Monday, July 18, 2016

Even Kiddos like Get Fit Where You Sit #ChairYogaFitness classes!

Even these 10-12 year olds like Get Fit Where You sit #ChairYogaFitness class!  We recently sat down at camp this summer and demonstrated fitness seated on the chair with "Jump in the Line Shake Shake Shake Senora - Harry Belafonte's song from the movie, "BeetleJuice"!  Lots of fun!

Teaching this class Mondays & Wednesdays last part of July at Exygon in Nederland, Texas at 10am!

Hope to see YOU there on the chair!

Jump in the Line - Shake Shake Shake Senora - Get Fit Where You Sit #ChairYogaFitness class

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Like GhostBusters! We're Backkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk!!!! Yoga Mondays at 6:15pm & 10am Nederland,Texas

Who you gonna call?  Ghostbusters....and Yoga!

What?  One doesn't have really anything to do with the other, other than, we're back with yoga and after a 32 year break, Ghostbusters!

Ghostbusters and Yoga!
Monday at 6:15pm, Beginners Yoga at Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, $7, Nederland, Texas. Held in the gym, in the most southern building on the church property.

Thursday at 10am, ChairYoga, bring food donation!  Same address, but located in the most northern building on the church property.

Monday, June 27, 2016

$7 Beginners Yoga in Nederland Texas on Monday, June 27th, 2016

$7 Beginners Yoga - Monday at 6:15pm, Wesley UMC, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. Bring a yoga mat (I do have extras though). See you on the mat. Questions? Please call International & Experienced Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger at 409-727-3177 (Over 15 years teaching experience). Come a bit early if it is your first time!

Benefits of Yoga!  Love to see you in class.  Yoga with Gaileee

Saturday, June 25, 2016

New yoga classes in the area! Beaumont, Port Neches, Nederland & Groves Texas

Summer's here and kids yoga is here!

Kids yoga at Brentwood Entertainment Complex - Beaumont, Tx

Kids Yoga at The Punch Bowl in Port Neches, Tx

Twisted Tots Yoga at the Groves Activity Building in Groves Tx
Plus Kids Fit at both Beaumont & Nederland Texas locations of Exygon Health and Fitness Clubs! for current summer schedule!

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Conditions Improved By Yoga, Self Reported - from "Yoga As Medicine" Book by Timothy McCall, M.D. ~ Gaileee

This article bears worth repeating! Look at all these conditions that Yoga helps you with!

As I am getting deeper and deeper into one of the books that we are to read for the YogaTherapy course, I am amazed at all the benefits of a regular yoga practice can do for folks. And I'm a yoga teacher. (The more you teach yoga, it seems the more you want to know....and need to know!)

Please read on for more information about "Yoga as Medicine" book (excellent!)by Timothy McCall, M.D. ~Gaileee
Yoga appears to be effective in the treatment of a wide variety of health conditions. In Timothy McCall, M.D. Book, "Yoga As Medicine", he goes on to say: We'll be reviewing the scientific evidence later but, for now, let's see what people who've tried therapeutic yoga have to say. In 1983 - 84, the London-based Yoga Biomedical Trust, run by Robin Monro, PhD, surveyed twenty-seven hundred(2,700) people, most between the ages of thirty-one and sixty, who used yoga therapeutically. To be included, participants had to have practiced yoga for at least two hours a week for a year or longer. Though the number of people with some of the conditions in question was small, the results (see the table below, and in Dr. McCall's book, Table 1.1) were impressive:
  • 98 percent of back-pain sufferers found yoga helpful
  • 90 percent of cancer patients
  • 82 percent of people with insomnia
  • and 100 percent of alcoholics
The lowest success rate in the survey was for women with "menstrual problems," two out of three of whom found that yoga helped.
Table 1.1 Conditions Improved by Yoga, Self-Reported

Medical Condition     Number of               Percentage Helped
People Reporting               By Yoga

Alcoholism               24                          100%
Anxiety                 838                           94%
Arthritis &
Rheumatic Disorders     589                           90%
Asthma or Bronchitis    226                           88%
Back Disorders        1,142                           98%
Cancer                   29                           90%
Diabetes                 10                           80%
Duodenal Ulcers          40                           90%
Heart Disease            50                           94%
Hemorrhoids             391                           88%
High Blood Pressure     150                           84%
Insomnia                542                           82%
Menopausal Disorders    247                           83%
Menstrual Problems      317                           68%
Migraine                464                           80%
Neurological &
Neuromuscular Diseases  112                           96%
Obesity                 240                           74%
Premenstrual Syndrome   848                           77%
Smoking                 219                           74% 

Source: The Yoga Biomedical Trust, London
Imagine how much you'd be hearing about a new drug that could accomplish even a fraction of this. Nevertheless, (it is Dr. Timothy McCall's)it's my experience that few in the medical community or the general public have any conception of what yoga has to offer. Part of the problem, (Dr. McCall) I'm convinced, is that many people who could benefit from yoga shy away due to misconceptions about what it is and isn't, or who can do it and who shouldn't.

Those subjects to be addressed in a different post.
Here is a NEW link about the 75 conditions benefited by Yoga by Dr. Timothy McCall!

Enjoy the updated info!

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Private Yoga Lessons - Nederland, Port Arthur, Beaumont Texas

$7 Beginners Yoga at Wesley UMC on Mondays at 6:15pm
  • Mondays $7 Beginners Yoga - 6:15 pm at Wesley United Methodist Church, 3515 Helena Avenue, Nederland, Texas. Great class for beginners, and those wanting to gently get back into yoga!  Bring a yoga mat.
  • Thursdays Adaptive Chair Yoga class - 10 am at Wesley UMC!  Don't like to get down on the floor?  Then this great class is for you! No yoga mat required.
  • Yoga Private Lessons: I have a few openings on my time schedule for providing private yoga lessons.  
  • Yoga Alliance - ERYT, RCYT, RPYT - Gail Pickens-Barger
    ERYT, RPYT, RCYT, Adaptive Yoga for MS, #ChairYogaFitness
    • Maybe your doctor suggested yoga to you for assisting with your current challenge.
    • Maybe you are a bit shy about taking yoga for the first time or you have a challenge that you want to work on (easing back pain, building bone density, recovering from surgery or illness).  
    • Limited time slots for 1 hour private yoga sessions. 
    • Please email me at or call me to inquire and start your private lessons.  409-727-3177.  First come,  first served basis.
      Teaching for over 15 years. International and Registered Yoga Teacher, Gail Pickens-Barger

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