THE POISE PROJECT® Alexander technique (AT) teacher teams
have offered Poise Tune UP! stations at
Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day® events around the country.

Here are some of the "Take Aways" of people living with Parkinson's, their care partners, families, and friends after a brief AT "tune up" lesson!

 

THE POISE PROJECT® Alexander technique teacher teams introduce participants to lightness and ease using mindful AT principles of widened awareness and some simple cues.

Pause

Exhale

Heels Down

Lighten Up

Poise!

 

THE POISE PROJECT® is honored to be the recipient of a $25,000 grant from
the
Parkinson's Foundation as part of their 2017 Moving Day® Community Grant program in the North Carolina Triangle area, and a second $10,000 2018 grant to expand our care partner program to the Washington DC Metro Area.

This grant supports our program
PARTNERING WITH POISE:  ALEXANDER TECHNIQUE (AT) FOR CARE PARTNERS
at eight sites across North Carolina. 
 
 Learn more about this program. Click here!

For more information on 2018 Moving Day® walks, visit https://movingdaywalk.org/

To support or participate in the 5th Annual NC Triangle Moving Day® walk in Cary NC in October 2018, visit https://movingdaywalk.org/event/moving-day-nc-triangle/

Learn more about the Parkinson's Foundation Moving Day® Community Grants and the programs they have funded for 2017, visit:  https://movingdaywalk.org/why-we-walk/

The Parkinson's Foundation is working toward a world without Parkinson's disease. Formed by the merger of the National Parkinson Foundation (NPF) and the Parkinson's Disease Foundation (PDF), the mission of the Parkinson's Foundation is to invest in promising scientific research that will end Parkinson's disease and improve the lives of people with Parkinson's, and their families, through improved treatments, support and the best care. For more information, visit www.parkinson.org or call (800) 4PD-INFO (473-4636) or (800) 457-6676.

Parkinson's disease (PD) affects an estimated one million Americans and ten million worldwide. PD is the second most common neurodegenerative disease after Alzheimer's and is the 14th leading cause of death in the United States. It is associated with a progressive loss of motor control (e.g., shaking or tremor at rest and lack of facial expression) as well as non-motor symptoms (e.g., depression and anxiety). There is no cure for PD and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed each year in the United States alone.