We at NWI Parkinsons recognize the danger that this virus represents to our Parkinsons Community. This class has resumed however for the safety and well being of everyone we see, we are placing certain precautions and requirements to our classes. Please read carefully, so you'll be prepared and know what to expect when you come to class.
We will be requiring all participants to sign a Covid-19 liability waiver. Our classes will be participate at your own risk. However we are trying to create as safe of an environment as possible to minimize exposure risk.
Temperature - when you arrive we will be taking your temperature with a no contact infrared thermometer
Social Distancing - we are asking that social distancing be maintained at our facility and will help to facilitate this by placing markers or chairs at appropriate distances for each participant.
Masks/Face Coverings - due to the high risk clientele that we serve, we are making it mandatory for all participants to wear masks or some type of face covering. If you do not have one, one will be provided to you.
Cleaning of equipment - All equipment must be wiped down between participant use.
Hand Washing - We ask that all participants wash their hands before and after class.
Yoga Mats - Due to the need to minimize risk of exposure we are asking that all participants
bring their own yoga mats to class. We have purchased a few new ones that will be available for sale if you are unable to go out and buy one ahead of time.
Balance Training involves gentle movement, sound, visualization and meditation. It doesn't matter your age or ability,
Our balance training class features Qigong practice which typically involves moving meditation, coordinating slow-flowing movement, deep rhythmic breathing, and a calm meditative state of mind. Qigong is traditionally viewed as a practice to cultivate and balance qi (pronounced approximately as "chi"), translated as "life energy".
Researchers have examined qigong in connection with a wide range of medical conditions including hypertension (high blood pressure), pain, cancer and Parkinson's Disease, and with respect to quality of life.
Stretching helps people affected by Parkinson's Disease reduce stiffness, improve mobility, posture, gait and balance. Stretching the hamstrings and calves helps to maintain circulation, decrease knee pain, improve ankle joint flexibility, and improves your ability to return to a standing position after bending over. Chest and back stretching helps relieve upper back pain, improve posture, maintain flexibility in your spinal muscles, ligaments and fascia as well as reduces stiffness, improves range of motion, and decreases tension. Shoulder and arm stretching helps musculature that are important for most activities of daily living and increases range of motion in wrists and relieves stress in forearms.
This class is taught by Elizabeth Woodbury and Madeline Wilson.
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