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!
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Kombucha Brewing Basics at Treetop Yoga

‘Bucha Basics: Everything you need to start brewing Kombucha at home! Kombucha is so good for you, and super refreshing! We will review all the steps necessary to create this healthy, probiotic, effervescent elixir. You will leave with a starter Scoby (what ferments the tea) & starter tea, directions, and all your questions answered. Jori is a master Kombucha Brewer and has been brewing at home for years and years. Even if you have experience brewing Kombucha and you would like to learn more tips and suggestions this workshop is for you as well!
Investment: $35 in advance, $40 Day Of
Treetop Yoga Studio
3A Pond Road, Gloucester
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Friday Night Lights at Treetop Yoga

FRIDAY NIG

Join Sharon Esker for a fun and creative vinyasa flow by candlelight with movement on breath. Accompanied with gentle assists by the lovely, compassionate Erin Herzeelle and a live music savasana with Abby Sykes playing her soulful violin.
Investment:
$25 pre-register or $30 at the door
Space is limited, pre-register to reserve your spot!
About Sharon: Sharon is a passionate teacher who leads with light, encouraging her students to tap into their inner strength and wisdom by moving creatively and confidently through unique yoga sequences.
Treetop Yoga Studio, 3A Pond Road, Gloucester
At Treetop Yoga Studio, our class schedule include Yoga and Barre and features an eclectic combination of instructors with very different training and teaching styles in order to best meet the needs of our diverse community. We recognize that every body is different, and that different styles of yoga and classes are appropriate for different people, based on physical condition, injuries or limitations, and body constitution. Most of our classes are mixed levels and our instructors are experienced in teaching all levels of students, safely guiding you while providing space and the opportunity to grow.

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
Expect the unexpected ~

Expect the unexpected ~

Don’t get caught up in your own shadow…March 5 – 28!

Mercury retrograde occurs at two levels. At one level, there is not much you can do with the actions of others, except to be more conscious and prepare for delays and errors by double checking.

But at the personal level you can do a lot in order to avoid the consequences of Mercury Retrograde. Most of us encounter the consequences when we are not centered, aware or conscious of what is going on around us, and more often than not the culprit is that we are not acting from our heart and spirit.

Instead we are reacting from our needs, our hurts, from our buttons being pushed, or the way that we take care of others and not ourselves. In that way we act from our shadow, and that is what mercury retrograde is all about.

Mercury Retrograde occurs when it is moving backwards, into its shadow, and thus communication, scheduling, transportation and judgment becomes cloudy or error prone. As much as outer work is challenged by Mercury Retrograde, introspection and inner work is very supported. Take advantage of Mercury Retrograde by clearing your own tendencies to get caught up in your own shadows and those of others.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”

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