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Yoga Classes in Jefferson Mid-County, Texas. Nederland, Port Neches, Port Arthur, Tx.

Yoga in Nederland, Port Neches, Port Arthur, Tx. Jefferson Mid-County

Got your yoga classes and locations listed here!  My classes and schedule don’t fit everyone’s schedule, so I thought I’d list out all the yoga that I know of here in Mid-County. (Beaumont &  Orange listings at the end of this post.)

Starting March 22, 2021 –  ONLINE.  Zoom Yoga Room: Mondays 6:00 PM CST ==> Paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10 to pay and register for the weekly class.

Gail Pickens-Barger, with over 20 years of teaching experience.

Other Yoga offerings in the Golden Triangle (Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur, Nederland) area
Beginners Yoga at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Tx Just $10, Childcare available upon request.

Yoga in Jefferson Mid-County, Texas.

Nederland, Texas

Beginners Yoga with Gail
Gail Pickens-Barger
3515 Helena Avenue, Ned. Tx
at Wesley UMC Church

NOW ONLINE:
Mondays at 6 pm $10 = Pay, then get the link to the class

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Yoga Private lessons available
upon request
409-727-3177
yogawithgaileee@gmail.com
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Exygon Health and Fitness – Check COVID-19 Schedule
1001 Nederland Avenue, Ned. Tx
409-729-2592
Bring a yoga mat.
http://exygon.com/

PowerHouse Gym Check COVID_19 Schedule
2825 Nall St, Port Neches, Tx 77651
409-293-3637$15 drop-in fee
https://powerhousegym.com/portneches/aerobic-exercise-classes/

YMCA of Port Arthur – Check COVID_19 Schedule
6760 9th Avenue, Port Arthur, Tx 77642
409-962-6644
Yoga Tuesday/Thursday at 10:00 AM
Friday – 10:00 AM  – SilverSneakers YogaStretch
$15 drop-in fee
http://ymcasetx.org/health-well-being-fitness/

Individuals:

Gail Pickens-Barger – Private Yoga instruction in your home or place of business, 409-727-3177 or Contact Gail


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Beginner Yoga Series – Nederland & Beaumont Texas with Gail Pickens-Barger

Beginner Yoga Series – Nederland & Beaumont Texas with Gail Pickens-Barger

Yea! Mondays at 6 PM ($10)  Beginners Yoga with Gail.  409-727-3177. Held online through Zoom.  Pay, then get your link to zoom beginners yoga class.

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Coming Soon….. Veterans Yoga with Registered & Certified Yoga Teacher, with over 18 years teaching experience, Gail Pickens-Barger.  409-727-3177

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Meditative Photography

Enjoy these set of photographs that I took at the recent Pt Arthur Lotus Festival.

#lotusfestival #ptarthur #meditation #justbreathe
Meditation photography by Gail Pickens-Barger
Meditation Photography by Gail Pickens-Barger

Meditation May I be Happy

DIY Zafu Meditation Pillows | Meditation DIY Pillows

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Beginners Yoga near Me

Beginners Yoga Near Me – My latest 45 minute video for easing back pain. Great for Beginners and those of us with back challenges.

Here’s the latest video

Gentle Yoga for Low Back Pain Class on Veterans Yoga Project Online Streaming Classes platform on VYP Online Streaming Classes Facebook Page. Daily schedule of classes either on Facebook or Zoom.
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SETXSnow Yoga and snow in SouthEast Texas

Allright folks! Show me your #Snowga pics!

Snow Yoga #snowga
#snowga tree pose in rare happening in South East Texas. It’s #snowga ! Yes Online Yoga on Tuesday night at 6 PM CST. Paypal
$10 to ==> https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10 to get your live stream or recorded class!
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Lessen your back pain. The secret? It’s Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care Classes

Weekly online yoga class to help you ease back pain.

Ease back pain with a Healthy Backs Yoga Class. Great for Beginners and those of us with back challenges.

My pain levels were consistently between 7-9. With this sequence I’ve lowered my pain levels 1-3.

It works.

I invite you to come to my class for $10 to start on your journey of lessening your back challenges.

Ease back pain thru gentle yoga on Zoom. Next class is Tuesday, 6 PM CST.

Video available if you are unable to meet in live class.

Paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10

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Teaching Online Yoga on Tuesdays

For the next seven weeks, February 2 – March 8, 2021 – Teaching Online Yoga on Zoom

Now on Tuesdays at 6 PM CST! Online yoga through Zoom ==> https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10

Catch your online class for easing back pain, lessening chronic stress, getting better sleep on Tuesdays — or get the video!

Payment link for the class, then you’ll get the registration Zoom Link

==> https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10

Interesting Study: New Study Adds Growing Evidence that Yoga and Meditation Can Reduce Chronic Pain. I can attest to that study, as it has helped me with my chronic back pain!

https://www.yogauonline.com/yoga-research/new-study-adds-growing-evidence-yoga-and-meditation-can-reduce-chronic-pain

The study echoes previous findings on the benefits of yoga and meditation for chronic pain published in 2016 in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association.

“The bottom line is that patients are seeking new ways to cope with chronic pain and effective non-pharmaceutical treatments are available,” says Dr. Marske. “Our findings show meditation and yoga can be a viable option for people seeking relief from chronic pain.”

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/10/201001133227.htm

Ease back pain with gentle online yoga class with Gail
This just in. Yoga Eases Moderate to Severe Chronic Low Back Pain - Yoga with Gail
This just in. Yoga Eases Moderate to Severe Chronic Low Back Pain – Yoga with Gail
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Decide. That’s all.

Decide. That’s all.

You want to feel better? The hardest part of self-care is getting yourself to do it.

For the cost of a special coffee and a half, you'd have access to a live streaming  yoga class or a video to do to start addressing your issues with your tissues ==> https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10  
You're worth it!
For the cost of a special coffee and a half, you’d have access to a live streaming yoga class or a video to do to start addressing your issues with your tissues ==> https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10
You’re worth it!

Here is what it takes: Decide. That’s all.

Just Decide You Want To Feel Better.

Then decide When you are going to do it.

It doesn’t take long. Just a few minutes. Set the timer.

Do treatment while watching TV. Listen to a podcast.

Or just space out and roll onto the floor do some stretches, or roll your body on the wall.

Words of wisdom from a recent training I took, in trying to manage my own pain.

Back Pain? Try my beginners Yoga class on Zoom Monday Nights at 6 PM CST. Can’t make it? I’ll send you the video from the class after you’ve paid and registered for the class. Pay, then I send you the registration link.

Thank you.

==> https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10

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117 Health Conditions Helped by Yoga

117 Health Conditions Helped by Yoga

Permission granted by Dr. Timothy McCall to share this pdf.

117 Conditions Helped by Yoga. Permission granted to copy and share this information. Yoga as medicine. As found in scientific studies as of June 2019. Yoga with Gail
117 Conditions Helped by Yoga. Permission granted to copy and share this information. Yoga as medicine. As found in scientific studies as of June 2019. Yoga with Gail

Here is the link to this PDF and the scientific studies supporting the health conditions helped by yoga.

117 Health Conditions Helped by Yoga.  I teach beginners yoga Mondays at 6 PM CST on Zoom, and a Facebook Live class, Thursdays 11 AM CST on VYP Online Streaming Classes FB page
117 Health Conditions Helped by Yoga. I teach beginners yoga Mondays at 6 PM CST on Zoom and Thursdays at 11 AM CST on FB Live on VYP Online Streaming Classes Facebook page.
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What to do? Try online yoga!

What to do? Try online yoga!

Online Beginners Yoga with Gail. Paypal, Zoom, Facebook, Youtube. ==> Paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10

Just a little conversation here. I morphed my face to face teaching of yoga, the second week of March, 2020 to online yoga.

A lot of people who were very comfortable coming to the church for their chair yoga and their gentle beginner yoga dropped off the face of the earth.

I wonder how they are doing and coping?

I do have a remind app to stay in contact with them, but it is like crickets out there.

Yoga Teacher problems, right?

I did though have many embrace the Facebook Live videos, the interactive nature of the Zoom Yoga rooms, and plus viewing Youtube videos.

