Growing Resilience: Mindfulness and Body Awareness for People with Parkinson's Disease
I'm pleased to share that this Fall there will be a second offering of this very special program that ran this Spring. Trisha Stotler, a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor and I teamed up with a 6-session class series for people with Parkinson's. This is a one-of-a-kind program designed to bring the benefits of mindfulness and body connection to people with Parkinson’s, and empower them towards greater inner resilience, well-being and quality of life. Each class includes an adaptive yoga practice.
In the program Trisha and I offer strategies and techniques drawn from the clinically studied MBSR program with therapeutic yoga practices. Elements are designed to improve breath, movement, and body awareness, while reducing body tension and addressing symptoms of depression and anxiety often experienced by people with Parkinson’s.
As part of the program, participants receive follow-up support for each class, including a weekly video download offering a short home practice highlighting adaptive yoga-based movements to improve stability, balance, and flexibility. Participants also receive (2) 60-minute private sessions—one each with Trisha and Carolyn respectively, designed to help customize supportive home practices further.
Saturday September 28th - 2:00-4:30 pm* (note - first class 2.5 hours)
Sunday, September 29th - 2:00-4:00 pm
Sundays: October 6, 13, 20, 27 - 2:00-4:00pm
Location: Emmaus United Church of Christ in Vienna, VA - 900 Maple Ave E
Please reach out with any questions at
firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-862-5922.
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