Susan’s Playlist May 5-8, 2014 ~ Curiosity Killed the Critic

IMG_20140506_153411066_HDRA Joy-filled week (especially with my friend and Nia colleague, Joy Brown visiting ~ that’s her snuggling up to TJ!) of curiosity. I’d love to hear how curiosity shifts your perspective and transforms the fearful critic!

Below is the music from this week’s classes (note the one unpublished song which I’m happy to share if you’re interested) as well as new information about a Nia trainer coming to Charlottesville! Mark your calendar.

Dance on. Shine on.
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Monday, May 5, 2014, 1045am ~ Curiosity Killed the Critic

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
Oye Como Va (Old School Mix) 5:21 Cali Aleman, India, Tito Puente & Tito Puente Jr. & The Latin Rhythm
Big Blue Ball 4:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Peter Gabriel, Manu Katché, Karl Wallinger
El Farol 4:51 Santana
Rivers 5:45 Big Blue Ball featuring Vernon Reid, Márta Sebestyén, Karl Wallinger

Monday, May 5, 2014, 545pm ~ Principle 8: The Cinco de Mayo Core with Mary Linn and Joy

Bem Devager by Bungalove from Bailando
Baleo by Bungalove from Bailando
Smooth by Santana
No Quiero Nada Mas by Sancti Spiritus from Aya
Corazon Espinado by Santana from Supernatural
Oye Como Va by Celia Cruz
El Ritmo by J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science from Bailando
Bailando by Chuck Love from Bailando
I Like How It Feels by Enrique ft Pitbull
Guitaria by Deep Dive Corp from Bailando
Empire by Shakira
El Perdedor by Enrique Iglesias
Por Una Cabeza by Relaxing Instrumental Jazz Ensemble

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 9am ~ Curiosity Killed the Critic

Coming Back To Life 6:19 Pink Floyd
Living In The Moment 3:55 Jason Mraz
Never Know 3:33 Jack Johnson
Drifting Away (Paradiso Mix) 5:07 Faithless
Drive By 3:16 Train
Drop 4:56 Cornelius
Breathe (Extreme Mix) 4:04 Soulfood
Stairway To Heaven 8:03 Led Zeppelin
Proud 4:30 Heather Small
Everloving 3:26 Moby
Father I Know 3:08 Jamie Catto *
Peace 4:05 George Winston

* this is an unpublished song. I have permission from the artist to share it with anyone who would like it. If that’s you, please email me at

Weds, May 7, 2014, 1055am ~ Curiosity Killed the Critic

Sacred Light 4:56 Bob Holroyd
Rafiki (Sidewalk Mix) 6:25 Bob Holroyd
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Drive By 3:16 Train
U R The Answer 5:57 Stephen Bray/ Michael Beckwith
Let ‘Er Rip 2:51 Dixie Chicks
Start Wearing Purple 3:43 Gogol Bordello
Stairway To Heaven 8:03 Led Zeppelin
Beautiful Domination 5:59 Bob Holroyd

Thursday, May 8, 2014, 9am ~ Curiosity Killed the Critic

Wonderwall 4:09 Ryan Adams (Oasis cover)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want 6:47 Rusted Root (Rolling Stones cover)
Love The One You’re With 5:03 Luther Vandross (Crosby Stills & Nash cover)
I Will Survive 5:11 Cake (Gloria Gaynor cover)
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 2:41 Devo (Rolling Stones cover)
More Than This 4:07 10,000 Maniacs (Roxy Music cover) Super Freak 4:04 Bruce Hornsby & Ricky Skaggs (Rick James cover)
Higher Ground 3:22 Red Hot Chili Peppers (Stevie Wonder cover)
Mrs. Robinson 3:41 The Lemonheads (Simon & Garfunkle cover)
Da Ya Think I’m Sexy (Feat. Rod Stewart) 4:22 N-Trance (Rod Stewart cover)
Sweet Child o’ Mine 3:56 Sheryl Crow (Guns ‘n’ Roses cover)
Train In Vain 4:44 Annie Lennox (The Clash cover)
The Joker 4:46 k.d. lang (Steve Miller Band cover)
Make You Feel My Love 3:34 Adele (Dylan cover)


We’re excited to support a weekend of classes and workshops with Nia Trainer, Julie Wylie, July 18-20 and then a Nia White Belt training September 16-22. Events will include lots of things for everyBODY as well as for belts wanting to reconnect to the principles and practices. More info coming soon. For now, mark your calendar!

TWO SPECIAL NIA EVENTS AT ACAC MIDLOTHIAN (remember: if you’re a member in Cville, you’re a member there)

Join Britta von Tagen, international Nia teacher and Nia trainer, for a Heart of Nia Playshop. This playshop will help you tap into your own deep and personal connection to Nia by developing your sensitivity as a Sacred Athlete.
Sunday, May 25, Midlothian ACAC 12-3p.m.
$35 ACAC member pre-pay ($45 at the door, space permitting)
$45 Non-member pre-pay ($55 at the door, space permitting)

Jason Alan Griffin, First Degree Black Belt, is stopping in Richmond for his cross country Nia tour. This is a one of a kind opportunity to experience Jason’s style of Nia as we sweat to some remixed James Bond theme songs and other classic Shirley Bassey tunes.
Monday, May 26 at the Midlothian ACAC. 8:15 a.m.
The class is FREE for ACAC members and $12 for non-members.


For more information about Nia and this rich system of training and learning? Everything Nia is at…

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. There is one coming up in Richmond the week of May 17 and lots of other places, too (including Charlottesville in September!).

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