Of course there is a lot out there for folks to pick from, and I am happy that I am able to serve and continue to provide movement, stress relief and a bit of humor during our world’s health crisis.

If you haven’t embraced the ability to connect with your teacher through the online formats, I highly encourage it!

For me, I’ve been able to tap into weekly classes for my own discovery and enjoyment. I too, am the student, so I do know where you are coming from.

  • I take a weekly Form and Function Class with Egoscue Teacher out of the state of New York, through the Zoom Video platform. I am really enjoying this class. I pay $10 for this class, and it is so worth my money.
  • Then I take either a Zoom or a Facebook Live class with my fellow Veterans Yoga Project Teachers. Again, learning so much for my personal practice. These classes are free to Veterans, friends and family!
  • I also subscribed to YogaJP online chair and gentle classes. I was able to get a Black Friday Special price for these classes. I occasionally do one of their classes.
  • I also subscribed to Wise Owl Fitness, and she puts up Nia, Yoga, Chair Yoga, Burlesque and other classes for us to enjoy. This also was a yearly fee. I enjoyed taking her Yoga Nidra training over a year ago, and am up next to take her Laughter Yoga training.

Anyway, I was excited that someone from my list of reminders want to come into the yoga room last night on Zoom, but alas, 8 minutes prior to starting the class. Again, Yoga Teacher problems right?

“Ms, Gail, how do I do the online class?”

Send me a payment through Paypal, then I’ll send you the link to the Zoom Yoga room. Here’s the link.

“Ms. Gail, I don’t have Paypal or Zoom.”

Okay, well then you can send me a check, but you won’t be able to come into today’s class. Go to Zoom.us to get started to do the Zoom Yoga Class.

“Ms. Gail, I went ahead and downloaded Zoom.”

Again, I’ll need payment prior to you coming into class. Hey, I need to go teach class, let’s catch up later and get you into next weeks class.

Be sure to look at all the tutorials, that I have listed on how to do Online Yoga with me ==> Yogawithgaileee.com on how to do a Zoom class with me!

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Gail Pickens-Barger Yoga Teaching Schedule

Mondays at 6 PM CST – Live Streaming Yoga class on video conference platform of Zoom.  Payment through Paypal, then I send you a link to register for the Zoom Class.  You can either take the class live with me and my students or get a playback video!

 

  1. Pay $10 for one class ==> https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10
  2. Register ==> I’ll be sending you an email to register for getting entry into the Zoom Classroom
  3. Questions?  Call Gail Pickens-Barger at 409-727-3177  Leave a message, this is a landline.
Mondays at 6 PM CST – Zoom Live Streaming or Video Class with
Gail Pickens-Barger.

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Last beginners yoga class of 2020 – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care with Gail

Last class of 2020 – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care with Gail –

Here’s my session that I conducted for the Veterans Yoga Project on the 28th of December 2020.

You Don’t Have to Bend Like A Pretzel To Ease Back Pain with Yoga! Gentle Beginners Yoga for Low Back Care Class!

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Yoga to help ease back pain. Simple, easy, effective yoga moves and postures to assist you in easing your back pain.

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Merry Christmas – Message from Santa and Yoga in Nederland, Texas

Merry Christmas – Message from Santa and Yoga in Nederland, Texas

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We wish you a very Merry Christmas!

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See you January 4th, 2021

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May I Be Well Metta Meditation

May I Be Well

May I Be Metta Meditation

May I be well

May I be happy and content

May I be free from danger and suffering

May I be filled with loving-kindness

May you be well

May you be happy and content

May you be free from danger and suffering

May you be filled with loving-kindness

May all beings be well

May all beings be happy and content

May all beings be free from danger and suffering

May all beings be filled with loving-kindness

May I Be Well – Metta Meditation
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My gift to you – Free Zoom Online Yoga Class

My gift to you – Free Zoom Online Yoga Class – Monday, December 21, 2020 at 6 PM CST on Zoom. (Think Texas time.)

Registration link is below

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMuf-iorTsrHNAA5zBJqortPxozjjBW5hgO

Love to see you in class!

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Multiple Sclerosis Yoga – Nederland/Beaumont Texas

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During our world’s health crisis, The National MS Society sponsors a free Adaptive Yoga class for those who have MS and their support people.  Currently the chair yoga is offered through a rotating list of free Youtube Videos on Gail Pickens-Barger channel.  Playlist listed here ==> Chair Yoga Fitness Videos

Join Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger for an hour-long class.  This adaptive, gentle yoga class is a great way to add exercise into your life as well as the added benefit of meeting new people living with MS.

Yoga classes focus on movement and breathing-this will help to increase your muscle tone, and improve balance, coordination and overall body control.  We hope to see you soon.  This class is offered exclusively for people living with MS and is free of charge.  Call Gail Pickens-Barger at 409 – 727 – 3177 or email gaileee@yahoo.com for more information.

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Yoga Reduces Fatigue In Multiple Sclerosis Patients, OHSU Study Finds

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Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627

ScienceDaily (June 10, 2004) — PORTLAND, Ore. — Just six months of yoga significantly reduces fatigue in people with multiple sclerosis, but it has no effect on alertness and cognitive function, says a new Oregon Health & Science University study.

The study, published June 8 in the journal Neurology, found that yoga is as good as a traditional aerobic exercise program in improving measures of fatigue, a common and potentially disabling symptom of MS. It was the first randomized, controlled trial of yoga in people with MS.

A parallel study by the same OHSU authors, presented in April at the 56th annual meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, found that cognitive function does not improve among healthy seniors in a six-month yoga program or exercise class, but physical health and quality of life appear to be enhanced.

The MS study was not designed to determine the impact of yoga on the disease itself, said the study’s lead author, Barry Oken, M.D., professor of neurology and behavioral neuroscience in the OHSU School of Medicine. Rather, it was intended to determine the effect of yoga and aerobic exercise on cognitive function, fatigue, mood and quality of life among people with MS.

“There are some claims out there that yoga helps MS itself, that it can decrease the number of lesions” in the brain caused by MS, said Oken, director of the Oregon Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders (ORCCAMIND) at OHSU. “I’m not sure that that’s not the case, because stress may have an impact on MS. But that was not what we were trying to show.”

Study co-author Dennis Bourdette, M.D., professor of neurology in the OHSU School of Medicine and director of the Multiple Sclerosis Center of Oregon, said yoga was studied because many people with MS already are using it and reporting benefits.

“We wanted to see whether or not it was beneficial when studied scientifically and how it compared with a type of exercise that physicians are more comfortable recommending — exercise on a stationary bicycle supervised by a physical therapist,” said Bourdette, chairman of the School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology and associate director of ORCCAMIND.

An earlier survey of nearly 2,000 MS patients in Oregon and southwest Washington found about 30 percent of respondents tried yoga. Of those, 57 percent reported it to be “very beneficial,” Bourdette noted. Indeed, many chapters of the National MS Society sponsor yoga programs.

“So it is used fairly commonly, and I believe with the publication of our results it will gain even more acceptance and use,” he said. The study “also clearly demonstrates that yoga postures can be modified for use among people with MS who have disabilities caused by their condition and that yoga can be done safely and effectively.”

The study examined 69 MS patients in three groups: one taking weekly Iyengar yoga classes along with home practice; another taking a weekly exercise class using a stationary bicycle along with home exercise; and a third group placed on a waiting list to serve as a control. Participants were monitored for attention, alertness, mood, anxiety, fatigue and overall quality of life.

The yoga classes were offered once a week for 90 minutes. Participants were taught up to 19 poses, each held for 10 seconds to 30 seconds with rest periods of 30 seconds to a minute. They also performed breathing exercises to promote concentration and relaxation, as well as progressive relaxation, visualization, and meditation techniques. And daily home practice was strongly encouraged.

The MS study’s aerobic exercise component was similar to the yoga intervention, with one class per week plus home exercise. It consisted of bicycling on recumbent or dual-action stationary bicycles, and each class began and ended with about five minutes of stretching. Participants were given exercise bikes to use at home and were encouraged to use them outside of the weekly class.

