Students work on flexibility, coordination, and upright posture using a variety of seated and standing positions. To improve walking and balance, and to practice fall prevention, we use a significant amount of standing and stepping in many directions . Each week includes Parkinson’s Wellness Recovery(PWR)!Moves — usually standing and sitting. Going to the floor is an option I encourage. We move in variety of positions on the floor (back, front, side-lying, sitting) as well as in all-fours and modified all-fours positions. We include one or more short intervals of higher intensity training, some strength training and facial, vocal and hand exercises in response to individual needs. We use music and each class session is unique. Students will receive a video recording of the class for subsequent practice during the week.
For this online class, you will need the following :
— a chair with a firm seat that includes open floor space on either side and behind it
— a mat and floor space on all sides of it, ideally in a location seen by your device camera
— access to about 5 feet of blank wall space with 4 feet minimum open floor space in front
— stretchy band for strength training
— the most recent version of zoom software loaded on your device (assistance available)