Meditation and Mindfulness for Parkinson's disease

At Black Dog Fitness, we believe in the power of the body to benefit the mind as well as the mind’s ability to benefit of the body.

Join us to discover the transformative benefits of meditation and mindfulness for reducing the physical and emotional symptoms of Parkinson’s disease. Embrace the present moment, find peace, and improve your life.

Don’t miss out! Reserve your spot for our upcoming Meditation and Mindfulness for Parkinson’s disease event on Saturday, March 2nd, 2024. Learn from David Patterson, PhD, a renowned mindfulness expert, and make a positive change in your life. Limited spots available, so book now!


Just like a brief respite for your mind, meditation allows you to temporarily set aside your thoughts and recharge. Learn how to take a few minutes each day to  step back from the noise of your mind and find peace in the present moment.


Mindfulness is being fully present and aware of where you are and what you are doing and not reacting to or getting overwhelmed by the chaos in your mind.

Mindfulness is a simple but highly effective technique for relieving the symptoms and stresses of living with Parkinson’s disease.

Meditation and Mindfulness for Parkinson’s disease will be taught by David Patterson, PhD, professor emeritus at the UT College of Social Work and a Certified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher. With 30 years of mindfulness practice, he is now an instructor at the Meaning Life Center of Knoxville.

Mindfulness practices help reduce the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease by reducing stress, anxiety and  depression among the people with Parkinson’s disease and their care givers. It can also boost feelings of control and resilience, and improve sleep.

You will be introduced to…

  • Mindfulness Meditation
  • Body Scan Meditation
  • Self-Compassion Meditation
  • Gentle Yoga
  • Mindful Movement

Saturday, March 2nd, 2024

10:00 am – 1:00 pm

(Includes Lunch)

$50 per Person

$75 per “Care Couple”

Free for Unlimited Members of Black Dog Fitness.

Limited to 25 people.

Contact us or come by Black Dog Fitness to register.

Payment is required at registration to reserve your spot.

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