While the yoga and aerobic exercise programs produced no significant changes in alertness, attention or other measures of cognitive function in MS patients compared with the waiting-list group, the study found there were improvements in two fatigue measurement tests.

“We think they’re equally beneficial for symptoms of fatigue from MS,” Oken said of yoga and aerobic exercise.

The study cautioned that the reasons behind the reduction in MS fatigue symptoms are unclear. The socialization aspect of the yoga and exercise classes, as well as a placebo effect — simply telling participants that the exercise program was specifically designed to improve psychological well-being — could be credited.

Yoga is a type of so-called mind-body medicine that includes tai-chi, meditation, and dance, music and art therapy. It is a commonly practiced method involving behavioral, psychological, social and spiritual approaches to health, and it is centered around meditation, breathing and postures.

Of the active or hatha yoga techniques, Iyengar yoga is the most common type practiced in the United States. Participants assume a series of stationary positions that employ isometric contraction and relaxation of different muscle groups to create specific body alignments. There also is a relaxation component.

“I see it mostly as a kind of physical activity with a stress-reduction component and body awareness features,” Oken said of yoga. “It has this aspect of bringing your attention to the present moment. But it’s hard to know if that’s due to relaxation or getting your mind not to worry for a little bit.”

Whatever the workout method, exercise seems to help MS patients reduce fatigue symptoms, Bourdette said.
“This is true whether the regular exercise is yoga, swimming, using a stationary bicycle or any other physical activity,” he said. “Sometimes the effects are quite dramatic and other times less so. But everyone with MS who exercises regularly reports benefit.”

The parallel study on the effects of yoga and exercise on healthy seniors focused on 136 participants aged 65 to 85. It showed there were some improvements in physical measures, such as cardiovascular fitness, and quality-of-life measures, such as energy and fatigue.

There was no improvement in measures of cognitive function, however, compared with a waiting-list control group.

“I was hoping to show some cognitive benefit, but the main benefit was a decrease in fatigue and higher energy levels,” Oken explained. “I think those relative benefits are only going to be seen over quite a long period of time. In healthy people, it’s probably going to be a fairly subtle effect.”

Both studies were funded by the National Institutes of Health.


Relaxation done in the chair.

Adaptive Chair Yoga for MS at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627. Sponsored by the National MS Society, free for attendees and their support people. 10 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Thursdays.

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Adaptive Yoga for those with
Multiple Sclerosis
Instructor Gail Pickens-Barger is a member of the International Association of Yoga Therapists and the Yoga Alliance, and is sponsored by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.
She is certified at the 200-hour & 500-hour experience registered yoga teacher level and specializes
in Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis.
For more information, contact Gail Pickens-Barger at 409-727-3177 or gaileee@yahoo.com .
“The only authentic yoga is the one that works for each person according to circumstances and needs, and there are many possibilities.” T.K.V. Desikachar

1 comments:

B. Burleson said…
Great article! I wish Yoga did enhance cognitive ability. Betty Burleson
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Get your gear, let’s do yoga for easing back pain!

Get your gear, let’s do yoga for easing back pain!

Here’s my little preview video announcing about the Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care class that I teach for the Veterans Yoga Project. Thursdays at 11 AM CST. Free for Veterans, Active Military, Friends and Family.

Gear you’ll need?

  • A tie, or sash from a robe, or long scarf — or yoga strap
  • A couch pillow, or two rolled up hand towels — or a yoga block
  • A non slip surface — or yoga mat
  • A long towel or throw blanket to cover up with for comfort

45 Minute beginner yoga class to ease back pain, lessen stress, increase flexibility, gain strength, build bones, better balance, lower blood pressure and more!

https://www.facebook.com/17112046/videos/10108758076815822/

Here’s a link to my little preview video, and I’ll do another preview video on Thursday over at https://www.facebook.com/VYPonlinestreamingclasses

During the pandemic, I’ve had to move my classes over to Zoom Video conferencing platform, YouTube and Facebook Live. I hope to see you in class on Thursday at 11 AM.

#VetGratitude #VeteransYogaProject #yogaforbackpain #backpain #yogaforbeginners #yogawithgaileee #VYPonlinestreamingclasses

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Thursday at 11 am CST – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care with Gail

Thursday at 11 am CST – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care with Gail

During the month of November, I am teaching a Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care class for the Veterans Yoga Project on Facebook Live

#VetGratitude #VeteransYogaProject #YogaForVeterans #veteransgratitudeweek @yogawithgaileee #yogawithgaileee #setxyogaclasses

I am teaching a gentle yoga for low back care class on Facebook Live on Thursdays during the month of November 2020 at 11 AM Central Time (9 AM PT, Noon ET).

In class we will work on

  • Breathing
  • Mindful Movement
  • Meditation
  • Guided Rest
  • Gratitude

This will be done with yoga movements of warming up, core work, strength, standing and balancing, along with guided rest and gratitude practice. These are the methodologies of lowering chronic stress that we build up in our daily lives.

The emphasis of the class that I teach is on easing back pain through specific set of sequences that I’ve been taught and have enjoyed lessing my pain with my back issues.


#VetGratitude #VeteransYoga #YogaForVeterans

You guys are going to be so sick of me talking about yoga and veterans 🤣🤣🤣 BUTTTTTT you know I love both.

Veterans Yoga Project is fundraising this month in honor of Veterans Day. My personal page for donations is here:

https://veteransyogaproject.rallybound.org/YogaWithGail

You can donate via the link above or send a payment to https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail Any amount is appreciated 🥰🥰🥰.

Any questions you can email / comment here or call me at 409-727-3177

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Online Yoga with Gail

Online Yoga with Gail – Mondays at 6 PM Central Time. Optional video replay.

Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care Class for Beginners or Seasoned yoga students!
Beginners some of my favorite yoga students!

Gentle Yoga for Healthy Backs Class with long time yoga teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger

Discover how to: ease back pain, lessen stress, increase flexibility, improve posture and get deeper breaths, lower blood pressure, build bones, better balance & sleep through a Gentle Yoga for Healthy Backs Class with Gail.

Ease back pain with gentle yoga with Gail Purchase a Class. $10
Ease back pain with gentle yoga with Gail Purchase a Class. $10

What? Yoga can do that? Yup. Here’s an article written by Dr. Timothy McCall which lists over 117 health conditions helped by yoga, and the clinical studies associated with all these health benefits!

Work with me Online Zoom Yoga, Private Facebook Live Yoga Classes, or private youtube videos to fit your needs!

Monday Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care class is great for beginners! Come see what yoga can do for you!

==> https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10 Just $10 for your payment to get the link to the Zoom Online Yoga class.

Questions?

Complaints?

Comments?

Complements?

I want to know! Contact Gail for more info!

Yoga with Gail - Helping you get started on your path to discovering the benefits of Yoga.
Yoga with Gail – Helping you get started on your path to discovering the benefits of Yoga.
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Little Child doing Yoga

Little Child doing Yoga

Been watching “The Mandalorian” on Disney +, and a couple of weeks ago, came across this cute illustration of the “Little Child” (as baby Yoda is often referred to in the series) doing yoga.  Love this!

Tyler Letson is the Animation Artist who came up with this.  He’s awesome!

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Crow, Bow, Down Dog, Dancer, Balanced Hands and Floating yoga poses!  Love this by @Tyler Letson

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#littlechildyogayoda

 

Also Artist Cynthia Narcisi created this meditation Yoda Flyer!

 

 

 

Good for you, Meditation is!
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Good for your, Meditation is!
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Veterans Gratitude Week #VeteransGratitudeWeek

Veterans Gratitude Week – Veterans Yoga Project – teacher Gail Pickens-Barger

Monday, November 9, 2020 at 6 PM CST

You guys are going to be so sick of me talking about yoga and veterans 🤣🤣🤣 BUTTTTTT you know I love both.

Veterans Yoga Project is fundraising this month in honor of Veterans Day. My personal page for donations is here:

https://veteransyogaproject.rallybound.org/YogaWithGail

You can donate via the link above or send a payment to https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail Any amount is appreciated 🥰🥰🥰.

