No Labor Day Yoga – Nederland, Texas

YEP, no yoga on Labor Day

Wesley UMC is closed, so I am too!

See you instead for Chair Yoga on Thursday at 10:00 AM, and YogaKiddos right after that!

Regular Monday night yoga resumes, Monday, September 9th at 6:15 PM. $10 at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Tx.

Call Gail at 409-727-3177 if you have questions.

Sept 2nd No Yoga

Monday classes start back up September 9th, 2019

Fall Prevention for Seniors – Tai Chi & Yoga

Fall Prevention for Seniors – Tai Chi & Yoga

Yoga Helps! Fall Prevention for Seniors Falls present a major problem in the health and independence of elders over 65.

Fall Prevention for Seniors Falls present a major problem in the health and independence of elders over 65.

Fall Prevention for Seniors

Falls present a major problem in the health and independence of elders over 65. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that more than one-third of older adults fall each year. Of these 20-30% will result in hospitalization from head injury or hip fracture. Many will need to spend at least a year recovering in a long-term facility and some never return to their homes. Most falls are preventable.

There are numerous risk factors that lead to falls. As we age our balance and speed of gait decrees. When we walk too fast or when we don’t pick up our toes we put our selves at risk. Some senior citizens have assistive devices such as canes or walkers that they do not use. Some elders get very limited exercise or practice only one form of exercise such as walking or lifting weights or practicing yoga or Tai Chi. We often don’t realize that maintain good strength and balance requires a combination of all of these forms of exercise.

There are other factors that put one at risk for falls. These include decreased vision and hearing, multiple medications, foot problems, and unsafe home, and fear of falling.


Vision Issues

Decreased vision may result from cataracts, macular degeneration, or glaucoma. As we age we experience reduced contrast sensitivity and we may not see the edges that mark the changes in surfaces. Sometimes we do not see steps or cracks in sidewalks. We may have glasses with outdated prescriptions or need increased lightening. There are many simple things we can do to make things easier to see. Mark abrupt edges with contrasting tape. Use additional lightening from a small lamp when writing checks or cooking food. Keep walkways and steps clear of clutter. Put bells on pets.

Fall Prevention for Seniors Falls

Senior Father Being Comforted By Adult Son


Foot Issues

Some elders have problems with their feet. Proper fitting shoes can increase mobility and can assist in the correction of some foot problems. Open-backed shoes or slippers can be hazardous and cause falls. Make sure that your shoes are wide enough, and that the bottoms are not too slick. High heels should be avoided. Good fitting shoes are not only comfortable but support us in the things that we want to do.

Medication Issues
Many senior citizens take multiple medications several times each day. The average senior takes ten different medications that are prescribed by different physicians. Some drugs interact with other prescription drugs, with over the counter drugs (OTC), with herbal supplements or alcohol. Some prescription bottles are hard to open or their labels may be difficult to read. Some older persons forget to take medications.

There are several things that you can do. Purchase all of your medications from the same pharmacy. Ask for easy to open bottles with extra-large printed labels. Read the information that comes with your prescriptions or over the counter medications. If you have any questions about new medications or a change in the dosage of medications, ask your health care provider or pharmacist. Carry a list of the medications that you take in your wallet and post a list on your refrigerator. Senior citizens play an important role in identifying and preventing problems by understanding the medications that they use.


Home Safety

60% of falls occur at home and many falls can be prevented by making modifications to your home before they are needed. Use a non-skid mat in your shower or tub and have grab bars to hold as you get in and out of the tub. Use a shower chair and a shower extension. Make sure there a light switch, a flashlight and a phone near your bed. Have something sturdy to hold on to when you get out of bed.

The following are questions that are important in keeping your home safe. Do you have smoke detectors that have working batteries? Are their light switches at the top and bottom of the inside stairs? Are there sturdy handrails and a non-slip surface on the surface of stairs? Can you turn on a light without having to walk into a dark living room? Are passageways free from objects and clutter? Have you put away small rugs and runners that move or slide? Are emergency phone numbers posted near the phone? Are stove controls easy to see and reach? Are regularly used items within easy reach without climbing, bending or reaching? Do you have non-skid rugs?


Fear of Falling

Fear of falling becomes more pronounced as we age. When we are afraid of falling we limit exercise thus decreasing our strength, mobility, and flexibility. We limit outings and decrease social contact. It becomes self-fulfilling prophecy.

There are several things you can do. Learn to get up off the floor. Set up a buddy system and have a friend or family member call you each day. Know when you are taking a risk like climbing a ladder or going out on an icy day. One can purchase a medical alert system that allows you to activate an alarm by pressing a button on a pendant or arm bracelet. The alarm alerts a trained profession that contacts family or emergency personnel. If you have fallen several times, contact your doctor. He/she may have suggestions of things you might do

Community-based programs are presented at senior centers that address fear of falling. Classes like yoga and Tai Chi provide gentle exercise that decreases falls. It is not possible to prevent all falls, but we can limit the number that happen.

