Deb Colling

Berkley, Michigan

I began teaching people with Parkinson’s Yoga and Rock Steady Boxing in January 2016. After my first class, I wanted to learn more about how to help people with Parkinson’s live a better quality of life and support their care partners. I am a 500-hour registered Yoga teacher (RYT), Rock Steady Boxing Head Coach, Adaptive Yoga Teacher for Neuromuscular Disorders, PWR! Moves Certified instructor, Level 1 Stick Mobility Coach, Balance Matters certified instructor, and am Certified in Parkinson’s Art of Expression. I founded Parkinson’s Movement Center in 2021, a nonprofit organization created to provide exercise and movement classes that are convenient and accessible for our community. We now have four locations, and we are growing every month!

Living well with Parkinson’s means doing what you can to improve your quality of life. You can control what you eat, if and how much you exercise, and whether or not you continue to learn and challenge yourself. Connecting with your family, friends, and community is also critical for living well.

I wanted to be a Davis Phinney Foundation Ambassador because having the information and support of others is half the battle when someone is diagnosed with Parkinson’s.

When I’m not working, you can find me practicing yoga, meditating, walking my two dogs, or hanging out with my husband and two children.

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