“At each stage of Parkinson’s disease, exercise therapies complement and extend the benefits of our ‘best’ medical and surgical treatments.”Dr. Chad Christine, UCSF
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.
PD Active is a local East Bay non-profit by and for people with Parkinson’s Disease. We support several live-stream yoga classes that are designed specifically for people with PD.
Chair Class (Yoga and PWR!Moves)
Tuesday 12:30 pm-1:30 pm
This practice is seated. We combine yoga practices and PWR!Moves to
maintain flexibility, strength, work on our breathing and mindfulness.
Yoga for PD
Wednesdays from 1:00 pm-2:15 pm
Yoga adapted for the needs of the people with PD. Emphasizes breathing and
movement fluidity. Balance and relaxation exercises. Open to anyone with PD.
Be Well: Yoga Therapy for People with Parkinson’s
Thursdays from 2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Increasing strength, flexibility, breathing, focus and balance for students with
Mindful Movement: You, Yoga and Parkinson’s
Fridays from 11:00 am -12:15 pm
This class is not just for people with Parkinson’s. Friends, family, caregivers,
and anyone else are welcome!