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.

Beginners Yoga in Nederland, Beaumont Tx – Mondays at 6:15 PM

Beginners Yoga with International Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger, Nederland, Texas Mondays at 6:15 pm

Getting a lot of inquiries about the Beginners Yoga class, starting back up on January 8th at 6:15 PM at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627. $10

Frequently Asked Questions, Answered!

What to bring to beginners yoga class. Held in the foyer, of the Sanctuary Building at 3515 Helena
Avenue, Nederland, Texas at Wesley UMC. It is the most northern building on the church property.

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Comfortable clothing
A Yoga Mat
Bottle of water (optional)

A note on comfortable clothing:
Now some people wear layers on the top part of their body. Because we do a pose called Downward Facing Dog. It looks like we are an upside down letter, “V”. When that happens and if you do not have a snug fitting shirt,
the shirt will ride up the back side and sometimes tummy part of your body.

I wear a tank top under my t-shirt, so if this happens, I know that I am not showing any skin.

Come a bit early to register, get your yoga props (a strap,a block, sometimes a blanket) and your spot.

Please put phones on silent.

Thank YOU!

p.s.  Here’s a pic of my daughter doing Downward Facing Dog.  Notice her shirt riding up?

Shirt riding up in Downward Facing Dog.

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/


 

Easy Seated Pose – Private Yoga in Nederland or Beaumont Texas

yogaduoCome explore yoga one on one through private yoga lessons.

To help ease back pain, lessen stress, lose weight, increase flexibility & strength, better balance and build bone mass, through a tailored yoga session in your home for your unique needs.

Keep it between the easy and ouch!

Private Yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger, International Yoga Teacher. 409-727-3177 or through the CONTACT FORM.  Thank you!

 

Reduce your Holiday Stress!

How To Eliminate Holiday Stress

The Christmas season has just begun and already people are stressed.

The economy is in the toilet. The banks are failing.

But the bank executives are having huge pay days.

Every one is watching their credit card bills go up
and their stress is going through the roof.

There’s a simple easy solution that will eliminate your stress – guaranteed.

It’s called yoga.

It can be anything from slow gentle movement to vigorous sweat
pouring down off your forehead practice.

You know some of the people who do yoga every day:

Sting, Madonna, and Donna Karran.

But many more people do it not to look like a million bucks
but because they want to feel better.

In one yoga session, you can eliminate stress from your
life and in coming sessions, I’ll show you how to keep it away
forever.

So if you’re feeling stressed, come to the free yoga class
on December 1st, 7 p.m at Wesley United Methodist Church
in Nederland Texas.

All I ask that you bring is two food items
of Oatmeal, so that we can share our blessings with those
that are less fortunate. The Oatmeal will go to the United
Board Missions to be distributed to those who need food
during this season. (If you are unable to bring oatmeal,
a small monetary donation would be great! I’ll purchase
oatmeal with your donation.)
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