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Homemaking duties include light housekeeping,
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Convenient Mother’s Hours • Training Available


Excellent Pay • Medical & Dental Insurance
401K with Company Match
Travel Pay Plus Mileage Reimbursement
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7 tips for Getting Your Diet Back on Track


A Nutrition Series with Darren Burke

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!

September 26th – 6:30 PM: 7 tips for Getting Your Diet Back on Track

  • Did you create some bad habits this Summer? Too much take out, ice cream or alcohol? The café will be preparing healthy and easy snack recipes that you and your kids will love this new school year!

October 24th – 6:30 PM: Craft Beer and “Healthy” Candy Pairing

  • Don’t knock it ’till you try it! Join Darren as he pairs different seasonal craft beers with “healthier” versions of you traditional Halloween treats!

November 21st – 6:30 PM: Stress-Free Thanksgiving

  • Stay on track with these guilt free dishes! The café will be preparing healthy side dish alternatives to the classics with recipes for you to take home.

December 19th – 6:30 PM: Wine and Cheese Party!

  • Happy Holidays! Time for wine – but which one is best? Conventional wine? Organic wine? Biodynamic wine? Red? White? Rose? Sample different wines, cheeses and other foods that are great for holiday parties or enjoying at home!

Class held in the MAC Cafe

Sign up at the front desk, through the MAC app or by emailing Darren!

$20 member fee / $25 non-member fee

Manchester Athletic Club
8 Atwater Avenue, Manchester, MA 01944


Nia Moves to the Music of West Side Story Routine for September

nia west side story shoutout grapgic

Here are a few samples of the music from the routine.

A Boy Like That by Selena  Click here to hear

I Feel Pretty by Little Richard, yes Little Richard. Click here to hear


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!

New Restorative Yoga Class with Linda at MAGMA Thursdays 11:30-12:30 Starts September 26th (right after 10:15am Nia class)

IMG_4996.jpgRestorative Yoga Class Starts Thursday, September 26th, 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
Fall is Vata Season ~

Fall is Vata Season ~

Fall is Vata season…think dry, cold, light, rough, sharp and mobil. Similar to the weather and it is a time when many show signs of Vata aggravation keeping us busy at Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC!

Signs of Imbalance include:
Anxiety, nervousness, loneliness, fear, restlessness, giddiness and confusion. The excess vata in the mind can also leave you feeling like you can’t calm down or on edge. Your mind may race, have interrupted sleep, forgetfulness and lack of grounding. It left unchecked, it can lead to insomnia and depression to name a few.

Physical signs include:
Twitches, tics, tremors, spasms, dry skin, constipation, bloating, gas, dry hard stools. You may dislike wind and cold and not tolerate loud noise.

A few tips:
Warm, whole, freshly cooked foods.
Add a generous amount of high-quality oils or ghee when cooking.

Dry and light foods (popcorn, crackers)
Raw food

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“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”


Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrom

An alarming amount of people in the United States currently suffer from Clinical Endocannabinoid Deficiency Syndrom and don’t even know it! As the name suggests, this syndrome is a condition where an individual produces a lower amount of cannabinoids than experts consider to be essential in the promotion of health, vitality, and well-being. This deficiency can leave people susceptible to chronic pain, Fibromyalgia, Anorexia, Depression, Irritable Bowel Syndrome, chronic migraines, Multiple Sclerosis, PTSD, Neuropathy, Huntington’s Disease, and Parkinson’s Disease, to name a few. However, by supplementing CBD, we now have a way to prevent and counteract these ailments!

Ladies Surf and Yoga Workshop


Ladies Surf and Yoga Nights

Treetop Yoga and Cape Ann SUP + Surf Co are so excited to partner up to offer a THIRD lovely Ladies Surf and Yoga workshop to the community of Cape Ann. The water is still warm in September, and surf is usually awesome, so gather for one last beach day with your girlfriends and conclude on the mats for a flow and restore yoga class.
This workshop may push you outside of your comfort zone as you explore the complimentary activities of surfing and yoga in the same evening. We will meet at Good Harbor Beach Parking Lot to slide into wetsuits and then head for the surf.  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.
After surfing, we will lose the wet suit, head to Treetop Yoga to change into comfy yoga clothing and settle onto the mat for a recovery yoga class from the effort of surfing. The class will start with a traditional vinyasa flow class and standing poses, but we will eventually make our way to the floor to close with some restorative poses for the ultimate release.

Surfing 4:45 Arrival at Good Harbor Beach for check in and wetsuit fitting, 5:00-6:00 surf lesson

Yoga 6:30-7:45 at Treetop Yoga (3A Pond Rd, Gloucester)

Investment $45 (includes wetsuit and surf board)

Limited to 13, but can go above 13 for individuals who have own equipment (wetsuit and board)

*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).
Register Here