Donna Brooks is a somatic movement educator and therapist, Yogi, and embodied meditator who has 35 years of experience teaching, counseling and coaching in movement and the healing arts.

Parkinson's Patients

I offer movement and yoga classes or private one-on-one work specific to those who live with Parkinson’s disease.
You can  move with more grace,  improve posture, reduce pain, prevent falls, have better balance and coordination, stop worrying.

These classes improve coordination, dexterity, strength, balance, motor control, gait, and rapidity. They also help you generate the emotional resiliency you need to face this disease. Students report feeling both energized and more calm.

  • Weekly Movement and  Yoga Lab for Parkinson’s Disease: Wednesdays, 9:30-10:45 in Hadley, MA. Call or email for more information or registration.
  • Individual Therapeutic Yoga and Movement for Parkinson’s Disease. Call or email for more information or registration.

I work with proper breathing, balancing the connective tissue matrix and equalizing the need for vigorous movement with ease and relaxation. I have worked with Parkinson’s patients for a decade. Based on Mark Morris Dance for Parkinson’s, the Boston University Yoga for Parkinson’s programs and my own insights. This class teaches fun and accessible movements that support dexterity, strength, balance, walking, vocalization, flexibility, motor control, and rapidity. I have taught my work through the Dartmouth- Hitchcock Medical Parkinson’s program and presented it at the International Movement and Cognition Conference 2018 Harvard University.

Class size limited / $120 / 6 weeks

Wednesdays 9:30 – 10:45 am EST