At 5pm, my office window looks onto nothing but blackness.
In these so short days, I can easily slide into seeing nothing but darkness.

A favorite song for decades, I’m reminded of Cat Steven’s Moonshadow.
The simple light melody tells the ultimate silver lining story.

“And if I ever lose my hands, lose my plough, lose my land,
Oh if I ever lose my hands, Oh if I won’t have to work no more.”

So on the week of the Winter Solstice, I’m allowing myself to be followed by a moonshadow.

Even the darkest of days aren’t only dark.

Listen to Moonshadow here. Maybe put it on Repeat.

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The notion that we can offer ourselves affectionate awareness, that we can treat ourselves as kindly and compassionately as we treat our friends, this feels like a revelation to me. Today I offer the poetry of one of the songs we danced to this week and my wish for you that you feel your own warmth, your own tenderness, your own friendliness for your sweet self.

Isn’t That What Friends are For? By Bruce Cockburn

Heavy northern autumn sky
Mist-hung forest — Dark spruce, bright maple —
And the great lake rolling forever to the narrow gray beach
I look west along the red road of the frail sun
Where it hovers between shelf of cloud and spiky trees,
Receding shore;
The world is full of seasons; of anguish, of laughter
And it comes to mind to write you this:
Nothing is sure
Nothing is pure
And no matter who we think we are
Everyone gets his chance to be nothing
Love’s supposed to heal, but it breaks my heart to feel
The pain in your voice —
But you know, it’s all going somewhere
And I would crush my heart and throw it in the street
If I could pay for your choice
Isn’t that what friends are for?

We’re the insect life of paradise:
Crawl across leaf or among towering blades of grass
Glimpse only sometimes the amazing breadth of heaven
You’re as loved as you were
Before the strangeness swept through
Our bodies, our houses, our streets —
When we could speak without codes
And light swirled around like
Wind-blown petals,
Our feet
I’ve been scraping little shavings off my ration of light
And I’ve formed it into a ball, and each time I pack a bit more onto it
I make a bowl of my hands and I scoop it from its secret cache
Under a loose board in the floor
And I blow across it and I send it to you
Against those moments when
The darkness blows under your door
Isn’t that what friends are for?

The playlists from the week are below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a couple of things I know you want to know about:

Two special classes with Nia and Egoscue teacher, Antje Waxman
Wednesday, December 13
1:45-2:45pm | acac Albemarle Square Mind Body Studio
Intro to Postural Alignment with Antje W.
Join Antje to learn about your personal posture deviations and misalignment and this method can help you to relieve chronic pain and tension in your body.

AND

Thursday, December 21
1:00-2:00pm | acac Albemarle Square Studio A
Smovey FIT N DANCE with Antje W.
Join Antje for a unique dance class with Smovey rings. Smovey (from Austria) provides a dynamic upper and lower body workout. The Smovey rings create a vibration in your hands and stimulate the lymphatic system and the brain through hand reflexologies. Easy to follow dance steps and no heavy weights. Leave the class re-energized and feel the vibration in your body!
Email Antje to reserve your spot: antjew@acac.com

2017 Holiday Hours for all acac Charlottesville locations
Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Kids Zones: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Spas: closed
Crozet: no staff
Adventure Central: closed

Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
ALL acac locations are closed.

Tuesday, December 26 (Day after Christmas)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: open at 8:00am and close at 10:00pm
**Susan will teach her regular class 840-940am Downtown in the Group Ex Studio **
Spas: open 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Kids Zones: opens at 8:30am
Crozet: staffed at 8:00am

Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Spas: closed
Kids Zones: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Crozet: no staff
Adventure Central: closed

Monday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: 8:00am – 10:00pm
**Susan will teach at Albemarle Square in Studio A from 11-1215pm (15 minutes later than usual)**
Spas: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Kids Zones: opens at 8:30am
Crozet: regular hours
Adventure Central: closed

8-week Mindful Self Compassion class with Laura DeVault
We live in a world full of environmental challenges, political upheaval, and divisive rhetoric. Our self-worth can become dependent upon our latest success or failure, adding another layer of stress to our lives. Mindful self-compassion takes a different approach. When we turn toward our suffering with compassion, we can learn to be more peaceful in our inner world, as well as with our outer landscape.

