Thursday, October 23, 2014

Chair Yoga Fitness #chairyogafitness Thursdays 9:30 am at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas

Chair Yoga Fitness #chairyogafitness Thursdays 9:30 am at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Other Yoga offerings in the Golden Triangle (Beaumont, Orange, Port Arthur, Nederland) area

Here's the list of other yoga offerings in the Jefferson Mid-County Nederland, Port Arthur, Beaumont, Bridge City, Orange Tx, Texas- Golden Triangle Area.  Be sure to call prior or visit website. 

UPDATED: November, 2014

Gail Pickens-Barger, E-RYT 200, NACYT (National Association Certified Yoga Teachers) and
Registered Childrens' Yoga Teacher (RCYT), Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga Teacher (LVCYT) -
Get Fit Where You Sit Chair Teacher - 409-727-3177

  • Gail teaches Beginners Yoga, Children Yoga & Adaptive Chair Yoga and Get Fit Where You Sit Chair Fitness Classes
  • Monday 6:15 pm Beginners Yoga at Wesley UMC, Nederland, Tx.
  • Fall/Winter 2014. Fund the Bus $5 Yoga class.  Mondays at 6:15 p.m.    Bring your yoga mat.   Held at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. (Home of Live Nativity at Christmas) Childcare available upon 48 hour prior request. 
  • Fall/Winter 2014. Thursday 9:30 am.  Free class. Adaptive Yoga for Multiple Sclerosis.
    Sponsored by the National MS Society, Lonestar Chapter - Gail Pickens-Barger
    Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. 
    In the foyer of the Sanctuary. Free for those with MS & their support persons.
  • Wacky Wednesday Yoga at 6:05 pm, will resume after the beginning of the new year, 2015.

Other Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates classes in the area.

Exygon Health and Fitness Club - Nederland
Tuesday 7:00 pm - Beginners Yoga - Kaci
Thursday 7:00 pm - Beginners Yoga - Kaci
Thursday 8:30 am - Pilates - Amanda/Mike
Exygon Health and Fitness Club - Beaumont
Monday - 5:30 pm- Restorative Healing Yoga-Edwin
Tuesday - 9 am - Yoga Foundations - Edwin
Wednesday - 6:45 pm Yoga - Edwin
Thursday - 7:30 am Pilates - Amanda/Mike
Friday - 9 am - Yoga Foundations - Edwin
Golden Triangle Yoga - Beaumont
Jessica Depew, Owner
229 Dowlen Suite 6A
(in between Basic Foods
and Worlds Gym)
 Beaumont, Tx, 409-861-0003
LoveYoga - Beaumont
Tiffany Maloney, Owner Studio in
between 9th and 8th in Old Town Beaumont. 2481 Calder
Ave, Beaumont, TX 77702, 409.454.3977
Sheila Umphrey Recreational Sports Center 
Lamar University Open to students and faculty. See Lamar Rec Sports Center schedule for current yoga offerings

Wilton P Hebert Health and Wellness Center
St Elizabeth - Beaumont 3030 North Street
Beaumont, Tx 409-899-7777 ext. 4018
 If you aren't a member, you can pay $5 for taking a yoga class!
Yoga and  Pilates classes free with membership

Monday at 6:15 pm
Beginners Yoga at Wesley United Methodist Church
3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. Childcare available upon request with 48 hour notice (free). Call Gail at 727-3177 or email Gail Saturday afternoon to ensure childcare workers. 
$5 Yoga at Wesley UMC, Nederland, Texas. Mondays.6:15pm, some Fridays.5:30pm
$5 Yoga Mondays.6:15 pm

Warrior I, Just $5 Yoga benefit the future Church Bus!
Five Dollar Yoga
Free Yoga on Thursdays at Wesley UMC, Nederland, Texas
Chair Yoga on Thursdays at 9:30 am. Free
Wesley United Methodist Church
3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas
White Lion Kung Fu
Sifu Tre Miller - Tai Chi
2566 Interstate 10 Suite 20
Beaumont, Texas 77703

Best Years Senior Center - Tai Chi classes!780 South Fourth Street
Phone: 409- 838-1902
Check their online schedule for their Tai Chi Classes.  Ages 55 and up.  

Kim Folse

Ashtanga  Yoga Classes, Port Neches, Tx
Call for Details.
Starting a new session at Woodcrest
Elementary on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. 
Call for pricing and times.

