End of the year report. Holiday season, kids are out and about is typically a low attending time for most yoga teachers. Taking a break, as my church gets ready for the Live Nativity held the second weekend in December. Then all the church festivities afterwards.
Starting in January 2020, Gentle Yoga for Low Back Pain, a beginners class for newbies and experienced people alike. Studies show that in one point in time in one’s life about 75-85% of us will experience back pain.
I am happy to announce that I am 95% close to being finished with my additional certification in becoming a Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care specialist. Yeah! Stay tuned to this site, or my Google Business Site, or my Facebook Page, “Yoga with Gaileee” to see startup times.
In the meantime….
Two Chair Yoga classes this week.
Both TUESDAY and THURSDAY at 10:00 AM. And then our last class of the year, Tuesday, December 17th, 2019.
Chair Yoga will start back in in January 2020 too, as well as our YogaKiddos for the pre-k class at Wesley MDO!
There’s probably a surprise out there lurking……Veteran’s Yoga!
Last Two Weeks in December, Dec 10th & 17th, Chair Yoga on Tuesday. Please note day change!
Tuesdays Dec 10th & 17th, 2019 Chair Yoga on Tuesdays. at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. $5 Held in the foyer of the church sanctuary. Give me a call, leave a voice message to Gail at 409-727-3177. See how chair yoga can help you!
Yoga Sleep, Ease Stress, Less Pain, & Better Quality Sleep
Mondays 6:15 PM at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas $10, bring a yoga mat. Beginners Yoga Gentle Yoga for easing back pain, lessening stress, increasing flexibility and strength, while enjoying the yogic sleep method for better sleep in your life!
Thursday 10:00 AM Chair Yoga Class. Don’t like to get down on the floor? Then this class is for you with all the same great benefits of the beginner yoga class. Help your heart health with this unique chair yoga fitness class. $5, bring you and comfortable clothing. At Wesley UMC!
Call Gail at 409-727-3177 on your yoga questions about these classes and more!
What? Okay, lots of different reasons. I came to eating Vegan due to I can’t exercise any more, what I’m doing isn’t working, and in the back of my mind I remember my oldest easily able to lose weight being Vegan.
So I did the 10 day Mary’s Mini Rice Diet, and unbelievably lost weight. I guess “abs” are really made in the kitchen.
But what to do now at Thanksgiving? Veggies! and Vegan Turkeys!
I’ll be looking at Kroger later today to see if I can find either one of these! Wish me luck!
Vegan Eats – Your Turkey Alternative at Thanksgiving
Why Eating Meditations are the best things since sliced bread.
Lex Gillan and The Yoga Institute in Houston – one of the oldest and most respected studio businesses in the country – have been helping others share the dharma for 45 years. Lex has taught this course more than 200 times certifying more than 3,000 teachers. The Yoga Teacher Training and National Certification Courses are registered with The National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers and Yoga Alliance for both 200-hour and 500-hour programs. These are turnkey courses that can help turn your passion for yoga into right livelihood through full- or part-time teaching.”
Lex has shared with his yoga students, that he was once 285 pounds. He used the Eating Meditation to help him initially lose 70 pounds. Then after taking a break, he eventually lost an additional 65 pounds. He really, really wanted to lose weight. Here is a little snippet of the eating meditation that he recently shared up on facebook.
These are some of my favorites for using in my fitness and yoga practice. Enjoy!
These are great to have for your home practice. My next gift list is specific for aiding one to ease their back pain!
My favorite tools for using in yoga classes and personal fitness. Help ease the pain from the body using these various tools and books!
Take a look at this review of The RGB Workout. I was so impressed I bought a book for me and a book for my over 90 year old mom!
Another “find” is the Stretch Out Strap by optp.com I first ran into this particular looped yoga strap over 17 years ago, when I took the two day YogaFit for Seniors training with Rita Joseph. The class included using poses seated on the chair, behind the chair, a block, ball, and this really cool strap. You did not have to use your “grip” but threaded your hand into the loops to use the strap in your practice. My chair yoga clients love it, plus so do my beginners yoga clients. Well worth getting (and pick the version with the added poster)! Check out this other instructor who reviews the Stretch Out Strap!
I use the stretch out strap in my 12 yoga poses for preventing osteoporosis / osteopenia routine. It is just so easy to loop the hands in the “loops” to do the Hand to Foot Number 1 Pose and the Hand to Foot Number 2 Pose.
I cannot easily reach out to the side without my stretch out strap without lifting my opposite side of my body. So with the stretch out strap, it is so much easier to do!
Fit Simply Resistance Loop Exercise Bands. Found this little jewel at one of my daughter’s homes. She was using the bands in a pilates routine that she did on a regular basis.
I looked up the band on the website, and purchased a set for myself. I didn’t really start using the bands until I was encountering some back pain. Turns out I needed to start turning on some major hip flexors and glute muscles to start to get myself out of pain. I turned to these bands, and sure enough I now do the famous pilates “clam” exercises with varied resistance levels. Wow, it works, but you have to keep up the daily work, to stay out of pain. Coach Sofia has some good information via her site, facebook & youtube in using the resistance loop bands. Plus a lot on the piriformis syndrome and what to do about it.
Coach Sofia demonstration of clams with a resistance loop band.
Monday, November 11th at 6:15 PM a Beginners Yoga Mat class. Bring a mat if you have one, if you do not, I do have extras.
Thursday, November 14th at 10:00 AM a Chair Yoga Fitness Class (street clothes work great in this class).
Call Gail at 409-727-3177 if you have any questions about this or any yoga class in South East Texas area. If my class does not fit your schedule, I have a lot of great instructors and yoga studios to refer you to!
Please leave a voice message with your phone number, if I am unable to take your call!