Yin Yoga for Parkinson’s: Flexibility and Letting Go

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!

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About the instructor:

Meg Poe is dedicated to health and happiness through movement and mindful living.  She is a Duke-certified Integrative Health Coach, a Registered Yoga Teacher, and a certified Pilates instructor with a Masters degree in Exercise Physiology from UNC-Chapel Hill.   She has been directly involved in educating and training students in the integration of mindful, healthy movement for over 25 years. A dedicated student comments, “Meg is a skillful practitioner herself and a masterful teacher who knows how to create an atmosphere that is relaxed, respectful, meditative, yet informal and fun. There is no pressure to perform or compete – students are free to adapt the exercises, with Meg’s guidance, to their own abilities and needs.”  PoeWellnessSolutions.com.  


This workshop is part of the PARKINSON’S MOVEMENT INITIATIVE

American Dance Festival is proud to offer our 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.

About This Event

ADF's Samuel H. Scripps Studios, 721 Broad Street, Durham, NC 27705

April 26, 2018
10:30 am - 12:00 pm