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Parkinsons Recovery Cruise to Alaska


Will there be a cruise to Alaska in 2011?



Parkinsons Recovery sponsored a cruise to Alaska in 2010. This question asks if we are going to sponsor a second round.

I have not formally scheduled a cruise in 2011, but if there is enough interest I am happy to do so. If you are interested in going on a cruise to Alaska in 2011 – please comment here! Don’t just think about it. Take action now!

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery

Incredible People

Incredible People


Daniel Loney

I recently returned from a fantastic five week visit to the U.S. I had been invited by the Parkinson’s Recovery organization to give a series of Tai Chi workshops to Parkinson’s people during an eight day cruise to Alaska. After the cruise, I gave several workshops in Washington and Oregon on behalf of the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation.  And then, before returning to Israel, I spent a week in New York where I attended some dance sessions for Parkinson’s people, sponsored by the Mark Morris Dance Group.

One evening during the cruise, my brother and I were having dinner with Robert Rodgers and Deborah Russell, the founders of Parkinson’s Recovery.  In the course of our conversation, Robert turned to me and said,

“Danny, all week long people have been coming up to me and saying that the Tai Chi is great, but Danny is incredible.”

His words went straight to my heart.  I was fighting to keep back tears. Robert continued,

“When you do your Tai Chi, you do it with such passion that the room just explodes with a high frequency energy that draws other people in, prompting them to be involved.”

I was overwhelmed that I had such an impact on others.  Tai Chi is one of my passions in life.  When I am doing Tai Chi, I feel at my best.  I go deep into myself, to a place where Parkinson’s symptoms melt away.  Just as a painter expresses his inner most self through his painting, and a poet through his poetry; I express my inner most self through my Tai Chi.

This “frequency explosion”, or whatever you want to call it, repeated itself with every subsequent workshop that I did.  Participants’ faces would light up with smiles as they followed my movements.  At the conclusion of the Mercer Island workshop near Seattle, people were standing around in small groups, discussing the workshop. In one group, Bill Bell, president of the Northwest Parkinson’s Foundation was commenting to others that the energy level in the room was so high that people could not keep from participating.  One woman in the group said that when we were doing our Qi Gong exercises, she felt as if I were lifting her hands for her.

There is certainly nothing special about me. If I am incredible, then it must be because I am surrounded by incredible people.  In fact, the Parkinson’s group on the cruise was filled with many incredible people who were taking active roles in finding relief and healing from their Parkinson’s symptoms. One such incredible person is Dave Yonce.  Talking with Dave is a wonderful experience.  He has a gentle personality and his life is packed with adventures.  He related to me how, in his younger years, he had walked and hitch hiked across North Africa and had tried to enter Israel. But, because there was no peace agreement at that time between Egypt and Israel, he was not permitted to cross the border.  Dave recently completed a walk across the Olympian Peninsula in the state of Washington, a trek of more than fifty miles (80 kilometers).  I looked at Dave wondering how on earth he had accomplished that task, as Dave had marked trembling in both hands and certainly did not look able to do such a feat.

The next morning I understood how he had walked such a distance.  As the ship docked at Ketchikan, my brother and I disembarked to walk around and see the town.  After walking some distance, we stopped to rest and take some pictures.  Suddenly, I noticed Dave and his wife walking in our direction.  As a Tai Chi instructor, I pay particular attention to people’s posture, how they move their bodies and how they walk.  As I watched Dave approach, I was witnessing one of the most astounding acts of movement I have ever seen.  Dave was gliding along, with big strides, effortlessly and efficiently moving his body.  As he floated by, he moved like a graceful crane as if he was skimming on top of water.  Dave smiled at us as he passed and I turned my head staring at him as he disappeared off in the distance.  Later, we managed to catch up with Dave.  I noticed him through the window of a small café, comfortably parked at a table having a bite to eat.  He looked relaxed, comfortable, and energized as he smiled through the window at me.  By that time, I was sweaty and exhausted after clomping along trying to keep pace with my brother.  I have since tried many times to replicate Dave’s walk, but to no success.  I hope that I will see Dave again so that I can study his walk in greater detail.

While I was at a Parkinson’s dance class in New York, I met another incredible person, Pamela Quinn.  Pamela is a professional dancer who developed the symptoms of Parkinson’s at a young age.  She is currently 55 years old and has had Parkinson’s for fifteen years.  As she started teaching her class, there was that same explosion of energy that Robert had described about my classes.  Participants were smiling and laughing and enjoying themselves.  I was deeply moved as I watched her guide the class through her routines. She had such grace and poise.  Pam is extremely innovative in her approach and has developed many exercises that address specific Parkinson’s symptoms.  I had taken my camera along, but I was so mesmerized by Pam’s passion and positive energy that I completely forgot to take the pictures.

