Category Archives: Workshops & Presentations

yoga for parkinson’s kripalu retreat with the national parkinson foundation

Hey everyone! Sorry for the radio silence around here! My schedule has been full of yoga, research and visitors 🙂 I was grateful to be included as a speaker at the latest A Wellness Retreat for People with Parkinson’s and their Care Partners. The retreat was hosted again at the Kripalu Centre for Yoga and Health in partnership with the… Read more »

Mechanisms linking healthy brain and muscle aging in elite octogenarian athletes

I recently listened to a webinar hosted by the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging. Dr. Russell Hepple is the director of McGill Research Centre for Physical Activity and Health. Dr. Hepple did a great job discussing age-related changes to muscle, how this is different in master athletes and links to cognitive function, which I’ve summarized below. Muscle changes with age… Read more »

A visit with the Sechelt Parkinson’s group!

Last week I spent a couple (sunny! warm!) days on the Sunshine Coast. I was teaching Yogadopa and speaking to the Sechelt and area Parkinson’s group. I took a scenic flight from Victoria with Greg from FlyCoastal! … was pretty beautiful to see all the Gulf Islands, coast and active pass from the sky! And a great deal too! –… Read more »

Upcoming Parkinson’s workshops in Sechelt BC, May 13: Yogadopa and Cognition

For any of you in the area, I will be in Sechelt British Columbia next week doing some yogadopa in the morning and discussing both motor and non-motor changes in PD in the afternoon. Care partners are also welcome to join as both sessions will be applicable to you too (everyone can use a little more yoga in their lives,… Read more »

National Parkinson Foundation’s yoga & wellness retreat at Kripalu – Join us!

Did you know that registration is now open for two Parkinson’s wellness retreats at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains, near Stockbridge, Massachusetts? Join the Kripalu, the National Parkinson Foundation, myself and other PD experts! See my previous experiences at this retreat for pictures, descriptions and schedule ideas: June 2012, June 2013, October 2013 (click on dates for… Read more »

Mind, Mood and Parkinson’s: Headway Conference

Last month I attended Headway’s annual conference on cognitive aspects of Parkinson’s disease. The event was wonderfully organized and had a great lineup of speakers! The event started with watching Jillian Carson‘s video submission on her experience with Parkinson’s that won the people’s choice award at WPC 2013 in Montreal. You can watch her video HERE Dr. Gheis did a… Read more »

yogadopa @ neuromotion… starting April 3rd!

      Exciting news!! I have partnered with Neuromotion Physiotherapy Victoria and will be offering weekly “Yogadopa” classes for persons with Parkinson’s disease starting Thursday April 3rd from 330-430pm at Neuromotion (531 Yates St. Suite 303 Victoria BC).  The classes will run for 12-weeks (*no class June 19, last class June 26th) and will cost $150 for the 12… Read more »

victoria yoga conference: a recap

Today, I want to recap some of the amazing experiences I had at the Victoria Yoga Conference. Much love to Carolyne Taylor and the wonderful crew of volunteers who made it all happen! – Friday night started with inspiring stories of extraordinary living! – I did a great session on shoulder stability from Fiji McAlpine; I learned a new way… Read more »

Yogadopa at the Victoria Yoga Conference!

… just another reminder to check out the full line-up for the Victoria Yoga Conference, happening January 31-February 2nd here in Victoria! I’ll be doing a Yogadopa session… yoga for people living with Parkinson’s disease, healthcare professionals and others on Saturday February 1st  11-12:15. Yogadopa makes yoga accessible to people with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and other neurodegenerative diseases. Join Kaitlyn… Read more »

Victoria Yoga Conference

… Have you heard about the Victoria Yoga Conference? The Victoria Yoga Conference (VYC) is a weekend of inspiration, motivation and deep learning about the practice of yoga. The Second Annual Victoria Yoga Conference or VYC format includes yoga practice, workshops, yoga business workshops to assist studio owners and teachers how to market themselves and truly make a business of… Read more »