Yoga Classes

Parkinson’s Yoga Classes in Massachusetts

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Chair Yoga for PDStudies show that people with PD benefit from exercise to improve strength, flexibility, balance, overall fitness, and quality of life. Yoga, which includes deliberate movements, meditation, and focused breathing, may be a viable means of providing such exercise and relaxation. Studies specific to yoga and neurological conditions, particularly PD, are limited. However, individuals with Parkinson’s appear to be more open to ways of managing their health and fitness through yoga and other complementary alternatives than ever before.

See below for a listing of classes in your area. Please be sure to contact the program provider to verify class details.


Beverly, MA - Yoga Strength, Flexibility, & Balance

 

Instructor Heather Tharpe teaches class participants postures, form, and breath work, while helping them build physical strength, flexibility, and balance. Comfort and safety are ensured through the use of chairs, the wall, and other exercise equipment to accommodate individual variations and modifications. Class practice closes with a restorative moment, paired with mindful breathing.

Date & Time: Wednesdays,  1:00-2:00 PM
Location: Greater Beverly YMCA, 254 Essex Street, Beverly, MA 01915
Contact: Linda Hall, parkinsonsfitness@gmail.com or 781-572-5918

 

Boston, MA - PD Yoga

 

The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center presents PD Yoga. Classes are taught by a certified Yoga instructor with special training in PD. There are many benefits of yoga, which include a balanced relationship between body and mind and increased vitality, positivity, and peace. This Hatha yoga class improves balance, strength, and flexibility. All levels of Yoga experience are welcome.

Click here to learn more on the Wellness Works website.

Location: Bodyscapes Fitness Center, Longwood Medical Area, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
Date & Time: Contact Wellness Works for updated information; Chair Yoga- Wednesdays, 10 AM & Dynamic Yoga – Fridays, 10 AM
Contact: Mikayla Hyman, mhyman@bidmc.harvard.edu

 

Brookline, MA - Gentle Yoga with Keith Beasley

 

Keith Beasley has studied, practiced, and taught yoga and meditation for more than a decade. He is a registered yoga teacher (RYT 200) with the Yoga Alliance and has completed an APDA sponsored yoga teacher training designed to address the needs of students with Parkinson’s disease. Keith’s classes emphasize increasing flexibility and strength, improving balance and postural alignment, boosting mental concentration, and promoting deep breathing.

Dates & Times: Tuesdays, 10:00-11:15am
Location: Inner Space, 17 Station Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Contact: Inner Space at 617-730-5757

 

Dartmouth, MA - Yoga for Parkinson's

 

This program includes functionally based exercises, both seated and standing, as well as selected yoga postures and breathing exercises to address the earlier symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This program is led by certified yoga instructor and physical therapist Nanci Winterhalter.

Dates & Times: 6-week Sessions; Wednesdays, 3:15 – 4:15 PM
Location: Dartmouth Senior Center, 628 Dartmouth Street, Dartmouth, MA 02748
Contact: Nanci Winterhalter, 508-999-4717 or nanciwinterhalter@gmail.com

 

Hadley, MA (Now Virtual) - Gentle Movement, Dance, and Yoga with Donna Brooks

 

Gentle Movement, Dance, and Yoga for Parkinson’s Disease with Donna Brooks include seated and supported dance, stretching, and vocalization to improve coordination, dexterity, strength, balance, motor control, gait, and rapidity. They also help you generate the emotional resiliency you need to face this disease. Students report feeling both energized and more calm.

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Dates & Times: Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45am
Location: *This program is now held via Zoom. Please contact Donna Brooks for more information.
Pioneer Valley Wellspring Integrative Neurotherapy, 104 Russell Street (Route 9), Hadley MA 01035
Contact: Donna Brooks, 413-230-1260 or donna@originalbodywisdom.com

Visit www.originalbodywisdom.com to learn more.

 

Pittsfield, MA - Let Your Yoga Dance for Parkinson's

 

Let Your Yoga Dance is a unique healing movement and yoga mix that has brought increased strength, flexibility, balance, and Joy to hundreds of Parkinson’s students. This program is designed for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease and caregivers. No experience is necessary.

Due to the COVID-19 Situation, classes are now available via ZOOM. Click here to see a poster with more information.

Date & Time: Wednesdays, 10:00 – 11:00 AM

To register, please call the instructor at 413-329-7887 or email megha@letyouryogadance.com.

This program is supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association Massachusetts Chapter.

 

Salem, NH - Neuro Yoga

 

This yoga program at Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital in Salem, NH is designed specifically for people with Parkinson’s. This program runs two times per week in six week sessions. Contact Northeast Rehab for more information about the next session.

Location: Northeast Rehabilitation Hospital, 70 Butler Street, Salem, NH 03079
Contact: 603-681-3241

 

 

Spaulding Cape Cod Virtually Accessible Yoga

 

Spaulding in Hyannis is offering this virtual yoga class. This 6-week virtual yoga series for individuals with neurological conditions and/or mobility considerations to learn the basics and explore the benefits of yoga and mindfulness. These gentle, slow paced classes taught by a Doctor of Physical Therapy and certified yoga teacher will offer pose options and variations to make the practice accessible and safe for all. Through this practice participants will develop strength, flexibility, balance, and coordination and learn breathing techniques and mindfulness to enhance physical and mental well-being.

Click here to see a flyer.

Date & Time: Mondays, January 4th – February 8th; 10 – 11 AM
Location: Online via Zoom
Contact: Email dnardi@mghihp.edu for questions and to learn more about the program, or call Danielle at (508) 771-1300 to register.

 

Virtual Classes - Yoga for Parkinson's from TriYoga

 

This yoga program is designed for individuals with Parkinson’s disease and their partners/caregivers. A combination of seated and chair-assisted poses will help improve strength flexibility, and balance. For more information, please click here.

Date & Time: Saturdays, 12 – 1 PM
Location: Online
Contact: 781-609-2497 or info@triyogaboston.org