A simple, deeply nourishing restorative yoga practice using props you have at home. Take time to let your nervous system unwind and let go in “fancy relaxation.”

Here’s what you’ll need:
• a yoga mat, blanket or carpeted floor
• two bath towels
• two firm pillows
• a small blanket
• a chair, sofa or bed that is about as high as your thigh is long
• a cup of decaffeinated tea (or water!)

We are trained to accomplish and do. This practice reconnects us to the gift of not doing.

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Help me sustain your Dancing Water Daily practices!

No matter how far apart we are physically, we are all connected. The path that we all move along together is held by an Invisible Net of Love that is always there even if we can’t see it. The Dancing Water Daily practices is my thread in that net. Please support my work by offering a donation so I can keep creating these practices for you. With your generous support, I can continue to invest in making these classes available to anyone who can benefit. Please click here to be part of the Dancing Water Daily Net of Love. (Suggested donation: $5 a class or $15 a week) A thousand thanks, friends!
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I continue to work on all aspects of offering online classes (new music! better camera! a cordless mic! Yay!). Another option for you might be NiaTV which is an online service offering 30 days free access to Nia TV’s at-home dance workouts, podcasts, meditations, and exclusive livestream.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.

UPDATED PRACTICES THIS WEEK
In order to solve the music copyright issues on YouTube, to address the issues with internet streaming and the fact that not everybody is on Facebook (and in the interest of simplicity!), at 9am every day I will post a recorded practice. This will allow people to access classes whenever they can do them, whether they are Facebookers or not and will be less stressful to produce.

You can help to increase the interactivity and assure me that you are out there! PLEASE DO:
• leave comments on the Facebook videos and share them with friends
• subscribe to my YouTube channel (it’s FREE, of course), like, comment and share them
• subscribe, comment and share these blog posts
• email me at sjmnia@gmail.com with ideas and suggestions for what would be of the most help and support in these days

THIS WEEK’S PRACTICES – and where to find them!
Monday Mar 23 11am ~ Dancing Water Live ~ Nourishing Movement on Focus Pocus Facebook page ~ find it here
Tuesday Mar 24 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on YouTube ~ find it here
Wednesday Mar 25 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on Focus Pocus Facebook page ~ find it here
Thursday Mar 26 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on Susan’s YouTube channel ~ find it here https://youtu.be/hupQEaH4zjw
Friday, Mar 27 9am ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube channel ~ find it here
Saturday, Mar 28 9am ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice on Susan’s YouTube channel https://youtu.be/n34aKdDAXzk and on the Focus Pocus Facebook Page
Sunday, Mar 29 9am ~ Restorative Yoga Practice on Susan’s YouTube channel and on the Focus Pocus Facebook Page

And a reminder that YOU ARE THE BOSS OF YOU. Remember that you are responsible for knowing what your body needs. As with all exercise programs, use common sense and what you know about yourself. To reduce and avoid injury, check with your doctor before beginning any fitness program. By using this video, you are acknowledging that you are fully responsible for your own health and well-being. And by performing any movement exercises, you are performing them at your own risk. Susan McCulley, my website or associated online venues are not responsible or liable for any injury or harm you sustain as a result of what I offer here. Please listen to yourself and do what feels good.

NEXT WEEK’S PRACTICES
Monday, Mar 30 9am ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Resilience on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Tuesday, Mar 31 9am ~ Dancing Water Nourishing Movement: Resilience on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Wednesday, Apr 1 9am ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga on Susan’s YouTube Channel and on the Focus Pocus Facebook Page
Thursday, Apr 2 9am ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Friday, Apr 3 9am ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube Channel
Saturday, Apr 4 9am ~ Ajna / Self-Guided Practice on Susan’s YouTube Channel and on the Focus Pocus Facebook Page
Sunday, Apr 5 9am ~ Moon River Restorative Yoga on Susan’s YouTube Channel and on the Focus Pocus Facebook Page

How can I help more? How can we support each other from afar. Do tell. I love hearing from you.
Until soon, my friends!
Love


Today’s nourishing movement is a self-guided or (in Sanskrit) Ajna practice. My well-loved yoga mat has words at the top that say:

Ajna: Listen to your inner instruction. We are all the answers.

