THE PARKINSON COUNCIL
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 classes and workshops. This month, I spoke with The Parkinson Council Executive Director Wendy Lewis about the mission and impact of this regional gem and how you can benefit from its work. I hope you enjoy the conversation.
FREE December workshops
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, 11am. Register here. Register for Stress Release Yoga for PD Caregivers, a 60-minute Zoom class will offer the gift of stillness, relaxation, a lovely pause, during the hard-working days of caregivers. No previous Yoga experience necessary. The class will include relaxation, gentle stretches and a deep meditation to unwind stressed minds and tight bodies. Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020, 11 am. Register here. Register for Caregivers Class
The lowdown on PT for PD
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: As soon as you're diagnosed with PD!) Listen to this excerpt from my interview. To hear the full interview, join my Month of Wellness--a monthly package of yoga, information, resources and support.
A conversation with Renee Le Verrier
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 newsletter. Meanwhile, here's a portion of our conversation.
Yoga & PD research project
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 to 80 years old, Have a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease, May or may not have taken yoga, andAre able to understand, read, speak, and write in English. What is the goal of the study? To understand: The experience of healing that does not result in a cure in people with Parkinson’s disease and the impact of yoga on this experience. How some people perceive they feel better without being cured of their disease or it going away. What is involved if I participate? You will be asked to complete several questionnaires. Meetings may occur by 1 or 2 telephone calls and a couple of visits in person with a Bryn Mawr Rehab Outpatient…