Yoga opportunity for people with Parkinson’s

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Teaching a new class for people with Parkinson’s has been something Teresa Zupancich been thinking about for a long time.

The yoga instructor is also a physical therapist assistant. She told us she hadn’t heard of any opportunities like this in the area, so she decided to dive right in.

“Yoga is adaptable. I’m excited. I want to be able to help people with their symptoms,” Zupancich shared.

Plus, it gives people a chance to keep moving, despite a difficult diagnosis.

“So being able to participate in some activity that is inclusive with people who have similar diagnoses and similar issues and concerns can help people feel better about themselves. And yoga in general just helps people develop and maybe take a different perspective on things and and get to know their body better and understand better how they can move,” she added.

The class is in a beautiful shared space at In Harmony Reiki and Inner Wellness in West Duluth. It’s right on the corner of Grand Avenue and 57th Avenue, next to Mr. D’s.

That business is the dream of Debbie Merrick, who offers Reiki energy healing, posture training, life coaching, and more.

“We really have to be intentional about taking care of ourselves and getting ourselves on stable ground. so that we can be in community with one another safely and comfortably and respectfully,” Merrick told us.

The yoga class for Parkinson’s patients is every Thursday, from 11:15am-12pm, until October 13th.

In Harmony is at 5628 Grand Avenue in Duluth.

Cost is $30 per class.

To RSVP, email or 218-391-8778

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Caregivers are encouraged to come as well, for social time afterwards.