Ajna is sometimes translated as “perceive” or “beyond wisdom” and is the word used for the energy center of intuition ~ the Third Eye Chakra (located between the eyebrows). Part of the reason we practice together is to strengthen our own “wisdom muscles” so that we can access our skill whenever we need it. In that spirit, I offer a short guide to creating a simple movement practice of your own. You can find it here.

I hope you will create a playlist of 5-6 songs that you love (perhaps from your youth) but if you’d like you can use this e sample playlist that I delight in moving to:

Ajna ~ Self-Guided Practice ~ Sat, Mar 28 2020
Rama Dasa 5:11 daVinci
Artichoke Funk 5:56 Zeb
Make Me Believe 5:23 Above & Beyond, Daniel Kandi
Shining Light 4:32 Annie Lennox
Summer Morning Rain 3:52 Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson
A Sound Meditation 5:30 Benjamin Iobst
Whatever you choose, make it music that sings to your soul.

I continue to work on all aspects of offering online classes (new music! better camera possibilities! a cordless mic! Fingers crossed!). Another option for you might be NiaTV which is an online service offering 30 days free access to Nia TV’s at-home dance workouts, podcasts, meditations, and exclusive livestream.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.

UPDATED PRACTICES THIS WEEK
In order to solve the music copyright issues on YouTube, to address the issues with internet streaming and the fact that not everybody is on Facebook (and in the interest of simplicity!), at 9am every day I will post a recorded practice. This will allow people to access classes whenever they can do them, whether they are Facebookers or not and will be less stressful to produce.

You can help to increase the interactivity and assure me that you are out there! PLEASE DO:
• leave comments on the Facebook videos and share them with friends
• subscribe to my YouTube channel (it’s FREE, of course), like, comment and share them
• subscribe, comment and share these blog posts
• email me at sjmnia@gmail.com with ideas and suggestions for what would be of the most help and support in these days

THIS WEEK’S OFFERINGS ~ REVISED!
Monday Mar 23 11am ~ Dancing Water Live ~ Nourishing Movement on Focus Pocus Facebook page ~ find it here
Tuesday Mar 24 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on YouTube ~ find it here
Wednesday Mar 25 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on Focus Pocus Facebook page ~ find it here
Thursday Mar 26 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on Susan’s YouTube channel ~ find it here
Friday, Mar 27 9am ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Susan’s YouTube channel ~ find it here
Saturday, Mar 28 9am ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice on Susan’s YouTube channel https://youtu.be/n34aKdDAXzk and on the Focus Pocus Facebook Page
Sunday, Mar 29 9am ~ Restorative Yoga Practice on Susan’s YouTube channel and on the Focus Pocus Facebook Page

Please let me know if you have any questions, how I can help more and how you are faring.
Until soon, my friends!
Love

 

Today’s class is a Dharma Dance Do Over Do Over! Last week, as I was still understanding the copyright restrictions on YouTube, my first two recordings of this class were blocked. So I reworked the class with new music annnnd here is the Do Over Do Over!

Dharma Dance is a movement experience I created that combines guided and unguided movement with the idea of breaking habit and ingrained pattern to reveal our unique presence, true nature and clearest insight.

This true nature is what yogis call dharma. The sensation of living in alignment of our dharma is one of aliveness and flow state that is engrossing, fascinating and timeless. While all of us have at least had a few experiences of the aliveness of living our dharma, the intent of Dharma Dance is to explore how we can train ourselves to recognize the experience of flow and seek it out and sustain the sensation.

Today’s class, which you can find here, is in two parts: Body as Student and Body as Teacher.

Body as Student
The first half, Body as Student, is guided, choreographed movement designed to invite movement that breaks our conditioned patterns and burn new neural pathways that open more movement possibilities. Feelings of awkwardness or confusion (you’ll see me have those experiences while I’m teaching!) are totally normal and part of the process of releasing habit! It’s not about doing it right, it’s about finding new ways of doing it.

