Moving to the Music of The Beatles! Nia class at MAGMA, Thursday Jan. 24th 10:15 am

nia flyer shout out graphic beatlesNia to The Beatles!

If you are like me, you love to sing along to the Beatles’ music and of course, dance!  Here is your chance to have a little dance party with all the music you love, like Hey Jude, Revolution, Lady Madonna and more.
We will take the movements from our latest routine and put them to the fun sounds of the Fab Four (Ringo, John, Paul and George not Harry, Meghan, Kate and William).
 
Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
 
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.
 

linda31Want to try Nia?

Class on Thursday at 10:15am at MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St. 

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 nianow.com and at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com
Classes also at the Rose Baker Senior Center-Mondays at 1 pm
And at Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am.
Hope to see you soon!
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Nia class at MAGMA, Thursday Jan. 17th 10:15 am The New Year’s Resolution Solution

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So, how’s that New Year resolution to exercise more coming????

I bet you forgot all about it.  It’s ok, we are human after all.
Here is your chance to remember for your body’s sake.  
Try a Nia class!  Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life – body, mind and soul.
Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.
 
Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
 
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.
 
Want to try Nia?  Class on Thursday at 10:15am at MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St. 

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.

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 Join me tomorrow and try out this practice as we dance to the classic routine, AWAKE! All about how our spine moves.  Here are a few links to some of the music in the routine.
 
Hope to see you and your spine in a class sometime soon!
 
More info on Nia at our web site nianow.com and at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com

The Practice of Nia or What is Nia? by White Belt Teacher Linda Wilkes

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Combining dance, martial arts and mindfulness, Nia tones your body while transforming your mind. More than just a workout, Nia is a holistic fitness practice addressing each aspect of your life – body, mind and soul.
 
We believe every person can discover, explore, unleash, and enhance their individual potential to live a healthy and meaningful life by engaging their senses and listening to their bodies.
 
Nia is based on the intelligent design of the body. Each workout brings mindfulness to your dance movement experience leaving you energized, mentally clear, and emotionally balanced.
 
Nia cardio-dance workouts combine 52 simple moves with dance arts, martial arts, and healing arts to get you fit in 60 minutes – body, mind, emotion, and spirit.
 
Nia is non-impact, practiced barefoot, and adaptable to individual needs and abilities. Nia classes are taught by licensed Nia teachers.
 
Want to try Nia for free?  Seniors can come to a free class every Monday at 1 pm at the Rose Baker Senior Center in Gloucester.
nia awake shoutout grapgic
 Join me tomorrow and try out this practice as we dance to the classic routine, AWAKE! All about how our spine moves.  Here are a few links to some of the music in the routine.
 
Hope to see you and your spine in a class sometime soon!
 
More info on Nia at our web site nianow.com and at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com

Nia, Thursday, Jan. 10,  10:15 am at MAGMA Classic Nia Routine-AWAKE

nia awake shoutout grapgicWhat is Nia?  Safe, thoughtful, cardiovascular fitness to great music!  No-impact movement, adaptable to all levels of fitness and ability. Nia is a fun, no-impact cardiovascular, fitness program that draws from
three areas of movement:

  • Martial Arts:Tai Chi, Taekwando & Aikido,
  • Dance Arts:Jazz, Modern & Interpretive Dance
  • Healing Arts:Yoga, Alexander Technique &
    Feldenkrais Method

Nia can be practiced by people of all ages and ability levels.  Nia can be done in bare feet and comfortable workout or yoga clothing.

For more info visit niawithlinda.com

Experience a Classic Nia routine.  Our current routine, AWAKE! focuses on the movements of the spine.  Fun music taken from contemporary Indian artists.

Building Access: You may enter the building either on the Pleasant St. side or on the Main St. entrance.  Elevator is accessed by the Main St. door.  Walk to the rear of the arcade and take  Take elevator to 5th floor and walk through the gymnastics space.

Your New Year’s Exercise Resolution Solution!

It’s January 1.  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.  What’s a person to do?

If you are looking for an gateway exercise program, perhaps Nia is for you.

Most folks aren’t familiar with Nia.  It is a no-impact, adjustable, safe way to get fit.  Safe moves to great music.  Based in therapeutic movement, Nia draws from the likes of tai chi, yoga, taekwando, Alexander Technique, Modern and Jazz.  All movements can be adapted to your physical level.  You can even do it in a chair or you can really ramp it up and get a great, safe. fun workout.  Here is a link showing founder, Debbie Rosas with her latest routine, Wild!

