Carol W. is a certified Medical Exercise Specialist, Personal Trainer, Orthopedic Specialist & Mind/Body Specialist through the American Council on Exercise. She has taught T’ai Chi and Qigong for the past 25 years. Carol is one of only a handful of fully certified Essentrics instructors in the U.S. having studied in Montreal with Miranda Esmonde-White, the program originator. All of this previous and continuing education has provided the basis for development and ever changing of “New Pathways for Parkinson’s” Exercise Group. Carol has been teaching the program for over 16 years and move it to Las Cruses, NM in 2016. Her free class will be streaqmed soon on www.pmdalliance.org. Parkinson’s can cause back issues and muscle cramps in legs and the program concentrates on stretching actively. Miranda’s stretching and flexibility DVDs from her PBS series (Season 11 & 12) can be found on the internet.