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Parkinson’s Yoga Classes in Massachusetts

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Chair Yoga for PD

Studies 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.


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: **Currently Meeting Online** 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: Abhilasha Natarajan, anatara2@bidmc.harvard.edu

Boston, MA - Self Care for Care Partners

The program will begin the practice with gentle yoga movements where you will be encouraged to sense into your physical experience and cultivate ease. You will also learn breathing practices that can help to balance your nervous system and support well being, and the program will close each class with a meditation practice. Meditation practices will include guided body scans, guided imagery, breath awareness, and loving kindness (Metta). No previous experience needed. This class is for anyone who identifies as a care partner for a person with PD.

Click here to learn more on the Wellness Works website.

Location: **Currently Meeting Online** Bodyscapes Fitness Center, Longwood Medical Area, 77 Avenue Louis Pasteur, Boston, MA 02115
Date & Time: Contact Wellness Works for updated information; THU, 9 – 10 AM
Contact: Abhilasha Natarajan, anatara2@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 symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This program is led by certified yoga instructor and physical therapist Nanci Winterhalter.

Dates & Times: 6-week Sessions, next session beginning May 24, 2022; Tuesdays, 1 – 2 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.

New Bedford, MA - Yoga for Early Parkinson's

This small-group program includes functionally based exercises, both on and off the mat to address the earlier symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. This program is led by certified yoga instructor and physical therapist Nanci Winterhalter.

This program is supported by the APDA MA Chapter.

Dates & Times: 6-week Sessions; Fridays, 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Location: Sangha New Bedford, 693 Purchase Street, New Bedford, MA 02740
Contact: Nanci Winterhalter, 508-990-0178 or nanciwinterhalter@gmail.com

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.

Date & Time: Mondays; 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

Virtual Class - Parkinson's Fitness Breath and Stretch Yoga with Dianna

Parkinson’s Fitness offers this virtual Zoom class to help participants increase breath control, strength, flexibility and balance through both standing and seated movements.

Date & Time: Wednesdays,  1:00-2:00 PM
Location: at home, via Zoom
Contact: Dianna Daly, diannadaly@gmail.com

Virtual Class - Yoga for People with Parkinson's with Cathy Mann

This yoga class for people with PD is led by Certified Yoga Therapist and Iyengar Yoga Teacher Cathy Mann.

Click here for a flyer with more information.

Date & Time: Tuesdays, 5:00-6:00 PM; Contact Cathy Mann for session dates
Location: at home, via Zoom
Contact: Cathy Mann, cathymannyoga@gmail.com

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