Monday, November 9 online via: Texas Veterans Yoga Project Fundraiser class for Veterans Yoga Project Gratitude Week zoom link. 6:00 – 7:05 PM Texas time. (Central Standard Time.)

Meeting ID: 986 3144 0982
Passcode 483906
Registration Link
https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwrdOisqjsjEtY7zrzgY_fk5ghiSWj_QvjE

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VYP Online Streaming Classes – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care with Gail

VYP Online Streaming Classes – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care with Gail

Come enjoy the class I taught today for the Veterans Yoga Project on their Online Streaming Classes facebook page

==> VYP Online Streaming Classes – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care with Gail

Gentle Yoga for Low Back care on the VYP Online Streaming Classes Facebook Page

Gear: yoga mat, strap, block, optional chair to assist getting up and down from the floor or for balance.

  • 45 Minute Beginners practice
  • Keep it between the easy and the ouch
  • We are doing practices that are intended to help us undo all the stress that we deal with on a chronic basis
  • 5 tools
    • Breathing
    • Meditation
    • Movement
    • Rest
    • Gratitude

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Just breathe, and when at a loss for words, just throw up a picture.

When at a loss for words, just throw up a picture.
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Top 5 things you can do – to ease back pain – It’s Yoga.

I’ve got a short list of the Top 5 things you can do – to ease back pain – It’s Yoga.

This is just a short list. Work with me to find your easing of back pain solution with a gentle yoga class for healthy back’s class! Gail Pickens-Barger, ERYT200, RYT500, NACYT, Get Fit Where You Sit Chair Yoga Fitness Instructor 409-727-3177

Work with Me to help you find a solution to easing your back pain. It’s Yoga! Gail Pickens-Barger 409-727-3177.

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Beginners Yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger diy DIY Face Mask DIY Face Mask Lanyard

Top DIY tutorials on making a face mask, buff, gators,neck strap, chain, holder!

Here’s your top DIYs, tutorials for:

  • Face Mask Lanyards DIY Tutorials
  • Face Coverings, face masks, Buff, Gaiters or Gators or Neck & Face covering – DIY Tutorials
  • My DIY Tutorial for Face mask and Buff’s from Leggings or Yoga pants.
  • Links to other DIY’s on making your own Yoga props on my site.

Face Mask Lanyards DIY Tutorials

You might have something already around the house to help you keep track of your face mask.  Especially when those kiddos are going back to school.  You know kids, right?

This one is easy peasy! Dug through my junk drawer, and found these!  Just attached it to my face mask….good to go!

Look what I found in my Junk Drawer. A lanyard to help keep track of my face mask, when I have it off of my face. Great for kiddos!
Look what I found in my Junk Drawer. A lanyard to help keep track of my face mask, when I have it off of my face. Great for kiddos!

DIY for lanyard for your face mask


Face Coverings, face masks, Buff, Gaiters or Gators or Neck & Face covering – DIY Tutorials

Top 12 DIY Buff & Gator, Face Mask Covering Tutorials
Top 12 DIY Buff & Gator, Face Mask Covering Tutorials

The list of DIY tutorials for making the buff, face mask coverings.

  1. From the My Sewing Machine Obsession site – another great tutorial, with the emphasis of summer fabrics.  I like how this one is configured and updated.
    http://mysewingmachineobsession.blogspot.com/2020/07/mask-making.html
  2. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Stylish-Neck-Gator/ Also known as “Gator” good use transform into a buff/face mask
  3. http://giveitgrace.blogspot.com/2011/10/keeping-warm-and-staying-cheap.html Give it Grace Keeping warm and staying cheap: A DIY Head wrap/face mask. Oct 2011
  4. https://jennabrand.com/2014/05/01/tubular-bandana-buff-tutorial/ Tubular Bandana Buff Tutorial – May 2014
  5. Gaiter Style Mask Tutorial by Sew Can She
  6. DIY Breathable Face Mask at Hello Sewing
  7. https://www.thelaststitch.com/sewing-buff/
    DIY Buff 2015 Instructions PDF – Updated May 2020!  – https://www.thelaststitch.com/sewing-buff/
  8. http://blog.fehrtrade.com/gallery/883/sewing-indie-month-a-buff-tutorial/Buff – Sew your own active wear – May 2014
  9. https://lotsafreshair.com/2017/05/19/howto-make-a-buff/ Lots a Fresh Air Sewing your own Buff from a T-shirt May 2017
  10. Sewing your own Gator – Oct 2008
    https://gatorproject.wordpress.com/gator-neck-warmer-instructions/
  11. Face Mask Tutorial PDF
  12. Gail’s PDF on making your own face mask from Leggings.

DIY, Sew your own face covering, buff, gator, neck cover, face covering mask.
DIY, Sew your own face covering, buff, gator, neck cover, face covering mask.

My DIY Tutorial for Face mask and Buff’s from Leggings or Yoga pants.

Gail and her original Buff from when she went to Mongolia
  1. 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. 
OSU colors for my LuLaRoe Leggings.  Go Pokes!
2. I selected my OSU colors for my LuLaRoe Leggings. Go Pokes!
Taking original Buff and measuring how much to cut. DIY Buff Shield
3. Taking original Buff and measuring how much to cut.
Can make two Buff from a pair of LuLaRoe Leggings.  DIY Buff
4. Can make two Buff from a pair of LuLaRoe Leggings.
Pin the fabric sides together to prepare to either sew by the machine or hand sew.
5. Pin the fabric sides together to prepare to either sew by the machine or hand sew.
My Pfaff machine getting put to use!  Sewing down the side seam.  I kept the waist band here on this diy face mask.
6. 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.
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7. 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.

  1. 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. 
  2. I selected the OSU colors for my LuLaRoe Leggings. Go Pokes!
  3. Taking my original Buff and measuring how much to cut, I may have added an inch to the length.
  4. I can get two Buffs from a pair of LuLaRoe Leggings.
  5. I then pin the fabric sides together to prepare to either sew by the machine or hand sew.
  6. 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.
  7. 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….

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Left over leg ends from my first DIY Lularoe Leggings into a Buff/Gator face mask.

I saw on my statistics someone typed in DIY Lularoe leggings into a face mask. Looked at it and thought, well I could make it simpler…  Here’s the PDF ==> Upcycle your Lularoe Leggings into Face Masks, Buffs and Gators – Gail Pickens-Barger Yoga Teacher

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1. Take the Legging end part, keep the original hem end, and go ear to ear.  I subtracted about 2 inches because of the stretch factor, and cut slits.  Sharp sizzors, two slits.  Pretty simple.
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2. That worked pretty well!  So, one can put a filter in between the two layers.  I see where some people put coffee filters.  If it gets too stretched out, you can recut one end with another slit.  Washable too!  Pretty simple.  Use sharp sizzors, go SLOW in cutting the slits.  In the back is a photograph from the David C. Turnley collection.
Copy of Cream Brown Yoga Studio A4 Flyer (10)
Use the left over material from making the buffs/gators into a face covering/mask. No Sewing required!

Other DIY Linked on my site.


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Central Middle School’s jazz band earns best-in-state honor

The Central Middle School Jazz Band entered the contest using recordings from live performances.

Central Middle School’s jazz band earns best-in-state honor

By PA News

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Published 12:20 am Saturday, October 3, 2020

NEDERLAND —The Texas Music Educators Association announced the Central Middle School Jazz Band as the top middle school jazz band in the entire state of Texas.

The Central Middle School Jazz Band is under the direction of Jonathan Blake.

The Central Middle School Jazz Band is under the direction of Jonathan Blake.

All middle school jazz bands across the state submitted recordings of live performances.

A panel of five judges listened to and ranked the bands.

The Central Middle School Jazz Band entered using recordings from live performances throughout the previous school year and was voted first out of all competing middle schools in Texas.

The top jazz band receives the prestigious honor of performing at the annual Texas Music Educators Association convention in February.

This performance is traditionally held at the Lila Cockrell Theatre inside of San Antonio’s Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s TMEA convention, along with all of the performances, will be held virtually.

The Central Middle School Jazz Band will begin preparing for this virtual performance, and performance details will be released in the coming months.

Band director Eric Rose said this is a huge honor for the district and program.

“It is a testament to all of the hard work put forth by these talented students day in and day out,” Rose said. “I could not be happier for them and all that they have accomplished.”

The Central Middle School Jazz Band is under the direction of Jonathan Blake.

“I am honored to direct such an incredible and driven group of students,” Blake said. “I cannot wait to see what the rest of this year holds for the CMS Jazz Band. I would like to thank the students for working so hard, the administrators and parents for their support, and Mr. Rose for his continued help and guidance.”

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Gifts under $50 for Yoga & Fitness

Gifts under $50 for Yoga & Fitness – Updated for 2020!

These are some of my favorites for using in my fitness and yoga practice.  Enjoy!

I’ve  attended some awesome workshop trainings this year, and I need to shout out that one of the most used props are the yoga straps with the D-rings!  So easy to use in binding poses, and to really activate the hip musculature in our Gentle Yoga for Low Back Pain classes.  So add the D-Ring Yoga strap to you and your fellow yogi’s list! (Maybe even get two!)

The D-Ring Strap so beneficial in doing yoga! A new must have yoga prop! Yoga with Gail
The D-Ring Strap so beneficial in doing yoga! A new must have yoga prop! Yoga with Gail

rbg-bookTake 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 440-2_stretch-out-strap-with-guidebeginners 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.  handtofoot1pose  handtofoot2pose
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.

1-mod-circle-510x545I 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.

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Coach Sofia demonstration of clams with a resistance loop band.

D-Ring Yoga Strap.  Use this in poses where one needs to activate the hip musculature – strengthen those hips and glutes!

Can be used in constructive rest pose, seated staff pose on the floor or on the chair, standing mountain pose, again with pushing against the strap to activate the thighs, hips & glutes.  Similar to using the resistance band loop, but with “no” stretchy component.  Pics to come!

Yoga Gift Guide for under $50
My favorite tools for using in yoga classes and personal fitness. Help ease the pain from the body using these various tools and books!

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Salute to the Sun. Sun Salutations in Nederland Beaumont Texas. Yoga for Beginners

Salute to the Sun. Sun Salutations in Nederland Beaumont Texas. Yoga for Beginners



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The sequence of poses for the salute to the sun with additionally demonstrating Warrior I, Reverse Warrior and Side Angle Pose.  All done at the Beginner Level to help you toward your wellness goals.  Even on the chair, there are Advance, Intermediate and Beginning versions of poses.

Call Gail Pickens-Barger, Yoga Teacher.

If you don’t like my classes, or the fit isn’t just right, I will find you a class or teacher to help you on your path to your wellness goals.  409-727-3177.  Please leave a voice message, if I am unable to immediately get to your telephone call.  Thank you!


 

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Oatmeal, Osteoporosis and Yoga

Old Fashioned Oats Benefits
Chair Yoga versions of the third series for yoga for easing osteopenia / osteoporosis

What do these three things have to do with another? Yoga for easing osteoporosis. Oatmeal for reducing the inflammation response. All good things for our bodies. In our Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care class we work on strengthening the musculature, which in turns stimulates bone growth.

Just some of my random thoughts to direct your way!

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Favorite Food Finds

Osteoporosis / Osteopenia Yoga Poses

Adaptive Yoga

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Veterans Yoga Project – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Classes

Teaching again for the Veterans Yoga Project – Online Streaming classes during our world’s health crisis. Yay for VYP for stepping up to the plate and providing online content for our Vets, active military personnel, families and friends (that’s almost everybody).

Check out VYPOnlineStreamingClasses on Facebook, or the varied resources on www.VeteransYogaProject.org

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I have over 19 years teaching experience (and a few before that at DuPont IS department). My specialized training comes from Christina at YogaBerry – Yoga for Scoliosis, and from both Justine Shelton and Sherry Zak Morris from Yoga Vista Academy! Both great programs! Tell them Gail sent you.

Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care for the Veterans Yoga Project by Gail Pickens-Barger. Keep it between the easy and the ouch!
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Benefits of the Yogic Sleep Method

Benefits of the Yogic Sleep Method

Here’s a link to a recent Yoga Nidra that I posted on SoundCloud. Enjoy

Yoga Nidra for better sleep.

Yoga Nidra for better sleep.

Yoga Sleep, Ease Stress, Less Pain, & Better Quality Sleep
Yoga Sleep, Ease Stress, Less Pain, & Better Quality Sleep

Mondays 6 PM Online Gentle Yoga for Low Back Pain $10 thru Paypal .

What you will need:

  • a yoga mat
  • a strap, or dog leash, long scarf or tie
  • a yoga block or rolled up two hand towels
  • a blanket (optional)
  • a chair (optional)
  • access to a wall or hard surface

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!  We use the yoga sleep method to further enhance better sleep and sometimes less pain while sleeping.

Don’t like to get down on the floor?  Chair Yoga Class.  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.  Contact Gail to get access to these classes!

Call Gail at 409-727-3177 on your yoga questions about these classes and more!

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Live Streaming Online Yoga Classes for Veterans

ONLINE STREAMING YOGA CLASSES.
Available when you need it most. Daily.

TO TAKE A LIVE CLASS, VISIT: FACEBOOK @VYPONLINESTREAMINGCLASSES

ADDITIONAL YOGA CLASS OFFERINGS:

Can’t join us for classes on Facebook Live or Zoom? We have plenty of options.

In addition to the above weekly live streaming schedule, other classes are available through Veterans Administration Video Connect (VVC), YouTube Live, and other online platforms.  Click here to view schedule and learn about additional wellness services.

AN OPEN LETTER FROM DR. DANIEL LIBBY, FOUNDER AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR:

How are you holding up?

These are troubled times indeed.  With the stressful and traumatic circumstances that are adversely affecting our world, it is easy to lose yourself in worry, anxiety and panic buying.  I know I have found myself to be a bit more unglued than usual.  I catch myself obsessing over news coverage, obsessing over planning for all contingencies, and generally feeling on-edge and irritable.

We here at Veterans Yoga Project feel that we are ideally suited to help support our communities through the current COVID-19 crisis.  After all, our teachers have extensive experience and expertise in sharing the tools of mindful resilience with those recovering from both acute and chronic stress and trauma.  Unfortunately, due to the current COVID-19 crisis, the 90+ classes that our teachers conduct each week have been cancelled. 

So we are doing what both yogis and veterans do best: Adapt.

Over the next few weeks, Veterans Yoga Project will be expanding the ways we achieve our Mission and reach our students. [Read the full letter in this blog post.]

More practices at Veterans Yoga Project Youtube Channel

Proud to be a VYP Ambassador providing content with VYP Online Streaming Classes on Facebook Live. Gail Pickens-Barger 500RYT, 200ERYT, VYP Alliance Teacher

Gail Pickens-Barger, teaching Gentle Yoga for Low Back Pain Class for the Veterans Yoga Project Online Streaming Classes on Facebook Live
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Chair Yoga for Seniors Video List — Chair Yoga Fitness – Gail Pickens-Barger

List of Chair Yoga youtube videos. Great for Yoga for Seniors. Beneficial to those who do not like to get down on the ground!

Chair Yoga for Seniors Video List — Chair Yoga Fitness – Gail Pickens-Barger
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Option 1 – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care. Purchase a Class $10.

Tired of back pain?

Try a Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care Class with Gail. Mondays  or Tuesdays at 6 PM CST. (Get a video optionally, if that does not fit your schedule.)

Purchase a class for $10 ==> https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10

4 Class Pack for $35 ==> https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/35

You’ll then receive a link to register for the Online Zoom Yoga Class.  If you cannot make it ‘live’ for the class, you will be sent a play back video for you to do on your own.

Zoom Download instructions for taking my yoga classes online:

Ease back pain with gentle yoga with Gail Purchase a Class. $10
Ease back pain with gentle yoga with Gail Purchase a Class. $10, 4 Class Pack $35

These are some example poses of what we do in class.  I use a chair to help me get down on the ground, and that same chair to help me easily get back to standing.

