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Yoga Canceled, Monday, January 27th, 2020. See you, Monday, February 3rd, 2020.

No Yoga class, Monday, January 27th, 2020.  See you Monday, February 3rd, 2020.

A bit of a schedule conflict, so no yoga class this week on Monday evening.  Thursdays public class at 10:00 AM will still be happening, as well as all the private and corporate yoga classes.

In the meantime, drop to the floor and get your bouncing piriformis warm up and stretch happening.  Your back will love you!

Bouncing the leg to warm up the piriformis musculature - Yoga with Gail - Easing Back Pain
Bouncing the leg to warm up the piriformis musculature – Yoga with Gail – Easing Back Pain
Piriformis Bounce & Reclined Pigeon Pose - Ease Back Pain - Yoga with Gail
Piriformis Bounce & Reclined Pigeon Pose – Ease Back Pain – Yoga with Gail
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Chair Yoga Fitness – Nederland Texas

Chair Yoga Fitness in Nederland Texas.

I have this chair yoga fitness class on Thursdays at 10:00 AM.  A unique class in that I teach this for the National MS Society.  Part yoga, part cardio fitness.  Since some folks come in with canes, walkers, maybe a walk that does not promote cardio fitness, I throw in some seated cardio fitness.

A good 20 minutes or so with our heart rates elevated.  We get in a good part of breathing, yoga, cardio fitness, balance, and meditation.  It has become quiet popular with folks.

Come see what a Chair Yoga Fitness class  can do for you!

Contact Gail or call at 409-727-3177

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Chair Yoga Fitness with Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177

Frequently Asked Questions about Yoga!

 

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Yogic Sleep – Why you need it!

Yogic Sleep – Why You Need IT!

Here’s a link to a recent Yoga Nidra, that I posted on SoundCloud.  Let me know how you liked it!  Thanks!

Yoga Nidra for better sleep.
Yoga Nidra for better sleep.

Yoga and Sleep

National Sleep Foundation 2003 Sleep in America Study found that about half of the senior citizen population reports some type of sleep problem such as waking to go to the bathroom and not being able to get back to sleep. Sleep problems in the elderly are correlated with stress, medical conditions, excess weight or fatigue. The study indicates that many of these problems go untreated.

Additional factors that contribute to insomnia include anxiety, depression, caffeine, alcohol, pain, grief, as well as chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, sleep apnea or restless legs syndrome.

There is a positive correlation between sleep and fitness. About half of older adults do some kind of fitness activity during the week. Simple stretching and yoga relaxation exercises can enhance mental and physical relaxation and improve the quality of your sleep.

Yoga Poses:
There are a variety of yoga poses done before bed that may be helpful. They can be adapted to use in a chair. These include: legs up the wall or on a chair (laying on the floor with legs resting on a chair); seated forward bend (seated leaning forward on another chair or table) and sitting in easy pose, cross-legged with back against wall.

Deep Breathing:
Use deep breathing to relax and unwind from a busy day. Breathe deeply and evenly through both nostrils. Inhale for 4 counts, exhale for 4 counts for several complete breaths. Then inhale for 3 counts and exhale for 6 counts. Repeat several times. Increase the length of the exhaled breath as you are able. Only do what is comfortable for you.

Relaxation:
Use progressive relaxation in any one of its many variations to relax the body. For example, begin by focusing on your feet as you inhale and exhale slowly. Focus on relaxing your toes, ankles, heels, calves etc. with each exhale. Some people like to tighten muscles and then relax them as they exhale. As you relax, feel all the tension drain from the part of the body on which you are focusing. Continue throughout your body, relaxing each part as you exhale. In addition, you can focus on your breath as you inhale and exhale or think of a special word and repeat that word as you inhale and exhale. Visualize a favorite place and go there in your mind. Find a progression that works for you and practice it. When you have problems sleeping use the progressive relaxation you have practiced.

Take a little time to unwind before you go to sleep. Don’t keep working until you hit the mattress.

Other Suggestions include:

  • Make your bedroom comfortable and inviting. Eliminate noise and excess light.
  • Go to bed the same time every night. Create a routine that prepares you for sleep.
  • Take a warm bath.
  • Massage your feet, especially the pressure points on the inside and outside of your heels.
  • Massage your face.
  • Alcohol and tobacco taken near bedtime can interfere with deep sleep.
  • Get some exercise during the day. Include walking, weights, yoga, or Tai Chi in your plan.
  • Check with you doctor before taking medication
  • Insomnia is not life-threatening. When you can’t sleep write down the thoughts that are concerning you. Keep a list of positive thoughts and focus on them.
  • Take a 20 minute (not longer) nap during the day

Be kind to yourself. Sleep cannot be forced, it can be coaxed. The world can spin without you for a while. Enjoy this moment.

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Free (or nearly) Yoga Classes in the Golden Triangle Area – Beaumont, Nederland, Port Arthur, Texas.

Free (or nearly) Yoga Classes in the Golden Triangle Area – Beaumont, Nederland, Port Arthur, Texas. Updated January 2020

Free Chair Yoga class with Carol Juneau: Wednesdays at 2:00 PM  Held at the Port Neches Senior Center (while the library recovers from the TPC incident). Check the  Port Neches Library Website or the Facebook Event Calendar.  CY 2019Chair Yoga: Thursdays: Nederland, Tx. 10:00 AM, Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627

Free/Low Cost/Donation Class.  $5 or food donation.

