Now an official Chair Yoga Dance instructor – training from Yoga Vista Academy
Lifts our Spirits
and bonus for instructors, keeps us Teachers Sharp!
Yoga Vista Academy made a assessment earlier in August for people to evaluate if they could figure out the beats to music and the ability to teach a Chair Yoga Dance routine. Amazing. This then led you to evaluate if you be interested in becoming a Chair Yoga Dance instructor.
I had been curious about this training, especially after taking the amazing Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care training with them. So I knew training would be awesome.
My DIY Tutorial for Face mask and Buff’s from Leggings or Yoga pants.
Here is Gail and her original Buff from when she went to Mongolia. Taught yoga in Mongolia, when visiting her oldest in the Peace Corps.
I selected the OSU colors for my LuLaRoe Leggings. Go Pokes!
Taking my original Buff and measuring how much to cut, I may have added an inch to the length.
I can get two Buffs from a pair of LuLaRoe Leggings.
I then pin the fabric sides together to prepare to either sew by the machine or hand sew.
Using my Pfaff Sewing Machine, pin right sides of fabric together, then sew down the seam to make a tube shape. In this case I used the serged seam as a guideline to where I’d sew. Optional to trim off that seam.
Turn the finished tube with the fabric to the outside and try on. If need be, you could take in more if the buff slips. I found that I did not need to take in the side seam any, and the face covering/buff stayed up nicely.
DIY on making from the ends of Lularoe leggings or yoga pants into a face mask. Now Sewing required.
So I had a lot of left over leg ends, after I made the “Buffs and Gators” from the top of the Lularoe Leggings….
I had retired from the IT department at DuPont, and continued to take computer classes at the University of Houston – Victoria, plus take all the PE classes at Victoria College.
I took the first offered yoga class at the university.
After my final exam in that class, which was a teach-back yoga class, along with my team, my yoga teacher told me that she liked my sequences and should become a yoga teacher.
The following month in my hometown at that time, YogaFit International Training Systems came to town and presented their Level 1 training. Soon afterwards I was teaching and taking additional training to get my 200 hours.
I was the first graduate of YogaFit’s 200-hour teacher training program (other than their trainers).
I remember one day, back in Victoria, I taught 5 classes in one day.
I soon racked up the teaching hours to get to the experienced level, then after moving to the Nederland/Port Neches, Texas area, took additional training from Lex Gillan at the Yoga Institute in Houston, to complete my 500-hour training.
I’ve enjoyed teaching for so many different places and studios and independently. Thank you.
DeTar Healthcare System
Lotus Yoga Studio of Victoria
Victoria Ballet Theatre @ Debbe Busby School of Dance
Chandler Elementary School in Victoria, Texas
University of Houston-Victoria
National Multiple Sclerosis Society
YMCA of Southeast Texas, Port Arthur Branch
Nederland High School in Nederland, Texas
Exygon Health and Fitness Club
Golden Triangle Yoga
Yoga Vibe TX
Yoga at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas
Friday Gentle Yoga at the Lakeside Best Years Center Beaumont Texas
12NewsNow and more!
Now teaching online and in-person for the Veterans Yoga Project and No Longer Limited Duty
20 years of teaching yoga! Yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger