Beach Yoga and Bodyweight Bootcamp at Cape Ann Motor Inn with Treetop

Join a Treetop Instructor for a one hour vinyasa class, or a 45 minute Bodyweight Bootcamp on beautiful Long Beach in front of the Cape Ann Motor Inn. Flow and move with views of the beach, ocean, and Twin Lights while enjoying refreshing Cape Ann breezes.
Local and State guidelines for mask use apply as well as state and local rules and regulations related to COVID-19. Masks must be worn when within 6 feet of others when outside. For yoga, we will set up with plenty of space between participants so you can take off your mask for class. It is highly recommended that you use hand sanitizer after class and wash your hands upon returning home.
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED – Due to the limit of just 9 participants, you must register and pay beforehand to secure a space.
Class Cost: $15, members receive 10% discount.
Bring a beach towel and/or yoga mat and a bottle of water.
Directions for parking will be included in confirmation email once you have registered.
We thank the Cape Ann Motor Inn for their generous partnership. Check them out for your future accommodation needs for friends and family who plan to visit Cape Ann in the future. Cape Ann Motor Inn is one of the few hotels in Gloucester with direct beachfront access, and the sunrise views are incredible! We are proud to partner with such a wonderful small business.
*** If you are feeling sick or anyone is sick in your home, please do not attend class.
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Now Hiring Senior Caregivers

Looking for a REWARDING JOB with a FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE and COMPETITIVE PAY right here in Cape Ann?

Join our team of caregivers helping to keep Cape Ann Seniors Safe at Home!

Help our seniors remain safe at home with shopping, meal preparation, laundry and light homemaking.
No experience is required. We are committed to serving our clients and keeping our staff safe. Call Christine today 781-914-3273 or visit our website to learn more.

Ayurveda ~

Ayurveda ~

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda, also known as Ayurvedic Medicine, is the traditional medicine of India, which originated there over 5,000 years ago. Ayurveda emphasizes re-establishing balance in the body through diet, lifestyle, exercise, and body cleansing, and on the health of the mind, body, and spirit.

In North America, Ayurveda is considered a form of alternative medicine. Like traditional Chinese medicine, Ayurveda is a whole medical system, meaning that it is based on theories of health and illness and on methods of preventing and treating health conditions.

Because of its growing popularity, Ayurvedic treatments, particularly at spas and salons, are increasingly being performed by people who have not received formal training in Ayurveda. That’s why if you are interested in consulting with an Ayurvedic practitioner, it is important to seek a qualified Ayurvedic practitioner and learn about their training.

Ayurveda Wellness Healing, LLC staff are all certified and proud graduates of Kerala Ayurveda Academy with roots from India as well as Professional Members of National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA).

We look forward to working with you….either virtually or in our office as of June 8 reopening date!

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health”😀


Angel Healing Certification

Angel Healing Certification


When:  Saturday, June 6

Time:  10am – 1pm

Where:  Via Zoom

Marleen Wood is offering an Angel Healing certification that encourages you to get in touch with and understand your intuition, read energy and to conduct angel card readings confidently and to learn how to work with the angels for healing. You will also discover the ways in which the angelic realm communicates with you and learn to receive messages, information and Divine guidance and healing from the angels.

Class Curriculum
● Learn About the Angelic Realm Including Information about Guardian Angels, Archangels, Ascended Masters, and Deceased Loved Ones
● Discover Your Natural Divine Communication Style
● Exploring Fears that Prevent Our Intuitive Flow
● Learn How to Give Accurate and Healing Angel Readings Using Oracle Cards
● Learn and Experience Various Angel Therapy Techniques
● Practice Automatic Writing and Psychometry for Receiving Messages and
● Ways of Sharing Information, Messages, and Giving Advice
● Ethical and Confidentiality Issues Surrounding an Angel Intuitive Reading

The workshop will close with a guided angel hand holding exercise that can help you to meet and interact with your angels.

Click on the link to register:

Cost: $45 (Usually $75)


Streaming Nia and Restorative Yoga Classes via Zoom with Linda All Free! Week of June 1st Nia Routine: Country Bluesy Fun More Nia on 1623 Project TV


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Git yer hat and boots and come join me on the dance floor as we sashay about to the fun country bluesy tunes by The Bumper Jacksons, The Quebe Sisters and Hot Club of Cowtown. Don’t know these bands?  Well get ready for some earworms cause you will be humming and singing these tunes all week.  My personal favorite, Give Me a Pigfoot and a Bottle of Beer.  Check out the song here

If you are new to Nia with Linda, these streaming classes are free.  Share with anyone who you feel needs a little movement and fun in their lives during this period of social isolation.

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 to my website and the list of streaming classes

At my website, you will want to click on the link for the class and time you are trying to join.  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 chat with all the other Nia folks.  Great way to check in with other humans.

If you need any techie help, call me  617-851-2738  or email me at

Find a little space in your home and be prepared to move and have fun.  EEEEEHAH!

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For Restorative Yoga, find some cushions, large books, yoga blocks, blankets, whatever you can use instead of bolsters and blocks.  We make it work.  For more information on Restorative yoga, check out my site,  It is a lovely passive practice that gives the participant relaxation and calm. Who couldn’t use that right now.

Old television iconAnd finally, if you haven’t had enough of Nia or seeing me, there are two new opportunities for you to move and stay fit.

The 1623 Project or Cape Ann Cable TV is airing Nia with Linda:  No Impact Fitness for Any Age three times a week.  Tuesday, Friday and Sunday at 9:30 AM EST.  And you can watch on YouTube at the 1623 channel  here

Love to all and stay healthy,

Linda Wilkes

How Does Massachusetts Re-opening Impact Our Seniors


Massachusetts phased approach to re-opening requires the support of everyone. As essential healthcare workers, the team at ABC has had the benefit of working throughout this pandemic and we have a clear understanding of infection control. We’ve followed the guidelines established and it is important to note that we all must continue to respect these guidelines. As Governor Baker said, “the virus remains with us throughout the opening process.” But what does this mean for our seniors?


The government continues to urge that seniors (age 65 and older) remain home unless absolutely necessary. ABC provides MANY of the key programs seniors need to remain safe in their homes including:
  • Shopping
  • Companionship
  • Homemaking
  • Personal Care
  • Alzheimer’s/Dementia Specialized Caregivers
  • In-Home Modifications
  • Medication Management
  • Skilled Nursing Visits
  • 24/7 Care/Live-in Caregivers
  • and more


This program enables clients to safely get their groceries, necessary household items and prescriptions without ever having to leave the house and without having to have any contact with a worker because the worker will leave the items at the door or just inside the door- whichever the client prefers!


The health, wellness, safety and happiness of our clients and employees are of utmost importance. Here are just a few of the many safety precautions we are currently taking to protect our clients and workers while also being able to deliver the exceptional care:
  • Pre-screening visits to all clients on a regular basis
  • Ensuring our caregiving team has all the necessary PPE (personal protective equipment) to perform their job safely
  • Nurses utilizing telehealth visits when applicable and/or requested by the client
  • Maintaining open communication with all staff through phone and emails
  • ABC offices remain open for field staff needs with adjusted in-office schedules combined with remote worker opportunities to ensure no gaps in service levels while practicing social distancing
  • Utilizing technology for team meetings to ensure teams are up-to-date and that any organizational needs are addressed
Our Management Team participates in weekly calls with the Home Care Aid Council and Department of Public Health. Protocols continue to evolve and develop according to recommendations from these authoritative bodies along with recommendations from Governor Charlie Baker and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All workers are immediately notified of any changes in protocols and/or any additional safety measures that are established so that we can continue to deliver the best possible care to our clients.
ABC has been keeping seniors safe at home for more than 15 years. Give us a call  at 781-245-1880 to learn how we can help you keep your loved one safe at home. To learn more about ABC visit our website.
Garlics Role ~

Garlics Role ~

Oh how we love garlic and it’s importance as an medicinal herb. It is antibacterial, anti fungal and antiviral.

It is seen as a preventive measure for colds and flu and will offer natural support to the immune system. Through the lens of Ayurveda, garlic kindles agni (digestive fires), destroys natural toxins, supports the lungs and clears excess kapha. (Spring is Kapha season)

Share in the comments below how you use garlic in your diet.

“Blockage is disease/Flow is health” 😀


New Moon Yoga Nidra via Zoom ~

New Moon Yoga Nidra via Zoom ~

The new moon is all about releasing, about new beginnings and Yoga Nidra is all about experiencing a deep sleep – join us Thursday evening, May 21 at 7pm for New Moon Yoga Nidra via Zoom with master teacher, Wyndee Egan.

This class will incorporate meditation, breath work and relaxing meditation. We will combine the energy of the coming new moon to set our intention for the month ahead while deeply relaxing the body to ground these intentions and heal the body and mind.

Benefits of Yoga Nidra
• Increase Immune function
• Improved digestion
• Better sleep
• Releases old habit, fatigue, worry and stress

Enjoy the benefits of yoga nidra in you own home by getting comfortable in you favorite chair, on your mat or in your bed. Gather up cozy blankets. pillows, eye mask, and your favorite essential oil (lavender is great)

Investment: $12.00 (Usually $27)

Once you register for the class we will send you the zoom link and details on how to access the class

click on the link to register: