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What can People with Parkinson's Do For Themselves Besides Taking Their Medication?: Exploring Alexander technique (AT) for managing symptoms of Parkinson's

  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Asheville 1 Edwin Place Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)

An Introductory Workshop for
People with Parkinson's, Care Partners,
PD Service Professionals

Led by Monika Gross, Executive Director of The Poise Project
Alexander technique for Parkinson's initiative

For more info or to confirm attendance please contact: or 828-254-3102

Suggested donation:  $10

Alexander technique (AT) is a way of managing symptoms for people with Parkinson's.

While dance or exercise programs offer satisfying and necessary periods of choreographed, aerobic or strengthening movement, AT works directly with cognition to teach new ways of thinking about organizing movement while carrying out exercise or during daily activities away from class.

Learn about this practical self-management method to improve and, as much as possible, restore functional movement patterns.  

Learn how people with Parkinson’s can gain expertise to carry out activities with greater confidence and minimal interference from PD symptoms.

Family members and other care partners can benefit themselves from these stress management skills, as well as serve as supportive partners in their loved ones’ continued application of these principles.

AT classes are an integral part of the Edmund J Safra Parkinsons Wellness Program in NYC administered through the JCC/Langone Hospital.

AT is being adopted by Parkinsons Alberta in Edmonton Canada as a one-to-one and group intervention for people with Parkinson's.

Learn more about current programs, research and applications of AT for Parkinson’s at: