Yoga Versus Resistance Training for Parkinson's Patients

We are seeking volunteers to participate in a research study examining the effects of YOGA compared to conventional exercise in Parkinson’s disease.

Total time commitment is 24 classes over 12 weeks (classes will be twice a week for 60 minute sessions), and two clinic visits.

The study will involve gentle Iyengar-style yoga or conventional resistance exercise, questionnaires, telephone follow-up evaluations, and neurological examinations.

Yoga/resistance classes will take place at Northwestern’s Prentice Women’s Hospital (250 E. Superior St., Chicago, Illinois) and Northwestern Lake Forest Fitness Center (1200 North Westmoreland Road, Lake Forest, Illinois), and clinic visits will be held at Northwestern’s Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Clinic (675 N. St. Clair St., Suite 20-100, Chicago, Illinois).

Parking vouchers will be provided for all study visits.

Criteria to Participate

Patients with Parkinson's Disease AND

Learn More Or Participate

If you are interested in learning more about about this study or participating, please call or email:

C. Danielle Tan

Newly Diagnosed

Newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease and not yet treated? Please complete the Northwestern Medicine Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorders Center online appointment form to discuss next steps.

Feinberg is not a site of care. PDMDC faculty see patients through our affiliated clinic.