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About Julie Carda

Julie holds a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies from St. John’s University Collegeville, MN, a Geriatric Wellness Instructor certification from Western Oregon University Northwest Rehabilitation Associates, several specialty fitness and wellness certifications, and a B.A. in Dance /Liberal Arts from Creighton University Omaha, NE.

As a young adult, Julie studied ballet in New York and Paris then settled in the Midwest where she taught and performed. Here, Julie began researching cognitive fitness and integrating the techniques into movement and dance for rehabilitative purposes.

After raising two children, Julie moved to Bend, Oregon with the express purpose of serving the needs of the aging population. In 2011, Julie created the company Everyday Brain Fitness and Bioflex Laser which offers cold laser therapy for management of inflammation and pain due to degenerative disease and injury, fall prevention programs like Tai Chi, as well as private and group brain fitness classes for the senior community.

Through purposeful interactions, Julie has been quite successful in helping clients maintain physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual independence with dignity while maximizing their functional independence and morale through community connection. Currently, Julie collaborates with the First Presbyterian Bend Center for Wellbeing & Wisdom.

Within this collaboration, Julie provides three types of Tai Chi classes and two types of group brain fitness classes. With the educational support of the Stanley J. Wertheimer Dance for Parkinson’s fellowship Julie received in 2015, she also teaches a Dance for People with Parkinson’s class.

  • Tai Chi for People with Parkinson's
    Scheduled: Tue, May 28, 2019 @ 11:30am
    Instructors have prepared classes specifically designed for people with limitations and challenges unique to Parkinson’s Disease. Build stamina through repetition, reduce falls, and improve your brain functionality. All abilities are welcome;…
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  • Tai Chi for Better Balance - 8 Movements Class
    Scheduled: Tue, May 28, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    Build stamina through repetition, reduce falls, and improve your brain functionality. Begin with this 8 movement class. COST: $5 per class  
    Details
  • Tai Chi for Better Balance
    Scheduled: Tue, May 28, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    This class builds stamina through repetition, reduces falls and improves brain function. Classes are ongoing; $5 per class. Contact the instructor Julie Carda with any questions: [email protected]
    Details
  • Tai Chi for People with Parkinson's
    Scheduled: Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 11:30am
    Instructors have prepared classes specifically designed for people with limitations and challenges unique to Parkinson’s Disease. Build stamina through repetition, reduce falls, and improve your brain functionality. All abilities are welcome;…
    Details
  • Tai Chi for Better Balance
    Scheduled: Thu, May 30, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    This class builds stamina through repetition, reduces falls and improves brain function. Classes are ongoing; $5 per class. Contact the instructor Julie Carda with any questions: [email protected]
    Details
  • Parkinson's Dance
    Scheduled: Fri, May 31, 2019 @ 10:30am
    Improve balance, brain fitness, and have fun moving to live music provided by pianist Jonathan Shepherd! Classes are for 12-week sessions, and you may begin at any time. We start…
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  • Tai Chi for People with Parkinson's
    Scheduled: Tue, Jun 4, 2019 @ 11:30am
    Instructors have prepared classes specifically designed for people with limitations and challenges unique to Parkinson’s Disease. Build stamina through repetition, reduce falls, and improve your brain functionality. All abilities are welcome;…
    Details
  • Tai Chi for Better Balance - 8 Movements Class
    Scheduled: Tue, Jun 4, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    Build stamina through repetition, reduce falls, and improve your brain functionality. Begin with this 8 movement class. COST: $5 per class  
    Details
  • Tai Chi for Better Balance
    Scheduled: Tue, Jun 4, 2019 @ 1:00pm
    This class builds stamina through repetition, reduces falls and improves brain function. Classes are ongoing; $5 per class. Contact the instructor Julie Carda with any questions: [email protected]
    Details
  • Tai Chi for People with Parkinson's
    Scheduled: Thu, Jun 6, 2019 @ 11:30am
    Instructors have prepared classes specifically designed for people with limitations and challenges unique to Parkinson’s Disease. Build stamina through repetition, reduce falls, and improve your brain functionality. All abilities are welcome;…
    Details

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