YogaKiddos – Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? With Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger

Gail reads – “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?” to her YogaKiddos through zoom, shared screen on Facebook Live on YogaKiddos Facebook Page.

Whew! Now that was a mouthful!

The Veterans Yoga Project people shared with us the procedure for doing a Zoom meeting, that could link up to your Facebook Live.

I typically read children’s books to my YogaKiddos at Wesley UMC Mothers Day Out Program. So how could I still do that, have the kids look at me at the same time, read the book, and do that on Facebook Live?

Hmmm, so I searched teachers sharing homework assignments, and being on camera at the same time.

Turns out, they use their iPhone as a document camera through the app Epoccam by Kinoni. Purchase the one without ads, and then download the drivers from Kinoni.

Then get your tripod, your book, your app linked to the same wifi as your laptop/desktop.

Do some manipulation of your account settings in Zoom, to allow Facebook Livestreaming.

Then Load the iphone app, get your camera angles to where you can read the book.

Start a Zoom meeting, Share your screen, pick Iphone screen, and wal lah!

My book, and me in the upper left hand corner, reading and doing kids Yoga poses!

Do the “more” button on Zoom, to broadcast to Facebook Live! Pick your page, and who is posting and you are set!

I then downloaded the video afterwards, and edited out the minute and a half off the front of the video in Youtube. Posted up on youtube, saved as a pinterest link, and posted and reposted on my facebook page.

I Know Clear as MUD!

Chair Yoga Fitness – Does a body good – Get Fit Where You Sit

Chair Yoga Fitness – Does a body good!

Benefits of chair yoga:  Discover how to: Lower Blood Pressure, Increase Strength, Gain Flexibility, Lessen Stress, Lose Weight, Higher Quality Sleep, Better Balance, and Build Bone Mass and More!

Beginners Chair Yoga now online. Check Gail’s Youtube account: Yogawithgaileee  Free to those with MS.

Chair Yoga to Increase Strength, Better Joint Mobility, Build Bones, Lower Blood Pressure, Lessen Stress, Improves Circulation, Gain Flexibility and Ease Back Pain. Through this beginners chair yoga class with Certified Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger. 409-727-3177
Chair Yoga to Increase Strength, Better Joint Mobility, Build Bones, Lower Blood Pressure, Lessen Stress, Improves Circulation, Gain Flexibility and Ease Back Pain. Through this beginners chair yoga class with Certified Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger. 409-727-3177

Click HERE to see more benefits of a regular yoga practice.

Call Gail Pickens-Barger on your yoga questions 409-727-3177
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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!

Yoga for Veterans – Veterans Yoga Project

Yoga for Veterans – Veterans Yoga Project – Nederland, Texas

PTS(D) AND YOGA? WE CAN EXPLAIN.

IN THE U.S. ESTIMATES OF PTS(D) AMONG VETERANS ARE:

PTSD Infographic. Yoga for Veterans. Yoga with Gail
PTSD Infographic. Yoga for Veterans. Yoga with Gail

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

You have questions? We’ll do our best to answer them.

WHAT IS VETERANS YOGA PROJECT?

Veterans Yoga Project is an educational and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the health and well being of military veterans through yoga and meditation practice. Working in partnership with veterans, active-duty military personnel, student veteran organizations, and other non-profit organizations, Veterans Yoga Project supports recovery and promotes resilience among veterans who are living with post-traumatic stress or other trauma issues.

WHAT IS VETERANS GRATITUDE WEEK? 

Each year, VYP hosts two annual fundraisers, VYP Gratitude Week and Light-A-Candle Memorial Day, supported by donations from yoga classes, individuals and organizations. Held the three weeks surrounding Veterans Day, VYP Gratitude Week encourages yoga studios to host donation-based classes to support veterans in a tangible way. In many cases, these classes have brought together veterans and civilians in an environment where veterans can share their military experience with their community.

HOW DOES YOGA HELP VETERANS?

While magnified by media reporting, only 30% of veterans suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder or trauma-related issues. Practicing yoga can undo the nervous system dysfunction that underlies PTSD symptoms.

WHY SHOULD I GET INVOLVED WITH VYP GRATITUDE WEEK?

Less than 1% of Americans have ever served their country, however, veterans experience a disproportionately high suicide rate. VYP Gratitude Week is a way for those who have not served to both give back to veterans in a tangible way and to better understand the challenges of military service.

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO TO HOST A DONATION-BASED CLASS?

Our goal for 2019 is to host 500+ classes in all 50 states. We can use all the help we can get to raise awareness and encourage participation.

How is the money raised from VYP Gratitude Week used?

Veterans Yoga Project is an IRS-recognized 501(c)(3) charitable organization and depends upon the support of donors to take care of veterans in need. 100% of the proceeds will go to VYP’s mission to support recovery and resilience to our veterans, families and our communities.

VYP AMBASSADOR


Gail Pickens-Barger, Yoga for Veterans Project Ambassador #vypfamily
Gail Pickens-Barger, Yoga for Veterans Project Ambassador #vypfamily

GAIL PICKENS-BARGER | NEDERLAND, TX

Gail Pickens-Barger is a yoga teacher with over 20 years of teaching experience.

She first used yoga during the birth and pregnancy of her first child.  Fifteen years later, became a yoga teacher.  Gail’s 200 hours was through YogaFit International Training Systems, and more recently her 500-hour certificate was through Lex Gillan’s The Yoga Institute.  Gail recently finished a Yoga Nidra course through Wise Owl Yoga and the Mindful Resilience for Trauma Recovery through the Veterans Yoga Project. Currently, Gail is studying to become a Low Back Care Yoga Teacher through the Yoga Vista Academy.

In addition to teaching a weekly beginner yoga class and a chair yoga class, Gail teaches a free Kids Yoga class to the Pre K class at her church and teaches Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Gail originally came into contact with the Veterans Yoga Project, after reading an article on Baxter Bell’s Yoga for Healthy Aging Website.  In the article, it talked specifically about volunteering to provide a free yoga class for veterans and to raise funds to support the Veterans Yoga Project during Veterans Gratitude Week.  Gail likes to do karma yoga for raising funds for local food missions, raised funds for church playground equipment, Girl Scouts and such, and the providing free class for veterans and raising funds seemed like a worthwhile effort.

So for the past five years, Gail has hosted several classes to benefit the Veterans Gratitude Week for VYP.

More recently Gail was contacted by the local VA to present chair yoga to the vets in the Beaumont/Orange Texas area.  In doing so, Gail came into contact with Brianna Renner, who assisted her tremendously in providing a class format, that would present the 5 tools that VYP uses in providing classes.

Gail has gone onto doing the Mindful Resilience training provided by Veterans Yoga Project and hopes to in the near future provide a weekly class to area veterans.