Approximately 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease each year. Incidence of PD increases with age, but an estimated four percent of people with PD are diagnosed before age 50. Men are 1.5 times more likely to have PD than women.
The Multiple Sclerosis Foundation estimates that more than 400,000 people in the United States and about 2.5 million people around the world have MS. About 200 new cases are diagnosed each week in the United States.
Yoga is a beneficial complementary therapy for both Parkinson's Disease and Multiple Sclerosis. Kula for Karma's movement disorder classes are designed to help increase flexibility, improve posture, loosen tight or painful muscles, and boost confidence and sense of well-being. Our teachers are specifically trained in therapeutic yoga techniques for movement disorders, stages of each condition, anatomical & physiological changes, treatments & implications, emotional impact, and the mind-body connection.
Saint Barnabas Medical Center, Livingston, NJ Push to Walk, Riverdale, NY Valley Hospital, Ridgewood, NJ
North Jersey Brain and Spine Center, Oradell NJ Montefiore Nyack Hospital, Nyack, NY
"Traditional yoga provides a broad spectrum of benefits. However, there are many who can’t participate in standard yoga classes. For those with conditions such as cancer, cardiac disease, spine surgeries, or movement disorders, population-specific classes open the door to yoga experiences that are not only safe, sensible, and stress-relieving, but deeply therapeutic. There is no doubt in my mind that this custom-tailored, deeply informed yoga is profoundly therapeutic and healing for our students. It is a great honor to serve them; they are our greatest teachers"
- Charlotte Chandler Stone, Director, Integrative Yoga Therapeutics, Kula for Karma