This nonprofit is a force of nature in working to improve the lives of those with Parkinson’s Disease. They provide funding to those dedicated to helping achieve their mission. I am a big fan of their work: I have received a yearly grant from TPC for years. The grant supports my weekly Yoga for PD […]
Yoga for Parkinson's Disease
with Theresa Conroy
Professional online yoga therapy tailored for people with Parkinson's Disease.
Certified continuing education for yoga therapists.
Yoga improves balance, reduces anxiety, builds strength, and creates a sense of wellbeing.
In my former career as a newspaper reporter, I covered exciting and riveting criminal cases in one of the busiest courtrooms in America. Every day, I had a front-row seat for intense human drama.
Yet, that experience pales in comparison to the exhilaration I’ve witnessed as a yoga teacher in the past 12 years, when a student with Parkinson’s Disease stands up from a chair with ease, smiling with accomplishment.
That’s what teaching Yoga for Parkinson’s is like. It’s delivering hope, accomplishment, grace and fluidity of movement to people who struggle daily to lift their foot or put on their jacket.
Yoga seems to fill a gap left by the faulty communication between brain and body. Teaching Yoga for Parkinson’s is part mindfulness, part mind-body communication, part strength, part balance, part flexibility, part dance, part music, part breath.
I have seen a man with uncontrollable tremors settle into stillness in Savasana. I’ve helped a woman strengthen her gait enough to walk with ease down the aisle at her daughter’s wedding.
I’ve witnessed moments of enlightenment, glimpses of hope and an abundance of optimism.
There are many more moments like this waiting to happen. I want to share them with you.
Yoga Therapist Theresa Conroy
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Join me for two special FREE online workshops, sponsored by The Parkinson Council: Stress Relief for PD, a 75-minute Zoom class designed to reduce stress, anxiety and muscle tension during this intense holiday season. No previous Yoga experience necessary. This will be a chair and standing class, with optional floor work. Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, […]
The upcoming Monthly Meeting is a conversation with Heather Cianci, the absolutely delightful–and knowledgeable–Neurologic Outpatient Team Leader – Dan Aaron Parkinson’s Rehabilitation Center. We talked about how to integrate PT into your daily life, how to find a therapist specializing in PD, and how to know when it’s time to seek their help. (Spoiler alert: […]
In our first Monthly Meeting at Yoga for Parkinson’s, I spoke with noted author and yoga instructor Renee Le Verrier. Renee is a stroke survivor and lives with Parkinson’s Disease, so I thought her insight would be valuable to share. A Month of Wellness subscribers get access to the full conversation through our exclusive monthly […]
Researchers are seeking volunteers to help them evaluate Yoga’s impact on those living with Parkinson’s. Please consider participating in this important work. All interviews for the study will be conducted online, so your safety is assured. Parkinson’s Disease Research Volunteers Needed You may be eligible to participate in a research study if: You are 60 […]