So what made my visit to the States so special?  It was special because I discovered that each one and every one of us has the opportunity to become incredible. I learned that we become incredible by living and investing ourselves to the fullest of our abilities in pursuit of our passions in life. And when we begin to share our passion with others, we release explosive high frequency energy that brings healing, encouragement, comfort, and joy to everyone around us.


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Spiritual Growth from Parkinson’s

I have just returned from a trip to the Rocky Mountains in Jasper Alberta – attending a friend’s daughter’s wedding. It was a 9 hour car ride that I was dreading that turned out very positive. I took along Suzanne’s Cd’s and my portable player, drank in the splendor and generally felt very well.

How do I  tell people about the spiritual growth that is happening for me that is making all the difference. Physical symptoms just seem to be insignificant – the peace and joy I am experiencing is awesome.

Thank you for the cruise and your program. I very much felt a community of people committed to Recovering and also supporting each other – a solid foundation. I am no longer frantic to tell my story, rather I will spend my time doing the work I need to and sharing with those who are interested – it is so freeing up.


Join Parkinsons Recovery on the Cruise to Alaska

I hope you are planning on joining us on the seven day cruise to Alaska, of course the trip will be a vacation for us all. I figure you can not beat a price of $699 for seven days – all expenses covered.

We are also planning many exciting activities experiences or everyone:

  • Join Danny Loney (who is symptom free today) in his Tai Chi workshop.
  • Discover whether music medicine provides relief from your symptoms.
  • Explore the possibility that entanglements in your family system may be affecting your symptoms.
  • Experience multidimensional healing.
  • Learn about  detox methods that have been proven effective for people with Parkinson’s.
  • Hear my live meditations.
  • Experience the Smart Lounge to see whether it gives you relief from symptoms.

All of the workshops we will be offering on the cruise are free. Please consider joining us for what I know will be a transformative and a life changing experience.

The deadline to sign up at the highly discounted fare is this Thursday, February 12th.  If you act now, the vacation is only $100 a day.  You get to both have incredible fun and steer a steady course on the road to recovery.

Discounted Fare on the Parkinsons Recovery Cruise to Alaska

I have just finished a conversation with Trucky Robertson who is handling all of the travel arrangements for people who have signed up to join us on the seven day Parkinsons Recovery Cruise to Alaska which departs Seattle May 3rd. I arranged for the early departure date because the rates are unbelievable bargains.

I had originally thought that the low rate would be revoked January 1st, but the cruise line has extended the offer of the discounted rate until February 12th,  the final deadline to take advantage of the discounted rate. The contract Parkinsons Recovery has with the  cruise line is a rate of $699 for the seven day cruise. That is only $100 a day for seven days which includes food and of course lodging and entertainment.  I quite frankly do not know of any vacation you can take anywhere for $100 a day.

The scoop on the cruise is here:

Parkinsons Recovery activities and workshops on board the cruise are free to all who join us. Our mission is to jump up the pace of every one’s recovery.

If you are thinking about joining us but can not decide, call our travel agent Trucky Robertson

(360) 987 – 2333.

I do not know how much the fares will jump after February 12th, but if you think you might join us, the best strategy is to sign up and buy travel insurance. That way if you are unable to join us, you can get a full refund. Obviously you can sign up after February 12th, but I am told the fares will be higher.

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
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Experience Tai Chi on the Parkinsons Recovery Cruise to Alaska

I have exciting news to share. Daniel Loney has now confirmed his appearance as a presenter on the seven day Parkinsons Recovery Cruise to Alaska which leaves Seattle May 3rd. You can hear my radio program interview with Daniel by visiting the Parkinsons Recovery radio Program page and scrolling down to the December 3rd program:

I have received a mountain of positive feedback on my radio program interview with Daniel Loney. He was critically ill with the symptoms of Parkinson’s eight years ago but is virtually symptom free today thanks to his commitment to practice (and teach) Tai Chi every day.

Because Daniel Loney has first hand experience with Parkinson’s symptoms, he has invented a series of Tai Chi movements and exercises that are specifically designed to help people who have Parkinson’s.

Today Daniel Loney is a teacher of Tai Chi for individuals who have the symptoms of Parkinson’s. His free Tai Chi workshop on the Parkinsons Recovery Cruise to Alaska will be a special treat for everyone.

Discover the scoop on the cruise to Alaska by clicking on the link below. It will be a transformative experience for us all:

Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Parkinsons Recovery