San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Come learn about the benefits of yoga for people living with Parkinson's. Enhance your understanding of how to guide students with PD through a yoga practice that meets their needs.
This two-day workshop introduces yoga teachers to what Parkinson's is, when and what aspects of yoga are beneficial, how to assess and apply strategies, and safety tips.
- Gain an understanding of the symptoms, treatment and management of the disease to better understand the students behind those symptoms
- Discover specialized approaches to asana and pranayama designed especially for people with movement disorders
- Acquire methods for modifying and adapting to a variety of levels
- Practice hands-on sequences with a yogi with Parkinson's
- 12 hours of lecture, demonstration, interactive participation and practice
- Lunch and refreshments both days
- A copy of Yoga for Movement Disorders
- Valet parking
Limited partial scholarships are available. Please call NWPF at 877.980.7500.
Renee Le Verrier, RYT, is a stroke survivor, certified yoga instructor, author and person living with Parkinson's. Renee specializes in designing modifications to yoga to benefit people with movement disorders. She has taught at Massachusetts General Hospital, for a stroke recovery program and with the Massachusetts Chapter of APDA. The author of Yoga for Movement Disorders as well as its Companion DVD, Renee also presents on yoga and Parkinson's at conferences, support groups and yoga teacher trainings. Renee is the founder of LIM Yoga and she shares insights and resources on yoga and Parkinson's in her blog, which Healthline named Best of the Web in 2014 and 2015.
Peter Lynch began practicing yoga in 2000 and has E-RYT 200 hour certifications from Samadhi Yoga (2010) and Seattle Yoga Arts (2013), both in Seattle. He has taught yoga to people with Parkinson's in the Seattle area since 2010 and has partnered with local hospitals, community centers and PD organizations to expand his offerings. Peter also teaches a variety of regular classes in studios, workplaces and small groups. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Pomona College.
Questions and details
Contact NWPF at 877.980.7500 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to our sponsor, Skyline at First Hill
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Northwest Parkinson's Foundation
The Northwest Parkinson's Foundation is a nonprofit organization established to improve quality of life for the Northwest Parkinson's disease community. We achieve our mission through programs of awareness, education, advocacy and care.