Here are this past week’s Yoga Nidra Guided Rest and Relaxation Practices that I conducted for Veterans Yoga Project.
Wednesdays is a 30-minute practice.
Sundays is a 49-minute practice including setting intentions, benefits of Yoga Nidra Practice, along with Richard Miller’s iRest poem.
After doing the practices, I’d appreciate a filling out the survey. The things I’m always interested in are if your pain level is less, and your anxiety or stress levels are lessened.
Thank you, and I hope this is helpful to have additional access to these practices.
30 Minute Practice of Yoga Nidra
48 Minute Practice of Yoga Nidra
I am now teaching a weekly 45 minute Yoga Nidra Class for Veterans Yoga Project. Join me Sunday nights at 8 PM ET, 7 PM CT and 5 PM PT.
Practice Mindful Resilience
There are a lot of yoga teachers and places to take yoga in Jefferson & Orange county Texas. I’m listing the ones that I know about. Please leave me a note if you know of others. Thank you. Sometimes my offerings do not match your schedule or yoga style. I teach yoga for beginners with an emphasis of easing back challenges. Gail Pickens-Barger 409-727-3177
Again, to start off this conversation, I only teach three public classes a week. So I try to keep in the know of what is also out there besides what I offer.
Mid-Jefferson County – Yoga
Port Neches: Arata teaches two classes over at the PowerHouse Gym. Check out their schedule for drop-in fees, dates, and times. You might be able to get a guest pass to check out the class. Arata has just recently received his Veterans Yoga Project training and is excited to help our local veterans. Go check him out!
Port Neches Library: Free chair yoga by one of my students, Ms. Carol. Wednesdays at 2 PM.
Port Arthur: YMCA of SETX. Pam teaches three yoga classes during the day at the “Y”. Two are mat yoga classes, and the third one is the Silver Sneakers Yoga Stretch class. There is a new young lady also teaching a meditation class on Saturdays. Check out their online schedule for details.
Port Arthur Library. In the past prior to covid, one of our local yoga Kemetic Yoga Teachers, Tiffany taught this class. Make inquires again to yoga at the library!
Nederland: Gail Pickens-Barger (me) – The third week of March, I am going back to teaching in-person Gentle Yoga for Beginners: 6 PM Tuesdays at Wesley United Methodist Church in Nederland, Texas (no yoga 2nd Tuesdays, Aggie Moms meet then, so I will teach this class online that day). I teach a once-a-month online yoga class through Veterans Yoga Project on Second Tuesdays. Online I teach every Wednesday, a free yoga class for the Veterans Yoga Project, and Friday’s teaching in Beaumont at LakeSide Event Center.
Nederland: HotWorks: Behind the Schooner restaurant. Go check out their website for details.
Nederland/Port Neches: We have several new instructors, who have received their teacher training that lives in Mid-County. Be on the lookout for their classes at the CrossFit locations here in Mid-County
Nederland – Exygon Health and Wellness Center. Mike and Doneene teach yoga on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Additionally, there is choreographed yoga, BodyFlow that Lori teaches Mondays & Wednesdays. Additionally, there are several BodyFlow classes during the day. BodyFlow is also offered at the Beaumont Exygon. Again, go to their website to find out class times. BRING a YOGA MAT!. You can also get a three-day guest pass, or go check out their classes during launch week.
Hampshire-Fannett – Jessica teaches classes at her home studio. Jessica has been famous for bringing in great teachers to the area, in addition to providing some of the first teacher training for yoga in the area. Go check out her stuff!
Hampshire-Fannett – Erin Barrows occasionally has some pop-up yoga classes, but is now teaching in Beaumont for Fe-SIO Relax & Stretch facility.
Orangefield, Texas – YogaVibe Studio – Lauren Cowart has this great yoga studio offering a variety of yoga classes and varied instructors.
Beaumont: Wow lots of instructors and venues.
Events: Cattail Marsh in Beaumont, Texas. Saturday Yoga. Check the Facebook page for registration.
Events: Barefoot Yoga. A twice-three times a year yoga festival is held on the lawn at the Event Center, Downtown Beaumont. Look this one up on Facebook.
Events: 5 Under Golf Center Yoga. On Saturdays once a month, various yoga teachers teach on the driving range over on Hwy 90/College Street. Look at SETX Events for dates/times/prices
Events: Goat Yoga. Held as a fundraiser in the late fall. Put on by the Nederland Recreation Center.
Events: International Kids Yoga Day – with Gail Pickens-Barger. First Fridays in April.
Events: Veterans Gratitude Week during two weeks in November. Fundraiser yoga for the Veterans Yoga Project
Events: Yoga at the Port Neches Brewery
Events: No Longer Limited Duty Yoga provided by Veterans Yoga Project local instructors. Free for participants. Gail and Arata teach these classes.
Events: Country Club Yoga. Yoga at the Brentwood Country club in Beaumont. Again, look thoroughly at the Facebook page to find events.
Events: SouthEast Texas Yoga Festival – put on by Celeste Robles. A yearly event of an intense three days of yoga.
Beyond Triangle Therapeutic Fitness – in Beaumont, Texas with a couple of yoga classes on their group exercise schedule.
Beaumont Power Yoga – Nicole runs this studio with a lot of class times and teachers. Again, go check them out! When I first moved to the area it was American Power Yoga.
Exygon in Beaumont with their BodyFlow choreographed classes.
Fe-SIO Relax and Stretch Studio in Beaumont, Texas. Go check out Erin, Sara, Melissa and more with their yoga classes and events!
Health and Wellness Center in Beaumont, both pilates, body focus, and yoga.
LakeSide Event Center – Best Years Senior Citizen Center. Both Celeste, Trisha, and I teach yoga/stretching classes for the City of Beaumont. Plus there is Tai Chi here, in addition to Zumba Gold! You’ll find the activity schedule on the Facebook page.
Lamar University – Yoga classes are regularly held at the Shelia Umphrey Rec Center!
Love Yoga Beaumont Studio – great teachers, great selection of classes.
Sound of Soul Yoga – with Ellen Aldrich – Check out her studio
Worlds Gym in Beaumont
Church Yoga at Unity Church, Trinity Methodist Church – Beaumont Texas.
And for a bit of travel, yoga in Sulfer, Lake Charles. Some great teachers and studios!
March 2022 News – Yoga in Beaumont & Nederland, Port Neches, Texas – Yoga Classes – 409-727-3177
Teaching three public beginners yoga classes a week during the month of March 2022.
- NEW – In Person Tuesday Yoga . Starting Third Tuesday in March. Held at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. $10
- Every Wednesday – Free Beginners Yoga – gentle yoga for healthy backs class – sponsored by Veterans Yoga Project online. To gain access to this free class please visit Veterans Yoga Project website to create a free online studio account to take my Wednesday 12:30 PM Central Time yoga class. Have on hand a strap, block, yoga mat. Optional access to a chair or wall. You can use a long towel and a small pillow instead of a strap/block. Sign up HERE on Veterans Yoga Project.
- Every Friday 10:30 AM – Beaumont Texas – In-Person beginners yoga class, held at the Best Years Lakeside Event Center in Beaumont. Free for Beaumont residents, non-residents pay $4 for this weekly class. Please come early first time to register at front desk and to fill out yoga registration form. If you have a yoga mat please bring it. There is yoga equipment, but it is first come, first served. Poses can also alternatively be done seated on the chair. Click on Lakeside Center and view the many activities provided!