Welcome to NEST Online!

The links below will take you to the online classroom for your regularly scheduled NEST programs and events. You can also call the phone number and, when prompted, enter the Meeting ID. These events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted.

Ongoing, Gentle Exercise Classes

Feldenkrais Movement Class – Tuesdays at 11:00 am

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting with video or call 253-215-8782 with your phone.
Meeting ID: 785 8420 3476
This class led by Gail Thompson uses the Feldenkrais Method of gentle movements to help students move with increased comfort, flexibility, and balance. Safe, relaxing, and varied movement lessons stimulate the brain’s neuroplasticity to increase awareness and explore options for how we use our bodies in sitting, reaching, walking, and other activities. Movements may help improve balance, reduce pain, and decrease peripheral neuropathy. No experience needed; lessons take place on the floor or in chairs. Students should wear warm, comfortable clothing and bring a mat or blanket.

Restorative Biochanics + Alignment with Erin Doty – Thursdays at 11:00 am

Click here to join the Zoom Meeting with video or call 253-215-8782 with your phone.
Meeting ID: 958 3496 2550
Password: 031981

Fill in your weak spots, increase range of motion/strength, deepen awareness of how your body feels + moves day-to-day. Corrective exercises improve balance, prevent pain, release tension, and increase circulation and energy. Gentle yet challenging!Virtual class materials: floor/wall space, armless chair/stool, rolled towel/yoga mat, tennis ball/medium round stone, block/book, belt/strap/scarf. If you can’t find these materials, come join us anyway, we’ll improvise!

Mind, Body, Spirit, Healing, Community: Qigong – Thursdays at noon

Click here to join Zoom Meeting with video or call 253 215 8782 with your phone
Meeting ID: 936 5963 6795
Password: 015290

Quiet the mind, experience a grounded and centered state using focused intent, breath, and body postures. Deeply relax and practice self-healing meditations in still (internal) and moving (external) forms.Virtual Class materials: floor space, armless chair/stool, comfy place to sit, stand, + lie down for relaxation forms. If your internet signal stretches and you have safe access to the outdoors with social distance, consider practicing with us in nature!

Classes and Events

NEST Inspiration “Radio”

Wednesdays, May 6, 13, 20, 27 from 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
Click here to join the Zoom meeting on your computer or call 253 215 8782
Meeting ID: 506 878 3176
Password: 5256378

In this 30 minute old-time talk radio show on newfangled gadgetry, NEST members and community virtual attendees/callers are invited to share special memories about inspiration.  Log or  call in and share the wealth, or sit back and enjoy the insights of your fellow neighbors. Hosted by Neighbor Mary, NEST volunteer.

Zoom in to New Zealand (MEMBERS ONLY)

Monday, May 11 (North Island) and 18 (South Island) from 10:30 am to 11:30 am
Virtual meeting, click here to join on Zoom with video or call 253-215-8782 with your phone.
Meeting ID: 897 9660 9946 Password: 029184
Join me as I share with you my husband and I’s recent six week car camping and tramping exploration of wild New Zealand. Sail and kayak to pristine beaches, tramp through ancient forests, learn about Maori culture and New Zealand history. View snow-capped peaks, unique birdlife, rushing rivers and rugged coastlines. Presented by Debbie Anderson, NEST Member.

Virtual High Tea: A Conversation About Health Care Choices

Thursday, May 21, 2:00 PM
Contact the NEST office at 206-525-6378 or info@nestseattle.org to learn how to register and attend this virtual event.
During the worst– and even in the best– of time, it’s important to consider possible health care choices. And it’s critical to prepare so that if you can’t communicate, your choices are known. We’ll talk about documents to complete (advance directive), treatments to consider (CPR and Ventilator), and ways to prepare (sharing with others). We’ll also provide free resources and spend time answering your questions.

Presenter Bonnie Bizzell is the Community Engagement Liaison and Program Manager for Honoring Choices Pacific Northwest (HCPNW), a joint initiative between the Washington State Hospital and Medical Associations. In her role, she works from grassroots, helping individuals with advance care planning (ACP), to grasstops, building capacity and value in organizations through ACP. She also oversees HCPNW’s social media and communications. Bonnie volunteers in a wide variety of patient advocacy roles.

Poetry Reading Group (MEMBERS ONLY)

Wednesday, May 27 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Click Here to join the Zoom Meeting with your computer or call 253-215-8782 on your phone.
Meeting ID: 870 7336 3862
Password: 030009

Join your NEST friends for reading, sharing, and appreciating great poems and poets. Please bring one or two of your favorite poems (can include poems you have written) to read aloud with the group.
This group meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at the NEST office and is facilitated by NEST Members Rosemary Blakemore and Debbie Anderson.

Legacy Letter Project

Fridays, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 from 10:00 am to 11:00 am
Click Here to join Zoom Meeting with your computer or call 253-215-8782 on your phone
Meeting ID: 820 4205 5895
Password: 017918

Legacy letters are a meaningful journey across time- connecting past, present and future. Legacy writing is to discover, communicate, and preserve your values, stories, wisdom, and blessings for future generations.   Legacy is your gift to yourself, your loved ones and posterity – it is your ability to create a meaningful and lasting impact. It is an opportunity to frame your life in the context of the important people, meaningful events and special connections around you.

The series of workshops will take you through a transformational exercise on writing your own legacy letter and will give you an opportunity to share it with others. The result will be a tangible letter for you to share with your loved one and the community to celebrate your life.

Facilitator, Tatyana Konyakhina, was born and raised in Moscow, Russia and moved to US 18 years ago with her family. Growing up she loved listening to her grandparents’ stories and vividly remembers a positive impact it had on her upbringing. Tatyana volunteered with NEST during her time at Seattle University and while pursuing MBA program. You may have met her during one of the Fireside Chats that her Seattle University Executive leadership program team had a pleasure hosting with NEST. The Legacy Letter project is a continuation of our partnership.

Science Club (MEMBERS ONLY)

Thursday, May 28 from 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm
Click here to join the Zoom Meeting with your computer or call 253-215-8782 on your phone.
Meeting ID: 857 2117 5104
Password: 009510

Click here for information on how to join.
Calling all scientists and science enthusiasts! Join us on the fourth Thursday of each month for an afternoon of intellectual engagement. Whether it’s black holes or black bears, geology or genetics, you’re sure to learn something new.