This support group is created by patients for patients in the belief that together we can make a difference in the quality of our lives.

Please join us at our meetings. The cost is FREE. Please try to rsvp if at all possible. We look forward to seeing you!


Two students from Washington State University, Riverfront campus, have generously offered to coordinate a meeting for the Spring of 2019. The meeting will be held at St. Lukes Rehabilitation Institute, 711 So. Cowley St., (location map), Spokane

The Positive Effects of Yoga on Muscle Relaxation
Friday, April 26, 2019
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
St. Luke’s Rehabilitation Institute
711 S. Cowley St
Room 200 (Main Conference Room), inside Main entrance, adjacent to info. desk
Spokane, WA 99202

The presenter is Jenni Wade, WSU Campus Yoga Instructor. Presentation will be followed by Q&A, and a chance for social conversation/dystonia discussion.
It will be FUN and informative!
Cost is Free.


Speech Therapy
Join the Parkinson’s Speech Therapy group at EWU to see if it helps with dystonia as well.
Thursdays, 11:00-11:50 am
Call Doreen Nichols to register at 509-828-1333.
It’s FUN!

Tremble Clefs- for singing and voice therapy...and fun!
Singing is exceptionally good medicine, known to lift spirits while strengthening voices and facial, throat, and swallowing muscles made weak by PD. Join the Parkinson’s Therapy group on the second Tuesday of the month - 1:00PM. See if it helps with Dysphonia as well. Resource Center | 1420 E Sprague Ave | Spokane, WA
Tremble Clefs

NWPF's Live Streamed Yoga
Practice yoga designed for people with Parkinson's and movement disorders. Classes are led by Renee Le Verrier, RYT, a stroke survivor, certified yoga instructor, author and person living with Parkinson's. Wednesdays, 1:30 - 2:15 pm Online - register on the website:
Yoga for Parkinson's Online

Music Therapy - Body, Mind and Spirit
Music has many healing properties and in this Music Therapy experience Carla Carnegie, Certified Music Therapist, leads the group in music exercises that involves voice, movement, percussion instruments and much more. Join the Parkinson's group for this uplifting experience.
Wednesdays, 2 - 3 pm Resource Center | 1420 E Sprague Ave | Spokane, WA

Dance Therapy Group:
The Parkinson's Resource Center of Spokane has developed a wonderful dance program based on the Mark Morris Dance Program in New York. We are invited to join this program to help ourselves develop better balance, freedom of movement, social interaction, and confidence while discovering the joy of dance.
This program is easy for anyone to do (since our warm up exercises are done while sitting on chairs), and dance is an incredibly fun way to exercise. You do not need a partner. The teacher keeps you laughing, and the pianist is top caliber — he used to be an accompanist for the Martha Graham dance troupe!
(except no classes during January and the summer months from June through August)
11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Gonzaga Theatre Dance Studio
corner of Desmet and Pearl
Cost: Free, but small contribution is always welcome

NWPF's Mindful Compassion Hour
Second Wednesday of the month, 6 - 7 pm - Online
Learn the practices of mindfulness and compassion with Bartja Wachtel, MSW, LICSW, Mindful Self-Compassion trained teacher. Watch from the comfort of your own home with a computer and an internet connection!
For Information at the NWPF website
Learning meditation can help us focus our thoughts and decrease anxiety as we confront dystonia. It can also help in every aspect of our lives.

Mindfulness Meditation with Dori Langevin
Visit www.mainstream-mindfulness.com for when and where these meditation classes are available.
Learning meditation can help us focus and calm anxiety.

Yoga Instruction by offered by 3 great studios

Sunflower Yoga, an Iyengar yoga studio serving Spokane and Spokane Valley

Harmony Yoga

South Perry Yoga



A support group of the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation and the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association.
With thanks to the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, the National Spasmodic Torticollis Association, as well as St. Lukes Rehabilitation Institute.