How Do You Choose Your Food and Fitness?

Imagine knowing the food, supplement, and fitness choices that really help you feel better. How would that change your life?

Discover Your Unique Food & Fitness Lifestyle Create Your Dance of Health!

When you discover Your Unique Food & Fitness Lifestyle you, too, can experience these benefits:

  • Long Term Health 
  • Stronger Immune System
  • Beautiful and Healthy Aging, Inside and Out
  • Life-Long Functional Fitness
  • Reduced Stress around Food & Fitness choices
  • Fun and Economy with Real Food

Let’s have a conversation…create a solution for you.

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Get to know Nia

    “I love talking with Marcia. She has been an inspiration for discovering new ways to look at food and movement. Just before I started regular conversations with her, I had decided I needed to do something about my body’s experiences, and was ready for a change.

Although I have gained some knowledge from the Internet and TV doctors’ talks, and even though I thought I was aware of what foods are healthy, Marcia helped put it all in a whole perspective. She guided me to new food choices, and people in the field of nutrition and also in gaining powerful self-awareness.

She introduced me to EFT tapping, and helped me explore and become aware of mental and emotional blocks that keep me from moving forward. I feel better physically and emotionally from her working with me. As she says, ‘it’s a journey’ and I’m enjoying it, through the bumps and learning along the way.” – Eileen C.

   “Marcia’s classes are inspiring and supportive. I am comfortable trying things I would never have expected to achieve. And my body is learning, my mind feels more agile, and we have such fun!” – Donna C

   “Wow, and hooray for Nia, for this wonderful music, and for finding my way to move that feels good to my body. Marcia’s teaching has helped me discover new ways that work for me. I am stronger, and quicker, and much more stable. I feel safer getting around, going, and doing!” – Janice S

    I never thought I would enjoy an exercise class and then I met Marcia Coakley. Take a big pot. Stir in a genuine love for wellness, exercise, and helping others. Add a multi-disciplinary approach that includes avoiding falls. Sprinkle in a pinch of sometimes self-effacing humor, and you have Marcia.”
– Lauren L

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Create Your Life Vision Board Workshop

Do you know what a Vision Board is?
It’s a way to manifest your dream life. When you make a Vision Board, you get clear on what you want to create in your life.

Once you get clarity, you select images and words from magazines and paste them on a big poster board. Seeing this board each day aligns your brain with the outcomes you most want to attract. (Oprah, Ellen Degeneres, and Katy Perry all swear by Vision Boards!)

It sounds pretty simple. (And yes, there is a process to make your Vision Board more powerful.)

So, why doesn’t everyone create Vision Boards? In my experience as a trainer/teacher, most of us never make the time. We let our busy, distracted lives keep us, well, busy and distracted. :-)

It’s time to change that. On Sunday, January 8, 2016, I am hosting a CREATE YOUR LIFE VISION-BOARD WORKSHOP “Envisioning Your Way”. It’s a full-day immersion for you to focus on your authentic life, core clarity, and ideal outcomes. This is a deep dive into what a Vision Board is, and how it can change your life.

Due to the deep nature of the work, I’ve made only 10 spaces available. (They’ll fill up pretty fast).

Would you like to join me? Give yourself a truly powerful and important gift of a powerful start of your new year. Make this time for yourself.

Email me <> and I will send all the details to you. Love to share more.

And…if you know a friend who has been confiding in you that she is ready to get clarity and change her life – then you have my full permission to invite her here. I’ll take great care of her!



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Living Buddha Nature Fall Festival


Celebrate fall with us at Living Buddha Nature! Meet our teachers & practitioners, and try complimentary classes & discounted treatments.
Also enjoy refreshments, visit with local healthcare practitioners and artists, and support LBN Foundation, a nonprofit sector of Living Buddha Nature. See below for more details!

To secure your spot, BOOK ONLINE.

