Classes

PD Active Activities of Interest for People with Parkinson’s Disease
Check the monthly calendar for meeting times.

Dance for PD® at Danspace – Thursdays
Danspace, 473 Hudson St., Oakland

Classes combine elements of modern dance, ballet, social dancing & improvisation to create an enjoyable, stimulating non-pressured artistic experience.  Presented in association with the Mark Morris Dance Group.  Open to all; no dance experience is necessary.

Email info@danspace.com or call (510) 420-0920.


Dance for PD® at BBT – Mondays and Thursdays
Berkeley Ballet Theater, 1370 Tenth St., Berkeley

Participants are empowered to explore movement and music in ways that are refreshing, enjoyable, stimulating, and creative. Presented in association with the Mark Morris Dance Group. Open to all; no dance experience is necessary.

Email susanw@berkeleyballet.org or call (925) 457-8170.


Tremolos – Wednesdays 3 times per month
Piedmont Gardens, 110 41st St. at Piedmont Ave., Oakland

Come and join our PD Active chorus, The Tremolos, led by Oakland music teacher and director Lauren Carley.  Learn breath control, pronunciation and new songs; improve your speaking and sing! We have a lot of fun.  Open to all.

Email chorus@pdactive.org or call Richard Cox at (510) 526-4539.


Be Heard! (Holistic speechwork for Parkinson’s) – Thursdays
Jewish Community Center of the East Bay – Berkeley Branch, 1414 Walnut St., Berkeley

A full voice class for Parkinson’s taught by Kaitie Ty Warren that includes games, exercises, and tons of breath! Level 1 & Level 2. Play games to sharpen your communication skills, take off the Parkinson’s mask, learn to direct your sound, connect with others, learn to improve your mood by using your voice. Join anytime.

Email ktwarren@gmail.com or www.voiceforparkinsons.com.


Yoga for PD
Nest Yoga Studio – Mondays – Oakland
The Yoga Room – Wednesdays – Berkeley

Yoga with Vickie Russell Bell adapted for the needs of the people with PD. Emphasizes breathing and movement fluidity. Balance and relaxation exercises. Open to anyone with PD.

Advanced registration required.
Email yoga@pdactive.org or call (510) 479-6119 to let us know your interest and to be contacted when space becomes available.


Be Well: Yoga for PD – Thursdays
Yoga Kula, 1700 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley – 2nd Floor

Instructor Suzanne Drolet focuses on supporting and strengthening students with PD. She was trained by Vickie Russell Bell and continues as one of her class assistants.

Email live_love_yoga@comcast.net or call (510) 846-8814.


Chair Yoga for People with PD – Tuesdays
The Yoga Room, 2530 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley

Whether you find floor Yoga difficult or uncomfortable, or just prefer sitting in a chair to standing and getting down to the floor — this is the class for you. The class offers yoga movements that target posture, rigidity, slowness of movement, and flexibility. The class taught by Petra Fibrichova includes both mindful breathing practices and breath and body-centered meditation to help counter the effects of stress, anxiety and mood changes often associated with PD.

Email fibrichova@gmail.com or call (510) 520-4523.


PWR!Moves® (PD Specific Exercise) – Tuesdays and Fridays
The Yoga Room, 2530 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley

This class taught by Petra Fibrichova includes strong, aerobic, repetitive movements in sitting, standing and reclined positions to improve flexibility balance and strength. It is designed specifically to push back against the symptoms of PD – postural issues, gait changes, voice camaraderie make the class fun and engaging.

Email fibrichova@gmail.com or call (510) 520-4523.


Rock Steady Boxing Albany – Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month
Performance Fitness & MMA, 544 Cleveland Ave., Albany

Rock Steady Boxing is the first program in the country dedicated to using boxing to condition for optimal agility, speed, muscular endurance, accuracy, hand-eye coordination, footwork, and overall strength to defend against the opponent — Parkinson’s. Coach Daniel Burkhardt teaches exercises varying in purpose and form that share one common trait: they are rigorous and intended to extend the perceived capabilities of the participant.

Email info@rocksteadyboxingalbany.com or call (925) 471-5432.

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