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What is Your Body’s Way With Food & 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

Get beyond the Overwhelm, and discover what works for you. Let’s have a conversation about working together to solve the daily mystery.


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Your Body’s Way With Food: What foods are your body’s best partners? What doesn’t work so well? What would help you feel better? Learn how to align with foods that suit you, enjoy whole food planning, and preparation, for your best health, happy kitchen, and simpler economy.

Your Best Functional Fitness: Aligning, building, and sustaining your functional fitness, and posture is critical so that you can move and do what you want to do. That takes awareness (what I like to call a-where-ness) and paying attention.

Movement matters: build flexibility, agility, mobility, strength, and stability, for your whole life with a-where-ness based physical and mental fitness through Nia classes, training materials, small group, and private sessions.

Build your immune system and create a solid nutritional foundationwith simple support from sensible supplements that regenerate and build strong cells, nurture your insides and outsides to look and feel your best with Jeunesse.

Schedule your Complimentary Exploratory Session

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TODAY!

Take the next step to YOUR Dance of Health.

Call today 508.499.9664    marcia@danceofhealth.com

“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 doctor’s 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

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7 Tips for Beginning Nia

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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 NiaNow.com to begin your journey all around the world!

 

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Naturally Speaking: Introducing Dance of Health in Medway

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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 area
Schedule your Complimentary Exploratory Session for your next step.

508-499-9664    marcia@danceofhealth.com

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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.

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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
http://danceofhealth.com/a-delicious-direction-in-healthy-cooking/

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A Delicious Direction in Health Cooking (session #2)

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 second evening will be Creamy Polenta, Braised Greens, and Asparagus with a Perfect Poached Egg.

This image was a delightful collection of tiny quail eggs, following a local domestic quail flock rescue, and temporary egg production explosion.

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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. Continue reading

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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 first evening will be Addictive Spiced Squash Soup and Easy Artisan Breads (including a whole grain combination, and a gluten-free recipe).

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posture and health

Uncomfortable neck, head, and shoulder tension, and related breathing and sinus issues are often the result of functional compensation pattern. Poor postural habits and long standing unconscious “accommodations” are likely causing a cascade of misery.

Here’s a great explanation and demonstration from Pete Egoscue about spinal alignment and posture problems involved there. And…some simple techniques to correct them, quickly.


Nia and movement fitness classes with Marcia will help guide improvement for your posture and functional fitness, and private client work is available for those at a distance.

Get your systems moving and functioning optimally, now. Call and register for current classes, or complimentary phone consultation appointment. 

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Nia: What if…?

Nia: What if…

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