Complimentary Classes:
10:30 – Meditation
11:15 – Nia Dance
12:00 – Zentangle
12:30 – Vinyasa Flow
1:00 – Tai Chi
1:30 – Laughter Yoga
2:15 – Vinyasa Flow
3:00 – Chanting Sanskrit Mantra
3:45 – Singing Bowl Meditation

Discounted Treatments:
-Holistic Skincare
-Touch for Health
-Physical Therapy (complimentary consults)

Local Businesses:
Juice Plus+, Heavenly Goddess Spa Parties, Peace bee and rainbow song henna, Pilates by Gwen, and Gigi Gifts.

BOOK ONLINE to secure your spot for any classes or appointments at, or contact us at 508.376.2333.

Look forward to seeing you there!

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Physical Exercise Makes Your Brain Work Better

But you knew that. Or perhaps you hadn’t heard?! Your brain is like a muscle and physical exercise makes it work better. 

Read a new article for recent research results if you need more convincing!

Get your body moving, a little more, and little bit bigger range of motion (in ALL of your 13 major joints…maybe a bit more in lots of other connections), and little more often, and all of your systems benefit.

9 movement forms


Find a movement practice, a routine or activity that brings you some pleasure – so you will want to keep doing it. Perhaps the sense of accomplishing more than before, or an increase in aerobic fitness, or strength that you sense, or the joy of kinesthetic activity (whole body engaged) that floats YOUR boat.

Nia movement fitness classes are a great way to build skills, brain/body learning, and a flexible, adaptable choice filled, music inspired and joyful experience while you build awareness and agility.

Find classes with me happening weekly. Monday and Wednesday in Foxboro (Hockomock Area YMCA), and Saturday in Millis (Living Buddha Nature).

See you out on the movement fitness experience floor of you choice. How will you get moving today?

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Movement Matters

In this powerful TEDxDarwin talk from Matt Cornell in Darwin, Australia, he describes his personal understanding of being a “mover”… a movement focus and aware human. This is what calls to me, as well, and where I often speak from in my Nia classes and Active Older Adult NiaBasics classes.

“Movement informs our thinking…which informs of our movement…which informs our thinking…which informs our movement…which informs our thinking…”.

In Nia we bring together movement for sensation and experience’s sake with awareness for perception’s sake, and benefit from the power of our system to experience more joy, and to thrive when these are functioning more fully.

“Try this: now smile really big; now smile even bigger; now smile with your eyes; now smile with the rest of your body. And just notice how this small movement affects your experience of this moment.”

When the mind are body are working together…everything is better. How will you connect them for yourself, and find joy and function coming together? Come try a Nia class!

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Magic results from being inspired by the music and integrating the body through movement. Nia is a triad of Music/Movement/Magic. Find Yours.


Nia classes throughout the world…find one near you at

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7 Tips for Beginning Nia


Nia teach and trainer Laurie Bass in Portland, Oregon (also the home of Nia international headquarters) shares thoughts on having the best first Nia experience.

Nia’s way of getting fit, dancing barefoot, “like nobody’s watching” is a tune up for body, mind and spirit. If you are new to Nia, you may have noticed a very passionate community of movers around you. To put you at ease, here are 7 simple tips to maximize your experience as a beginning student:

  1. Relax. Breathe. Welcome to your practice. Enjoy being new to something. Start with smaller movements, allowing your body to adjust to moving the Nia way. Allow your breathing to support you. As you learn the steps, add range of motion and intensity when you feel ready. 
  2. Be in the moment. In Swahili, Nia means moving with purpose. Dedicate each moment to moving with the power, pleasure and purpose of being in your body – in the NOW. Minimize your inner critic, judge, or saboteur, maximize your sense of adventure. 
  3. Tune in. Always listen to your body. Allow Nia to move you from the inside-out toward pleasure, “body-based” sensations. If a move doesn’t feel right for you, tweak or adapt it – move smaller, slower or take fewer steps. Always move away from pain. Movement is medicine. 
  4. Start with your feet. Capture the rhythm of the feet and leg movements first, then slowly add the core, arms and hand motions. Keep your feet under hips and your joints “spring-loaded” to ease your knees. Over time, your body will learn the language of Nia, the language of the body and love the dynamics infused into the movement. 
  5. Go Barefoot. Experience the 7000 nerve endings in your feet to help you move in safe and efficient ways from the ground up. While barefoot is best, you can wear shoes with a soft flexible sole for comfort or support for medical purposes. Moving barefoot develops foot strength and whole body balance. 
  6. Seek “Dynamic Ease.” Never force a motion. Avoid getting breathless or fatigued. Move within your own comfort zone. Move with energy efficiency. 
  7. Express Yourself. This is your dance. Express your own unique rhythm and body language within the moves. Be jazzy, luscious, lyrical, snappy or sensual. Most of all, be yourself and have fun.