Body as Teacher
The second half, Body as Teacher, is when we think less and feel more, let the body lead and get out of our own way. I invite you to move to each of the songs with a different focus:
• the first song (Ready for Freddy) with an emphasis on your soft tissue, muscles, organs and fluid movement,
• the second (All I Can Do Is This) focused on bones and angular, rhythmic patterns,
• the third (Bloody Tears) move with energy, imagination, emotion and expression, as if you were the firings of your brain and nervous system (this one might be a little messy and that’s ok),
• the fourth song (Hypnothis) focus on air, lightness and space,
• the fifth (Simmering), play with gravity, up & down and ultimately grounding on the floor,
• and the sixth (There Are Many Different Kinds of Love) rest in stillness and let all the movement integrate.
My hope is that the combination of the two reveals new ways of showing up, connecting body and mind and being precious you.

~~~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Fri Mar 27, 2020 ~ Dharma Dance: Body as Student & Body as Teacher ~~~
Fonkee Ryde 4:15 Noir Et Blanc Vie YouTube  Audio Library Audio Library
No Good Right 4:20 Freedom Trail Studio YouTube Audio Library
Maroon Clock 3:32 Freedom Trail Studio YouTube Audio Library
El Magicia 4:06 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library ~ El Magicia by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100242
Artist: http://incompetech.com/

Ready for Freddy 4:31 TrackTribe YouTube Audio Library
All I Can Do Is This 4:10 Max McFerren YouTube Audio Library
Bloody Tears 3:09 Quincas Moreira YouTube Audio Library
Hypnothis 4:44 Kevin MacLeod YouTube Audio Library / Floorplay ~ Hypnothis by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100634  Artist: http://incompetech.com/
Simmering 4:20 Asher Fulero YouTube Audio Library
There Are Many Different Kinds of Love 4:41 Chris Zabriskie YouTube Audio Library ~  There Are Many Different Kinds of Love by Chris Zabriskie is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
)Source: http://chriszabriskie.com/vendaface/ Artist: http://chriszabriskie.com/
~~~ I do not hold copyright for this music ~~~ please support these artists ~~~

I continue to work on all aspects of offering online classes (new music! better camera possibilities! a cordless mic! Fingers crossed!). Another option for you might be NiaTV which is an online service offering 30 days free access to Nia TV’s at-home dance workouts, podcasts, meditations, and exclusive livestream.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.

UPDATED PRACTICES THIS WEEK
In order to solve the music copyright issues on YouTube, to address the issues with internet streaming and the fact that not everybody is on Facebook (and in the interest of simplicity!), at 9am every day I will post a recorded practice. This will allow people to access classes whenever they can do them, whether they are Facebookers or not and will be less stressful to produce.

You can help to increase the interactivity and assure me that you are out there! PLEASE DO:
• leave comments on the Facebook videos and share them with friends
• subscribe to my YouTube channel (it’s FREE, of course), like, comment and share them
• subscribe, comment and share these blog posts
• email me at sjmnia@gmail.com with ideas and suggestions for what would be of the most help and support in these days

THIS WEEK’S OFFERINGS ~ REVISED!
Monday Mar 23 11am ~ Dancing Water Live ~ Nourishing Movement on the Focus Pocus Facebook page ~ find it here
Tuesday Mar 24 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on Susan’s YouTube ~ find it here
Wednesday Mar 25 9am ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Nourishing Movement on the Focus Pocus Facebook page ~ find it here
Thursday Mar 26 9am ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Nourishing Movement on Susan’s YouTube channel ~ find it here
Friday, Mar 27 9am ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Dharma Dance on Susan’s YouTube channel ~ find it here
Saturday, Mar 28 9am ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice on Susan’s YouTube channel and on the Focus Pocus Facebook page
Sunday, Mar 29 10am ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Restorative Yoga Practice on Susan’s YouTube channel and on the Focus Pocus Facebook page

