Keep Moving

. . . With Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s

Rock Steady Boxing NoVaIn Mclean | Rock Steady Boxing NOVA
When: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 1:30 pm
Where: 8501 Tyco Road A-2, Vienna, VA 22182
In Sterling  |  Rock Steady Boxing NOVA
When: Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays from 10:00 am
Where: Disciple MMA Academy, 21620 Ridgetop Circle Unit 100A, Sterling, VA 20164

Contact: Alec Langstein, Owner/Coach
Email:   |   Phone: (571) 730-8553

. . . . With Yoga Therapy

In Vienna  |  Growing Resilience: Mindfulness and Body Awareness for People with Parkinson’s Disease

When: Beginning with a kickoff weekend Saturday, September 28 and Sunday, September 29, and followed by 4 Sundays in October
Where: Emmaus United Church of Christ – 900 Maple Ave E, Vienna, VA
Cost: $345.00
This 6-week class series is designed to bring the benefits of mindfulness and body connection to people with Parkinson’s, and empower them towards greater inner resilience, well-being and quality of life. We combine strategies and techniques drawn from the clinically studied Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program with therapeutic yoga practices. Each class will include an adaptive yoga practice. All elements improve breath, movement, and body awareness, while reducing body tension and addressing symptoms of depression and anxiety often experienced by people with Parkinson’s.

Participants will receive follow-up support for each 2-hour class, including a weekly video download offering a short home practice highlighting adaptive yoga-based movements to improve stability, balance, and flexibility.

Participants will also receive (2) 60-minute private sessions—one each with Trisha and Carolyn respectively, designed to help customize supportive home practices further. SPACE IS LIMITED.

The class will be co-led by long-time MBSR instructor Trisha Stotler, and Heart Tree Yoga owner and certified yoga therapist Carolyn Black-Bagdoyan, creator of THRIVE: Supporting People with Parkinson’s Through Yoga Therapeutics.
​Questions? or 703-862-5922.

. . . With Dance for PD® – also Streamed Online

Local classes offered in Arlington by the Bowen McCauley Dance Company
Wednesdays, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
At: Kenmore Middle School,
200 S. Carlin Springs Road, Arlington, VA

More information about this class and others in Virginia on the Bowen McCauley Dance Company website (click here) and also the Dance for PD website (click here)Dance for PDWatch streamed Dance for PD® classes from the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, NY. A new class will be streamed on the last Wednesday of each month. Check in here for updates.

*Update 8/2/19*
Dance for PD® released it’s streamed class this month. Anyone can join these classes from the comfort of their home!
This particular class is taught by the David Levanthal.  Click here to view and participate in David’s class.

About David Levanthal (this is only the Parkinson’s part!)
David is Program Director and one of the founding teachers of MMDG’s Dance for PD® program, which offers weekly classes for people with Parkinson’s throughout New York City, fosters similar classes in more than 300 communities in 25 countries around the world, and presents acclaimed training workshops for teachers interested in leading Dance for PD® classes. He received the 2018 Martha Hill Dance Fund Mid-Career Artist Award, the 2016 World Parkinson Congress Award for Distinguished Contribution to the Parkinson community and the 2013 Alan Bonander Humanitarian Award. He’s co-produced three volumes of a successful At Home DVD series for the program and has been instrumental in initiating and designing innovative projects involving live streaming and Moving Through Glass, a dance-based Google Glass App for people with Parkinson’s. He is in demand as a speaker at international conferences and symposiums, and has spoken about the intersection of dance, Parkinson’s and health at the Lincoln Center Global Exchange, Edinburgh International Culture Summit, University of Michigan, Rutgers, Penn State Hershey Medical Center, Brown, Stanford, Columbia, Georgetown, Tufts, and Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Liège (Belgium), and Peking Union Medical Center, among others. Leventhal designed and currently teaches a pioneering dance-based elective course that is part of the Narrative Medicine curriculum at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Click here to read more about David.

A message from Dance for PD® about their streamed classes (8/2/19)
We have established a new home for our streaming videos on the Dance for PD website. We hope this will make it easier to access these valuable resources. We will continue to provide free access to our monthly stream for anyone who wishes to view the class. After one month, the featured class will be transferred to our Streamed Class Archive and available free of charge to Dance for PD Members who log into our website with their membership credentials.
This new structure will allow us to continue to sustain the ongoing streamed programming you have come to expect from us. If you’re not already a member and would like to access the full resources of our archive*, please click here to join us today.
*Although the new platform is now operational, it will take us some time to fully populate the new archive as we continue to migrate videos to the platform during the next few weeks. We appreciate your patience and understanding during this transition.

. . .  With a Parkinson’s Cycle Class

In Vienna | Parkinson’s Cycle Class at Cycle Chi 

When: Tuesdays and Thursdays 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Where: Cycle Chi, 211 Mill Street, NE, Vienna, VA 22180 (located next to Pennywise Thriftshop).

Requirements: A pre-class assessment is required to take the class to ensure safety. Cost is only $10 (first class fee). Participant must be able to get on and off bike with minimal assistance and be able to pedal safely. Assessments may be scheduled via email to or by calling Krista at 703-303-0600 and will take 10-20 minutes.

Scheduling: Classes are drop in, but it is highly recommended that you reserve your bike in advance to ensure you have a spot in the class. Space is limited to 20 bikes and without a reservation you are not guaranteed a spot. Reservations can be made online at or by calling Krista 703-303-0600 (please call more than 1 hour prior to class starting).

Cost: Cost will be the same as other cycle class passes which can be purchased online or in the studio. Class packs do not expire and can be used at any time.
$21 – Single Class Pass                                     $100 – 5 Class Pack ($20 per class)
$190 – 10 Class Pack ($19 per class)               $360 – 20 Class Pack ($18 per class)

For more information or questions please contact Krista via email or phone 703-303-0600.
Hope to see you there for a fun workout!

. . . with Interactive Metronome Training

When:  Availability Monday-Saturday
Where:  Fairfax City
Contact:  Mary Schlesinger
Email: / Phone: 703-934-4785
Cost:  Assessment $50 / One-on-One Sessions $150/Hr
Interactive Metronome (IM) can help improve balance, coordination, and gait.  And, in turn, reduce fall risk.  And that’s only part of what IM training can do.  The 1.5 hour assessment is a great introduction to this powerful technology.  Learn what IM is all about, ask questions, set goals, work through the assessment exercises, and see how you score (at the millisecond level).  Accommodations can be made for wheel chairs and walkers.

. . . and there’s more

The Parkinson Foundation of the National Capital Area (PFNCA) offers a variety of exercise programs including climbing for Parkinson’s and Tai Chi, as well as communications clubs.

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