• Event Name: Northern VA Support Group Meeting

  • Date: 04/17/2019

  • Cost: FREE

  • Location: Inova Fair Oaks Hospital, 3580 Joseph Siewick Drive, Cancer Center Building, Conference Room A - Low
  • City: Alexandria, Virginia

  • Contact:

    Laura Purcell Verdun, M.A., CCC/SLP
  • 202-580-6646

  • Northern VA NSDA Support Group

    Wednesday April 17, 2019
    7:00 - 9:00 PM
    Inova Fair Oaks Hospital
    3580 Joseph Siewick Drive
    Cancer Center Building
    Conference Room A - Lower Level

    Our group provides a comfortable place to talk. You will hear how people cope, gain new information, and establish contacts. Discussions can be informative for the newly diagnosed as well as those who have been dealing with spasmodic dysphonia for many years. Those with other voice disorders and family and friends are encouraged to attend.

    What will you find if you attend?
    • Other voices like mine
    • Support
    • Understanding
    • Encouragement
    • Tips on living with SD

    Speaker will be Marianne Meyers who will discuss Chair Yoga and Spasmodic Dysphonia!

    Marianne Meyers is a C-IAYT (certified yoga therapist with the International Association of Yoga Therapists), a certified Body Balance Yoga Therapy instructor, and a certified Lakshmi Voelker Chair Yoga teacher. She specializes in teaching students with injuries, chronic health conditions, and accident recovery. An Iyengar yoga student since 1993, Marianne brings a strong sense of the body’s structural alignment and integrity to her teaching, her specialty is helping students understand how the body is designed to move and to become as highly functioning as possible. Through the use of yoga props, tennis balls, and pool noodles, Marianne’s students are able to find strength and empowerment as well as sharing a few laughs along the way. Yoga brings exceptional relief for those experiencing chronic pain and Marianne lives that herself, working with lumbar scoliosis as well as spasmodic dysphonia. Marianne teaches 6 classes a week at the Mind the Mat studio on Mt. Vernon Avenue in Alexandria, VA.

    Note Future Meeting Dates
    Wednesdays 7:00-9:00p
    July 17, 2019
    October 16, 2019

    For more information, contact Laura Purcell Verdun, M.A., CCC/SLP
    202-580-6646 or email

    Hope to see you there!