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.)
    Online PD Fit Club: Tuesday, 11:00 am -12:15 pm
    Online “Move and Groove” Chair Exercise Class: Tuesday, 12:30 am – 1:30 pm.
    Gentle Yoga: Wednesday and Friday online.  $15 per class.
    Led by Petra Fibrichova.  Contact Petra at (510) 520-4523,
  • Better Balance:  Online classes Monday 1:15 -2 pm, Tuesday, 10-10:45 am.
    Petra Fibrichova,;  Jodi Barry,
  • 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 two virtual sessions per week at no cost.  Contact Sarah at
    or (925) 232-1868.
  • 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:  Monday-Friday, 10:30 – 12 (Zoom).  Contact Lori Santo,
    408-823-0567, or
  • Dance for Parkinson’s with Diablo Ballet:  Check website for classes and times.  Contact Lauren Jonas, 925-943-1775 x3,
  • 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 leads classes for people with PD, care partners, family/friends who want to learn a little more about PD in fun, playful sessions  No charge.
    Jam for Joy:  Drop-in sessions on Tuesday from 10 – 11 am.
    Curriculum class:  Eight sessions over 4 weeks –  Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:30a m-12:30 pm.   Current session is May 10 – June 3.  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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