Health Resolutions for the New Year-Come Experience the Joy of Nia and Restorative Yoga with Linda Wilkes

It’s January 2020.  You’ve eaten and drunk way too much.  Time to pay the piper and make a resolution regarding your fitness and health.  But you might not be in peak condition or may have injuries or just plain haven’t exercised in a while.  Or you are looking for a way to connect body with mindfulness.  What’s a person to do?

nia  awake flyer shout out graphic.jpgWhat is Nia and Why Should I Try It?

Nia is a head to toe wellness practice, with elements of dance, martial arts, yoga, and cardiovascular conditioning. We work with movements that help build core strength while honoring our body with its strengths and limitations. People think because Nia is a no impact movement form, that it is easy and not a true workout. it all depends on how you move and how intensely you use your core muscles. It can be both an incredible workout and is adaptable for those with limitations. All in the same class! Come try it if you haven’t. You will be amazed at the results!  Linda is a certified white belt Nia teacher.

IMG_5059What is Restorative and Why Should I Try It?

Restorative Yoga is a relaxing and nurturing practice that allows the body and mind to relax and well, restore.  All you need to do is sit or lie on a mat with your body supported by bolsters, blocks and blankets.  I do all the work.  No energy or expertise required for you.  The benefits of the practice include better sleep, less anxiety, gentle stretching of the body especially the chest and shoulders, etc.

Linda was was trained in level I Rest. Yoga in the Judith Lasater tradition by Ann Biasetti.

linda31Want to try Nia and or Restorative Yoga with Linda?

Nia Class Schedule

* Free, weekly class at MAGMA studio on Mondays at 1 pm for all seniors.
Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am. Free to members
 MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St.  Class on Thursday at 10:15am $5 seniors, $10 others


IMG_4996Restorative Yoga Class Schedule

 MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St.  Class on Thursday at 11:30 am $5 seniors, $10 others

Manchester Athletic Club on Wednesdays at 6-7 pm Free to members


You may find MAGMA by either entering the building on the Pleasant St. side or via the Main St. entrance.  The elevator is accessed by the Main St. door.  Walk to the rear of the arcade and take the elevator to 5th floor and walk through the gymnastics space.

More info on Nia at our web site and at Linda’s web site


* Thanks to the generosity of Sarah Silfer-Swift at MAGMA, we are able to offer the free Nia class to all seniors on Cape Ann.  Previously this class was held at the Rose Baker Center but due to their limited space and the growing class numbers, we are lucky to be able to dance in this beautiful studio.  

Hope to see you soon and Happy Holidays no matter what holiday you celebrate!

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