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 nianow.com and at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com

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* 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!

Give your body and mind a present this holiday season: The gift of Nia and of Restorative Yoga!

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What 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 nianow.com and at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com

magma-wide

* 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!

Free Monday Nia class for Seniors at 1 pm at MAGMA Studio New routine Dec 2nd-Country Blues!

Come work off all the turkey, stuffing and pumpkin pie in a safe, fun and cardiovascular practice…Nia.  Come tomorrow and try it out for free!  

We will revisit our Country Blues routine with fun music by the Bumper Jacksons, the Quebe Sisters and Hot Club of Cowtown.  Lots of fun to move to with crazy lyrics.

Here is a link to my favorite song, “I’ve Got My Whiskey, I Don’t Need You”by the Bumper Jacksons.

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Thanks to the generosity of Sarah Silfer-Swift at MAGMA, we are able to offer a 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.  The center is accessible via elevator, see note below.

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If you are a member of the Rose Baker Center, we will be keeping attendance as the center will continue to promote the class to its members.  Thanks to Rose Baker Center Director, Lucy Sheehan for helping keep Nia available to its members.

linda31Want to try Nia with Linda?

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

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
Hope to see you soon!

If you have not tried Nia or have no idea what it is, read on.

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What 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.

Here is what Nia headquarters says about the practice of Nia:

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.

Free Monday Nia class for Seniors at 1 pm-New Location at MAGMA Studio Starts November 18th!

Free Nia class for all seniors on Cape Ann moves from the Rose Baker Center to MAGMA (Movement Arts Gloucester MA)  1 pm on Mondays!  

magma-wideThanks to the generosity of Sarah Silfer-Swift at MAGMA, we are able to offer a 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.  The center is accessible via elevator, see note below.

If you are a member of the Rose Baker Center, we will be keeping attendance as the center will continue to promote the class to its members.  Thanks to Rose Baker Center Director, Lucy Sheehan for helping keep Nia available to its members.

If you have not tried Nia or have no idea what it is, read on.

3388987588_31a7f515e9_c

What 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.

Here is what Nia headquarters says about the practice of Nia:

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.

linda31Want to try Nia with Linda?

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

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
Hope to see you soon!

What 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.

Here is what Nia headquarters says about the practice of Nia:

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.

linda31Want to try Nia with Linda?

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

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
Hope to see you soon!

Restorative Yoga Class with Linda at MAGMA (Movement Arts Gloucester MA) Thursdays 11:30-12:30 (right after 10:15am Nia class)

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Restorative Yoga Class Thursdays, 11:30-12:30 at MAGMA (right after Nia class that runs from 10:15-11:15am)

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 in Saratoga Springs.  She will soon and be attending a level II training session in the spring of 2020 to allow for more poses and therapeutic possibilities.

 

Here is a link to a nice description of what Restorative Yoga is. 

I hope you will try this wonderful, relaxing practice.

Class Fee Structure:

Drop-In Rate:  Regular $25 and Seniors $15 per class

6 Class Rest. Yoga Card: Regular $120 or $20 per class   Seniors $60 or $10 per class

Combo Nia and Rest. Yoga 6 class card:  Regular 6 combo class card $150: $10 per Nia class and $15 per Rest Yoga class

Senior 6 combo class card $60:  $5 per Nia class and $5 per Rest Yoga class


How to find MAGMA

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.

For more info on Nia and Restorative Yoga at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com

The Practice of Nia: Wellness Movement Classes on Cape Ann

What is Nia and Why Should I Try It?

3388987588_31a7f515e9_cNia 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.

Here is what Nia headquarters says about the practice of Nia:

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.

linda31Want to try Nia with Linda?

Free, weekly class at Rose Baker Senior Center-Mondays at 1 pm
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

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
Hope to see you soon!

Restorative Yoga Class with Linda at MAGMA (Movement Arts Gloucester MA) Thursdays 11:30-12:30 (right after 10:15am Nia class)

IMG_4996.jpgRestorative Yoga Class Thursdays, 11:30-12:30 at MAGMA (right after Nia class that runs from 10:15-11:15am)

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 in Saratoga Springs.  She will soon and be attending a level II training session in the spring of 2020 to allow for more poses and therapeutic possibilities.

 

Here is a link to a nice description of what Restorative Yoga is. 

I hope you will try this wonderful, relaxing practice.

Class Fee Structure:

Drop-In Rate:  Regular $25 and Seniors $15 per class

6 Class Rest. Yoga Card: Regular $120 or $20 per class   Seniors $60 or $10 per class

Combo Nia and Rest. Yoga 6 class card:  Regular 6 combo class card $150: $10 per Nia class and $15 per Rest Yoga class

Senior 6 combo class card $60:  $5 per Nia class and $5 per Rest Yoga class


How to find MAGMA

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.

For more info on Nia and Restorative Yoga at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com