Parkinson’s Wellness Workshop: Qigong - Dragon Crane Inc. (open to all)
Tremor. Rigidity. Freezing. Loss of balance. Poor posture. You know how Parkinson's disease affects movement. Medication can help, but did you know that movement and exercise can also help? Research has found that exercise can significantly improve both motor and non-motor symptoms of PD. It can also enhance strength, stamina, mood, and general well-being. So come move with us! This workshop is for people who have Parkinson's disease, but we welcome anyone who wants to learn some basic boxing skills and Qigong techniques. No experience and no equipment required. Just wear comfortable clothing and clear a little space in your living room so you can move.
- Introduce basic boxing and Qigong skills to people who have Parkinson’s disease and other movement disorders so they can see how movement can help them feel better
- Introduce basic boxing and Qigong skills to anyone who wants to improve balance, posture, agility, strength, conditioning, breathing and energy
- Get moving, get sweaty, have fun!
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Robyn Mathews-Lingen is founding director of Dragon Crane Inc., a non-profit bringing martial arts-based wellness programming to anyone who wants to learn, regardless of ability to pay. She is a 5th degree black belt in Shaolin Kenpo Karate, and the only woman in the U.S. certified to teach Ting Sing Qigong under Floating Monk master Jeff Larson. She is a certified personal trainer and has completed certification with the Brian Grant Foundation Parkinson's exercise training program.