Classes for Parkinson’s

  • PD Fit Club:  In-person exercise class, Monday, 10 am – 11:15 am, Oak Room, Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Blvd, Walnut Creek. (Bring your mat.) $15-$20.
    Online PD Fit Club: Tuesday, 11:00 am -12:15 pm.  Free – sponsored by PDActive.
    Online “Move and Groove” Chair Exercise Class: Tues. 12:30 – 1:30 pm.  Free.
    Online Gentle Yoga: Wed. 10-11 am and Fri. 10:30-11:30 am.  $15 per class.
    Led by Petra Fibrichova.  Contact Petra at (510) 520-4523,
  • Yoga:  Online class, Thursday, 10 – 11 am.   Contact Jodi Barry,
  • LOUD Crowd®: Speech practice for people who have completed a 4-week SPEAK OUT® program, developed by the Parkinson Voice Project  Sarah Talach offers one virtual LOUD Crowd® on Tuesdays at 1pm at no cost. Contact Sarah at or (925) 232-1868 with any questions.
  • Rock Steady Boxing – Danville:   In-Person:  Tuesday, Thursday  12:30-2 pm
    On-Line:   Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday 10-11:30 am.
    Contact Coach Daniel Burkhardt, 925-471-5432,
  • Rock Steady Boxing – 680:  Online Monday-Friday, 10:30 – 12.  Modified class Tues, Fri 9-10 am.  Individual training available. Contact Lori Santo, 408-823-0567, or
  • Dance for Parkinson’s with Diablo Ballet:  Check website for classes, times, and locations.  Contact with questions.
    Classes are currently Tuesdays, 1-2 pm in Walnut Creek;  Sundays, 1:15-2:15 pm in Pleasant Hill.
    Classes are free through a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation.
  • Dance Moves Me! for Parkinson’s:  Tuesdays 1-2 pm, on Zoom.  Classes are free of charge.  Contact Debbie Sternbach, 510-653-8362.  Email to register.
  • Parkinson’s & the Art of Moving – The John Argue Method:  Fridays, 1-2 pm on Zoom.  Classes are free of charge.  Contact Debbie Sternbach, 510-653-8362. Email
  • Alexander Technique Group Class:  4-week classes.  Working on improving balance, walking, sitting, standing, and performing activities with greater ease.  Contact Lena Hart at 917-806-7929 or email at
  • Improvisation for Parkinson’s: Robert Cochrane, PhD, is a leading researcher on the effect of improvisation and storytelling on Parkinson’s disease. He offers weekly drop-in improvisation (“Jam for Joy”) for people with PD, care partners and family/friends. Outcomes include improvements in confidence, creativity and communication.
    Online Drop-in sessions on Tuesday from 10 – 11 am.
    In-person class:  Planning for the new year – day and time TBD.

    Register for either group at

Dance Moves Me! for Parkinson’s

This was shot at our October 15th 2017 meeting as the group on stage performed for the audience. These are movements done in a chair so falling is much less of an issue as you go through the routine.

This video was shot and edited by Richard Cox who does a lot of work with Debbie. He also has Parkinson’s Disease. Nicely done! More videos to come from Debbie and her classes.

Here is a movement video provided by Debbie Sternbach and Woodrow Thompson. It features some of the Walnut Creek students! This is a warm up video that is used before a Dance Moves Me class but can also be done at home. Play the video and get moving!

This is a Richard Cox video.

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