Soul Space Studio

Mondays and Thursday 6:30 pm classes

8895 McGee Lane, Beaumont 77705

(It's close to the water company in Fannett.)

YMCA of Port Arthur
6760 9th Avenue Port Arthur, Tx
Mon at 10 am Tues at 11 am
Wed at 10 am Thurs at 11 am
Frid at 11 am YogaStretch Chair

FitLife Orange
2826 Western Orange, TX 77630
To see the schedule of yoga classes
World Gym Beaumont
229 Dowlen Rd # 5 Beaumont, Tx
Tuesday and Wednesday 10:15 am
Sun Tree Yoga - Beaumont
4435 Calder Road Beaumont Tx

FUND the Bus $5 Yoga
Wesley United Methodist Church
3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Tx
Mondays at 6:15 pm
Bring a yoga mat (extras available)
Childcare available upon  48 hour request.
409-727-3177 ask about yoga classes in Mid-County!
Just $5 for Yoga at Wesley UMC Mondays-6:15pm, some Fridays-5:30pm
$5 Yoga at Wesley UMC, Mondays at 6:15 pm

Healing Yoga at Unity Church
1555 S. 23rd St, Beaumont, Tx 77705
Thursdays 7:30pm $5 donation class
Wednesdays at Unity Church
Beginners T'ai Chi Mondays from 6 - 7 pm

Intermediate T'ai Chi Wednesdays from 7 - 8 pm
Instructed by: Ashley Massey 

Y12SR (The Yoga of 12-Step Recovery) with Sheila

Y12SR combines the wisdom of Yoga and the practical tools of the 12 step programs.  Open to anyone dealing with their own addictions (drugs, alcohol, food, gambling, spending, etc...)  OR those dealing with the addictive behaviors of others.  One hour sharing meeting followed by a one hour yoga practice.  Donation based, no experience needed.  Wednesday nights 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm at Love Yoga Studio, 2481 Calder in Beaumont, Tx 
World Gym Mid-County Port Arthur
8607 9th Ave Port Arthur, Tx
Yoga Fitness I on Tues and  Thurs 9 am
$5 Walk in rate for the class

Leland Best Fine Arts Academy

701 Calder, First Methodist Church, Beaumont, Tx.
Yoga Fall Schedule 2014  (Oct. 6 – Dec. 12, 2014) Classes: $50. per Semester (9 weeks) Wed 4:30 - 5:30pm with Cindy Emerson

Beyond Triangle Theraputics
2990 Laurel St, Beaumont, Tx
$15 drop in fee. Mon and Wed Yoga 9 am
Instructor: Charisse Fawcett
Ternion CrossFit
Sundays 4:30 - 6:00 pm

Friday, September 26, 2014

Chair Yoga at Wesley United Methodist Church Nederland Texas

Chair Yoga at Wesley United Methodist Church Nederland Texas Thursdays at 9:30 am. 3515 Helena Avenue Nederland, Texas 77627 Held in the most northern building on the church property.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Student Testimonials for yoga practiced with Gail Pickens-Barger

"I need your class to help my legs and my back feel better and when I don't come to class, my stress levels become very high." Winter 2005
Linda, a Beginning and Intermediate Yoga student
Victoria, Texas

Service Project Coordinator II at Johnson Controls
"I decided to start Yoga Class in June 2014. I was fortunate to pick Gail's Yoga Class @ Wesley UMC. I appreciated the fact that she told us that everyone's body was different and we were not to compare ourselves to others. With that in mind, I was able to do what I could do and not worry about the others in the class that were more flexible and a lot younger.

During these few months, because of the lessons that I have learned from Gail, I am more flexible than before, I no longer have pain in my lower back nor hips, I have lost weight, I have more energy and my stress level has decreased. I really did not realize that Yoga could improve my health like it has. I'm so glad that I decided to start training with Gail. Gail's Yoga lessons have improved my physical self and she also has also helped my spiritual self by reading scriptures at the beginning of each class. She understands the importance of body, mind and spirit."
September 9, 2014, Tanya studied with Gail at Monday Yoga class at 6:15 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas 77627

          Tanya, a Beginner Yoga student
           Nederland, Texas
"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." March 2006
Amy, Prenatal Yoga student
Victoria, Texas

"Gail is one of the most pleasant persons I have ever met. I was excited about my private lessons but anxious about my performance. I work out strenuously most days of the week. I had neglected flexibility which I know is one of the three important kinds of fitness training that also include aerobics and strength training. She set me at ease and helped me make constant adjustments that would help me improve. Before we even started she conducted a detailed interview regarding my health and goals. All lessons were individualized and well planned. Nothing was “canned” or repetitive. I walked away from every lesson with some printed materials to help me in my yoga practice.

