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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.

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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. 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 self-awareness.

She introduced me to EFT tapping, and helped 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 working with it, despite minor bumps along the way.” – Eileen Cohen

“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 Covert

“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 Saquet

 

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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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The dreaded hump…in your neck

 

Are you noticing a forward tendency in your spine? Do you sit in front of a computer and slouch your shoulders everyday? Have you looked at your posture from the side lately?

Did your parents end up with stooped shoulders or perhaps a severe forward neck and head position that got progressively worse over time? It’s a scary and unhealthy scenario for our bodies…on so many levels.

And it is possible to counteract. Yes!

It requires awareness, persistence, and the right activations for your spinal nervous system. Hurray for awareness! Follow along.

As described…your system needs continuous reminding of the new patterning, so repeat this quick three step series three times, twice a day, for 30 days.

Remember:
Back body all against the wall…back of your neck and skull staying back, and then chin stays down. Use a small pillow if your alignment is already limited and head isn’t touching. 

1) 45 degree start for flapping 10X
2) cover your ears (hear no…) 10X
3) climb the rope ladder  10X

Remember to keep your chin down and back…to maintain the length in the spine along the wall. Do the cycle three times. Twice a day. Consistent actions bring permanent change.

Let me know what you experience with this practice!

 

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Sitting at Your Ease – Lessons from Your Younger Self

Adorableness…what’s better than babies and dogs being cute together?

I was immediately drawn to the baby’s organic movement and natural ease in her own space, and sharing connection and space with her friend. Continue reading

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Lift up Look up Breathe up

This beautiful video of baby Liv is a marvelous expression of what our human form is so well designed to explore and do for, and with us.

In my movement fitness classes I often encourage exploration of horizontal energy and spinal alignment moving into vertical through the 5 Stages (of Human Development) practice (or pieces from it), all the while maintaining the greatest ease and awareness. Baby Liv is an especially elegant practitioner of the 5 Stages, being so delighted with her new skills.

Because she is directly relating to her environment through physical sensation, and gathering information about what works better, and what does not so well through noticing/observation and experience, there is no editorial opinion about whether or not it is “good” or otherwise. It’s what she’s designed to do. It’s the Body’s Way.

When we move from laying prone, forehead resting on floor or hands, place our palm spread hands beneath our shoulders and press to raise our core skyward, we can also experience that sensation of “it’s what our bodies are made to do”, yet often it is also discovering a new perspective, a new view for some. An enlightening view and expression for most.

When we lift up, look up, and breathe upward, we are able to sense elongation in the spine and a teaser of possibility for the vertical plane that awaits us. Looking consciously is powerful – watching as the body moves, and seeing further with the eyes enhances body awareness (“where am I in my environment?”), and adds to potential energy expressed.

Teasing gravity, playing into the up of this cobra position/exploration (extended from tops of the feet past our hips on the floor and pressing up with hands, arms and shoulders – to a high level that is both comfortable and sustainable for a breath or two), we activate and strengthen our core (the entire spinal column – pelvis, chest and head), with particular awareness in the back body, while challenging arms, breath, and stability of our whole system.

Liv demonstrates the journey to increased flexibility, mobility, agility, strength, and stability, with ease and organization. Using the least possible force for the basics leaves us plenty of energy/power, should we need a burst of speed, and forceful punch, or strike.

Pushing the hips up from the floor…we arrive in an “all fours” crawling or table position. It’s one of the most important developmental stages for us, where the brain gets one of the best workouts. When we “cross-crawl”, with alternate hand and knee moving forward, we are actively exercising and developing new neural connections that cross the midline between the brain’s hemispheres.

In stillness, moving the spine up and down from that table allows the neck, head, belly, and breath to expand naturally and sequentially. Lift nose up, look up, breath up (both head and tail now)…and then down again, breathing out, belly/back arching high like a cat…we expand range of awareness and mobility.

Notice all of Liv’s variations and options.

Now…I invite you to get down on the floor, and explore them, too! Take your time, use a yoga mat, or blanket. Or do it on your bed for starters. The firmer surface of the floor (carpeted if you prefer) is actually easier to navigate. Start gently and VERY SLOWLY! Playing with gravity, down on the floor, is one of the best workouts!

And take a rest now and then, like Liv.

What do you sense? What’s feels new, different to you?

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Are You Ready?

Are You Ready? Find a Nia class!

NiaBoston (all of New England) community of teachers includes a wonderful diversity of styles and energies, with many class locations.

Here is a lovely introduction to Nia video created for Jenny Silverberg and Amy Podolsky, teachers/co-owners of StudioJoy in Northborough, with students and teachers from the area! Have a look (you’ll see me!)

 

 

Classic Nia classes with Marcia, as well as modified Nia movement fitness (for Active Older Adults) at the Foxborough Y each week. Find your safe, fun challenge!

And coming up…Move I.T. (Nia 52 Moves + Interval Training!) starting Wednesday, October 15, Medway Community Education Fall session series.

What can you add to your day to add joy, and fitness?

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