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Scientists and health professionals now know that a regular daily yoga practice offers long lasting wellness benefits as it helps to create greater internal and external body awareness and mind-body connections. This is especially the case for individuals experiencing neurological and movement disorders. These benefits derive from the fact that practicing yoga is first and foremost about breathing, building awareness and being present in the moment.
Research studies specifically looking at yoga for Parkinson’s indicate that practicing yoga can lead to improved balance, gait and mobility, fewer falls or falling without getting hurt, improved ability to get up from a chair or the ground, deeper breathing, better postural alignment, decreased stiffness, and increased relaxation.
In this course, students will learn ways to adapt yoga practices for individuals living with Parkinson’s disease.
Topics covered will include:
- Learning breathing, physical posture/movement and meditation techniques that benefit individuals living with Parkinson’s
- Reviewing anatomy/physiology of yoga poses as these relate to the way in which Parkinson’s disease impacts motor skills, posture and alignment, flexibility and ability to perform specific movements
- Practicing teaching techniques and tools such as effective communication, props, music, compassion.
Lindsey Sutton, PhD
Lindsey is a Certified Yoga Therapist (C-IAYT) through the International Association of Yoga Therapists, USA as well as is a Registered Yoga Instructor (RYT) with Yoga Alliance, USA at the levels of 500 hours and educator-200 hours of training. Lindsey has taught yoga since 2003 to many populations and age groups, and specializes in rehabilitative yoga and lifestyle wellness.
Parkinson Association of Hawaii
Saturday, April 6, 2019
8 am – 12 noon
Aloha Tower Marketplace
We will be tabling at the event as well as presenting the benefits of Tai Chi for Parkinson’s with our very own Still & Moving Center instructor, Dr. Wong Kai Ming
$20 each or $35 per couple.
This movement workshop is for those with motor cortex challenges and their caretakers. This introductory Feldenkrais workshop is an excellent follow-up John Pepper’s workshop on Parkinson’s the same afternoon. This introductory Feldenkrais workshop will be held sitting and walking. For those with motor cortex challenges and their caretakers, this workshop will be part practical and part informative. The FELDENKRAIS METHOD is one of the most effect ways to address nervous systems challenges. Feldenkrais is all about learning to pay attention to how we do something and then finding a different, more effective way to accomplish the task. We thus learn to refine and retrain movement through the neuroplasticity of the brain.
Nowadays we talk a lot about the brain’s neuroplasticity. The Feldenkrais Method is based on understanding how the brain can re-wire itself. Based on the brain’s superior ability to relearn, Feldenkrais successfully developed a method that was highly successful in helping people to regain mobility. In the 1930’s and 40’s, Dr. Feldenkrais understood what scientists such as Michael Merzenich, Esther Thelen, Norman Doidge and many others today are confirming with modern research.
Read this remarkable story: “The Brain’s Way of Healing: Remarkable Discoveries and Recoveries From the Frontiers of Neuroplasticity”
Eva Geueke is a certified Feldenkrais Practitioner with 30 years of experience teaching internationally and seeing clients of all walks of life and conditions from athletes to the elderly and babies. She has worked extensively with people with neurological problems: to mention a few – MS, Parkinson and CP. Here in Honolulu Eva has been working with children with CP diagnosis with excellent results.
Eva will also be teaching a one day Feldenkrais for Health Professionals Workshop on September 10th
If you are a Health Professional and would like to claim your HALF OFF price for this event, please fill out the form below.