Alright, Let’s Do this! Yoga for Beginners

Alright, Let’s Do This!  Yoga for Beginners!

Thursday at 10:00 AM Beginners Chair Yoga – $5

Starting back up Monday, March 25th 6:15 PM Beginners Yoga with a  yoga mat – $10

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Beginners Chair Yoga.  You Don’t have to bend like a pretzel to do Yoga! At Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.  Call Gail at 409-727-3177 on your yoga questions.

Spinal movements in Veterans Yoga, Beaumont Texas

Spinal movements in Veterans Yoga – Beaumont Texas

One of the things that I have noticed in chair yoga classes are similar yoga pose offerings.

I took LVCYT training at the Open Center in New York City, back in October of 2012.  Laskmi Voelker has this set of yoga poses that I use in almost every class I teach, whether it is Beginners Mat class or Chair Yoga Fitness.

The Six Essential Spinal Movements.  It is lovely!

Side Lateral Flexion

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Side Lateral Flexion seated on the floor, or you may on a chair!

Cat/Cow

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Cat, bottom 3rd to the Left, Cow, bottom 1st to the Left

and finally, Seated Twist.

Other Yoga offerings in the Golden Triangle (Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur, Nederland) area

Seated Twist, on the yoga mat, but may also be done seated on the chair

I use them at the beginning and end of class.  They are great!

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February 2019 Yoga classes in Nederland, Beaumont Texas

February 2019 Yoga Classes in Nederland & Beaumont Texas for Gail Pickens-Barger.  Over 18 years teaching experience.

Mondays 6:15 PM – Beginners Yoga.  Come a bit early if it is your first time, to register.  $10.  Bring a yoga mat (I do have extras).  Questions?  Give me a call 409-727-3177, I will return your call!

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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 6:15 PM ($10) and Thursdays at 10:00 AM ($5 or food donation).  Beginners Yoga with Gail.  409-727-3177. Held at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.

Call Gail for your prenatal yoga assessment. 409-727-3177. You may qualify to take the public beginners yoga classes, or need a few private prenatal classes prior to public classes.

Plus coming soon Yoga for Veterans up in Beaumont (and possibly Mid-County).

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Bring a yoga mat for Monday’s Beginners Yoga class (but I do have extra ones), and comfortable street clothing for Thursdays Chair Yoga Class. Give me a call, Gail at 409-727-3177 on any questions about yoga, or if you’d like private yoga at your place of business or home.

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

#beginnersyoga
#yogawithgaileee
#beginneryogaseries
#getfitwhereyousit
#chairyogafitness
#yogakiddos
#bringayogamat
#wearcomfortableclothing
#havefun
#easestress
#lessenbackpain
#increaseflexibility
#gainstrength
#betterbalance
#buildbones
#benefitsofyoga
#prenatalyoga
#yogaforpregnancy

Personal Practice of Yoga – It’s all good!

Personal Practice of Yoga — It’s all good

So my yoga practice has changed a bit, these past 4 years.

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#easebackpain with #beginnersyoga

I was vigorously practicing the 12 yoga poses for easing osteopenia/osteoporosis, but still experiencing back pain.

Upon the advise of my MD Anderson Women’s Care doctor, she suggested that I go back to my primary physician and get xrays done to start to figure out what is going on with my back pain.

Well, turns out I have scoliosis.  Got me thinking, what was my xrays back in 2010 telling me from my chiro visits.  Got another baseline done, and yup, my curves have increased.  No wonder I have pain.

Back to yoga.  Apparently practicing the same of both sides is aggravating my challenged side.

So investigating into this, books, internet, etc.  Found YogaBerry in the UK, and took her yoga teacher training for scoliosis, and recently did a group webinar with 4 other people to practice yoga with regards to our specific curves.

Let me tell you,

I’m in less pain.  Also work with at PT to strengthen my multifidus deeeeeep back muscle and my transverse abdominus. Yes, a lot of what I’m doing is yoga, but we are targeting to my needs of my back.

WOW!  Its working!

Yoga for easing back pain.  I’m an example!

See you in Beginners Yoga folks!

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#lessenpain
#easebackpain
#yogawithgaileee

Mondays 6:15 PM & Thursdays at 10:00 AM. Call me Gail Pickens-Barger for your yoga questions 409-727-3177

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Invest in yourself. Try Beginners Yoga with Gail

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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One of the flyers I pass out to my Beginners Yoga class.  All of these poses have modifications, especially if there are lack of flexibility challenges, and people wanting to use the chair to assist down to the floor.  Adaptive Beginning Yoga to help you gain your wellness goals!  Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177


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Depicted here are the kids version of the Salute to the Sun.  Typically kids and young adults have the ability to do yoga poses with little or no modification.  But, usually these groups do not have the awareness of their bodies, and as a teacher, you should still coach them to be aware of alignment, posture, and placement for a good overall safe yoga practice.  Go YogaKiddos!


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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, Experienced Beginning Adaptive 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.  Thank you!


 

Why do people come to yoga? Nederland, Beaumont Texas

Who do people come to yoga?

According to 2016 Yoga in America Study Conducted by Yoga Journal and Yoga Alliance Reveals Growth and Benefits of the Yoga Practice.

  1. Flexibility
  2. Stress Relief/Reduction
  3. General Fitness/Conditioning
  4. Improve Overall Health
  5. Physical Fitness/Getting Better In…
  6. Strength
  7. Mental Health

So most people start yoga because they want to improve some aspect of their health and wellbeing.  The survey sure does indicate this!

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FINDING THE RIGHT TEACHER:
The problem is most yoga teachers teach to the 35 and under crowd.

Most yoga teachers haven’t been trained to teach people who don’t fit the traditional YOGA BODY model.

For example, students who are:

  • Over the age of 40
  • Overweight
  • Living a sedentary lifestyle
  • Inexperienced in fitness training

So what are the barriers people have to over come to get started?

  • Unsure if it’s right for me.
  • Do not know how to get started.
  • I don’t exercise.
  • No place to go to
  • I feel out of place

Take the first step, give me a call, Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177.  I teach yoga for beginners.  Plus I teach yoga for those who don’t like the idea of getting down on the ground (Chair Yoga).

Two classes available for you to try, or private one-on-one sessions in your home.

What do you need?

  1. A desire to improve some aspect of your health and well being!

I teach beginners yoga at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas.  On Mondays at 6:15 PM, you’ll need a yoga mat, and a $10 fee.

Additionally I teach Chair Yoga on Thursdays at 10:00 AM, either a $5 donation or a specific donation of food for our church’s back pack food ministry.

Questions?  Please call me on my home phone at 409-727-3177.

A little something about me. I am 58 years old, and have been teaching yoga now for over 18 years.  My favorite class is to teach yoga to someone who is new to this unique exercise format.  Either with the assist of using a Chair, or using the yoga mat, where we get up and down off the ground (I often use a chair in this format too!).

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Beginners Yoga, and we use the chair in some of our balance poses, or assist in getting down onto the floor.