In this course, we’ll engage in practices that will allow participants to have a felt sense of self compassion, as well as to take home practical tools for evoking self-compassion in daily life.

This 8-week class begins on Sunday, January 14, & continues through March 4, from 2 – 5 PM. It will include a 1/2 day retreat on Sunday, February 18, from 9 AM – 1 PM. Instructors Laura DeVault and Anna Vanhoy have both completed the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training through the UCSD Center for Mindful Self Compassion. Contact Maureen Otten at 434-220-4686 to register, or contact either Laura or Anna for more information. Registration fee: $400.
You can also go here. https://www.facebook.com/events/148456942590320/

As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.
Dance on. Shine on.
Susan sig

Monday, Dec 11, 2017, 1045am ~ Affectionate Awareness

Altus Silva 6:07 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Ronan Browne, Deep Forest, James McNally, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Vernon Reid
Whole Thing 5:27 Big Blue Ball featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White
Habibe 7:12 Big Blue Ball featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes, The Hossam Ramzy Egyptian Ensemble (Adel Eskander, Wael Abu Bakr, Momtaz Talaat
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Exit Through You 5:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger
Everything Comes From You 4:42 Big Blue Ball featuring Richard Evans, Joji Hirota, Sevara Nazarkhan, Sinéad O’Connor, Guo Yue
Burn You Up Burn You Down 4:31 Big Blue Ball featuring Billy Cobham, Peter Gabriel, The Holmes Brothers, Wendy Melvoin, Arona N’diaye, Jah Wobble
Always A Friend 3:36 Alejandro Escovedo
Forest 6:17 Big Blue Ball featuring Levon Minassian, Arona N’Diaye, Vernon Reid, Hukwe Zawose
Object Of My Affection 3:53 Shawn Colvin
Don’t Get So Down On Yourself 3:11 Chris Isaak
Universal Dance of Kindness 5:53 Nawang Khechog

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017, 840am ~ Affectionate Awareness

Altus Silva 6:07 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Ronan Browne, Deep Forest, James McNally, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Vernon Reid
Whole Thing 5:27 Big Blue Ball featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White
Habibe 7:12 Big Blue Ball featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes, The Hossam Ramzy Egyptian Ensemble (Adel Eskander, Wael Abu Bakr, Momtaz Talaat
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Exit Through You 5:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger
Burn You Up Burn You Down 4:31 Big Blue Ball featuring Billy Cobham, Peter Gabriel, The Holmes Brothers, Wendy Melvoin, Arona N’diaye, Jah Wobble
Always A Friend 3:36 Alejandro Escovedo
Forest 6:17 Big Blue Ball featuring Levon Minassian, Arona N’Diaye, Vernon Reid, Hukwe Zawose
Object Of My Affection 3:53 Shawn Colvin
Isn’t That What Friends Are For? 5:23 Bruce Cockburn

Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017, 11am ~ Affectionate Awareness

Altus Silva 6:07 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Ronan Browne, Deep Forest, James McNally, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Vernon Reid
Whole Thing 5:27 Big Blue Ball featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White
Habibe 7:12 Big Blue Ball featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes, The Hossam Ramzy Egyptian Ensemble (Adel Eskander, Wael Abu Bakr, Momtaz Talaat
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Exit Through You 5:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger
Everything Comes From You 4:42 Big Blue Ball featuring Richard Evans, Joji Hirota, Sevara Nazarkhan, Sinéad O’Connor, Guo Yue
Burn You Up Burn You Down 4:31 Big Blue Ball featuring Billy Cobham, Peter Gabriel, The Holmes Brothers, Wendy Melvoin, Arona N’diaye, Jah Wobble
Sweet Freedom 5:14 Safri Duo feat. Michael McDonald
Forest 6:17 Big Blue Ball featuring Levon Minassian, Arona N’Diaye, Vernon Reid, Hukwe Zawose
Dust in the Wind 3:30 Daughter Darling
Isn’t That What Friends Are For? 5:23 Bruce Cockburn

