Free Monday Nia classes at Senior Center 1pm featuring the music of Pink Martini

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April Nia-Music of Pink Martini

If you don’t know the group, Pink Martini, it is time you did. Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire in over 25 languages and in many different genres.  They are fun to listen to but more fun while moving your body and spirit.

 

Here is a video that tells the story of the band https://youtu.be/NpWz36ahXbQ

Linda22What is Nia?

 

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?  Four locations to move your body!

1-Classes on Thursdays at 10:15am at MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St.

Class fees:  $30/6 class card for seniors, $60/6 class card for non-seniors.  $15 drop-in rate

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.

2-Free classes at the Rose Baker Senior Center-Mondays at 1 pm
3-Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am free to members.
4-UU Church of Reading on Thursdays at 6 pm $15 drop in rate
More info on Nia at our web site nianow.com and at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com

Hope to see you soon!

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Last Week for Pink Martini routine in Nia with Linda classes

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April Nia-Music of Pink Martini

If you don’t know the group, Pink Martini, it is time you did. Featuring a dozen musicians, Pink Martini performs its multilingual repertoire in over 25 languages and in many different genres.  They are fun to listen to but more fun while moving your body and spirit.

 

Here is lead singer, China Forbes, singing Sympatique, one of the songs in our routine

Linda22
What is Nia?

 

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?  Four locations to move your body!

1-Classes on Thursdays at 10:15am at MAGMA, 11 Pleasant St.

Class fees:  $30/6 class card for seniors, $60/6 class card for non-seniors.  $15 drop-in rate

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.

2-FREE classes at the Rose Baker Senior Center-Mondays at 1 pm
3-Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am FREE to members.
4-UU Church of Reading on Thursdays at 6 pm $15 drop in rate.
More info on Nia at our web site nianow.com and at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com

Hope to see you soon!

Help Improve Your Balance Through Movement – Nia Classes on Cape Ann


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Can you improve your balance and coordination?  The answer is YES!

Not by sitting on the couch or surfing the web, but by moving and dancing

 

Check out this video from fitness trainer,  Andrew Schindle in Winnipeg.  His views on exercise and dance to help people improve strength and balance to help prevent falls.

Nia is a great way to get fit and work on balance and coordination regardless of your age or abilities.

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.
Not sure what Nia is all about? Here is a video from founder, Debbie Rosas on Nia.

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-Free
And at Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am.
Hope to see you soon!

Improve your brain function by Dancing?? Try Nia before you forget!

Can you dance your way to better brain function?

The answer is YES!  A recent study from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Molecular, Cellular and Integrative Neurosciences, Colorado State University headed by Dr. Aga Burzynska shows that dancing increases white matter in the brain.  Think of white matter as well insulated wiring in an engine.  The more white matter you have, the better your brain conducts electrical activity, hence better brain function.

Check out this short video on the study.  In the text of the video is a link to the full study.  You may want to wait till you have had a few weeks of dancing before you tackle the complicated scientific literature.

Not dancing you say?  Not sure you can dance?  Need a class that can ease you into movement?  Well you are in luck.  Nia is a great way to do just that!

What is Nia? Here is a video from founder, Debbie Rosas on Nia.

https://youtu.be/zEonMeXoB7E

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.

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Want to try Nia?  Motown Music Routine this week!

Classes are held on Thursdays 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.

Classes also at the Rose Baker Senior Center-Mondays at 1 pm-Free
And at Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am.
More info on Nia at our web site nianow.com and at Linda’s web site niawithlinda.com
Hope to see you soon!
Linda Wilkes

Motown Music Routine! Nia classes on Cape Ann in March

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Nia will groove to the sounds of Motown! We will take the choreography from the last routine, Source, and give it some soul by putting it to the groovy sounds of songs like Baby Love, Midnight Train to Georgia, Superstition and of course Shout! We will still be focusing on using the eyes to guide the movements of the head and spine but in a more funky way

Not sure what Nia is all about? Here is a video from founder, Debbie Rosas on Nia.
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-Free
And at Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am.
Hope to see you soon!

Move Your Body, Move Your Soul-Nia Dancing Classes This Week

Linda3Want to try Nia?

Come join us to move your body and soul through the practice of Nia.

Not sure what Nia is all about? Here is a video from founder, Debbie Rosas on Nia.

https://youtu.be/zEonMeXoB7E

 

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.

 

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-Free
And at Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am.
Hope to see you soon!

 

Nia classes on Cape Ann in February New Routine “Source” featuring the music of Lis Addison

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New Nia Routine-“Source”

This new routine from Nia headquarters focuses, no pun intended, on the movement of the eyes and how that movement directs the rest of the body especially the spine and head.  The music for the routine is from Lis Addison.

Lis Addison is an award winning and internationally recognized Composer, Vocalist, Keyboardist and Electronic Musician who creates and records music in her Singing Tree Studio. She specializes in electronic and world music designed to inspire, empower and support healing for the individual and the natural world.

Not sure what Nia is all about? Here is a video from founder, Debbie Rosas on Nia.

https://youtu.be/zEonMeXoB7E

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-Free
And at Manchester Athletic Club on Mondays and Wednesdays at 8 am.
Hope to see you soon!