Come try Nia as a possible resolution solution.  First class is on me, just mention that you saw my post on Good Morning Gloucester.

Classes are held at Rose Baker Senior Center on Mondays at 1pm

At MAGMA on Thursdays at 10:15 am

At Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am

Hope to see you soon!

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Who is Linda Wilkes

Linda Wilkes is a white belt certified Nia instructor and certified Restorative Yoga teacher.  She is a semi-retired graphic designer living in West Gloucester.
Linda grew up ballet dancing and started out life as a registered nurse.  She relishes the opportunity to combine her love of music, health and movement with Nia and looks forward to passing on this fun movement form to others.
If you have any questions, contact Linda at contact@niawithlinda.com

Nia with Linda Holiday Program at MAGMA on Thursday Dec. 20 at 10:15 am

nia holiday shoutout grapgicThursday’s Nia class at MAGMA on December 20th at 10:15 am will be your chance to move and have fun to holiday music.  Not just ordinary holiday music, but some unusual pieces including a Klezmer version of Jingle Bells from the album Oy to the World, and the Christmas Can Can.

Schedule changes for the next few weeks:

  • Rose Baker Center is closed on Xmas and New Year’s Eve so no classes.
  • Class at MAGMA:  Dec 20 at 10:15 AM
  • MAGMA is closed the week between Xmas and New Year’s Day so no classes
  • MAGMA Classes resume on Jan 4 at 10:15 AM
  • Rose Baker Center Classes resume on Jan 7 at 1 PM

MAGMA Building Access:

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.

What is Nia?

Safe, thoughtful, cardiovascular fitness to great music!
No-impact movement, adaptable to all levels of fitness and ability
Nia is a fun, no-impact cardiovascular, fitness program that draws from
three areas of movement:
  • Martial Arts: Tai Chi, Taekwando & Aikido
  • Dance Arts:Jazz, Modern & Interpretive Dance
  • Healing Arts:Yoga, Alexander Technique & Feldenkrais Method
Nia can be practiced by people of all ages and ability levels. Nia can be done in bare feet
and comfortable workout or yoga clothing.

 

Who is Linda Wilkes

Linda Wilkes is a white belt certified Nia instructor and certified Restorative Yoga teacher.  She is a semi-retired graphic designer living in West Gloucester.
Linda grew up ballet dancing and started out life as a registered nurse.  She relishes the opportunity to combine her love of music, health and movement with Nia and looks forward to passing on this fun movement form to others.
If you have any questions, contact Linda at contact@niawithlinda.com
Hope to see you soon!

Nia with Linda Holiday Schedule

nia aya 70s shoutout grapgicTomorrow’s Nia class at MAGMA on Thursday December 13 at 10:15 am will be your last chance for your 70’s fix.  Next week, holiday music!  Not just ordinary holiday music, but some unusual pieces including a Klezmer version of Joy to the World or Oy to the World, and the Christmas Can Can.

Schedule changes for the next few weeks:

  • Classes at Rose Baker Center:  Dec 17 at 1 PM
  • Rose Baker Center is closed on Xmas and New Year’s Eve so no classes.
  • Classes at MAGMA:  Dec 13 and 20 at 10:15 AM
  • MAGMA is closed the week between Xmas and New Year’s Day so no classes
  • MAGMA Classes resume on Jan 4 at 10:15 AM
  • Rose Baker Center Classes resume on Jan 7 at 1 PM

MAGMA Building Access:

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.

What is Nia?

Safe, thoughtful, cardiovascular fitness to great music!
No-impact movement, adaptable to all levels of fitness and ability
Nia is a fun, no-impact cardiovascular, fitness program that draws from
three areas of movement:
  • Martial Arts: Tai Chi, Taekwando & Aikido
  • Dance Arts:Jazz, Modern & Interpretive Dance
  • Healing Arts:Yoga, Alexander Technique & Feldenkrais Method
Nia can be practiced by people of all ages and ability levels. Nia can be done in bare feet
and comfortable workout or yoga clothing.

 

Who is Linda Wilkes

Linda Wilkes is a white belt certified Nia instructor and certified Restorative Yoga teacher.  She is a semi-retired graphic designer living in West Gloucester.
Linda grew up ballet dancing and started out life as a registered nurse.  She relishes the opportunity to combine her love of music, health and movement with Nia and looks forward to passing on this fun movement form to others.
If you have any questions, contact Linda at contact@niawithlinda.com
Hope to see you soon!