Thursday, Dec 14, 2017, 840am ~ Affectionate Awareness

Altus Silva 6:07 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Ronan Browne, Deep Forest, James McNally, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Vernon Reid
Whole Thing 5:27 Big Blue Ball featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White
Habibe 7:12 Big Blue Ball featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes, The Hossam Ramzy Egyptian Ensemble (Adel Eskander, Wael Abu Bakr, Momtaz Talaat
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Exit Through You 5:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger
Burn You Up Burn You Down 4:31 Big Blue Ball featuring Billy Cobham, Peter Gabriel, The Holmes Brothers, Wendy Melvoin, Arona N’diaye, Jah Wobble
Sweet Freedom 5:14 Safri Duo feat. Michael McDonald
Forest 6:17 Big Blue Ball featuring Levon Minassian, Arona N’Diaye, Vernon Reid, Hukwe Zawose
Dust in the Wind 3:30 Daughter Darling
Isn’t That What Friends Are For? 5:23 Bruce Cockburn
Serengeti (Bliss Mix) 5:30 Infernal

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NIA?

For more information about Nia and this rich system of training and learning? Everything Nia is at http://www.nianow.com…
If you’re traveling or moving, you can find a teacher or classes wherever you’re going.
Interested in teaching or deepening your practice? Check out the Nia White Belt Training. They are offered all around the world so you can find one near you or where you may want to go!

At the heart of the practice of Nia is the principle of awareness. We pay close attention, we invest ourselves in witnessing how we do what we do so we can make conscious choices rather than be carried along by habit.

It is a powerful practice that has served me well for nearly two decades.

I have always thought of awareness and the witness as being objective, non-judging, almost clinical. This is important for seeing things as they are.

But last weekend, at a Mindful Self Compassion workshop with Laura DeVault and Sharon Beckman Brinley, they introduced the idea of Affectionate Awareness. What if I observe myself with both objectivity and kindness? What if I see what is so with tenderness? As if I was observing a close friend or a child? 

Take a moment and think of a time that a friend came to you with a difficulty and they were suffering in some way. Think about how you spoke to them, what tone you used, what your posture was. Then think of a time that you were struggling or that you messed up or failed in some way. How did you speak to yourself?

Imagine for a moment, saying what you say to yourself to your friend. The thought of that took my breath away.

The practice of Mindful Self Compassion is based on the work and research of Kristin Neff and it is full of eye-opening and heart-opening practices. And if you, like me, thought that it all sounds like unicorns and rainbows and that there is really important work that needs doing and other people are suffering more than you are and you don’t deserve this kind of work, think again. MSC is a courageous choice to feel your suffering and others’. It can shift not only your relationship with yourself and those around you, but can shift the discord in our communities and the world.

Learn more about Dr. Neff’s work and the practices that can support you whenever you need them in this Google Talk and her TEDx Talk. Her book on Mindful Self Compassion is here.

Breathe deep and offer yourself some Affectionate Awareness.

Whatever you are building – a yoga pose or a political movement, a house or a relationship – a strong foundation is the place to start. Once you’re clear about that, then possibilities, expansiveness and creativity are available. Whatever you’re doing, ask yourself, “What is my foundation? How can I make that stronger and more stable?”

The playlists from the week are below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a couple of things I know you want to know about:

11th Annual LET THERE BE LIGHT ~ Fri, Dec 8, 6-9pm

Let There Be Light is one of my favorite Charlottesville events of the year! I hope to see you there!

