Technology, yoga, and Parkinson’s disease – understanding the safety, accessibility, and health outcomes of tele-yoga


  • One-to-one tele-yoga is safe for individuals with Parkinson’s disease (PD) and is associated with favorable mental health and quality of life (QoL) outcomes.

Why this matters

  • Current treatments for PD do not successfully eliminate all symptoms and individuals with PD still experience motor and non-motor symptoms that reduce QoL.

  • Earlier studies suggest yoga can be beneficial for people living with PD, but accessibility is limited due to mobility impairments, lack of transportation, and increased anxiety.

  • Understanding the value and effect of tele-yoga could improve accessibility to tele-yoga and subsequently QoL for individuals living with PD.