Classes

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, fibrichova@gmail.com.
  • Yoga:  Online class, Thursday, 10 – 11 am.   Contact Jodi Barry, jodibarry@jodi.yoga.
  • LOUD Crowd®: Speech practice for people who have completed a 4-week SPEAK OUT® program, developed by the Parkinson Voice Project https://www.parkinsonvoiceproject.org/.  Sarah Talach offers one virtual LOUD Crowd® on Tuesdays at 1pm at no cost. Contact Sarah at sarah@talachspeechtherapy.com 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, danville@rsbaffiliate.com.
  • 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, 680corridor@rsbaffiliate.com or rocksteadyboxing680@gmail.com.
  • Dance for Parkinson’s with Diablo Ballet:  Check website for classes, times, and locations.  https://diabloballet.org/school/adaptiveclasses/  Contact school@diabloballet.org 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.  http://www.dancemovesme.com/.  Contact Debbie Sternbach, 510-653-8362.  Email fasn8n@comcast.net to register.
  • Parkinson’s & the Art of Moving – The John Argue Method:  Fridays, 1-2 pm on Zoom.  Classes are free of charge. http://www.dancemovesme.com/  Contact Debbie Sternbach, 510-653-8362. Email fasn8n@comcast.net.
  • 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 lessons@alexandertechinqueSFBayArea.com.
  • 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 https://www.yesandexercise.com/book-online.

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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