Tag Archives: Yoga for Parkinson’s disease

Fall YOGADOPA classes starting SEPT 11th

Yogadopa and Neuromotion Physiotherapy Victoria are running 12 PARKINSON’S YOGA CLASSES Thursdays from 3:30-4:30pm starting September 11th. I have some research/conference travel on a few Thursdays, so the dates are as follows: September 11, 18; October 2, 9, 23, 30; November 13, 20, 27; December 4, 11, 18. Sessions will focus on posture, balance, strengthening the core, opening the chest, flexibility and range of… Read more »

summer yoga series: cat cow

Last summer I did a weekly book review series “summer reads” (life in the balance, the great work of your life, WHOLE, enlightenment for idiots, prions, may you be happy, and poser) and this year I’m going to provide you with a weekly yoga pose. Something simple that you can integrate into your own yoga practice, or maybe inspire you to start… Read more »

Yoga for Parkinson’s in Saskatoon SK

Hey, did you know if you have Parkinson’s disease and are living in Saskatoon you can take specific yoga classes too? Adrianne Vangool is a physiotherapist and yoga instructor who teachers weekly Parkinson’s yoga classes at One Yoga. You can find out more on her website: http://vangoolwellness.com So, if you live in the area, check her classes out and tell her… 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 »

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 »

Applications of Yoga in Parkinson’s disease (Roland, 2014)

It’s published! You can access the FULL article here. It is a systematic review summarizing all the available published research on yoga for Parkinson’s disease (which wasn’t much…). Preliminary data suggested modest improvements in functional mobility, balance, upper- and lower-limb flexibility, and lower-limb strength. The presented evidence also showed improvements in nonphysical factors, such as mood and sleep. This is important… 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 »

Kripalu Yoga, Exercise and National Parkinson Foundation Retreat

Earlier this week, I talked about my trip to Halifax, the Canadian Gerontology conference and some family visits (recap HERE). Following this, Monday morning, I got up at the crack of dawn (actually, 3:45am), drove to Halifax airport, and took a couple planes to Hartford Conneticut. I then got in another rental car, and pulled into Kripalu. Ahhhhh om.  … Read more »

Gerontologists and family on the East Coast

It’s been a whirlwind few weeks… I was at the WPC2013 in Montreal, the first week of October, and recently have been on the east coast for a couple conferences. The Canadian association on gerontology held their annual conference in Halifax… which, is close to family for me! I presented some PDF research on categorizing dementia caregiver stressors across neurodegenerative… Read more »

world parkinson congress, here I come!

As you read this, I’ll be landing in Montreal-Trudeau Airport after my redeye from Victoria… I’ll grab a coffee and a catnap and be ready to go! If you’re around, stop in and see me… or send me an email, I’d love to meet up! Renewal Room Wed 8-9am Yoga with Renee and myself Renewal Room Wed 415-515pm Yoga with… Read more »