The Beet at Ellwood Thompson's

4 N Thompson St Richmond, VA 23221


Every 65 seconds, a new brain develops Alzheimer’s.

Join JoAnn Bibb DeForge, MS, Alexander Technique practitioner and Certified Yoga Instructor, and Tina Shiver, RD, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner as they share ways to reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Learn how to sharpen your mind and improve memory through food and mind-body exercises.

In this 90-minute class, you will learn:

  • How to sharpen your mind and improve memory
  • About the different types of Alzheimer’s disease
  • The “leaky gut” connection
  • The relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and cardiovascular health, strength training, sleep, meditation and nutrition

About the Presenters

JoAnn Bibb DeForge, MS, Alexander Technique and Certified Yoga Instructor

JoAnn Bibb DeForge holds a Master of Science in Rehabilitative Counseling, is a certified Teacher of the Alexander Technique and Yoga Instructor and a member of the Order of St. Luke. She has been in practice for more than 30 years. Her business, The DeForge Practice incorporates a number of disciplines and techniques that lead to stillness and enables students to direct their attention. JoAnn DeForge may incorporate including Mindfulness Meditation, Alexander Technique, and Yoga. Depending on individual or group goals or needs, JoAnn often leads discussion around topics to gently guide students to discover new thought patterns and ways of releasing physical tension.

Tina Shiver, RD, Certified Functional Medicine Practitioner

Tina Shiver has been working as a Registered Dietitian in the Richmond area for the past twenty years, and holds a Master of Science and Nutrition degree from James Madison University. Since 2000, Tina has been practicing as a Functional medicine practitioner, having recently completed the coursework for certification through the Institute for Functional Medicine. Her education and experience allows her to guide clients toward their goals through nutritional counseling with a focus in holistic methods. Learn more about Tina’s practice, Lighten Up, here.

$5 Admission

Two-thirds of the brains with Alzheimer’s belong to women, and no one knows why that is. The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement is determined to find out.

Your class admission will be matched and donated to The Women's Alzheimer's Movement, a nonprofit organization founded by Maria Shriver that is dedicated to raising awareness about women’s increased risk for Alzheimer’s and to educating the public — women and men — about lifestyle changes they can make to protect their brain health. Through their annual campaigns and initiatives, they also raise dollars to fund women-based Alzheimer’s research at leading scientific institutions, so that we can better understand this mind-blowing disease and hopefully move closer to a cure.


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