Find classes in the metrowest Boston area with Marcia. Get started.
Or visit the class finder at to begin your journey all around the world!


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Naturally Speaking: Introducing Dance of Health in Medway

Naturally Speaking #2

Sharing the message of Dance of Health, Marcia speaks with Mary Rubino the host of Naturally Speaking on Medway Cable Network. Please, share with a friend, and let me hear from you…about movement, health, and making your unique path.

Marcia’s Nia & NiaBasics (active older adults) class schedule in the Metrowest area. 
Schedule your Complimentary Exploratory Session for your next step.


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Dancing in the movies

A fun video…dancing through the (older) movies with a new sound. Feel it?!

What favorite expression of grace and energy lights you up?

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Getting Down (to the floor)

One of Nia‘s 9 Movement Forms is Feldenkrais Method, “the dance of conscious awareness of sensation.” It is a movement elixir for your nervous system, brain, joints, muscles, connective tissue and more…mindfully move to the floor, on the floor, and back up again.

I teach with the intention of bringing this awareness in my Nia and Older Adult classes. Create freedom through exploring possibility and tuning into our journey. Even if the floor is a place you go infrequently…let it become your friend, your familiar. Start with sitting on a couch or chair, spiral on your bottom and reach down…explore with a knee and a hand, part way. Come back up.

Rotate another way in your seat, slide sideways/backwards onto a knee or shin. Sit, maybe roll, use your hands and arms on the floor and the chair, and retrace your journey back to the seat. Practice this journey, find confidence and more ease.

Discover your ability to reclaim this neglected skill. Find a happy relationship with gravity helping you to explore, strengthen, and build your ease of mobility.

What will be possible for you with easier getting to the floor? A
variety of movements for health; playing with your children or grandchildren; gardening; a creative or expressive hobby; more time and connection with nature? These are such valuable enjoyable reasons to get down to floor and the ground! Enjoy.

#‎thenialife‬  #movementwithawareness‬

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A Delicious Direction in Healthy Cooking

Do you wish you prepared healthier, tastier, and more cost-effective meals?

Do you know which foods are better for your body?
How might knowing that help you?

Come learn, help prepare, and share a luscious meal. Our fifth evening will be seared garlic and ginger green beans (and, perhaps, snap peas!), tangy marinated broiled tofu (yummy with a nice chew), and cellophane (rice) noodles with sesame lime dressing.


At A Delicious Direction in Healthy Cooking you will learn to make great recipe and shopping choices, as well as the methods to prepare happy-making meals with ease.

Upcoming cooking sessions will continue on a three week cycle. You may attend them individually, or mix and match as many as you like. They are also an introduction to my Five-Week course this Fall, A Delicious Direction with Food & Fitness, integrating all of our Dance of Health resources to support your journey.

The next session of A Delicious Direction in Healthy Cooking is Tuesday, July 7th, from 6:30-8:30 pm in Medway, MA

To register for our fifth A Delicious Direction in Healthy Cooking evening click the secure PayPal link for your payment method (a PayPal account is not required).

Each A Delicious Direction in Healthy Cooking evening is $25.00 in advance ($30.00 at the event). Pre-registration is required. You may prepay for additional sessions at any time.

Upcoming cooking class series dates are September 8th, September 29th, and October 20th.Mark your calendar, and invite a friend to join you.

Call (508) 499-9664 for information, or register now

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