Susan’s Playlist Aug 11 – 14, 2014 ~ The Secret to Youth (psst, it’s Range of Motion)

secret to youth egret taking offWe’re onto something, friends: the expansion of range of motion in all realms increases youthfulness. Play with increasing range of motion in the body, in the mind, in the emotions…but I don’t suggest this lightly. It takes courage to stretch beyond the familiar mushy middle. It can feel awkward, scary, and even painful to find the strength to stretch past what we usually do. The problem is that the longer we spend in the mushy middle, the smaller that middle becomes. Do your best to be fearless but not reckless as you discover the (ever changing) sweet balance between challenge and healing.

Spirits soar when we make the courageous leap of expanding our range of motion.

I’d love to hear about where this takes you.

A couple of things…

If you’re interested in some continuing education, I am enjoying many of the talks in the series called The Neuroscience of Change created by Coaches Rising. In particular, I have enjoyed the talks by Amanda Blake, Lisa Wimberger, and Dan Siegel. All the talks are free and you can find them here. You don’t have to be a coach or know a single thing about neuroscience to learn from them (and you might notice, being the observant reader you are, that they illustrate many of the scientific underpinnings of the practice of Nia!).

And for those of you keeping track at home, I’m switching classes with Anne next week: she will teach my Monday, Aug 18 1045am class and I will teach both her 9am class on Friday, Aug 22 and Saturday, Aug 23. Come dance with us both!

Below is the music of the week of The Secret to Youth. EnJOY

Dance on. Shine on.

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Monday, Aug 11, 2014, 1045am ~ The Secret to Youth (psst, it’s Range of Motion)

Passing Through 5:17 Bob Holroyd
A Different Space 8:43 Bob Holroyd
Moonsmith 5:50 Cantoma
May all Beings 6:27 EarthRise SoundSystem
Drumming Up a Storm 5:59 Bob Holroyd
African Drug [Original Tribal Mix] 6:02 Bob Holroyd
Samb Adagio 5:58 Safri Duo
Khalgi Stomp (Thievery Corporation Mix) 3:55 Transglobal Underground
The Sheer Weight of Memory 5:28 Bob Holroyd
Dark Waters 4:35 Bob Holroyd
Lavender Hill 4:33 Lex van Someren

Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014, 9am ~ The Secret to Youth (psst, it’s Range of Motion)

The Day After Everything Changed 4:30 Ellis Paul
Center Of The Sun 5:01 Conjure One Feat. Poe
Tears From The Moon 4:18 Conjure One Feat. Sinéad O’ Connor
May all Beings 6:27 EarthRise SoundSystem
Walk Into The Sun 5:21 Dirty Vegas
Take Me to the River 6:00 Talking Heads
The Brazilian 3:54 Dirty Vegas
Played A Live 6:46 Safri Duo
Give A Little Bit 3:36 The Goo Goo Dolls
Hallelujah (feat. Charlie Sexton) 4:16 Justin Timberlake & Matt Morris
Claire De Lune 4:53 Richard Clayderman

Wednesday, Aug 13, 2014, 1055am ~ The Secret to Youth (psst, it’s Range of Motion)

Éireann 5:10 Afro Celt Sound System
Rafiki (Sidewalk Mix) 6:25 Bob Holroyd
Journeyman – AO 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Just the Way You Are 3:41 Bruno Mars
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Break The Chain 4:32 Tena Clark
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Jump Jive An’ Wail 2:56 Brian Setzer Orch
Never Coming Home 5:00 Sting
Salala (featuring Peter Gabriel) 3:24 Angelique Kidjo
High 4:04 James Blunt
First Impressions 4:08 Yo Yo Ma, Mark O’Connor, Edgar Meyer

Thursday, Aug 14, 2014, 9am ~ The Secret to Youth (psst, it’s Range of Motion)

Éireann 5:10 Afro Celt Sound System
Rafiki (Sidewalk Mix) 6:25 Bob Holroyd
Journeyman – AO 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Just the Way You Are 3:41 Bruno Mars
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Born This Way 4:20 Lady Gaga
Life During Wartime 4:54 Talking Heads
Yahoo 7:33 Veeresh & The Humaniversity Sound
Sunshine 3:25 Schuyler Fisk
High 4:04 James Blunt
Bach: Cello Suite #4 In E Flat, BWV 1010 – 1. Sarabande 5:03 Yo-Yo Ma

WHITE BELT TRAINING IN RICHMOND SEPTEMBER 13

Nia Trainer, Stephanie Robinson-Abilon is leading a White Belt training in Richmond, Virginia. Check out the details here.

NIA TRAINER, JULIE WYLIE, COMING TO CHARLOTTESVILLE

We’re excited to support a weekend of classes and workshops with Nia Trainer, Julie Wylie now scheduled for September and a Nia White Belt early in 2015. 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.

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. There are trainings planned in Richmond and Charlottesville (see above) and lots of other places, too.

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