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Practice yoga with Renee Le Verrier, RYT, stroke survivor, certified yoga instructor, author and person living with Parkinson's. Classes are free and will take place every Wednesday. Register for upcoming classes below.

Upcoming Events

Yoga Class 2.22.17 2/22/2017 @ 1:30 PM PST
Yoga Class 3.1.17 3/01/2017 @ 1:30 PM PST
Yoga Class 3.8.17 3/08/2017 @ 1:30 PM PST
Yoga Class 3.15.17 3/15/2017 @ 1:30 PM PST
Yoga Class 3.22.17 3/22/2017 @ 1:30 PM PST
Yoga Class 3.29.17 3/29/2017 @ 1:30 PM PST

Class Description

The aim of each class is to build strength, flexibility and balance, reduce muscle rigidity and the grip Parkinson's has on body as well as spirit. The instructor modifies traditional poses, adapts flows and restructures the standard yoga class format to target physical needs, and bring balance to life with Parkinson's.

Each 45-minute class focuses on areas particular to Parkinson's. Supports - chair, wall, cushion, block, blanket - aid balance and reduce the fear of falling. This clears the mind for opportunities to notice areas of strength. Classes include a mix of the following
  • demonstration and step-by-step movements with variations (such as seated or standing)
  • cues on how, what and where to notice yoga's effects
  • relaxation techniques 
  • tips to try
  • ways to apply yoga to everyday activities
Since the class is live, on-the-spot strategies for "off" times, dyskinesia and dystonia weave through each class.

Meet Renee

Renee Le Verrier's HeadshotRenee Le Verrier, RYT, is a stroke survivor, certified yoga instructor, author and person living with Parkinson's. Renee specializes in designing modifications to yoga to benefit people with movement disorders. She has taught at Massachusetts General Hospital, for a stroke recovery program and with the Massachusetts Chapter of APDA. The author of Yoga for Movement Disorders as well as its Companion DVD, Renee also presents on yoga and Parkinson's at conferences, support groups and yoga teacher trainings. She shares insights and resources on yoga and Parkinson's in her blog, which Healthline named Best of the Web in 2014 and 2015. 

Other books by Renee include a yoga alphabet book, A, B, C,... X, Yoga, Z and A Treasure Hunt for Mama and Me: Helping Children Cope with Parental Illness. She wrote the first working with her son. The second was written for him.

Recently from the East Coast, Renee now lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, son and the gentle giant that is her service dog. 

Previously Recorded Events

Yoga Class 2.15.17
February 15th, 2017
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 2.8.17
February 8th, 2017
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 2.1.17
February 1st, 2017
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 1.25.17
January 25th, 2017
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 1.18.17
January 18th, 2017
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 12.14.16
December 14th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 12.7.16
December 7th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 11.30.16
November 30th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 11.16.16
November 16th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 11.9.16
November 9th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 11.2.16
November 2nd, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 10.19.16
October 19th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 10.12.16
October 12th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 10.5.16
October 5th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 9.28.16
September 28th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 9.14.16
September 14th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 9.7.16
September 7th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 8.31.16
August 31st, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 8.24.16
August 24th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 8.17.16
August 17th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 8.10.16
August 10th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 8.3.16
August 3rd, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 7.20.16
July 20th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 7.6.16
July 6th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 6.29.16
June 29th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 6.22.16
June 22nd, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 6.15.16
June 15th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 6.8.16
June 8th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 6.1.16
June 1st, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 5.18.16
May 18th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 5.11.16
May 11th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 5.4.16
May 4th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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Yoga Class 4.27.16
April 27th, 2016
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor,...
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