Remember that movement is medicine. So is connection and gratitude, sunshine and fresh air, rest and kindness. Please take care of yourself. As always, let me know if you have any questions, how I can help more and how you are faring.
Until soon, my friends!
Love

Today, more on the medicine for this moment. I’ve been contemplating the six Quarantine Questions that I found on the Engine2 Instagram feed:

Daily Quarantine Questions:
1. What am I grateful for today?
2. Who am I checking in on or connecting with today?
3. What expectations of “normal” am I letting go of today?
4. How am I getting outside today?
5. How am I moving my body today?
6. What beauty am I either creating, cultivating or inviting in today?

This class continues with the physical anchors of moving and sensing our heads, hearts, hands and heels. The intent is to use these touch points in the body to ground, relax and move in different ways. As always, it’s about paying attention: the investment in yourself.

Today’s class is with all new, copyright-legal music (see the schedule for weekly classes below) and is available for practice here. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel, leave a friendly comment, and hit Notifications so you know when I post new classes! And here’s today’s playlist:

~~~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Thu Mar 26, 2020 ~ Nourishing Movement ~ Medicine for This Moment: Quarantine Questions ~~~
hu 3/26
Lust 4:06 LATASHÁ YouTube Audio Library
Arp Bounce 4:07 Geographer YouTube Audio Library
Ice Mocha 4:02 Drew Banga YouTube Audio Library
Heel Flip 4:15 Slynk & Kermode YouTube Audio Library
Frame of Mine 4:27 Freedom Trail Studio YouTube Audio Library
Come With Some Funk 4:03 Max McFerren YouTube Audio Library
Turn Up Let’s Go 4:26 Jeremy Blake YouTube Audio Library
Still Not Rite 4:11 Noir Et Blanc Vie YouTube Audio Library
Super Blues 4:21 Unicorn Heads YouTube Audio Library
Fortress Europe 4:26 Dan Bodan YouTube Audio Library

I continue to work on all aspects of offering online classes (new music! better camera possibilities! a cordless mic! Fingers crossed!). Another option for you might be NiaTV which is an online service offering 30 days free access to Nia TV’s at-home dance workouts, podcasts, meditations, and exclusive livestream.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.

UPDATED PRACTICES THIS WEEK
In order to solve the music copyright issues on YouTube, to address the issues with internet streaming and the fact that not everybody is on Facebook (and in the interest of simplicity!), at 9am every day I will post a recorded practice. This will allow people to access classes whenever they can do them, whether they are Facebookers or not and will be less stressful to produce.

You can help to increase the interactivity and assure me that you are out there! PLEASE DO:
• leave comments on the Facebook videos and share them with friends
• subscribe to my YouTube channel (it’s FREE, of course), like, comment and share them
• subscribe, comment and share these blog posts
• email me at sjmnia@gmail.com with ideas and suggestions for what would be of the most help and support in these days

THIS WEEK’S OFFERINGS ~ REVISED!
Monday Mar 23 11am ~ Dancing Water Live ~ Nourishing Movement on the Focus Pocus Facebook page ~ find it here
Tuesday Mar 24 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on Susan’s YouTube ~ find it here
Wednesday Mar 25 9am ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Nourishing Movement on the Focus Pocus Facebook page ~ find it here
Thursday Mar 26 9am ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Nourishing Movement on Susan’s YouTube channel ~ find it here
Friday, Mar 27 9am ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Dharma Dance on Susan’s YouTube channel ~ find it here
Saturday, Mar 28 9am ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice on Susan’s YouTube channel and on the Focus Pocus Facebook page
Sunday, Mar 29 10am ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Restorative Yoga Practice on Susan’s YouTube channel and n the Focus Pocus Facebook page

Please let me know if you have any questions, how I can help more and how you are faring.
Until soon, my friends!
Love

NOTE: I see that Facebook has blocked some of the music for copyright issues. First, I apologize for this and please know that from now on I will only post practices with copyright free music. Second, I list the playlist below and on the blog so you can create it for yourself and move with me! Thanks for hanging with me while I build the airplane while I’m flying it. xoxo

Today we continue to explore finding the medicine for this moment by contemplating the six Quarantine Questions that I found on the Engine2 Instagram feed:

Daily Quarantine Questions:
1. What am I grateful for today?
2. Who am I checking in on or connecting with today?
3. What expectations of “normal” am I letting go of today?
4. How am I getting outside today?
5. How am I moving my body today?
6. What beauty am I either creating, cultivating or inviting in today?

Today’s class continues our practice with the physical anchors of moving our heads, hearts, hands and heels. The intent is to use these touch points in the body to ground, relax and move in different ways. As always, it’s about paying attention: the investment in yourself. You can find it on the Focus Pocus Facebook Page.