FEE: Free for all ages
WHEN: Friday, December 8th, 6-9 PM (Rain Date: Saturday, December 9th)
WHERE: Dickinson Building, Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA
INFO: http://letherebelightpvcc.com, 434-977-6918, https://www.facebook.com/lettherebelightpvcc/434-977-6918

Piedmont Virginia Community College presents the 11th Annual Let There Be Light, a one-night outdoor exhibit featuring 21 light-centered artworks and performances. The public of all ages is invited. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights and enjoy complementary hot chocolate, apple cider and tasty treats. You are invited to come as an “enlightened being” dressed in light. Let There Be Light will be held Friday, December 8th from 6-9 pm on the grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC. The event is curated by James Yates and co-organized with Beryl Solla, PVCC Gallery Director and Art Department Chair. For more information: LetThereBeLightPVCC.com.

Two special classes with Nia and Egoscue teacher, Antje Waxman
Wednesday, December 13
1:45-2:45pm | acac Albemarle Square Mind Body Studio
Intro to Postural Alignment with Antje W.
Join Antje to learn about your personal posture deviations and misalignment and this method can help you to relieve chronic pain and tension in your body.

AND

Thursday, December 21
1:00-2:00pm | acac Albemarle Square Studio A
Smovey FIT N DANCE with Antje W.
Join Antje for a unique dance class with Smovey rings. Smovey (from Austria) provides a dynamic upper and lower body workout. The Smovey rings create a vibration in your hands and stimulate the lymphatic system and the brain through hand reflexologies. Easy to follow dance steps and no heavy weights. Leave the class re-energized and feel the vibration in your body!
Email Antje to reserve your spot: antjew@acac.com

2017 Holiday Hours for all acac Charlottesville locations
Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Kids Zones: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Spas: closed
Crozet: no staff
Adventure Central: closed

Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
ALL acac locations are closed.

Tuesday, December 26 (Day after Christmas)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: open at 8:00am and close at 10:00pm
**Susan will teach her regular class 840-940am Downtown in the Group Ex Studio **
Spas: open 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Kids Zones: opens at 8:30am
Crozet: staffed at 8:00am

Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Spas: closed
Kids Zones: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Crozet: no staff
Adventure Central: closed

Monday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: 8:00am – 10:00pm
**Susan will teach at Albemarle Square in Studio A but it may be a different time…stay tuned!**
Spas: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Kids Zones: opens at 8:30am
Crozet: regular hours
Adventure Central: closed

8-week Mindful Self Compassion class with Laura DeVault
We live in a world full of environmental challenges, political upheaval, and divisive rhetoric. Our self-worth can become dependent upon our latest success or failure, adding another layer of stress to our lives. Mindful self-compassion takes a different approach. When we turn toward our suffering with compassion, we can learn to be more peaceful in our inner world, as well as with our outer landscape.

In this course, we’ll engage in practices that will allow participants to have a felt sense of self compassion, as well as to take home practical tools for evoking self-compassion in daily life.

This 8-week class begins on Sunday, January 14, & continues through March 4, from 2 – 5 PM. It will include a 1/2 day retreat on Sunday, February 18, from 9 AM – 1 PM. Instructors Laura DeVault and Anna Vanhoy have both completed the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training through the UCSD Center for Mindful Self Compassion. Contact Maureen Otten at 434-220-4686 to register, or contact either Laura or Anna for more information. Registration fee: $400.
You can also go here. https://www.facebook.com/events/148456942590320/

As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.
Dance on. Shine on.
Susan sig

Monday, Dec 4, 2017, 1045am ~ Strong Base = Freedom & Creativity

Sofa Rockers [Richard Dorfmeister Remix] 8:34 Sofa Surfers
The Hush 5:24 Rae & Christian
Steal My Kisses 4:09 Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Nostalgia Worship 6:46 Bassnectar
Hotel California 5:48 Gipsy Kings
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree 2:51 KT Tunstall
Fire to Me 4:36 Hyper/The Crystal Method
Boogaloop 4:34 Ursula 1000
What Do You Take Me For 4:35 The Brand New Heavies
Everything Comes From You 4:42 Big Blue Ball featuring Richard Evans, Joji Hirota, Sevara Nazarkhan, Sinéad O’Connor, Guo Yue
Don’t Leave 4:03 Faithless
Saturn 4:50 Sleeping At Last