Questions? Comments? Complaints? Complements?

I want to know!  See you in class.  A weekly healthy back class!

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Additional information on making your own Yoga Props! DIY Meditation Pillows.

Sew your own yoga accessories, mat wrap, mat bag, zafu meditation pillow, yoga bolsters and more.

You know Simplicity pattern company (which you can find at Hobby Lobby, JoAnns Fabrics and online) has come out with patterns for making bolsters, cushions, yoga mat bags and such, but there is a wealth of info out there on the web to help you make your own yoga props.

Here is the list.

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Make a Yoga Mat Bag at Fig and Plum site

Anna’s corner of the world – mjeanyogamataking a yoga mat bag from denim jeans!

Tingaling Yoga Mat Wrap 

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Yoga Mat Bag Tutorial, like a long tote bag.  I’m making this one

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Love this mat bag.  A Sling Over the Shoulder Tube Mat Bag

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Another one with decorative ribbons

Sling Mat Yoga Tote

Make those meditation pillows (zafu’s)

Some of the websites that listed how to make the seated meditation pillows are no longer on the web, so I’ve included the instructions onto this page.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Make a Zafu and Zabuton

Posted by Som on Monday, March 13, 2006

Whether you’re looking for some comfortable, casual seating or you want to make your meditation sessions more pleasant, a zafu and zabuton are wonderful things to have around the house. Zafu and zabuton are traditional Japanese cushions used for meditation; the zafu is a circular pillow with pleated sides, and the zabuton is pretty much just a large, flat pillow. You can order them online for $40+ each, but it’s cheaper and more satisfying to make your own at home.



(I don’t have the best meditation posture, but you get the idea of how the cushions work. The zabuton is a little small for me, because this is one I made for a friend who’s shorter than I am.)

The zafu elevates and cushions the pelvis, and the zabuton cushions the knees and ankles. This position facilitates better posture, eases joint and back pain, and may help one achieve deeper longer meditation sessions. As long as you’re making one set, why not make two? Keep the extra set for guests, give it to a friend who meditates or has back problems, or donate it to your local Zen center or Buddhist temple.
About the materials: I chose to use a cotton/polyester blend for these because it’s cheap and easy to clean with a wet rag; these aren’t something you can just throw in the washing machine. When I’m more settled in my meditation practice, I’ll probably make another set out of some heavy silk, perhaps adding some colorful embroidery or sashiko stitching.

As for filler, I used organic pillow-grade buckwheat hulls for the zafu and plain ol’ polyester stuffing for the zabuton. Kapok would be a better choice for both, but it’s fairly expensive.

Click below for full instructions on how to make the zafu and zabuton.
Zafu
Materials:

  • Cotton/polyester blend fabric, 2 yards (note: 2 yards is enough for two zafu)
  • Pillow-grade buckwheat hulls, 5 lbs.
  • Zipper
  • Sewing thread
  • Sewing machine
  • Hand-sewing needle, pins, scissors
  • Iron, ironing board, and water spray bottle

You can download PDF instructions for making your own zafu listed above. That’s what I started with, but I had to tweak it a little for my own use. I recommend downloading it even if you’re going to use my instructions, as the illustrations in the PDF are quite helpful.

Cut a strip of fabric 65″ x 7″ (there are a few extra inches in the length for fudging purposes.) Cut two circles 13″ in diameter – I used a 13″ round serving plate for my template, but you could also make from cardboard using a compass and a pencil.

Pleat the long strip of fabric: measure 4.5″ inches from one end and mark. Make two more marks 3/4″ from the first. Measuring from your center mark, repeat the process every 4″ until you have 14 pleats marked. Fold, iron, and pin the pleats (since the iron setting for polyester blends usually isn’t high enough for steam, use a water spray bottle for best results.)

On the end, you started pleating at, fold back the fabric 1/2″ and iron. Begin pinning the strip of fabric around one of the fabric circles. When you get to the end, you’ll have a few extra inches of fabric. Fold back and iron. Pin your zipper in place on the folded ends of the fabric, making sure to cut and secure the zipper at least 1″ away from the top and bottom of the fabric to allow room for sewing. Use the sewing machine and a zipper foot to sew the zipper in place; hand-stitch the remaining seam of the side strip width. Trim the extra fabric behind the zipper.

Using the sewing machine, stitch the side fabric strip to the first circle of fabric with a 3/8″ seam allowance. Then pin and sew to the second circle. Trim the extra thread, remove any remaining pins, and turn the pillow.
Stuff as much buckwheat hull as you can into the pillow. This is a little tricky, as buckwheat hulls are tiny and quite devious. Also, they really hurt under bare feet. Fill it as much as you can, shake it down, and fill some more. I used almost all of the 5 lbs. of buckwheat hulls I purchased. Once it’s full, try it out. You may find that you’d be more comfortable with more or less filling – hence the zipper. (And, I’ll admit, I’m terrible at blindstitching. The zipper is my way of cheating.)

If you want to make your circles a different diameter, here is how you calculate where to place your pleats and how long a strip of fabric you need: Multiply the diameter of your fabric circle by pi (3.14159.) This will give you the circumference; for a 13″ diameter, I got a 40.84″ circumference. Add 1″ for the zipper seams (=41.84″.) For 14 pleats, each 3/4″ and using 1 1/2″ of fabric, add 21″ (=62.84″.) Add a couple of inches for fudging purposes, so you’ll be sure not to run out of fabric and have to start all over again (=65″.)
To determine where to put your pleats, take the length of your fabric strip, minus the 1″ of seam allowance and 2″ or so for fudging allowance (in my case, 62″.) Divide by 15 (=4.13″.) Round off as best as you can (=4″.) Remember to add your 1/2″ seam allowance for the measurement before the first pleat (=4 1/2″.)
Zabuton
Materials:

  • Cotton/polyester blend fabric, 1 1/2 yards
  • Polyester, cotton, or kapok stuffing, ~2 lbs.
  • Sewing thread, machine, etc.

Cut two rectangles of fabric, 32 1/2″ x 27 1/2″ (if you’re over 6′ tall, add a few inches to both dimensions. You need it to be big enough to accommodate you when sitting crosslegged with your knees comfortably cushioned on the zabuton.) Note: Cutting a straight line that long can be difficult. In order to make sure that my cuts are indeed straight, and that I end up with 90o angles, I use the pulled thread method for cutting straight lines in the fabric.

Pin the rectangles together and stitch around the edges with a 3/8″ seam allowance, leaving an opening about 4″ wide on one side for turning and stuffing. Make sure to backstitch at the corners and on both sides of the opening. If you like, you can stitch a small curve on the edges or add a rise, but it’s not necessary.
Turn and stuff. A word about polyester stuffing: it’s tempting to just grab wads of stuffing and jam it in there without a care in the world, but you’ll end up with a lumpy, unusable pillow. Take the time to do it right. Grab a handful of stuffing and pinch off little pieces. You can make a big pile of pinched stuffing and then stuff the pillow by the handful. You’ll use a lot less stuffing this way, and your zabuton will be nice and fluffy – not lumpy.

Once the zabuton is stuffed to your liking (I stuffed to about a 2″ rise,) stitch the opening shut. To keep the stuffing from shifting about too much, tuft the zabuton. I added four tufts, each about 8″ from the corners toward the center of the pillow. To tuft, take a sewing needle and an 18″ length of thread. Double your thread and pierce both layers of the pillow; pull the needle through, but leave a few inches of thread on top. Bring the needle back through both layers of pillow near the first stitch. Pull both ends of the thread tight and tie it off carefully. Clip the extra thread.

…and you’re done!
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Other links for sewing up your yoga props

Different Props for your yoga practice – Yoga Props I

Yoga Clothing and Prop Sewing Patterns – Yoga Props II

Yoga Mat Bag Sewing Instructions – Yoga Props III

Sewing your own yoga gear. My nice long yoga mat bag from upholstery material, plus yoga straps for the handles. Zafu Meditation seat cushions (pillows) made from denim. I've had the mediation pillows for year, they have held up nicely! Yoga with Gail. 409-727-3177
Sewing your own yoga gear. My nice long yoga mat bag from upholstery material, plus yoga straps for the handles. Zafu Meditation seat cushions (pillows) made from denim. I’ve had the mediation pillows for year, they have held up nicely! Yoga with Gail. 409-727-3177


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July 2020 – Chair Yoga for Seniors, MS, Parkinson’s, for anyone who does not want to get down on the floor.