Adaptive Chair Yoga for MS, every Thursday at 10:00 AM at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.  For those with MS, their families, and friends.  Bring popped topped canned vegetables & fruits for your class fee (or monetary equivalent – suggestion $4 to $8) Held in the foyer of the church sanctuary building.
https://www.facebook.com/AdaptiveYoga

Lakeside Center – Best Years Senior Citizens
150 Magnolia Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-838-1902
Hours of Operation: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Beginners Tai Chi: Tuesday & Thursday at 10:00 AM

Advanced Tai Chi: Tuesday & Thursday at 11:00 AM

Yoga Wednesday at 10:30 AM

Yoga Friday at 10:30 AM
Free for those in Beaumont, other cities, $4 daily fee

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Yoga at Cattail Marsh – Beaumont Texas.
April 20th, 2019 – Saturday 1:30 AM – 12:30 PM
Free Yoga sessions are in the upstairs classroom at the Wetlands Education Center

 

Beginners Yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger.  In your home, place of business or at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. 409-727-3177.  Leave a voice message, if I am unable to get to your call.  I will return your call! Or Contact Gail
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Five minutes of yogic sleep added to chair yoga – Nederland, Texas

Five minutes of yogic sleep added to chair yoga in Nederland, Texas. Here’s what my students said!

Chair Yoga Sleep Yoga Nidra
Slept Great!

Here’s a link to a 15 minute Yoga Nidra that I recently posted up on SoundCloud. Enjoy!

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Yoga Classes in Beaumont Texas

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

Update January 2020

Orange Texas (Orange County)

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

And now the various classes/instructors of yoga in Beaumont.
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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
Since April 9, 2019, a daily $4 fee if you are not of Beaumont
Yoga Wednesday at 10:30 AM
Yoga Friday at 10:30 AM

Celeste Rosales & Ellen Allrich
Beginner Tai Chi: Tuesday at 10:00 AM
Advanced Tai Chi: Tuesday at 11:00 AM
Beginner Tai Chi:  Thursday at 10:00 AM
Advance Tai Chi: Thursday at 11:00 AM


Beyond Triangle Therapeutics
2990 Laurel Ave. Suite B, Beaumont, TX 77702
(409) 347-8373
http://www.beyond-triangletherapeutics.com/group-classes/
Tuesday – Yoga 5:30 pm


Private Devotional Yoga Beaumont, Texas
with Yogi Edwin Bhadrapala
, eca68@hotmail.com, (409) 895-0299


Brentwood Country Club
4201 S Major Dr, Beaumont, Texas 77707
Mon/Wed/Friday – 9 am – Melissa Cornwell
$10 drop in, $5 for members.


EXYGON Health and Fitness Center
6450 Phelan Rd
Beaumont, Tx 77706
See schedule for detail.
https://exygon.com/beaumont-schedule/


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: Edwin & Melissa
https://students.lamar.edu/student-engagement/recreational-sports/fitness/group-fitness.html\


Love Yoga Beaumont
2481 Calder Ave, Beaumont, TX 77702
(409) 454-3977
Instructors: Tiffany, Juliana, Mike, Sheila, Jessica P,
http://www.loveyogabeaumont.com/services.html


Satya Rising Studio
1445 Calder, Beaumont tx 77701.
We are between Down to Earth and Twigs florist.
https://www.facebook.com/pg/Satyarisingstudio/


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….
BPY schedule


Wilton P Hebert Health and Wellness Center
3030 North Street
Beaumont, Tx 77002
Instructors: Julie, Amber, Amanda, Michelle R, Lauren C, Mani & Lisa
http://christushwc.org/group-class-schedule/


World Gym
229 Dowlen Road, Suite 5
Beaumont, Tx 77706
Instructors: Celeste, Tammi, Tina, Katrina, Ellisia,
https://www.worldgym.com/beaumont/schedule


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

Tai Chi & Yoga


Individuals:
Erin Barrows
(409) 679-7624  

Edwin Cruz
(409) 895 0299

Gail Pickens-Barger
(409) 727-3177, Please leave a message with your phone number.  Thank you!
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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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Yoga Classes in Orange & Jefferson County Texas (Beaumont, Nederland, Bridge City, Vidor, just to name a few.)

 

People think I’m crazy for listing other teachers, venues, classes.  You have to find the class, instructor, private lesson that fits you!  I only have two-three public class offerings and so I love to refer people out to other awesome instructors in the area.

  • Monday – Beginners Yoga $10 at Wesley UMC – 3515 Helena Avenue Nederland, Tx, 6:15 pm
  • Thursday – Chair Yoga $5  at Wesley UMC – 3515 Helena Avenue Nederland, Tx (then food donation after your first time) at Wesley UMC, 10 am

Yoga Privates available either at  your place of work/home.  Call Gail at 409-727-3177 or Contact Gail 

Otherwise take a look at the lists above to find a class, instructor, studio for your yoga!

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Prayer Garden Yoga at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.  When the weather is “just right”!