopedic boot to class, and gradually began working back up to where I'd been before I missed a few weeks. After Gail moved, I tried two other classes, same title, but the instructors really didn't "get" what beginning means. The last time I went, I really hurt my knee. My fault for not accepting my limitations, but the comfort zone was just not the same. If you don't get to go to every class, you will lose continuity in some classes by having to look at the instructor continually because they abbreviate instructions. Not with Gail! She has a wonderful smooth flowing rhythm of speaking that allows you to totally focus on your own movements. Really miss the comfortable, friendly atmosphere of Gail's class! Always very professional, Gail makes it fun, relaxing, and rewarding, and always has a smile that says, "I love teaching yoga!" Always made me leave with a smile too, thinking, "I love Gail's class!" May 2007

Patsy, a 65 year "young" Gentle Beginning Yoga student
Victoria, Texas | More Student Testimonials can be found HERE

  • Help you lose weight:
    Many forms of yoga raise the heart rate into the aerobic range. But you don’t need to exert yourself to lose weight with yoga. Some studies show even gentle yoga and breathing techniques rev up your tired metabolism so you can lose weight.

A study at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle linked yoga and weight loss. This study of over 15,000 men and women showed people who did yoga lost weight while the control group gained weight.

Another study presented last year at the America Heart Association found yoga helped overweight high school students lose weight while the control group gained weight.

And the famed Dr. Dean Ornish encourages his patients to practice yoga to help ensure weight loss. When you do yoga and make it part of your lifestyle, you’ll soon discover it’s power for weight loss.

Yoga helps you to lose the weight in varied ways.  It helps you build muscle mass. When you increase your muscle mass, you boost your resting metabolism -- and that makes your body burn more calories. You strengthen your body from tip to toe with a regular practice. The thyroid gland normalizes your weight without you having to be in the gym 4-6 days a week.  There are a number of factors involved in the normalizing of the weight. Some of the poses in a practice stimulate sluggish glands to increase their hormonal secretions. The thyroid gland, especially, has a big effect on our weight because it affects body metabolism.

Yoga goes even deeper by changing the relationship of mind to body, and eventually to food and eating which can have tremendous impact on weight loss.

  • Lessen your stress:
    Yoga reduces the physical effects of stress on the body. By encouraging relaxation, you help on lowering your levels of the stress hormone cortisol. Cortisol is the chemical that is linked to increased belly fat. Big bellies are linked to insulin resistance-a precursor to Type 2 (adult-onset) diabetes - and heart disease. By combating stress, yoga helps to normalize cortisol levels and keep belly fat to a minimum.

    Related benefits include lowering blood pressure and heart rate, improving digestion and boosting the immune system as well as easing symptoms of conditions such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, asthma and insomnia. Your lung capacity will improve, and so will the quality and depth of the breath. People who practice on a regular basis, will notice that they will have less upper respiratory infections, this is thought to be because of the quality of your breath one practices in a yoga practice.
  • Improve your flexibility:
    Yoga helps to improve flexibility and mobility, increasing range of movement and reducing aches and pains. Many people can’t touch their toes during their first yoga class. Gradually they begin to use the correct muscles. Over time, the ligaments, tendons and muscles lengthen, increasing elasticity, making more poses possible. Yoga also helps to improve body alignment resulting in and helping to relieve back, neck, joint and muscle problems. Many people think that they need to be flexible or need to be able to touch their toes to do yoga. Not so! You come to yoga with however your body is at the moment, and with working through your practice, work towards a more flexible body!

  • Build your strength:
    Yoga postures use every muscle in the body, helping to increase strength literally from head to toe. When I restarting taking yoga about 8 years ago, I could only do one pushup. After being in a regular practice for three months, I could at the end of those three months do 19 pushups! I was truely amazed at this feat, and was hooked on yoga from that point on.

    While the different poses in a practice can strengthen the body, they also provide an additional benefit of helping to relieve muscular tension. Lots of people have upper body tension, due to being at a desk or car or at the computer for a lot of the day. Coming to a session, helps to build the upper body strength, and to relieve tension being held in the body, so you get benefit of increasing strength and easing body tension.

  • Remember, you don't have to be flexible, or in shape to do yoga. If you can breathe you can do some form of yoga. The more out of shape that you are, the more you'll see immediate results in a regular practice.