~~~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Wed Mar 25, 2020 ~ Nourishing Movement ~ Medicine for This Moment: Quarantine Questions ~~~
Eireann 5:10 Afro Celt Sound System
Pavement Cracks 5:10 Annie Lennox
Moonsmith 5:50 Cantoma
Heel Flip 4:15 Slynk & Kermode
Back To Me 3:31 Kathleen Edwards
Kintamani (Hanoman’s Forest Mix) 5:46 Transglobal Underground
Stolen Car 3:58 Sting
Flower 3:26 Moby
The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) 4:16 Jason Mraz
Horizon 4:00 Garth Stevenson
Meditation Impromptu 03 4:15 Kevin MacLeod
~~~ I do not hold copyright on this music ~~~ please support these artists ~~~

I continue to work on all aspects of offering online classes (what do you think of the “street legal” music yesterday? the camera’s better! a cordless mic might work soon! Fingers crossed!). Another option for you might be NiaTV which is an online service offering 30 days free access to Nia TV’s at-home dance workouts, podcasts, meditations, and exclusive livestream.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.

UPDATED PRACTICES THIS WEEK
In order to solve the music copyright issues on YouTube, to address the issues with internet streaming and the fact that not everybody is on Facebook (and in the interest of simplicity!), at 9am every day I will post a recorded practice. This will allow people to access classes whenever they can do them, whether they are Facebookers or not and will be less stressful for your teacher to produce.

You can help to increase the interactivity and assure me that you are out there! PLEASE DO:
• leave comments on the Facebook videos and share them with friends
• subscribe to my YouTube channel (it’s FREE, of course), like, comment and share them
• subscribe, comment and share these blog posts
• email me at sjmnia@gmail.com with ideas and suggestions for what would be of the most help and support in these days

THIS WEEK’S OFFERINGS ~ REVISED!
Monday Mar 23 11am ~ Dancing Water Live ~ Nourishing Movement on Focus Pocus Facebook page ~ find it here
Tuesday Mar 24 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on YouTube ~ find it here
Wednesday Mar 25 9am ~ Dancing Water Daily ~ Nourishing Movement on Focus Pocus Facebook page ~ find it here
Thursday Mar 26 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on Susan’s YouTube channel
Friday, Mar 27 9am ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Focus Pocus Facebook page
Saturday, Mar 28 9am ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice on Susan’s YouTube channel
Sunday, Mar 29 10am ~ Restorative Yoga Practice on Susan’s YouTube channel

Please let me know if you have any questions, how I can help more and how you are faring.
Until soon, my friends!
Love

Today we continue to explore finding our own medicine for these strange days. In my sister’s house, she and her family are doing the 5 Hs every day:

• Head. Read a book, do school work, learn something (not news related)
• Heart. Exercise! Move in some way that you love and do some of it outside
• Hands. Make something! Craft, drawing, play music, make someone a card, make a nourishing meal
• Household. Do something to contribute to the wellness of the home, clean something, put things away, fold some laundry, empty the dishwasher
• Help. Send an email, text, or call someone over 65 or someone who is vulnerable in some way

I’ve adopted this approach and it’s helping me so much. When I start feeling sludgy or down, I scan the list and see which H I haven’t done yet. It shifts things almost immediately. How are you creating a new normal in these surreal times?

Today’s class is with all new, copyright legal music (see the schedule for weekly classes below) and is available for practice here. Subscribe to my YouTube Channel, leave a friendly comment, and hit Notifications so you know when I post new classes! And here’s today’s playlist:

~~~ Dancing Water Online ~ Tue Mar 24, 2020 ~ Nourishing Movement ~ Medicine for This Moment: 5Hs ~~~
Amazement 4:01 Freedom Trail Studio, YouTube Audio Library
Ready for Freddy 4:31 TrackTribe, YouTube Audio Library
Trancer 4:15 Gunnar Olsen, YouTube Audio Library
Maroon Clock 3:32 Freedom Trail Studio, YouTube Audio Library
Crushin 4:15 Audionautix, YouTube Audio Library ~ Crushin by Audionautix is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Artist: http://audionautix.com/
Heel Flip 4:15 Slynk & Kermode YouTube Audio Library 8.4 0 3/21/2020 3:27 PM
Cephelopod – Cephelopod 4:08 Kevin MacLeod, YouTube Audio Library ~ Cephelopod – Cephelopod by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1200081 Artist: http://incompetech.com/
September Pass 4:13 Asher Fulero, YouTube Audio Library
For The Love Of 4:00 Stayloose, YouTube Audio Library
Dwarf Star 4:14 Freedom Trail Studio YouTube Audio Library 12.7 0 3/21/2020 2:44 PM
Meditation Impromptu 03 4:15 Kevin MacLeod, YouTube Audio Library ~  Meditation Impromptu 02 by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution license (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Source: http://incompetech.com/music/royalty-free/index.html?isrc=USUAN1100162 Artist: http://incompetech.com/

I continue to work on all aspects of offering online classes (new music! better camera possibilities! a cordless mic! Fingers crossed!). Another option for you might be NiaTV which is an online service offering 30 days free access to Nia TV’s at-home dance workouts, podcasts, meditations, and exclusive livestream.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.

UPDATED PRACTICES THIS WEEK
In order to solve the music copyright issues on YouTube, to address the issues with internet streaming and the fact that not everybody is on Facebook (and in the interest of simplicity!), at 9am every day I will post a recorded practice. This will allow people to access classes whenever they can do them, whether they are Facebookers or not and will be less stressful to produce.

You can help to increase the interactivity and assure me that you are out there! PLEASE DO:
• leave comments on the Facebook videos and share them with friends
• subscribe to my YouTube channel (it’s FREE, of course), like, comment and share them
• subscribe, comment and share these blog posts
• email me at sjmnia@gmail.com with ideas and suggestions for what would be of the most help and support in these days

THIS WEEK’S OFFERINGS ~ REVISED!
Monday Mar 23 11am ~ Dancing Water Live ~ Nourishing Movement on Focus Pocus Facebook page ~ find it here
Tuesday Mar 24 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on YouTube ~ find it here
Wednesday Mar 25 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on Focus Pocus Facebook page
Thursday Mar 26 9am ~ Dancing Water Online ~ Nourishing Movement on Susan’s YouTube channel
Friday, Mar 27 9am ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water on Focus Pocus Facebook page
Saturday, Mar 28 9am ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice on Susan’s YouTube channel
Sunday, Mar 29 10am ~ Restorative Yoga Practice on Susan’s YouTube channel

Please let me know if you have any questions, how I can help more and how you are faring.
Until soon, my friends!
Love

 

TECH NOTE: We ended up going LIVE on the Focus Pocus Facebook pages which looks like it cut out after about 40 minutes. I’m looking for a way to post the whole class on Facebook but we may have to be happy with what we got! Stay tuned for more information about when/how classes will go up. BUT tomorrow, Tuesday, March 24, I’ll post a recorded class on my YouTube Channel at 9am! You can find that here. All new music (and maybe some familiar movement! :0)

