Nutrition Series with Darren Burke – Healthy Eating on Vacation


Did you know that
July and August are the
most popular months
to travel in the U.S.?

Planning a vacation or stay-cation
in the upcoming weeks?

Anxious about indulging and wondering
how you can stay on track
and return home guilt free?

Get excited for vacation, not stressed!

Join Darren Burke, Certified Nutritionist, for an educational lecture series that will highlight simple and effective ways to clean up your eating habits. You’ll learn about what foods are in season and recipes that incorporate those foods. Sign up and head into these warmer months feeling refreshed and healthy!

Healthy Eating on Vacation
Thursday, July 25, 2019
6:00 PM in the MAC Business Office

Sign up with Darren:

$5 member fee
$10 non member

All Levels Yoga every weekend morning on the Gloucester Waterfront!

All Levels Yoga every weekend morning on the Gloucester Waterfront!


Be a part of the working Gloucester waterfront! Get outside, get fit, and make some new friends.

This one hour class is appropriate for all levels of experience. Our welcoming teachers will guide you through a safe and invigorating yoga practice surrounded by the sights and sounds of Gloucester harbor.

Please bring a yoga mat, water, and a sweatshirt.

Some mats are available on a first come first serve basis.
The price is $15.
You can pay with cash on site, card on site or online. Preregistration is greatly appreciated.
Members of Maritime Gloucester may buy a 5 class pack for $60 or a summer unlimited for $150 (these apply only to Yoga on the Harbor classes).
(CAPY/ YMCA/ CFCA packages and unlimiteds don’t apply to these classes.)

Find out about Maritime Gloucester membership here:

Nia Goes to the Beach:The Songs of Summer July Nia routine on Cape Ann:


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Songs of Summer/Nia with Linda

Come experience the fun of moving safely to and singing along with all the great summer hits! Artists including the Beach Boys, Seals and Crofts, Alan Jackson. Songs like Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Summertime Blues, Help Me Rhonda, Love that Dirty Water and more. Come join us for a Nia beach party but leave the sand at home.


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 and at Linda’s web site

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.
Hope to see you soon!

Beginner’s Yoga & Ladies Yoga and Surf Night

Beginner’s Yoga: Find Your Flow with Lisa Lunnen

Wednesday, July 10th 6:15-7:45 at Treetop Yoga


For newer or returning yogis – Lisa will help you delve gently into:
SUN SALUTATIONS- have you felt like you can’t keep up? Not sure of terminology or modifications? The difference between Cobra and Upward Facing Dog, Chaturunga, Plank and Low Plank? Why we use variations and modifications?
We’ll slow down, explore it all, answer questions, find what poses best fit your body. We’ll finish with a Restorative Pose and guided relaxation in Savasana.
Investment: $20 Register Here

Ladies Yoga & Surf Workshop with Anneliese Brosch

Saturday July 13th 5:00-7:30

Treetop Yoga and Cape Ann SUP + Surf Co are so excited to partner up this summer in order to offer a lovely Ladies Surf and Yoga workshop to the community of Cape Ann. This workshop may push you outside of your comfort zone as you explore the complimentary activities of surfing and yoga in the same evening. This workshop will start at Treetop Yoga where we will prepare our bodies and minds for an hour in the water. The class will focus on shoulder/heart openers and other surf-related postures to cultivate fluidity within our mind body and spirit. Following the yoga class, the group will head down to Long Beach (the Gloucester end) to slide into our wetsuits and get in the water. The surf lesson will start with a brief on-land lesson to practice paddling, pop-ups, and cover a few safety precautions. Once we have answered everyone’s questions, we’ll head into the water! Everyone is learning. We ask that you come with an open-mind and a can-do attitude. It’s less about how “good you are” and more about “how much fun you are having.” After all, the best surfer in the water is always, always the one having the most fun. We will have multiple instructors in the water to give you pointers, help you into waves and teach you the best technique.Yoga 5:00 – 6:00pm
Surfing 6:30 – 7:30pmInvestment $45 Register Here

*These workshops are definitely all weather dependent. Cape Ann SUP checks the weather and winds about 10x per day but, as we all know, things can change quickly here on Cape Ann. If for whatever reason we need to cancel the class, you will receive a refund and we will try to inform you at least a full hour before the start of class (Please leave your email and phone number so that we can contact you, if need be).

**Parking at Long Beach. Typically, Long Beach has paid parking but after 5:00pm, you should have no problem parking in the grass lot off of Beachland Ave for free.





The Empty Cup ~

The Empty Cup ~

An empty cup is a gift

It allows us to have walked away from things, people, institutions etc that were no longer filling us up.

It takes strength to empty our cups.

When our cup is empty it can be filled with anything, anyone we like, desire.

An empty cup helps us reach out to things “we” like, need.

When our cup is filled with “us” joy has a chance to appear.

Too often we loose ourselves in relationships with friends, family, partners, jobs etc that are not filling up our cup with “us” but them.

Read more:
“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”



Blueberry Strawberry Salad ~

Blueberry Strawberry Salad ~

Oh what speaks summer more than a bowl of fresh blueberries and strawberries and sunshine!

Blueberries are small but highly nutritious berries. They taste amazing. According to Ayurveda, they’re perfect for summer (Pitta season) because they cool the body and fall under the Pitta pacifying diet. The health benefits of blueberries and their Ayurvedic properties are quite remarkable. Read more (click the link below), and take advantage of seasonal fresh blueberries with the following blueberry strawberry salad recipe for summer!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health 😊