Parkinson’s Exercises – Yoga

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Mindful Movement adaptive therapeutic yoga is a leading complementary therapy for those affected by Parkinson’s. Our highly specialized instruction helps members and carepartners strengthen their daily living skills, encourage mindfulness and increase a sense of wellbeing. Members learn how to reenact adapted yoga movements outside of class to improve daily life skills (e.g.,reaching for objects or driving a car).

Individualized instruction is taught in a positive, relaxed environment that encourages participants to reinforce weakened skills and gain new abilities they thought impossible. By uniting thought and action, our Mindful Movement yoga instruction encourages a reinvigorated spirit!

No prior experience needed. Carepartners are invited and encouraged to participate.

YogaReach founder Char Grossman

Yoga Instructor Char Grossman

Char Grossman, Founder and Director of YogaReach®, is a compassionate, highly trained, nationally certified school psychologist and certified yoga therapist (C-IAYT). She has worked for more than three decades assessing, educating, and counseling children and adults with and without special needs and medical challenges. Char has trained with Delay the Disease and the Advanced Dance for PD® programs. Char is loyal to her students and is inspired to educate teachers and expand the influence of YogaReach® through National workshops she offers.

Testimonials

One of the things Parkinson’s takes away is your ability to do certain motions without thinking about them– like turning around and starting and stopping walking. Mindful Movement class has given me the tools and patience to listen to my body and to be conscious of the moves I want to make. It helps me move in a conscious, balanced manner.
— Keith, member

I started Mindful Movements in January of 2016. I now attend two or three times a week. The results so far have been wonderful. It has helped my balance and hand tremor. The staff of InMotion makes sure that we get the most out of every class. At the end of each session, I feel so good.
— Chuck, member

Upcoming Classes & Programs:

InMotion utilizes a color system for our boxing, Mindful Movement yoga, and BED classes, with a goal of improving the opportunity for individual growth and full class participation.

Below, as of June 1, 2018, is the new 4-level structure of class participation at InMotion:
  • YELLOW For participants who require the use of a wheelchair, walker, or require a carepartner for chair-based programming.
  • GREEN For participants who are unable to get on and off the floor without assistance, but do not require a chair or walker and can work out without a carepartner. They meet the required criteria for their assessment.
  • ORANGE For participants who can get on and off the floor without assistance. They meet the required criteria for their assessment.
  • BLUE  For participants who can work out without limitations and are capable of pushing to the max. They meet the required criteria for their assessment.

Class sizes are limited, so it is important that you register in advance. Registering also provides us with your contact information should we need to notify you of any changes in scheduling. Click here for a current listing of programs/classes and to register.