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San Diego - Manage Symptoms of Parkinson's & Care Partner Challenges Using Alexander Technique (AT) Principles: An Active-Learning Workshop (FULL)

  • County of San Diego Health & Human Services Agency Health Services Complex, 2841 Rosecrans Street San Diego CA 92101 (map)
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Manage Symptoms of Parkinson's & Care Partner Challenges Using Alexander Technique (AT) Principles: An Active-Learning Workshop

 

Our Workshop has filled to capacity, so unfortunately we can no longer take reservations. However, we will be organizing more Alexander technique (AT)-based workshops and classes for the Parkinson's community in San Diego! We also will be able to connect you to local AT specialists.

If you would like us to keep you informed, please click on the link below and fill out the form and we will contact you about any future AT lessons, workshops or classes in the San Diego area!

https://www.thepoiseproject.org/san-diego-future-programming

 

We are also having a similar workshop in North Los Angeles on Friday, April 27, 2018, and we do have spaces in that at this time. If you would like to register for that one, or you know someone who would like to attend there, please go to this link for more information: 
https://www.thepoiseproject.org/north-los-angeles-workshop

 

 AT for Parkinson's Active Learning Workshop in London UK

AT for Parkinson's Active Learning Workshop in London UK

"AT for Parkinson's" is an initiative of The Poise Project®

 

Our goal is to demonstrate how adaptive Alexander-based programs can show PlwPD how to actively choose and use functional patterns that promote optimal postural tone, empowering them to manage their physical symptoms, increasing their independence and enhancing their overall quality of life. Non-motor symptoms such as anxiety, fatigue and sleep interruption can also be addressed using AT principles.

  • As a Person Living with Parkinson's (PlwPD) you can learn how to begin applying Alexander-based strategies to help improve your balance, alignment and movement, and prevent falls and "freezing."
     

  • As a Care Partner of a PlwPD you can learn how to begin applying Alexander-based strategies to help meet the day-to-day physical and emotional stresses of caregiving.

 

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MONIKA GROSS is the Executive Director of THE POISE PROJECT, an independent nonprofit created in 2016 in the USA for the sole purpose of bringing the principles of Alexander technique (AT) to a broader population. Our mission is maintaining natural poise throughout all stages and challenges of life. Monika presented the model for THE POISE PROJECT in a workshop in August 2015 at the 10th International Congress of the FM Alexander Technique at the University of Limerick in Ireland. Her strategic model draws on six years of research that grew out of her interest in facilitating broader access to the educational principles of AT through targeted initiatives, with "AT for Parkinson's" being the first.  

Monika is a senior teacher of the Alexander technique, had her first AT lesson in 1976, and was certified in 1985. She taught in New York City for 25 years and in North Carolina since 2010. From 2011-12 she was on the faculty of the Hayes School of Music at Appalachian State University. Monika is a member of the Western North Carolina AT teacher consortium: Alexander Teachers of the Mountain Region (ATMR), is a teaching member of the American Society for the Alexander Technique (AmSAT) and Alexander Technique International (ATI), and a Registered Somatic Movement Educator (RSME) with the International Somatic Movement Education & Therapy Association (ISMETA). Her particular passion is in preserving natural poise in children and youth.

Email:  monika.gross@thepoiseproject.org
Website:  thepoiseproject.org
Phone:  (USA) 1-828-254-3102 (EST)               
Skype: thepoiseproject

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THE POISE PROJECT® is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization launched in 2016 to bring Alexander technique principles to new populations, and to increase accessibility across broad socio-economic groups.

Our Mission is maintaining natural poise and personal growth throughout all stages and challenges of life through the principles of Alexander technique (AT).

Our Mission is realized through promotion of the profession, creation of programs adapted for specific populations and industries, and support of cutting edge research in the field.

We use a coordinated team approach uniting individuals who have benefited from AT, industry expert advocates, and AT professionals.