Chair Yoga for July 2020

Adaptive Chair Yoga with Gail for the month of July!

First Week July 1, 2020

Adaptive Chair Yoga ==> https://youtu.be/ELuoGOISNow

 

Second Week July 9, 2020

Adaptive Chair Yoga ==> https://youtu.be/CHgHojYKld4

 

Third Week July 17, 2020

Adaptive Chair Yoga Fitness ==> https://youtu.be/5Sfz0-tIjM4

Adaptive Gentle Yoga ==> https://youtu.be/RgEhtLVVPY8

One I did for the Veterans Yoga Project, but you probably enjoy too!

Adaptive Gentle Yoga ==> https://youtu.be/V3F3gUtp_tI

Fourth Week July 21, 2020

Adaptive Gentle Yoga ==> https://youtu.be/3MD5o6CJgY0

Fifth Week July 28, 2020

Adaptive Chair Yoga ==> https://youtu.be/hK5TRmJHLrA

 

Plus an additional Seated Cardio Fitness Routine to do when you want additional heart healthy benefits.

Adaptive Chair Yoga Fitness ==> https://youtu.be/At0JwqWuRuY

Chair Yoga Fitness - Gail Pickens-Barger

Here are my July 2020 videos for you to enjoy!

First Week July 1, 2020

Adaptive Chair Yoga ==>https://youtu.be/ELuoGOISNow

Second Week July 9, 2020

Adaptive Chair Yoga ==>https://youtu.be/CHgHojYKld4

Third Week July 17, 2020

Adaptive Chair Yoga Fitness ==> https://youtu.be/5Sfz0-tIjM4

One I did for the Veterans Yoga Project, but you probably enjoy too!

Adaptive Gentle Yoga ==>https://youtu.be/V3F3gUtp_tI

Fourth Week July 21, 2020

Adaptive Gentle Yoga ==>https://youtu.be/3MD5o6CJgY0

Fifth Week July 28, 2020

Adaptive Chair Yoga ==>https://youtu.be/hK5TRmJHLrA

Plus an additional Seated Cardio Fitness Routine to do when you want additional heart healthy benefits.

Adaptive Chair Yoga Fitness ==>https://youtu.be/At0JwqWuRuY

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August Yoga Classes in SE Texas

Hey everybody!

Thanks for hanging in there during this challenging time!

I will continue to host online yoga for easing back pain, and getting better sleep (plus more benefits). Starting in August those classes will either be on Monday at 6 PM or Tuesday at 6 PM.

Stay tuned here, or sign up for remind messages at: remind.com/join/yogacla

Ease Back Pain – Online Gentle Yoga with Gail

Or: text @yogacla to the number 81010
You will receive a welcome text from Remind.
If anyone has trouble with 81010, they can try texting @yogacla to (832) 850-2483.

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Online Yoga with Gail – Nederland, Texas.

Thank you for supporting both the Back Pack Food Ministry at Wesley UMC and myself during this time.
It takes a bit more of a setup to do online classes vs face to face classes, due to the EXTRA layer of technology.  Here is what I have to have on hand to do online classes.

Online Zoom, Facebook Live Yoga Class setup for Gail Pickens-Barger

Online Zoom, Facebook Live Yoga Class setup for Gail Pickens-Barger.  Since I upgraded to an external camera, I now have a much easier setup.  No longer do I have to place my PC way up off of a table.  I have a Camera mounted tripod to help with this.  Much higher resolution video output too!

  • Fast and good downloading internet speed and throughput.  We were able to be the first ones in our neighborhood to get fiber optic internet with AT&T, so that HELPS tremendously!
  • A Portable computer with an adequate camera (had to purchase a high-resolution camera device, in order to have clear upload videos to youtube for chair yoga).
  • A Portable computer with an adequate microphone.
  • A youtube channel to upload unlisted private videos for this class and public videos for the chair yoga class.
  • Special apple connection cables to my smart TV, and HDMI cables so that I can see what you are doing in your yoga poses in the Zoom Classroom.
  • An updated Ipad to connect to Zoom to the TV platform, and did I say good internet?
  • Two wifi devices on the network at the same time streaming content means ya got to have gooood internet.
So again, I really do appreciate y’all participating in this online teaching effort.  I so look forward to see y’all and teaching yoga to you!
See you Monday!  Let me know if there is anything I can do for you.
Gail

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Yoga for the Second Week of July 2020

Here are this weeks videos for the Second Week of July 2020.

I teach for the #NationalMSSociety and the #VeteransYogaProject organizations. I’m giving you links to the videos. Be sure to “Subscribe”, “Like”, and “Hit the Bell” for updates on my weekly content. Thank you.


Chair Yoga for Easing Stress, Building Bone, Bettering Balance, Increasing Flexibility & Strength and Joint Mobility – Second Week of July 2020
I love what I do – helping you!

 


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Shh, the secret to better sleep? It’s Yoga Nidra . . .

In preparation to teaching at the local VA, the Veterans Yoga Project protocol have you including yoga nidra. This not only helps veterans with symptoms of PTS(D), but allows for better sleep.

I took a Yoga Nidra training back in April of 2019, and this is what my students had to say after experiencing yoga nidra in our chair yoga and gentle beginners yoga classes.

” Here’s a 20 minute Yoga Nidra for you to enjoy.

Yoga Sleep Method Video ==> https://youtu.be/Gzc_As-sshk

Better sleep with yoga postures and yoga Nidra practices with Gail Pickens-Barger

I surveyed my students to see what they thought of their sleep. Here are a few comments.

  • “Slept Great!”
  • “Amazing Sleep. Did not wake up, and I normally do wake up during the night.”
  • “I slept a little better than I normally do, but I normally sleep well. I did sleep longer though.”
  • “Good Night Sleep.”
  • “I slept without any back pain.”
  • “Ah, I slept great, I really zoned out. The relaxation was wonderful and so relaxing.”
  • “Slept soundly all night, which is not normal.”
  • “Good. Slept straight thru the night.”
  • “I normally get up to the restroom 1 to 2 times a night. I slept straight thru.”
  • “Slept better than normal.”
  • “I don’t normally sleep through the night, last night after our yoga class I slept straight thru.”

Enjoy this 20 minute Yoga Nidra practice to help you sleep better at night.

Please Subscribe, Like and Hit the Bell on my Youtube account for weekly classes and practices.
==> https://www.youtube.com/Yogawithgaileee

Meditate You Must. Good for You!
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Back Pain? Yoga can help with that!

Join Gail for online yoga to address your issues with your tissues! https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10 to get your first class!

Yoga for decreasing back and hip pain. Join Gail for online yoga to address your issues with your tissues!  https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10 to get your first class!
Yoga for decreasing back and hip pain. Join Gail for online yoga to address your issues with your tissues! https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10 to get your first class!

Studies that show yoga is an effective option for lessening back pain.

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Shh! The secret to easing back pain? It’s Yoga!

I’ve created a couple of new videos over at my youtube channel.

Go Subscribe, Like and Hit the Bell!

==> YogaWithGaileee on the U-Tube!

Videos weekly on U-tube
Easing upper and lower back pain through yoga and functional movement!
Build Bones, strengthen balance and prevent falls with Chair Yoga with Gail!
Wanna break a sweat, and gains in your heart health? Seated Cardio Fitness with Gail
Click Here to get a weekly online or video option of a class ==> Paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10
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Top Picks for Office Yoga

Lessen that stress, ease wrist, and back pain with these top sites for doing Office Yoga with your desk and chair!

Call Gail Pickens-Barger, to arrange for your 30 minutes Office Yoga Class that can be conducted over Zoom. Lessen Stress, Ease Hip & Back Pain, and Have Better Sleep for you and your employees. Give them the gift of caring and a short yoga practice to help them! 409-727-3177.

“Chair Yoga increases balance”
I provide office yoga to help your employees lessen stress, ease hip and back pain, and have better sleep.

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Yoga for the Sewing Enthusiast!

Yoga for the Sewing Enthusiast!

Yoga poses to counteract being at the craft table or sewing machine, making all those masks, buff and gaiters!

Need a bit of yoga to counteract being at the craft table, sewing table. After making all those masks, buff, gaiters for protection. Plus lessen the stress a bit too! I host a website for my parents, The Perfect Portable – Singer Featherweight 221 Sewing Machine. This was posted over at that site, and thought it would be nice here too!

  • Seated Twist
  • Interlaced hands up over head
  • Letter “T” arm circles
  • Down Dog hang at the craft table or kitchen counter
  • Seated or lying #4, or Pigeon Pose
  • Cow Face arms with a hand towel

Those quick little poses come to mind for helping ease low back and upper back pain from being at the sewing machine hunched forward so much.
Try it.
Let me know your favorite pose!
Yoga with Gail
p.s.  I have several free youtube videos on how to ease your back pain at: https://www.youtube.com/YogaWithGaileee  

Be sure to subscribe and click the bell to get my weekly updates!  Chair yoga too!

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Yoga Classes in Beaumont Texas

Yoga in Beaumont Texas (6 yoga studios, plus instructors and gym yoga)

Updated May 22, 2020 – Currently very few person to person classes are being held.  Typically outdoor offerings, or Online Zoom Yoga Rooms or Facebook Live classes are being held.

I teach a Beginners Yoga class on Monday nights at 6 PM.  It is Live on the Zoom platform, with an option to get the video for playback at a later time.  $10 – Part of your class fee goes towards feeding kids on the weekends through Wesley United Methodist Church’s back pack food ministry.

Thank you.

Go now and support a local charity and get this easing back pain yoga class

==> Pay here, then get the link to the live class or playback video ==>Paypal.me/Yogawithgail/10 

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Online Yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger E-RYT500, over 20 years teaching experience.  

Orange Texas (Orange County)

Mid-Jefferson County – including Nederland, Port Arthur, Port Neches Texas

And now the various classes/instructors of yoga in Beaumont.
Yoga Near Me 77701, Yoga Classes in Beaumont Texas, Yoga in Beaumont Tx

Beaumont/Fannett:
Gyms/Studios:

McFaddin-Ward House
1906 Calder Avenue – Beaumont, Texas – 77701 | 409-832-2134
Thursday, May 2nd at 5:30 pm with Julia Lee!


Lakeside Center – Best Years
150 Magnolia Street
Beaumont, Texas 77701
(409)-838-1902


Beyond Triangle Therapeutics
2990 Laurel Ave. Suite B, Beaumont, TX 77702
(409) 347-8373


Brentwood Country Club
4201 S Major Dr, Beaumont, Texas 77707


EXYGON Health and Fitness Center
6450 Phelan Rd
Beaumont, Tx 77706
See schedule for detail.


Jessica Depew Wellness
Fannett, Texas
Jdepew@goldentriangleyoga.com
409-861-0003


Lamar University
Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center at Lamar University.
Open to students and faculty.
See Lamar Rec Sports Center schedule for current yoga offerings.
Instructors: Melody & Melissa


Love Yoga Beaumont
2481 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX 77702
(409) 454-3977
Instructors: Juliana, Mike, Sheila, Jessica P,


Satya Rising Studio
1445 Calder, Beaumont tx 77701.
We are between Down to Earth and Twigs florist.


Sound of Soul Yoga
Inside Rosa Vita Salon & Spa
409-550-4305
2700 Toccoa Road, Beaumont Tx
Instructors: Ellen


Beaumont Power Yoga 
4435 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX 77706
(409) 225-1872
Instructors: Tara, Nicole, Angi, Beth, Kelly & Ginger & more….


Wilton P Hebert Health and Wellness Center
3030 North Street
Beaumont, Tx 77002
Instructors: Julie, Amber, Amanda, Michelle R, Lauren C, Mani & Lisa


World Gym
229 Dowlen Road, Suite 5
Beaumont, Tx 77706
Instructors: Celeste, Tammi, Tina, Katrina, Ellisia,


Churchs:
Unity of Southeast Texas
1555 S 23rd St, Beaumont, TX 77707
(409) 842-0271

Tai Chi & Yoga


Individuals:
Erin Barrows
(409) 679-7624  
Gail Pickens-Barger
(409) 727-3177, Please leave a message with your phone number.  Thank you!
yogawithgaileee@gmail.com
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Demonstration for clubs and organizations yoga class and lecture.
Chairyogafitness.com
Private yoga sessions your venue/home.
Beginners, Chair, Yoga for Osteopenia/Osteoporosis, Kids, and Cross training.


Celeste West Rosales
(512) 820-1504
mettasolyoga@outlook.com
Donation Yoga Classes at St. Marks Episcopal Church, Beaumont
Private Yoga one on one sessions.

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My Current Yoga classes in Nederland, Texas

My Current Yoga Classes in Nederland & Beaumont Texas for Gail Pickens-Barger.  Over 20 years teaching experience.

ONLINE – Tuesdays 6 PM – Beginners Yoga thru March 16, 2021.

  • Register here ==> PayPal.me/Yogawithgail/10 
  • Get your Registration Link, register, put a reminder on your online or printed calendar.
  • Sign into Zoom, from your registration link a bit early if it is your first time or if you want to just chat a bit before class.
  •  Have handy a yoga mat, strap, block, blanket, hand towel and a chair. 
  • Questions?  Give me a call 409-727-3177, I will return your call!

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NOW  ON TUESDAYS thru March 16, 2021 online during COVID-19.  

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Veterans Yoga Project Live Yoga Classes

Veterans Yoga Project Live Yoga Classes – May 11 through May 15, 2020. I teach Friday at 10:00 AM Central Time the Flow Yoga for Low Back Pain Class.

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I am teaching the Flow Yoga for Low Back Pain class on Friday at 10:00 AM Central Time. over at VYP Online Streaming Classes facebook page. Come join me!

I use the chair to help one get down onto the floor, and then up from the floor.  This class is maining on the floor yoga poses.  So give it a try!  Yoga with Gail 409-727-3177

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Top Three Benefits of Yoga for Beginning Students

The Top Three Benefits of Yoga for the Beginning Student

Top Three Yoga Benefits
Top Three Benefits of Yoga for the Beginning Student.

I teach beginners yoga at my church. You have to start somewhere….why not with someone who loves to teach to beginners?

With beginners yoga, you learn with an experienced teacher (over 19 years of teaching experience).

Discover How to:

  • Ease Back Pain
  • Lessen Stress
  • Lose Weight and more!

Additional benefits can include: Better Balance, Increased Flexibility, Gain Strength, Build Bones, and Lower Your Blood Pressure.

Here’s the list of the varied studies done on 117 health conditions helped by yoga.  Pages 6 – 49 is what you want to look at for the variety of studies done. ==> http://www.drmccall.com/uploads/2/2/6/5/22658464/yam_117conditions.pdf

Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177 for your yoga questions and class arrangements!

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Chair Yoga Fitness in Nederland Texas

Chair Yoga Fitness in Nederland, Texas – #chairyogafitness

Thursday on Youtube –  Wesley United Methodist Church’s Chair Yoga Fitness Class.   If you have MS or accompany someone with  – your fee is waived.  Your donation goes toward Wesley’s Back Pack Food Ministry.  Thank you!

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Specific types of food items to bring for your class donation.  Thank you for supporting the Back Pack Food Ministry at Wesley UMC.  Or a Paypal donation ==>  https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/5

Chair Yoga Fitness for easing back pain, bettering balance, lessening stress, building strength and agility,  and for being in your cardio zone for better heart health.  Come see what Chair Yoga Fitness can do for you!

National Association of Certified Yoga Teachers – NACYT, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher with Yoga Alliance E-RYT, Adaptive Yoga teacher for Multiple Sclerosis, and Get Fit Where You Sit Chair Yoga Teacher – International Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger with over 18 years of teaching experience.  409-727-3177