“It is wonderful to have such an organization in our own backyard. It helps one to shift having Parkinson’s Disease from being an experience of disability to an experience of life.”Nik Warren, PD Active Member
Albany RSB (Rock Steady Boxing)
Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00 am-11:30 am
Description: Rock Steady Boxing is the first program in the country dedicated to using boxing to condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork, and overall strength to defend against the opponent — Parkinson’s. Coach Daniel Burkhardt teaches exercises varying in purpose and form that share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the capabilities of the participant.
Fee-based class on Zoom. Current active Albany RSB fighters receive email invite for each class. New fighters welcome.
Email: Coachdaniel@rocksteadyboxinggba.com or call (925) 471-5432.
Dance for PD®
Thursday from 10:30 am-11:45 am
Classes combine elements of modern dance, ballet, social dancing & improvisation to create an enjoyable, stimulating non-pressured artistic experience. Presented in association with the Mark Morris Dance Group. Open to all; no dance experience is necessary. Classes via Zoom.
Please email email@example.com to register and receive meeting ID.
Make sure to download Zoom in advance so you’ll be ready for class on time.
Mindfulness Meditation- ABC Program
Thursdays from 1:00 pm-1:20 pm
Lila Heller will lead a mindfulness meditation session which will serve as a fitting session after Pilates. This meditation class can also be taken without Pilates. If you have already registered for Pilates, you don’t need to register for this mindfulness meditation. You can use the same information as you did for the Pilates class. If you did not register for Pilates, register for Mindfulness Meditation at this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. This meditation class is currently being provided for free! For support with registering or questions, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pilates- ABC Program
Thursdays from 12:00 pm-12:50 pm
Join movement trainer Lila Heller for a Pilates class. Take a mini deep dive into the connection of the mind and body. Learn tools to use daily and experience ease in your body. This class is designed to be fun, interactive and enlightening. Register at this link. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. The Pilates class fee is a suggested donation of $10, paid through PayPal here. The meditation class afterwards is currently being provided for free! So use the same link and join Lila for a mindfulness mediation session at 1:00. For support with registering or if you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
Tuesdays from 11 am-12 pm
Taught by Petra Fibrichova
Description: PWR!Moves is a progressive, neuroplasticity-based aerobic exercise developed to push back against the main PD symptoms such as small and slow movements, stooped posture, balance problems, gait changes. We start slow with mindful movement, then elevate our heart rate with 30 min of aerobic exercise working on big steps, coordination, balance. We continue with a few strengthening exercises on the mat and finish with stretching and relaxation. Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Suggested fee $10 per class. Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact email@example.com to pay by check.
PWR!Moves II– ABC Program
Fridays from 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Taught by Petra Fibrichova
Description: Vigorous class based on the Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery program. Focus on elevating heart rate, big movements, strength. Have light dumbbells or cans or water bottles ready. Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Suggested fee $10 per class. Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org or contact email@example.com to pay by check.
Tai Chi for Parkinson’s- ABC Program
Fridays from 12:00 pm-12:45 pm
Description: This class taught by Otto Dittmer, is a mind-body, low-impact movement practice that has been shown to reduce balance impairments in people with Parkinson’s with additional benefits of improved functional capacity and reduced falls. Research shows that Tai Chi has a beneficial impact on the health of the heart, bones, nerves, muscles, immune system, and the mind. Prior to the start of each class, make your $10 payment via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org, then click on this link to register and join class. You will receive a confirmation email. Please allot yourself extra time to download Zoom (if you’re new), register and sign-in for the meeting. If you have any questions or technical difficulties, email email@example.com.
2nd, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays from 10:30 am-12:00 pm
Description: Come and join our PD Active chorus, The Tremolos, led by Oakland music teacher and director Lauren Carley. Learn breath control, pronunciation and new songs; improve your speaking and sing! We have a lot of fun. Open to all. Email: Cathy Quides at firstname.lastname@example.org if interested in attending new Zoom Meeting. Donation-based class.
Be Well: Yoga Therapy for People with Parkinson’s
Thursdays from 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Description: Instructor Suzanne Drolet focuses on increasing strength, flexibility, breathing, focus and balance for students with PD. Join Live Stream Zoom Yoga Therapy for PD with Suzanne Drolet. Sign in here at 1:45 p.m. $14/class (in advance).
1. If you already have a class pass, Suzanne will deduct it from your account.
2. $14 through PayPal to paypal.me/SuzanneDrolet – please include the date of the class in the Memo.
3. $14 through Venmo to www.venmo.com/Suzanne-Drolet – please include the date of the class in the Memo.
4. Pay via check – contact Suzanne directly at email@example.com for mailing information.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-846-8814.
Mindful Movement: You, Yoga and Parkinson’s
Fridays from 11:00 am -12:15 pm
Description: Yoga is one of the most beneficial complementary therapies for Parkinson’s disease, helping to increase flexibility; improve posture; loosen tight muscles; build (or rebuild) confidence; and, through these benefits, enhance the quality of life. Pamela Perry and Aileen Kim will alternate teaching the class; they have both been long-term volunteers for PD Active’s Yoga for PD classes. This class is not just for people with Parkinson’s. Friends, family, caregivers, and anyone else are welcome! Suggested donation $10-$15. No one turned away for lack of funds. This class is being offered via Zoom. For log in information, please contact one of the instructors.
Aileen: email@example.com or (510) 406-1320
Pamela: firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 658-3699
PD Chair Class (Yoga and PWR!Moves)
Tuesday 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
Taught by Petra Fibrichova
Description: This practice is seated. We combine yoga practices and PWR!Moves to maintain flexibility, strength, work on our breathing and mindfulness. Register in advance for this meeting: After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Suggested fee $10 per class. Paypal to email@example.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org to pay by check.
Yoga for PD
Wednesdays from 1:00 pm-2:15 pm
Description: Yoga with Vickie Russell Bell adapted for the needs of the people with PD. Emphasizes breathing and movement fluidity. Balance and relaxation exercises. Open to anyone with PD. Online Yoga for PD using Zoom. Email Vickie if you want to be invited to join: email@example.com. Then 15 minutes before the class Vickie will email you the Zoom link.
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