Are you looking to: Sleep Better, Ease Stress, Lose Weight, Lessen Back Pain? Yoga may be the answer!

Are you looking to Sleep Better, Ease Stress, Lose Weight, Lessen Back Pain? Yoga may be the answer!

Sleep Better, Ease Stress, Lessen Back Pain - Try Yoga! Best Kept Secret! It's Yoga! You don't have to bend like a pretzel or tie yourself in a knot to gain all the benefits of a fun and energizing yoga practice.

Sleep Better, Ease Stress, Lessen Back Pain – Try Yoga! Best Kept Secret! It’s Yoga! You don’t have to bend like a pretzel or tie yourself in a knot to gain all the benefits of a fun and energizing yoga practice.

Are you looking to Sleep Better, Ease Stress, Lose Weight, Lessen Back Pain?

Beginners Yoga, One on One yoga lessons may be the answer!

Contact Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177, to start your efforts of establishing a personal yoga practice.

Remember, You Don’t Have to Bend Like a Pretzel or Tie Yourself Up in a Knot, to Experience the Full Benefits of a Regular Yoga Practice!

yogawithgaileee@gmail.com or 409-727-3177

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Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Tx Beginners Yoga on Mondays at 6:15 PM.

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

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

(Updated July 2019)
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.)

Please note that I teach private yoga one on one during the weekdays – 409-727-3177 to schedule your weekly office yoga or private yoga in your home!

Gail Pickens-Barger, with over 19 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
Mondays at 6:15 pm $10
Thursdays at 10 am $5 or specific food donations.
YogaKiddos at Wesley MDO Thursdays 11:15 am

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Yoga Private lessons available
upon request
409-727-3177
yogawithgaileee@gmail.com
https://yogawithgaileee.com

Exygon Health and Fitness
1001 Nederland Avenue, Ned. Tx
409-729-2592
Bring a yoga mat.
http://exygon.com/

Hebert Public Library
2025 Merriman St
Port Neches, Texas
(409) 722-4554
Chair Yoga – Wednesdays 2 pm
Check Hebert Public Library Facebook Schedule for precise times at:
https://www.facebook.com/hebertlibrary/
 PowerHouse Gym
2825 Nall St, Port Neches, Tx 77651
409-293-3637$15 drop-in fee
https://powerhousegym.com/portneches/aerobic-exercise-classes/

Sacred Space Yoga
2117 Nederland Avenue, Ned. Tx
All Yoga classes are $10 each cash or check
*Checks are to be paid to the Instructor*
Evening classes will resume in the fall 2019
Mon, Tues, & Thurs at 6:30 pm
https://www.facebook.com/pg/asacredspaceforyou/

Ternion Athletics (Now called SSAH Fit Lab)
Aerial Yoga $20 drop-in fee, $15 if a member
Mondays from 6:00-7:00 pm
Wednesdays 10:45-11:45 am and 6:00-7:00 pm
Saturdays 11:30 am -12:30 pm and 12:45 pm-1:45 pm
First Timers on Saturday at 11:30 am – the class is free.
Class passes available for a lower rate.

https://www.facebook.com/ssahfitlab/

YMCA of Port Arthur
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:

Amanda  Bass – Private Pilates instruction.  Reformer Pilates at home and mat classes in your home.  Contact Amanda at: Amandacharisse229@gmail.com

Melody Butler Yoga –  Group classes, Kids & Private Yoga instruction at your home, special events

Gail Pickens-Barger – Private Yoga instruction in your home or place of business, 409-727-3177, yogawithgaileee@gmail.com https://yogawithgaileee.com/


 

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 May 2019

Free Chair Yoga class with Carol Juneau: Wednesdays at 2:00 PM  Also starting in May, a Friday Free Chair Yoga class at 10:30 AM. At the Port Neches Public Library.  Check the  Port Neches Library Website or the Facebook Event Calendar.  Also the Library schedule is posted in the Port Arthur News.

CY 2019Chair Yoga: Thursdays: Nederland, Tx. 10:00 AM, Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627

Free/Low Cost/Donation Class.  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
150 Magnolia Street
Beaumont, TX 77701
409-838-1902
Hours of Operation: 7:30am – 4:00pm

Tai Chi: Tuesday & Thursday at 11 am.  Free for those in Beaumont, other cities, $4 daily fee

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

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!

Private Yoga Lesson in Nederland & Beaumont Tx. With Experienced Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger

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Chair Yoga at Wesley United Methodist Church Nederland Texas

Chair Yoga at Wesley United Methodist Church Nederland Texas Thursdays at 9:30 am. 3515 Helena Avenue Nederland, Texas 77627 Held in the most northern building on the church property.