Sunday, August 19, 2018

Zap Stress from Your Life, and Increase Your Flexibility and Strength with Yoga in Nederland, Texas

Zap Stress from Your Life, and Increase Your Flexibility and Strength
Zap Stress From Your Life, and Increase Your Flexibility and Strength
If you are feeling stressed, your shoulder or neck muscles feel tight because of the stress or you wake up in the morning feeling listless and find yourself lacking energy during the day.... 

How would you like to get a relief from the above symptoms and achieve all the following benefits: 

Relieve you of your mental stress and accompanying physical symptoms. You will be able to cope with stressful situations much better and develop the ability to stay calm and relaxed even under trying circumstances - thus enhancing your work efficiency and productivity.

Increase strength and flexibility; it does not matter what your age is or what physical condition or shape you are currently in, you will be able to develop more strength, flexibility and endurance.

Help you relieve any nagging pain in your back, shoulders, knees or other joints.

Develop a positive outlook and a feeling of relaxation and well-being.

Wake up in the morning filled with vibrant energy and completely relaxed from a good night's sleep. 

Observing your renewed vigor and vitality, people at work will be amazed at the transformation in you. They might even think that you are taking some kind of an energy pill! 

But you will know the truth. It is the fact that you have discovered the all natural secret to healthy stress reduction. 

It is not a pill. It is not a drink. It's an ancient secret that has relieved stress for scores of people. 

It is yoga! 

Now popular the world over, yoga is a scientific system of physical and mental practices that originated in India more than three thousand years ago. Its purpose is to help each one of us achieve our highest potential and to experience enduring health and happiness. Each yoga session consists of a routine that includes a combination of physical stretching, strengthening and toning exercises, breathing techniques, deep relaxation and meditation that will help you realize all the benefits stated above after just a few sessions. 

You do not need any previous yoga experience to make dramatic changes in your life in a very short time. It does not matter what shape you are in right now, yoga is suitable for every BODY! 

My name is Gail Pickens-Barger, and I am a registered yoga teacher in the Golden Triangle area. I teach to individuals and group classes. My most popular class for beginners is on Monday night at 6:15 p.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church in Nederland, Texas. Second most popular class for beginners is chair yoga fitness.

Call 409.727.3177 for more information, or come by my website at 

Have a blessed day.

Gail Pickens-Barger, E-RYT (Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher)

Monday, August 13, 2018

Back to School Beginners Yoga Class August 13, 2018 in Nederland, Texas

Bring school supplies and receive a discounted yoga class for $5.  Normally $10.
Beginners Yoga with Gail Pickens-Barger.
Held at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas

Starts at 6:15 PM.  Come a bit early if you are a first timer, or need to borrow a yoga mat.

Thank you for supporting our local schools!

Forgot your supplies?  That's okay, just bring the normal $10 fee, and I'll take $5 out and purchase additional supplies. (Sometimes we just don't have time to run out get stuff!)

A little yoga humor to brighten your day! (But so true!)  Call Gail (me) for your yoga questions at 409-727-3177.  See you in class!

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Salute to the Sun. Sun Salutations in Nederland Beaumont Texas. Yoga for Beginners

Salute to the Sun. Sun Salutations in Nederland Beaumont Texas. Yoga for Beginners

One of the flyers I pass out to my Beginners Yoga class.  All of these poses have modifications, especially if there are lack of flexibility challenges, and people wanting to use the chair to assist down to the floor.  Adaptive Beginning Yoga to help you gain your wellness goals!  Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177

Depicted here are the kids version of the Salute to the Sun.  Typically kids and young adults have the ability to do yoga poses with little or no modification.  But, usually these groups do not have the awareness of their bodies, and as a teacher, you should still coach them to be aware of alignment, posture, and placement for a good overall safe yoga practice.  Go YogaKiddos!

Sequence of poses for the salute to the sun with additionally demonstrating Warrior I, Reverse Warrior and Side Angle Pose.  All done at the Beginner Level to help you toward your wellness goals.  Even on the chair there are Advance, Intermediate and Beginning versions of poses.
Call Gail Pickens-Barger, Experienced Beginning Adaptive Yoga Teacher.  If you don’t like my classes, or the fit isn’t just right, I will find you a class or teacher to help you on your path to your wellness goals.  409-727-3177.  Thank you!

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Wow, more bone building yoga poses for lessening osteoporosis osteopenia - Nederland, Texas. Yoga with Gail

Wow, more bone building yoga poses for lessening osteopenia osteoporosis – Nederland, Texas

Response has been overwhelming.  People want to know about using yoga for building bone density (bmd – on those dexascans folks).  Wow!
Tree, Triangle & Warrior Two (2)
Here I am several years ago demonstrating these yoga poses.  But the thing is, one can do a pose, but are you actually being active in the pose?  Pressing your foot into your inner thigh, pressing the feet apart in a wide stance, while shoulders being aligned, and dynamically extending arms opposite directions, while pushing feet opposite directions?
Was that a long sentence or what?
Here’s the study that talks about using Yoga to raise your BMD in your spine and femur.
Two more bone building poses, Bridge and Locust!
Happy to work with you one on one to assist you in your bone building journey. Either through private yoga lessons at Exygon Health and Fitness or private yoga in your home. Gail Pickens-Barger, 409-727-3177.

Monday, January 22, 2018

Men in Yoga? You bet! Beginners Yoga classes in Nederland, Texas

Men in Yoga?  You Bet!  Nederland Texas Beginner Yoga Classes.

I think I have answered this question about 5 times this last week.  Yes we have men in the beginners yoga classes at Wesley UMC.  Though not many  men come, but the ones that do really seem to like it!

A bonus, if you are a golfer, it will increase your swing by 10-15%!  Plus easing back pain, that sometimes comes with a golf game!

Mondays 6:15 PM, $10, a Yoga Mat and be bold to come!  I dare you!  Oh, and by the way, helps to ease stress!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Chair Yoga, BackPack Food Ministry, Thursdays 10 am at Wesley UMC in Nederland, Texas

I teach adaptive yoga for MS at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas on Thursdays at 10 am.  Those with MS and their companions, this class is free to them.  But we invite the community to participate in this unique cardio chair yoga class offering.

A lot of people have issues with getting down on the floor, so this class has you doing yoga with the assistance of the chair, plus a little bit of seated dance fitness to get 20-25 minutes of cardio work done.  So good for the heart!

We do ask though, that the other participants either bring food donations for our Back Pack Food Ministry at the church (or a monetary donation).

We need canned goods with the popped tops in the areas of Fruits, Meats, Vegetables.  Healthy Snacks, instant oatmeal, small breakfast cereal boxes, 100% juices, and shelf stable milk.  Plus some microwave mac and cheese is great too!

Here are some examples.

More recently, one of our church members made this cool cart to hold the back pack food ministry food items.  Thank you Tommy Spires for your inspirational work!  Plus Cindy DuPre spent a bit of time staining and painting the cart.  Thank you so much!

With Hurricane Harvey, we depleted our food pantry, so we need all items on the list!  Thank you Wesley and our community for helping fill the back packs and feeding our area kiddos!

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