Group Classes and Private Sessions
Everyone knows movement is critical for managing Parkinson's. The key is finding movement you enjoy in a space you are comfortable with instructors that listen and pay attention to your needs. We are excited to provide both Group Classes and Private Sessions. Through the Parkinson's Movement Initiative, we offer group Dance and Pilates classes (via Zoom) as well as recorded classes (via YouTube) . Private small group and individual sessions are offered by Poe Wellness Solutions.
2021 Fall Term
begins 19 September 2021
We are happy to offer Dance and Pilates classes every week.
The 2021/22 schedule is almost finalized and will be posted soon! We are excited to continue offering classes and grateful to receive funding from the Parkinson's Foundation for a sixth year.
Check out our amazing Pilates for PD volunteers!
The strength of our program comes from the team that makes it happen.
Excited to introduce you to the team. Pulling together photos and information to share soon.
Free Weekly Movement Classes via Zoom
Offered by POE Wellness Solutions
Pilates for Parkinson's
Instructor: Meg Poe
Contact Information: email@example.com or 919-423-5053
We begin with a quick check-in ~ How are you feeling today? Any issues from last week’s class? What would you like to focus on today? Class consists of a warm-up focusing on alignment, exercises challenging strength and balance, and a cool down for stretching and relaxation. All exercises are explained and demonstrated with options for beginners as well as more advanced participants. Time is spent seated in a chair, standing with the wall, chair or bar for balance and on the floor. Each week we enjoy new ideas for improving strength, flexibility and balance. Participants are regularly reminded to explore their limits and to pay attention to their body. We also laugh a little. Class ends with a quick check-out ~ How are you feeling now? Any concerns? What worked well in class today?
Check out what people are saying about Pilates for Parkinson’s.
Offered by NC Dance for Parkinson's
Dance for Parkinson's
Instructor: Susan Saenger
Contact Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 919-215-2759
Participants learn choreography in a variety of dance styles including ballet, modern, jazz and cultural/folk.Class includes movement seated, standing and locomoting with adaptations based on individual’s comfort level and mobility. Participants dance together, in partnership and solo. In addition to dance, related art forms such as theatre games, poetry, image-based mindfulness, and storytelling foster creative and expressive experiences. The class promotes as sense of community where isolation is broken and meaningful connections are formed through the joy of dance.
All Group Class Offered via
Zoom until further notice
Contact Information: Contact the class instructor above if assistance needed.
Private & Small Group Sessions
Private & small group sessions can be helpful for a variety of reasons.
Have you ever thought the following:
- I enjoy group classes and believe individual attention could help me better understand my abilities.
- I would like to do exercises at home and need more one-on-one attention before I am comfortable doing that.
- One-on-one would be nice but it would be more fun with a few of my friends. We are all looking for the same things and would learn more in a small group.
If you are interested, let's discuss it. Prices vary depending on location and number of sessions. Contact us ~ email@example.com.