  • Please join me in a gentle beginning yoga class.
    What happens in a class is for the first time, you'll register and sign in, I'll discuss with you any body issues that you may have (back, carpel tunnel syndrome, balance, surgeries, high blood pressure, etc.), Class is typically 55 minutes in length. Each class will begin with warm-up and stretching. The warm-up is then followed by focused breathing, then a series of poses that gently work the entire body. After the exercises there is a period of physical and mental relaxation and reflection.

Participants do not need any prior experience (I love beginners!!) to attend. All skill levels are welcomed. You may borrow a yoga mat, but I encourage you to purchase a yoga mat of your own. Blankets, blocks, straps are provided for you to use during your practice.


Where are the classes that I teach?

  • Beginners $7 Yoga Class - Mondays 6:15 pm
    Mondays at 6:15 pm, Christian Life Center (the most southern building at the church location) at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. Bring your yoga mat and come enjoy a gentle yoga class that will: ease your back pain, lose weight, lessen stress, increase flexibility and gain strength. Ages 12 and up. Free childcare available upon 48 hour request.

  • Adaptive Chair Yoga - Thursdays 10 am
    Thursdays at 10 am, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627. Wesley United Methodist Church. Free. Held in foyer of the sanctuary building. (The most northern building at the church location.)

  • Private Yoga Lessons - Limited time slots available. I urge you to call for your private lesson. 409-727-3177

    Whether you're a beginning yoga student or have been practicing yoga for years. Beginners and Chair Yoga classes give you the foundation & safe alignment in your yoga postures -- to ensure you gain the maximum benefit for your body! Each class will begin with warm-up and stretching. The warm-up is then followed by focused breathing, then a series of poses that gently work the entire body. After the yoga poses there is a period of physical and mental relaxation and reflection.
  • Email me or Call me for details about what YOGA can do you for! or call at 409.727.3177. Frequently Asked Questions about Yoga with Gaileee

Why do people come to yoga?

  1. Want to lose or maintain their weight.
  2. Increase their flexibility and also to increase their strength.
  3. Ease their body aches and pains.
  4. Reduce their stress in their busy lives.
  5. Have techniques to use, in making their labor and childbirth experience a bit easier to handle.
  6. Restorative Yoga, Gentle Beginners Yoga with Gaileee, Registered and Certified Yoga Teacher in Beaumont, Nederland Texas
  7. Relaxation, melting the muscles into the earth and lessen the stress...ahhh.

  8. Kids Childrens YogaKiddos in Nederland Texas, Beaumont Tx with Registered Children Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger, Gaileee
  9. YogaKiddos looks like fun!

  10. In the Port Arthur News for teaching Adaptive Chair Yoga for those with MS, Fibromylagia, Parkinsons, COPD, Certified Chair Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger, Gaileee, Beaumont, Nederland Tx, Texas
  11. Adaptive chair yoga with using various props.
pigeon pose for sciatica, ease back pain with yoga, Gail Pickens-Barger, Gentle Beginners Yoga Teacher, Nederland Tx, Beaumont Texas

Pigeon pose isolates various muscles in the hips, reducing stiffness and increasing flexibility. everyday activities like walking and common sports such as cycling and running involve hip strength but not hip flexibility. Most of us lead very busy lives and this leads to stress. This stress in turn creates tension in our bodies and often results in further locking up our already tight hip sockets.

Incorporating Pigeon Pose into your daily routine will help you to unlock your hips, move with greater ease and relieve a considerable amount of tension.

Downward Facing Dog to build upper and lower body strength with Registered Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger
Downward facing dog strengthens arms and back, relieves tension in the neck, and creates flexibility in the hamstrings (back of the thighs) and shoulders.

A basic yet challenging yoga pose that provides benefits for those challenged with back pain issues.

Contact Gail at 409.727.3177 for more information.

You don’t need any previous experience to make dramatic changes in your life in a very short time. It doesn’t matter what shape you’re in right now, yoga is suitable for every “BODY!”

Please call for details.
409 727-3177 or email at:

Challenging balance and core muscles in half balanced moon pose.
Challenging balance and core muscles in half balanced moon pose.
Keeping the spine healthy by including back bends in a practice.  Assisting in bow pose.
Keeping the spine healthy by including back bends in a practice. Assisting in bow pose


Yoga with Gaileee, in Nederland, Tx and Beaumont Texas. Beginning Yoga, Gentle Yoga, Back Care Yoga, Chair Yoga, Yoga for the Kiddos, Childrens Yoga, Noahs Ark Yoga, E-RYT: Discover how to: lose weight, eliminate your stress, increase your flexibility, build your strength using Yoga. In Nederland Tx, Beaumont Texas, Port Arthur Texas