Prenatal Yoga

Benefits of Prenatal Yoga are:

  • Easing of Labor Pain
  • Retain strength, tone, and flexibility
  • Maintain good posture
  • Awareness of breath patterns
  • Connection to the baby and its movements
  • Promote relaxation & well-being during pregnancy & in preparation for labor
  • Yoga Postures to help you in the stages of labor
Gail Pickens-Barger, is an Experienced -Registered Yoga Teacher 200 ERYT200 and RYT500, RPYT – Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher through Yoga Alliance. Call (not text) Gail at 409-727-3177
I have 4 children. During my pregnancies, I practiced Prenatal Yoga and no pain medications during all four births.

With Prenatal Yoga, I was able to have a fast second stage of labor and able to handle the labor pains with ease…using my Prenatal Yoga techniques.

I enjoyed a quick stay, afterward in the hospital and recovered quite quickly according to my OBGYN.

Gail on the birth ball during her last pregnancy.


Gail taught pre-natal yoga classes while she was pregnant with her fourth child. If you are a seasoned yoga practitioner prior to pregnancy, Gail can give you safe alternative yoga poses to do in the public Yoga classes that she teaches. Alternatively, Private Prenatal Yoga lessons in your home or at Exygon (Beaumont/Nederland locations) can also be conducted. No prior experience required. Please call Gail at 409-727-3177 for further inquiries.

Gail teaches Private and Classes in Beginning Yoga and Adaptive Yoga in Nederland & Beaumont Texas.

Call (not text) 409-727-3177 or email for any inquiries.

Have a pain free delivery….
If you are pregnant (or know someone who is) this could be one of the most important messages you ever read.

Ob/Gyns, Midwives, and Mothers-to-be have been stunned by the research about how yoga eliminates the pain of labor and delivery.

The practice of yoga has many positive effects on pregnant women. Yoga includes physical stretching, mental centering and breath awareness. This makes it ideal preparation for labor and childbirth.

Yoga encourages relaxation, internal focus and slowed breathing patterns, goals that are common in many types of childbirth preparation classes such as Lamaze and Bradley Childbirth method.

Yoga may help relieve many of the common discomforts of pregnancy, such as lower back pain, nausea, insomnia, carpal tunnel syndrome, and headaches.

Research suggests that yoga can help relax the body while preparing the muscles of the lower body for use in childbirth.

The breathing techniques used in yoga can help reduce or manage the shortness of breath that may accompany pregnancy and teach women how to breathe through physically challenging experiences such as labor.

Yoga encourages pregnant women to be mindful of the body’s innate capacities and to recognize the connection among mind, body, and breath. Yoga techniques also may be useful in promoting postpartum recovery and coping with the stresses of parenting.

Yoga during pregnancy is safe for most healthy women.

I’m currently only teaching prenatal yoga with private lessons in your home, or at Exygon Health & Fitness Center in Beaumont/Nederland, Texas. Call Gail at 409-727-3177 for further inquiry.

  • Things to remember for a Prenatal Private Yoga Lessons:
  • Wear comfortable clothing (i.e. shorts, t-shirts, leotards, footless tights)
  • Strong perfumes and heavy jewelry not recommended
  • Do not come on an empty belly. Prenatal ladies should eat something light approximately one hour before class.
  • Bring a Yoga Mat.

Prenatal Testimonials

What some of my Prenatal clients have said about the Yoga that I teach….

From Amy, a prenatal client. “I did thoroughly enjoy your prenatal yoga classes–the physical activity was wonderful. Also, I truly enjoyed the community of pregnant women in tune with our bodies and so positive and hopeful about the tiny bodies, minds, and spirits of the babies in our tummies. I think attending your classes made the L&D (Labor and Delivery) of my second baby even easier and smoother than that of our first baby.”

From Lynn, a prenatal client. “I used the various yoga postures that Gail taught us in class, to help manage the contractions. I had to be induced and was able to walk around, do various yoga poses and use my yoga breath, to ease the severity of my contractions. I didn’t need to use any narcotics or pain relief. My pelvis was so opened up, that she came out after 4 pushes! After the birth of my baby, the nurses were so surprised how quickly I recovered. I was ready to go home that day! This was my smallest baby of 8 pounds and 4 ounces.”

From Cryss, a prenatal client.  “I love your yoga class. Being pregnant I am worried about popping my back like I used to and the weekly yoga classes help relieve the stress in my mid and lower back. I feel more relaxed after doing yoga, it is so wonderful I almost fall asleep at the end of the class. The meditation portion helps me learn to focus my mind on things that are not the present. It has helped me learn to cope with stress and breathe instead of getting so frustrated! Anyways, love it and would recommend it to anyone!”

Registered Prenatal Yoga Teacher – Gail Pickens-Barger