Faith: A True Sense of Community

Faith Gilbert has been a part of YogaReach since (2016). As a physical therapist, this ISSA-certified senior fitness trainer has coached also classes tailored to people with Parkinson’s disease at InMotion and the Amalia Foundation in Northeast Ohio. Her specialized training from Delay the Disease and Parkinsons Wellness Recovery (PWR) has enabled YogaReach to provide a comprehensive movement program to the clients we serve and the professionals we train. A champion for people with Parkinson’s and their carepartners, she focuses on the clients, not the disease. To Faith, these are people from a variety of backgrounds, ages, physical and mental abilities. Faith met YogaReach founder Char Gros

Why Music Matters

Music is a part of our lives. At YogaReach, it’s also a crucial tool to engage the brains of people with Parkinson’s disease. Thanks to neuroscience, we regularly use music to address three vital areas that impact our clients’ lives. Attention, Cognition and Working Memory Ambient music helps us to relax or focus on challenging cognitive tasks, like studying. At YogaReach, music can also be used as a diversion to challenge the brain's neuropsychological functions. An Italian study has identified improvements in frontal lobe function (cognitive flexibility, processing speed, attention, and working memory) when music therapy is used. By distracting our clients with lively music while concurren

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