Classes

Yoga/Movement for Parkinsons’ Disease – Walnut Creek

Classes taught by Carol Fisher

Every Thursday:

9:30-10:45 THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU IF:

  • You can stand safely, get up and down from a chair and the floor.
11:00 – 12:00  THIS CLASS IS FOR YOU IF:
  • You are wheelchair bound or feel unstable or uncomfortable standing or unsure of what you are able to do.

Location: Grace Presbyterian Church – 2100 Tice Valley Blvd. Walnut Creek 94595

  • Yoga is for every BODY. The most up-to-date Parkinson’s research is showing that exercise is a powerful and essential tool for keeping the Parkinson’s body flexible, balanced and strong. Join us in gently coaxing your body into places that it may have forgotten it can go!!
  • Enhance mental focus, balance, strength, flexibility, voice function and peace of mind through the Mind/Body practices of Yoga, Meditation, Toning, Chanting, LAUGHTER and other Specific Movement techniques.
  • Create a “tool box” of strategies for easing your body into movement in the morning, dealing with the frustration and disappointment of a body that doesn’t work as it once did, calming the nervous system and feeling safe, confident and graceful in your life.
  • Bring the LIGHT back into your BEING!
A recent comment from one of the students – “This class is an ongoing therapeutical masterpiece” Tom R – Walnut Creek

Boot Camp for Parkinson’s Disease – Walnut Creek

Mondays – 9:30 – 11:00

Grace Presbyterian Church – 2100 Tice Valley Blvd. – Walnut Creek, CA 94595

Boot Camp was created to assist PWP improve their quality of life by maintaining existing function and possibly restoring lost function. It uses exercises that have been proven to help handwriting, gait, walking, rigidity, balance, strength, coordination and posture. One of the keys to its success is continuous raising the bar by progressing with more reps. holding poses longer and moving to more advanced challenges.

There are 5 segments that make up a complete Parkinson’s Fitness program. They are agility, balance, endurance, flexibility and strength/power. Boot camp focuses on balance, flexibility, agility and strengthening. PWP are challenged by multi-tasking, hence many exercises are designed to have multiple physical and mental exercises occur simultaneously.

This class is a great compliment to the Parkinson’s Yoga/Movement class which takes place in the same location on Thursdays.

For more information, class fees or to enroll,
call Carol Fisher – (925) 566-4181
or Contact Us Here


Parkinson’s Yoga & the Art of Moving

Classes taught by Carol Fisher 
Wednesdays 10:30 – 12:00 at JCC Berkeley
Location: 1414 Walnut, South Hall

  • Yoga is for every BODY. The most up-to-date Parkinson’s research is showing that exercise is a powerful and essential tool for keeping the Parkinson’s body flexible, balanced and strong. Join us in gently coaxing your body into places that it may have forgotten it can go!!
  • Enhance mental focus, balance, strength, flexibility, voice function and peace of mind through the Mind/Body practices of Yoga, Meditation, Toning, Chanting, LAUGHTER and other Specific Movement techniques.
  • Create a “tool box” of strategies for easing your body into movement in the morning, dealing with the frustration and disappointment of a body that doesn’t work as it once did, calming the nervous system and feeling safe, confident and graceful in your life.
  • Bring the LIGHT back into your BEING!

For more information, class fees or to enroll,
call Carol Fisher – (925) 566-4181
or Contact Us Here.

Carol Fisher Carol Fisher is a Yoga Alliance Certified Yoga Instructor trained in many traditions with a focus on a therapeutic approach. She has worked as a Biofeedback/Neurofeedback therapist, Psychotherapist, Meditation and Stress Management Instructor and has also trained in Massage, Thai Massage, QiGong, Feldenkrais, Touch for Health and Myofacial Release. Her prime focus for the past 3 years has been in designing and implementing Yoga/Movement classes for people with Parkinson’s disease through the Parkinson’s Association of the Rockies, through study with John Argue and the Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery Training.  “Carol’s classes unfold and emerge as she observes what is most organic for the students who are present.” ST-Boulder, CO