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

Saturday, May 21, 2016

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Friday, May 6, 2016

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: March 2016

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
  • Mondays at 6:15 p.m.  Beginners $7 Yoga class.      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. 
  • Private Yoga Lessons with Gail.  Either at Exygon in Nederland/Beaumont Texas, or other arrangements can be made for your private lessons.  Call Gail Pickens-Barger at 409-727-3177.  Please slowly leave a message if I'm unable to come to the phone.  Thank you.  I will return your call!
  • Thursday 10:00 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. 
Other Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates classes in the area.

Exygon Health and Fitness Club - Nederland & Beaumont Texas
Private Yoga lessons offered by Gail Pickens-Barger
Golden Triangle Yoga - Beaumont
Jessica Depew, Owner
6457 Calder Ave
New location - 2nd floor
 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 a nominal fee  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
$7 Yoga Mondays.6:15 pm

Warrior I, Just $7 Yoga benefit the future Church Bus!Seven Dollar Yoga

St Mark's Episcopal downtown - Beaumont - donation based. Tuesday 5:45-6:45 pm Mindful Yoga - Meditation class follows: Thursday 11:10-11:55 am Mindful Yoga - Meditation follows: Lumberton, TX at Ginger Gondron Dance Arts - Yoga on Sundays at 6pm - $10 per class. Call instructor Celeste Rosales at 512-820-1504 for information on family/monthly discounts.
Best Years Senior Center - Tai Chi classes!
780 South Fourth Street
Phone: 409- 838-1902 Debra Queen
Check their online schedule for their Tai Chi Classes.  Ages 55 and up.  Monday and Thursday 11am Tai Chi.  Yoga classes TBA.

Dr. Kim Folse

Ashtanga  Yoga Classes,
Port Neches, Tx
Call for Details.

Soul Space Studio with Erin Barrows:
Thursday 6:30 pm classes8895 McGee Lane, Beaumont 77705
(It's close to the water company in Fannett.)
Erin additionally teaches a Restorative yoga class Thursdays 9:30 am at Unity Church Bmt 1555 S 23rd Street. 409-679-7624 For additional info!
Edwin Cruz: Classes and Private Yoga Lessons in Beaumont, Texas.
Tuesday 9 am & Friday 9 am at Bonnie Coconos Ballet School of Dance.  $10.
Private Lessons upon request. 409-895-0299
3 pm Sunday After noon Classes.  Call number to confirm location and spot!

YMCA of Port Arthur
6760 9th Avenue Port Arthur, Tx
My friend Melody teaching the 8 am classes.
5:30pm Monday Yoga by Melody too!
Tues/Thur 8 am
Mon/Wed 10 am
Tues/Thurs 11 am
Friday  at 11 am YogaStretch Chair

FitLife Orange
2826 Western Orange, TX 77630
To see the schedule of yoga classes

BodyWorkz in Orange and Bridge City

Sun Tree Yoga - Beaumont
4435 Calder Road Beaumont Tx

World Gym Beaumont
229 Dowlen Rd # 5 Beaumont, Tx
Tues 9:30am & 6:30pm, Thurs 10:15am, Sat 10:30am

 Beginners $7 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
$7 Yoga at Wesley UMC, Mondays at 6:15 pmChair Yoga 10 am Thursdays : Food Donation

Healing Yoga at Unity Church
1555 S. 23rd St, Beaumont, Tx 77705
Beginners T'ai Chi Mondays from 5:30 - 6:30
Yoga Thursday 7:30 - 8:30 pm $5 donation. Taught by Celeste

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 For more info:   or find us on Facebook Y12SR Beaumont.  (409) 658-6481

Beyond Triangle Theraputics
2990 Laurel St, Beaumont, Tx
$10 drop in fee.
Amy Wed. 5:30 pm, Fri. 9 am
Reanne Tues Noon & Thurs Noon
Chandra  Prenatal  Yoga
Leia Koehler
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