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017, 840am ~ Strong Base = Freedom & Creativity

Sofa Rockers [Richard Dorfmeister Remix] 8:34 Sofa Surfers
The Hush 5:24 Rae & Christian
Steal My Kisses 4:09 Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Nostalgia Worship 6:46 Bassnectar
Hotel California 5:48 Gipsy Kings
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree 2:51 KT Tunstall
Fire to Me 4:36 Hyper/The Crystal Method
Boogaloop 4:34 Ursula 1000
Everything Comes From You 4:42 Big Blue Ball featuring Richard Evans, Joji Hirota, Sevara Nazarkhan, Sinéad O’Connor, Guo Yue
Don’t Leave 4:03 Faithless
Saturn 4:50 Sleeping At Last 5:10 PM

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017, 11am ~ Strong Base = Freedom & Creativity

Turn On, Tune In, Find Joy 5:04 Freakpower
Magic Carpet 4:55 Illumine
New Shoes 3:22 Paolo Nutini
Nungabunda 6:20 Ganga Girl
Sometimes 5:14 Kaskade
Sunshine in a bag 4:28 Gorillaz
Back To Me 3:31 Kathleen Edwards
One Week 2:49 Barenaked Ladies
The Heart is A Lonely Hunter 6:22 Thievery Corporation
I Know 3:49 Dionne Farris
Shining Path 7:23 Dreadzone
Tom’s Diner 3:50 DNA, Suzanne Vega
Any Other Name 4:10 Thomas Newman

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017, 840am ~ Strong Base = Freedom & Creativity

Turn On, Tune In, Find Joy 5:04 Freakpower
Magic Carpet 4:55 Illumine
New Shoes 3:22 Paolo Nutini
Nungabunda 6:20 Ganga Girl
Sunshine in a bag 4:28 Gorillaz
Back To Me 3:31 Kathleen Edwards
One Week 2:49 Barenaked Ladies
The Heart is A Lonely Hunter 6:22 Thievery Corporation
Shining Path 7:23 Dreadzone
Tom’s Diner 3:50 DNA, Suzanne Vega
Any Other Name 4:10 Thomas Newman

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NIA?

For more information about Nia and this rich system of training and learning? Everything Nia is at http://www.nianow.com…
If you’re traveling or moving, you can find a teacher or classes wherever you’re going.
Interested in teaching or deepening your practice? Check out the Nia White Belt Training. They are offered all around the world so you can find one near you or where you may want to go!

We know this from dancing, but no matter what you’re doing — whether it’s making art or building a house or starting a relationship — a strong foundation allows for spaciousness and possibility above it.

The key is to know what your foundation is and how to make it strong.

It’s true for doing Tree Pose, starting a company, or raising a child.

Ask yourself,
What is my foundation?
What is essential at the base of what I’m doing?
And how can I make that foundation stronger?

The more solid the foundation, the more creative, expressive, and limitless the possibilities in the space above.

A week of swimming in sound and sensation. Deeeelicious.

The playlists from the week are below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a couple of things you want to know about:

11th Annual LET THERE BE LIGHT ~ Fri, Dec 8, 6-9pm
Let There Be Light is one of my favorite Charlottesville events of the year! I hope to see you there!

FEE: Free for all ages
WHEN: Friday, December 8th, 6-9 PM (Rain Date: Saturday, December 9th)
WHERE: Dickinson Building, Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA
INFO: http://letherebelightpvcc.com, 434-977-6918, https://www.facebook.com/lettherebelightpvcc/434-977-6918

Piedmont Virginia Community College presents the 11th Annual Let There Be Light, a one-night outdoor exhibit featuring 21 light-centered artworks and performances. The public of all ages is invited. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights and enjoy complementary hot chocolate, apple cider and tasty treats. You are invited to come as an “enlightened being” dressed in light. Let There Be Light will be held Friday, December 8th from 6-9 pm on the grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC. The event is curated by James Yates and co-organized with Beryl Solla, PVCC Gallery Director and Art Department Chair. For more information: LetThereBeLightPVCC.com.