My sister, Elizabeth is amazing. In this strange new world, she’s working from home as an executive for the Environmental Defense Fund with her husband, three teen aged kids and Archie the dog. In about 15 seconds, she realized that things could spiral into badness in a hurry. So she set up some structure. Every day, everyone in her family strives to do the 5 Hs:

• Head. Read a book, do school work, learn something (not news related)
• Heart. Exercise! Move in some way that you love and do some of it outside
• Hands. Make something! Craft, drawing, play music, make someone a card, make a nourishing meal
• Household. Do something to contribute to the wellness of the home, clean something, put things away, fold some laundry, empty the dishwasher
• Help. Send an email, text, or call someone over 65 or someone who is vulnerable in some way

Isn’t that genius? When I look back over the past week, my roughest days were the ones when I didn’t do something in each of these categories and the best days were when I did. What are you discovering is the best medicine for this moment?

Inspired by the 5Hs, our physical anchor today was on the head, heart, hands and heels. Today’s class was LIVE and a one-time experience (see the schedule for weekly classes below). Subscribe to my YouTube Channel, leave a friendly comment, and hit Notifications so you know when I post new classes! And here’s today’s playlist:

~~~ Dancing Water Live Mon Mar 22 2020, 11am ~ Nourishing Movement ~ Medicine for This Moment ~ 5Hs ~~~
King of Pain 4:59 The Police
New Shoes 3:22 Paolo Nutini
Tamacun 3:26 Rodrigo Y Gabriela
Something To Believe In 4:44 Parachute
What I Know 4:14 Parachute
Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) 4:31 Mark Ronson
Raag Trance 5:32 Biddu
Golden Heart 5:01 Mark Knopfler
Another Day ( Mal ) Nu 1 5:01 Jamie Catto
Ain’t No Sunshine (Rishis Short Mix) 3:27 Al Jarreau
Subtle Body 7:02 Wayne Jones

I continue to work on all aspects of offering online classes (new music! better camera possibilities! a cordless mic! Fingers crossed!). Another option for you might be NiaTV which is an online service offering 30 days free access to Nia TV’s at-home dance workouts, podcasts, meditations, and exclusive livestream.
• To register, click here and start your free trial today.
• Please note: you will need to cancel your Nia TV account within 30 days to avoid being charged after the 30-day trial period.

PRACTICES THIS WEEK
In order to solve the music copyright issues on YouTube, I will offer the following daily classes:
• Mondays and Wednesdays at 11am, I’ll teach a FACEBOOK Live class with “regular” music from the Focus Pocus Facebook page. After these classes, the video will not be available.
• Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9am, I’ll teach a YouTube class (probably recorded) with copyright-cleared music. After these classes, the video will be available for use any time.
• Fridays at 11am, I’ll teach a Dharma Dance practice (half guided, half unguided). I’ll announce ahead of time whether it will be a “one time only” experience or one that will be available afterward.
• Saturdays at 9am will be a self-guided practice of some kind in which you create your own playlist
• Sundays at 10am will be a restorative yoga practice.
We’ll see how this goes next week and go from there. Please let me know what is most helpful and supportive!

THIS WEEK’S OFFERINGS!
Monday Mar 23 11am ~ Dancing Water FACEBOOK Live ~ Nourishing Movement (only available at this time)
Tuesday Mar 24 9am ~ Dancing Water YouTube Online on YouTube ~ Nourishing Movement (available at this time and any time afterwards)
Wednesday Mar 25 11am ~ Dancing Water FACEBOOK Live ~ Nourishing Movement (only available at this time)
Thursday Mar 26 9am ~ Dancing Water on YouTube Online ~ Nourishing Movement (available at this time and any time afterwards)
Friday, Mar 27 11am ~ Dharma Dance from Dancing Water (might be live, might be recorded)
Saturday, Mar 28 9am ~ Ajna (Self-Guided) Practice (video available at any time)
Sunday, Mar 29 10am ~ Restorative Yoga Practice (video available at any time)

Please let me know if you have any questions, how I can help more. Please be in touch: tell me what you are struggling with, what you are discovering and just how you’re doing.
Until soon, my friends!
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