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.
- Stress Relief/Reduction
- General Fitness/Conditioning
- Improve Overall Health
- Physical Fitness/Getting Better In…
- 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!
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
- 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?
- 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!).
Beginners Yoga, and we use the chair in some of our balance poses, or assist in getting down onto the floor.