Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda All Free!

 

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Current routine will be our homage to Broadway.  You can be a Broadway diva in your living room.  No critics, whew!

The whole streaming thing is working pretty well.  I’m awaiting some new equipment to further improve the quality of the music and a better mic that doesn’t cut out when I sit on the floor.  Fingers crossed.

It’s amazing how many people have been “attending”.  I had some folks from Florida and upstate NY join us last week.  Pretty cool.

So here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the client or the app

Then click on this link which takes you to my web site and a list of the week’s classes

Click on the right class link.  Otherwise you will be all alone!

If you have downloaded the client/app, the meeting will open automatically in that interface.

If you have not downloaded the app/client, it should open in a web browser.

If you need any techie help, call me  617-851-2738  or email me at contact@niawithlinda.com

You can join early and sit in the waiting room. Just like a doctor’s waiting room but better.  Once there, turn on the “start video” button at the bottom of the screen.  That will allow you to see others and for them to see you.  If you want to be incognito, don’t start the video.

For Restorative Yoga, find some cushions, large books, yoga blocks, blankets, whatever you can use instead of bolsters and blocks.  We make it work.

I’ll leave the audio open till the class starts.  If I leave the audio on, it interferes with my audio and we can’t have that!  I’ll open it up at the end but if you need to get my attention, you can raise your hand.  It is an icon in the middle of the bottom of the screen. I will see it and I can stop and turn you mic on. Such fun!

Feel free to share this with anyone who needs to move and have fun!

Love to all and stay healthy,

Linda Wilkes

Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda All Free!

 

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Current routine will be our homage to Broadway.  You can be a Broadway diva in your living room.  No critics, whew!

Last Thursday’s test went pretty  well.  I did get a new cord so I’m hoping the music will be of better quality.  It did in a test session yesterday, but you never know!

So here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the client or the app

Then click on this link which takes you to my web site and a list of the week’s classes

Click on the right class link.  Otherwise you will be all alone!

If you have downloaded the client/app, the meeting will open automatically in that interface.

If you have not downloaded the app/client, it should open in a web browser.

You can join early and sit in the waiting room. Just like a doctor’s waiting room but better.  Once there, turn on the “start video” button at the bottom of the screen.  That will allow you to see others and for them to see you.  If you want to be incognito, don’t start the video.

I’ll leave the audio open till the class starts.  If I leave the audio on, it interferes with my audio and we can’t have that!  I’ll open it up at the end but if you need to get my attention, you can raise your hand.  It is an icon in the middle of the bottom of the screen. I will see it and I can stop and turn you mic on. Such fun!

If you need any techie help, call me  617-851-2738  or email me at contact@niawithlinda.com

Feel free to share this with anyone who needs to move and have fun!

So find some space in your isolation chamber, I mean your home.  Clear it out so you don’t kill yourself banging into a lamp or dresser.

We will survive this but things like streaming classes this will keep us together.  Sorry two song titles in one sentence, my bad.

Love to all and stay healthy,

Linda Wilkes

Nia with Linda and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom Streaming Starts Thursday March 19 10:15 nia and 11:30 Restorative Yoga All Free!

 

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Well, I’m sure it will be entertaining so you won’t want to miss seeing me dancing in my office.  Hopefully the technology gremlins will be in quarantine and not bothering us.

OK so here is how it works.  It will be easier for you if you download the Zoom client for meetings for a desktop or laptop, or the app for phones and tablets.

Click here for the link to download the client or the app

Then click on this link to bring you to the list of my Zoom meetings 

You will want to click on the Thurs. 10 am class.  Otherwise you will be all alone!

If you have downloaded the client/app, the meeting will open automatically in that interface.

If you have not downloaded the app/client, it should open in a web browser.

You can join early and sit in the waiting room.  I’m not sure what happens there, we’ll have to see.  I think you should be able to see everyone as they join.

I’ll leave the audio open till the class starts.  If I leave the audio on, it interferes with my audio and we can’t have that!  I’ll open it up at the end.  I believe if you need to get my attention, you can raise your hand.  It is an icon in the middle of the bottom of the screen. Again not sure exactly how that works in practice but we’ll see.  Such fun!

If you need any techie help, call me  617-851-2738  or email me at contact@niawithlinda.com

One silver lining, you can wear your outside shoes on your floor and there are no stairs.

So find some space in your isolation chamber, I mean your home.  Clear it out so you don’t kill yourself banging into a lamp or dresser.

We will survive this but things like steaming classes this will keep us together.  Sorry two song titles in one sentence, my bad.

Love to all and stay healthy,

Linda Wilkes

Nia with Linda and Restorative Yoga Update: All Classes postponed at MAC and MAGMA due to Covid-19 Zoom streaming classes coming soon!

 

covid-19-coronavirus-dance-trend-funy_5bjw.1920Well this is a crazy mess isn’t it?  In light of our older, sorry, participants and in light of my immunosuppressed husband coming home tomorrow, I need to postpone classes at both MAC and MAGMA.  But we need to dance and move so…

Luckily I am a techie so I’m working on a way to stream classes via ZOOM.

I’m awaiting a new mic from Amazon to arrive on Wednesday and I’m test driving the Zoom platform. My church just did a service on the same platform and it worked pretty well so we may be in luck.

I’m planning on streaming classes at the same days and times unless you want me to change that.  Let me know.

If you want a reason to continue dancing, check out this site with an article entitled “COVID-19 may be causing fear worldwide, but people are lifting their spirits up through dance”  Some funny and informative dance videos from other countries including a bollywood esque hand washing dance scene at a train station.

If you want to participate in the Restorative Yoga classes, scour you house for cushions and pillows and blankets and we will see what we can do.

So stay tuned and go and download the Zoom app, it’s free, so you are ready to dance or restore when I get it together.

For desktop PCs, mac or pc,  the link to the app (Zoom Client for Meetings) is here

For PC mobile devices  click here

For apple mobile devices click here

I’m hoping for a test session on Thursday.  Fingers crossed.

Any questions on anything, please call or email me but don’t visit 🙂

617-851-2738  or tutu28@me.com or contact@niawithlinda.com

Stay healthy and safe,

Linda Wilkes

Free Monday Nia class for Seniors at 1 pm at MAGMA Studio New routine -Bailando

bailando graphicBailando, Spanish for “Dance” in English, is a routine focusing on the movements of the hips and hands to express sensuality and strength through movement.

Inspired by Latin rythyms, you will be inspiring your inner Selena, Ricky Martin or Charo.

Come join us as we heat up the studio when Nia goes Latin in Bailando!

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.

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

 

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 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!