Q. Do I need special equipment and clothes to practice Yoga?
A. You can wear any comfortable clothing, and we provide all the equipment.
Q. Isn’t yoga only for flexible people?
A. Yoga is for people who want, among other things, to become more flexible. Much of the Yoga for People with Parkinson’s practice is done from a seated position (chair or mobility device), or standing, using a chair back for balance.
Q. I thought yoga was just for women.
A. Yoga for People with Parkinson’s classes average equal numbers of men and women.
Q. Isn’t Yoga just stretching?
A. Yoga for People with Parkinson’s classes focus on delivering a well-rounded regimen of stretching, strengthening, and balance exercises. Even students who have practiced yoga before are surprised by the workout they get.
Q: What is an “RYT?”
A: RYT stands for Registered Yoga Teacher. This indicates a yoga teacher has completed a 200-hour Yoga Alliance registered teacher-training program and has registered him or herself with the Yoga Alliance.