Nia classes for people with cancer, survivors, caregivers & staff at UVA with Susan Tate ~ on Mondays and Wednesdays
Join Susan Tate, Black Belt Nia Instructor for Nia classes with a focus on moving to heal on Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm & Wednesdays,12-1pm on the 4th Floor of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. These free classes start October 16 with a kick-off celebration class at 5:30 pm.  Registration is not required. Contact Susan Tate at susan@susantate.orgfor more information.

As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.
Dance on. Shine on.
Susan sig

Monday, Nov 27, 2017, 1045am ~ Music Bath

One Good Dub 8:16 Kaya Project
Habibe 7:12 Big Blue Ball featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes, The Hossam Ramzy Egyptian Ensemble (Adel Eskander, Wael Abu Bakr, Momtaz Talaat
Right Here Right Now 5:57 Fatboy Slim
Samb Adagio 5:58 Safri Duo
Diablo Rojo 4:57 Rodrigo y Gabriela
Start Wearing Purple 3:43 Gogol Bordello
Release [Remix] 5:31 Afro Celt Sound System
Deep Inside 5:06 Kid Beyond
Devorzhum 6:13 Dead Can Dance

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017, 840am ~ Music Bath

A Thousand Years 5:58 Sting
Perfect Love… Gone Wrong 5:24 Sting
After the Rain Has Fallen 5:03 Sting
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
Jijy 4:00 Big Blue Ball featuring Arona N’Diaye, Rossy, Jah Wobble
Daphne 7:03 Eddi Reader/Mahotella Queens/Revetti Sakalar
Habibe 7:12 Big Blue Ball featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes, The Hossam Ramzy Egyptian Ensemble (Adel Eskander, Wael Abu Bakr, Momtaz Talaat
Brand New Day 6:20 Sting
Unchosen 3:54 Jesse Cook

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017, 11am ~ Music Bath

A Thousand Years 5:58 Sting
Perfect Love… Gone Wrong 5:24 Sting
Everyone Deserves Music 4:37 Michael Franti & Spearhead
After the Rain Has Fallen 5:03 Sting
Oye Como Va (Latin/Trance Mix) 4:17 Celia Cruz
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
Daphne 7:03 Eddi Reader/Mahotella Queens/Revetti Sakalar
And She Was 3:39 Talking Heads
Brand New Day 6:20 Sting
Dawa 4:18 Sacred Spirits
Unchosen 3:54 Jesse Cook

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017, 840am ~ Music Bath

Eireann 5:10 Afro Celt Sound System
Dawa 4:18 Sacred Spirits
Everyone Deserves Music 4:37 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Praise You 5:22 Fatboy Slim
Right Here Right Now 5:57 Fatboy Slim
Open Sesame (G’s Talking Drum Mix) 6:10 Crosstown Traffic
Diablo Rojo 4:57 Rodrigo y Gabriela
Oye Como Va (Latin/Trance Mix) 4:17 Celia Cruz
And She Was 3:39 Talking Heads
Deep Inside 5:06 Kid Beyond
Saturn 4:50 Sleeping At Last

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NIA?

For more information about Nia and this rich system of training and learning? Everything Nia is at http://www.nianow.com…
If you’re traveling or moving, you can find a teacher or classes wherever you’re going.
Interested in teaching or deepening your practice? Check out the Nia White Belt Training. They are offered all around the world so you can find one near you or where you may want to go!

Not long ago, I watched this short video about deafness and music. The piece talks about how sound isn’t something only to be listened to but to be felt with the whole body. It’s really worth watching.

Hearing impaired and deaf folks know that sound is a vibration, a wave that can be felt — not just heard. Anyone can experience what it feels like to listen with every bone, with every cell.

Don’t just listen to music (and birds, and conversation, and the highway breathing and LIFE!), bathe your whole body in sound!

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