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Parkinson's Disease & the Art of Moving

Days & Locations: Mondays and Tuesdays, 10:30-12:00 - Berkeley Branch
Thursdays 12:30 - 2 PM - Oakland Branch

Cost: $120/month

Practice balance, coordination, stretching, loosening joints, breathing, walking, turning, and recovering from a fall. Try vocal exercises and speech training, power breathing, and reading poetry and prose aloud with attention to pace, rhythm, and articulation. Enrollment is limited. Berkeley instructor, John Argue, can be reached at 510-985-2645 & Oakland instructor, Carol Fisher, can be reached at 925.566.4181 for more information, class fees, or to enroll.  

Moving Qi

Days & Times: Tuesdays, 12:00-1:30pm,
Wednesdays, 12:30  -2PM

Cost & Location: $35/semester, Berkeley Branch

Learn to promote relaxation and increase circulation through acupressure and movement. Improve your balance, release tension, and develop your strength. Learn traditional Asian methods for balancing the energy related to back pain and other issues, promoting well-being and vitality at both the physical and emotional level. For adults 55+. Co-sponsored by Berkeley Adult School, with instructor Kathleen Davis.  

Feldenkrais Awareness Through Movement

Days & Times: Wednesdays, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM- Beginner Class
Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 AM - Intermediate Class

Cost & Location: $35/semester, Berkeley Branch

Through a series of movement exercises, each lesson provides an experience that leads to improved coordination, flexibility, and balance, creating greater physical comfort and relaxation. Three levels of Feldenkrais are offered; please note that the Advanced lessons can be quite strenuous and are intended for students with extensive experience in the Feldenkrais method. For adults 55+. Co-sponsored by Berkeley Adult School, with instructor Kay Ellyard.

Fitness 55+

Day & Time: Thursdays, 9:15  -10:45AM

Cost & Location: $35/semester, Berkeley Branch

Full body workout includes low-impact aerobics, stretching and flexibility exercises, balance work, and strength training. Emphasis is on enjoying yourself!  Instructor Naomi Puro has 35 years teaching experience.  For adults 55+.  Co-sponsored by Berkeley Adult School.


For more information on Health & Wellness classes offered at the JCC East Bay, please call the JCC Front Desk at 510.848.0237.