All upcoming workshops will be posted here! Watch this space. 🙂
Community Movement Workshop Series
Gerri Houlihan’s popular Community Movement Workshop Series has been renamed COMMUNITY MOVES and added to our regular class schedule! Please check under ADULT CLASSES in the left column for more informatioon and class registration (or just click here).
Drop-in Community Moves classes are $15 each, or you can purchase the full 13 week semester for $130 (this special deal available for Community Moves drop-in ONLY). Call 919-797-2871 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions!
parkinson’s movement initiative
Pilates for Parkinson’s workshops will transition into our regular class schedule and are now joined by weekly Dance for PD classes as part of our Parkinson’s Movement Initiative. Please check under ADULT CLASSES in the left column for more information and class registration (or just click here).
In the meantime we are adding MORE exciting one-off workshops to choose from Fall Term in addition to our weekly drop-in classes:
The Levin JCC: 1937 Cornwallis Rd Durham, NC 27705
October 22, 2017
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Participants will learn choreography in a variety of dance styles including ballet, modern, jazz, and folk, and will also have opportunities to improvise, creating unique movement sequences. A typical class includes movement done seated, standing, and locomoting, with adaptations offered based on each individual’s level of comfort and mobility.
Class participants can expect to receive individualized feedback, help creating an at-home exercise plan if desired, and Q&A about resources and information with instructors Eleanor Pleasants, PT, DPT and Emily Rhodes, PT, DPT, LSVT cert(R).
This 90 minute workshop is part of the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative and will include a bit of lecture and a lot of practice. Participants will learn and experience the benefits of Yin Yoga: greater flexibility, relaxation, increased energy, improved self awareness, and more.
Yin yoga is a slow practice that makes heavy use of props and blankets to assist in achieving a comfortable pose. All exercises are performed on the floor and poses will be held for several minutes each.
I have enjoyed teaching Yin Yoga for 3 years. It’s a different approach to exercising your body and mind. Instead of pushing and stressing the body, you relax into your muscles, wake up connective tissues and become more aware of physical sensations. Exercises are held for several minutes so you also become very aware of your busy thoughts and mind. – Meg
All exercises are performed on the floor. No experience is necessary. Let’s all learn together!
American Dance Festival is excited to offer these NEW Parkinson’s Movement Initiative classes in partnership with NC Dance for Parkinson’s and Poe Wellness Solutions and supported by a grant from the Parkinson’s Foundation. Through funds raised by Moving Day® North Carolina, a walk for Parkinson’s, all classes offered through the Parkinson’s Movement Initiative are free for people living with PD and their caregivers.