Outdoor Yoga

Ever wanted to try outdoor yoga?

I will be teaching two outdoor yoga classes to benefit the Veterans Yoga Project on Monday, May 17 & May 24, 2021. Starting at 6:30 PM in the breezy prayer garden at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas

I recently did a short little video of even in 90 degree weather, how nice it is to do yoga once the sun has started to set, but still great light outdoors!

You Ready? Outdoor Yoga in Nederland, Texas. 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas at Wesley UMC. Suggested donation to benefit the Veterans Yoga Project, $10, $15, $20, $25, $30. Thank you
Nice butterfly garden to visit too!
Call Gail for more details!

6:30 PM. Bring a yoga mat, bottle of water, long beach towel, and a strap, or dog leash, tie for your yoga gear.

You can write a check out to Veterans Yoga Project, send a paypal transfer, or use this link for a donation

Donation Link == https://veteransyogaproject.z2systems.com/donation.jsp?campaign=65&

Paypal transfer amounts

Thank you!

The donations you make go toward our Light a Candle Memorial Day effort for the Veterans Yoga Project.

Since the formative years of the United States, more than one million American Soldiers have given and lost their lives protecting our freedoms and defending our nation’s liberties. Those Americans made the ultimate sacrifice. Veterans Yoga Project recognizes their sacrifice by annually gathering on Memorial Day to light candles in their honor.

We stand where they once stood.
We bow to them with gratitude.
We speak of their valor.
We live.

We invite you to join with us in honoring our fallen.

Any generous gifts made in honor of Light A Candle will go directly to our efforts to aid in the recovery and resilience of our nation’s veterans, military, caregivers, families, and communities. In doing so, we will light a candle on behalf of your dedication.

Without your support, we could not do what we do.

Donation Link == https://veteransyogaproject.z2systems.com/donation.jsp?campaign=65&

Should you choose not to donate this Memorial Day, we still invite you to join us in honoring and remembering our fallen by lighting a candle and sharing in our candlelit meditation vigil via livestream at 3pm your local time. Livestream link –

6th Annual Light a Candle Memorial Day

On May 31st, please join us in keeping candles burning bright in remembrance and keeping alive the unbreakable stories, valor, and memory of the veterans who lost their lives as a final act of service.

All of us at Veterans Yoga Project

Gail Pickens-Barger, Veterans Yoga Project Ambassador

Once again, here’s your donation link!

Light a candle – donation yoga class benefitting the Veterans Yoga Project

Light a candle – donation yoga class benefitting the Veterans Yoga Project

Gail is hosting a donation yoga class on Monday, May 17th and Monday, May 24th at 6:30 PM. Location yet to be determined. Either online through Zoom, or in-person at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas.

In-person your donation or check can be given to Gail during the sign in time for the class. Checks can be written out to Veterans Yoga Project, with in the memo South Central Region. That way Veterans in the Texas area will benefit from your donation.

Online Zoom Yoga class donation payment goes to ==> Donations can be made to the South Central Region by credit card at


Additionally a small fee for registering for the Zoom class will then need to be done through ==> https://paypal.me/Yogawithgail/2

This allows you to get a registration link for the online Zoom class and to have you acknowledge the liability form.

Questions? Complaints? Comments? Complements? Let me know on my Contact Gail form.

Yoga for Veterans
Thank you!

Veterans Yoga Project Live Yoga Classes

Veterans Yoga Project Live Yoga Classes -Thursdays at 11 AM Central Time, 12 Noon ET and 9 AM PT – Gentle Yoga for Low Back Pain Class.

Streaming Live Online Yoga Classes for Veterans
Streaming Live Online Yoga Classes for Veterans on Veterans Yoga Project Facebook Page

Here’s the latest yoga practice that I’ve done for Gentle Yoga effort over on Facebook Live at #VYPonlinestreamingclasses.

Gentle Yoga for Low Back Care – a Healthy Backs Class for easing back pain. Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger, Yoga Vista Low Back Care Specialist. Teaching for the online effort for Veterans Yoga Project.

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PTSD Infographic. Yoga for Veterans. Yoga with Gail.

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I am teaching the Flow Yoga for Low Back Pain class on Friday at 10:00 AM Central Time. over at VYP Online Streaming Classes facebook page. Come join me!

I use the chair to help one get down onto the floor, and then up from the floor.  This class is maining on the floor yoga poses.  So give it a try!  Yoga with Gail 409-727-3177

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Ah sleep – helped by Yogic Sleep, Yoga Nidra, iRest in Nederland, Texas

Ah sleep – helped by yogic sleep, nidra, iRest in Nederland, Texas

For the last 6 months or so, been looking into the Yoga Nidra or Yogic Sleep to be used in my beginner’s yoga classes.  IRest is the version, that Dr. Richard Miller created to assist those in the military to address issues associated with trauma, healing, anxiety, and breathwork.

In my recent training, Yoga for Veterans Project, a particular protocol is used in the yoga classes that one would do for Veterans.  So I decided to use this in my beginner’s yoga class.  Wow, here’s the result. Mondays at 6:15 PM at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Tx. $10 – Call Gail at 409-727-3177 for additional questions on yoga!

FB Yoga Sleep Yoga Nidra
Yoga Nidra, aka, Yogic Sleep helped my students sleep better at night!

Here are their comments again!

So I’ve added the specific process of Yoga Sleep (also known as Yoga Nidra, or iRest Meditation). I surveyed my students to see what they thought of their sleep. Here are a few comments.

  •  “Slept Great!”
  •  “Amazing Sleep. Did not wake up, and I normally do wake up during the night.”
  •  “I slept a little better than I normally do, but I normally sleep well. I did sleep longer though.”
  •  “Good Night Sleep.”
  • “I slept without any back pain.”
  •  “Ah, I slept great, I really zoned out. The relaxation was wonderful and so relaxing.”
  • “Slept soundly all night, which is not normal.”
  • “Good. Slept straight thru the night.”
  • “I normally get up to the restroom 1 to 2 times a night. I slept straight thru.”
  • “Slept better than normal.”
  • “I don’t normally sleep through the night, last night after our yoga class I slept straight thru.”

Wow!  So I’ll be adding that to our beginners’ yoga class contents, as I had most of my class respond so quickly on how they slept after taking that particularly formatted class.

Thanks, Yoga for Veterans Project for the “nudge” to use this protocol.  I know it helps me with my back pain!

Mindful Resilience Training for Trauma Recovery – Veterans Yoga Project


Yoga Sleep, Ease Stress, Less Pain, & Better Quality Sleep
Yogic Sleep, Ease Stress, Less Pain, & Better Quality Sleep