I continue to try to make any of Gail’s group classes and plan some more private lessons in the near future. As a nurse practitioner I am familiar with many valid studies conducted by western medical centers that point up the substantial benefits of yoga as both a replacement and assistance with medication. I highly recommend Gail as a wonderful ambassador and instructor for yoga.

By the way-I wore my heart rate monitor during many of the sessions and was surprised at the heart rate elevation during parts of the lesson."

Norma, Private Yoga student
Beaumont, Texas


"I'd never taken a yoga class before a friend insisted I "at least try" Gail"s Beginning Yoga class. I found it to be a wonderful experience for my out-of-shape condition! I couldn't do everything the rest of the class did, but Gail set a level of comfort in every class, where I felt comfortable in making whatever accomodations necessary for my particular problems. She assisted and made suggestions, but I was free to make whatever adaptations were comfortable for me. After foot surgery, I wore a walking orthopedic boot to class, and gradually began working back up to where I'd been before I missed a few weeks. After Gail moved, I tried two other classes, same title, but the instructors really didn't "get" what beginning means. The last time I went, I really hurt my knee. My fault for not accepting my limitations, but the comfort zone was just not the same. If you don't get to go to every class, you will lose continuity in some classes by having to look at the instructor continually because they abbreviate instructions. Not with Gail! She has a wonderful smooth flowing rhythm of speaking that allows you to totally focus on your own movements. Really miss the comfortable, friendly atmosphere of Gail's class! Always very professional, Gail makes it fun, relaxing, and rewarding, and always has a smile that says, "I love teaching yoga!" Always made me leave with a smile too, thinking, "I love Gail's class!" May 2007
Patsy, a 65 year "young" Gentle Beginning Yoga student
Victoria, Texas


"I felt like I needed to purr right after your class." January 2008
Phyllis, a Fat Burning Yoga student
Beaumont, Texas


"Feeling very relaxed after a session and my pain in my back has eased up considerably. I sleep better at night. I feel energized." Fall 2005
Jane, a Beginning Yoga student
Victoria, Texas


"I always enjoyed your Gentle Yoga class because it was excellent for a beginning class and after it I always felt so much better after all the stretching. As a teacher you were so good about offering modifications for difficult poses and with all your class you were so concise about the directions part of the effects of feeling so good at the end was being so relaxed I could always keep my eyes closed and with your instruction still be certain I was able to follow the moves." Spring 2007
Judy, a Fibromyalgia sufferer and a Gentle Beginning Yoga student
Victoria, Texas


"After my first yoga session, I was able to go to sleep without my sleep aid medication." Spring 2007
Helen, a Free Will Yoga participant
Nederland, Texas


"In taking Gail's class, I don't miss my Vioxx as much. I'm not having any spasms in my left leg. I can manage my stress better." Summer 2005
Brenda, a Fibromyalgia sufferer and a Gentle Beginning Yoga student
Victoria, Texas


"I was able to do all of the poses, with a few modifications, when I took your 'back yoga' class. My back feels so good afterwards." Spring 2007
Mildred, a Yoga class participant from the YMCA
Port Arthur, Texas


"I throughly enjoyed seeing the demonstration of the neti pot during one of our yoga classes." Winter 2008
From Katherine, a Beginning Yoga student
Nederland, Texas


"I really enjoyed all your classes, the beginning, intermediate, and the Yoga with weights. You were very professional, caring, and knowledgable of all aspects of yoga. I wish you were still here." Spring 2007
From Lucy, an Intermediate Yoga participant
Victoria, Texas


Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Salute the Sun, Sun Salutation yoga practices with Gaileee in Nederland Texas and Beaumont Texas

I teach a simple version of the Sun salutes, Salute the Sun, Sun Salutations in the beginners yoga class on Monday at 6:15 pm at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. Enjoy!
Salute the Sun, Sun Salutations, a beginners yoga practice in Nederland, Texas with Gaileee

Green Chair Yoga

Green Chair Yoga with Gaileee. Adapting yoga poses to the chair, so that if you are unable to get up and off the floor, you can still do a great yoga practice. Gaileee

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