Yoga for Movement Disorders


Studies show that people with PD benefit from exercise to improve strength, flexibility, balance, overall fitness, and quality of life. Yoga, which includes deliberate movements, meditation and focused breathing, may be a viable means of providing such exercise and relaxation. Studies specific to yoga and neurological conditions, particularly PD, are limited. However, individuals with Parkinson's appear to be more open to ways of managing their health and fitness through yoga and other complementary alternatives than ever before.



Click here to see an up-to-date list of yoga classes in Massachusetts that have been adapted for individuals with Parkinson's disease.



Twice a year, yoga teacher training is provided by Renee Le Verrier, Beth Gold-Bernstein of TriYoga Boston, Tami DeAngeles, and Cathi Thomas. The next training session, organized by TriYoga Boston, will take place April 26-30, 2014. This program is supported by the American Parkinson Disease Association Masachusetts Chapter. To learn more, contact Brahmi at info@triyogaboston.org.



Yoga for Movement Disorders: Rebuilding Strength, Balance and Flexibility for Parkinson’s Disease and Dystonia, book by Renee Le Verrier, RYT










Companion DVD: Yoga for Movement Disorders, DVD by Renee Le Verrier, RYT








YOGA: Visibly Reduces Tremors and Improves the Steadyness of Gait, article by Renee Le Verrier, RYT


Your Yoga Studio: Setting Up a User-Friendly Environment for All Abilities, article by Renee Le Verrier, RYT


Yoga and Parkinson's Disease: A Journey to Health and Healing, book by Peggy van Hulsteyn with Barbara Gage and Connie Fisher