Susan’s Playlist Sept 22-26, 2014 ~ The Unofficial Guide to the Nia Principles: The Base of the Body

p6 Barefoot girlsWe welcomed in fall this week (thank the goodnesses ~ summer was a rough road) and with it the grounding, relaxing, powerful confidence that we can tap into with our feet and legs. We spent much of the week with the music of UK artist, Bob Holroyd who Nia movers have been dancing to for years. Holroyd travels extensively and his genius style blends the sounds of the world into evocative, beautiful, universal music. Even with no lyrics (in English, anyway), each piece carries its own emotional tone that translates into movement ~ particularly in the feet and legs.

We also had a super-fun, powerfully plugged-in, Autumn-welcoming Jam on Friday night. Thanks to Kayde and Kate for playing with me!

All the music from classes is below!

Dance on. Shine on.
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P.S. FOCUS POCUS MUSIC GIVE AWAY (MORE WAYS TO SCORE GREAT NIA MUSIC!): The offer is still good that I made in the Principle 2: Natural Time Post: email me (sjmnia@gmail.com) a picture of yourself wearing the 13-Moon Calendar color of the day (or wear the color to class and TELL me that you did it intentionally and didn’t just HAPPEN to) and I’ll send you (or hand it to you if you’re in Cville) a CD of official Nia music, either Sanjana or Dreamwalker or the Official Playlist for the Unofficial Guide! Another way to play: comment below (or on the Focus Pocus Facebook Page) about how you used any of the principles in your life recently! I’m only announcing this here so only Focus Pocus readers are in on this! [And even though it sounds like a McDonald’s contest disclaimer: good in the US only (unless you want me to email you the tunes); limit one per person; while supplies last; void where prohibited.]

Monday, Sep 22, 2014, 1045am ~ The Unofficial Guide: The Base of the Body (especially feet)

Shake It Loose 3:33 Dolphin Boy
Stop For A Minute (feat. K’naan) 4:07 Keane
Fast Love 5:27 George Michael
Nostalgia Worship 6:46 Bassnectar
Domination 7:26 Peace Orchestra
Steppin Out 3:44 Kaskade
Fire to Me 4:36 Hyper/The Crystal Method
Amma 6:26 James Asher & Sivamani
Shining Path 7:23 Dreadzone
Porcelain 3:55 Moby
All Remains 7:30 Afro Celt Sound System

Tuesday, Sep 23, 2014, 9am ~ The Unofficial Guide: The Base of the Body (especially feet)

On The Forest Floor 5:05 Bob Holroyd
Rafiki (Sidewalk Mix) 6:25 Bob Holroyd
Duden 6:41 Natacha Atlas
Vision: O Euchari In Leta Via 6:08 Hildegard von Bingen
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Reconfluenced 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Fun Does Not Exist 6:21 Natacha Atlas
Waking the Spirits (African Travels Re-Awakening Remix) 5:56 Bob Holroyd
Beautiful Domination 5:59 Bob Holroyd
27 Words 4:23 Bob Holroyd

Wednesday, Sep 24, 2014, 1055am ~ The Unofficial Guide: The Base of the Body (All Holroyd v. 1)

Sacred Light 4:56 Bob Holroyd
Rafiki (Sidewalk Mix) 6:25 Bob Holroyd
Journeyman – AO 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Drumming Up a Storm 5:59 Bob Holroyd
Reconfluenced 6:19 Bob Holroyd
African Drug [Original Tribal Mix] 6:02 Bob Holroyd
Neurotropa (feat. Latrama) [Bob Holroyd Remix] 4:44 Bob Holroyd
The Sheer Weight of Memory 5:28 Bob Holroyd
Autumn Leaves 4:05 Bob Holroyd
27 Words 4:23 Bob Holroyd

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014, 9am ~ The Unofficial Guide: The Base of the Body (All Holroyd v. 2)

Passing Through 5:17 Bob Holroyd
A Different Space 8:43 Bob Holroyd
Journeyman – AO 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Something Understood 4:24 Bob Holroyd
Drumming Up a Storm 5:59 Bob Holroyd
African Drug [Original Tribal Mix] 6:02 Bob Holroyd
Rafiki (Hi Life Mix) 6:04 Bob Holroyd 1
Adrift in Kerala 6:07 Bob Holroyd
The Sheer Weight of Memory 5:28 Bob Holroyd
Butterfly 4:30 Bob Holroyd
Approaching Silence 3:03 Bob Holroyd

Friday, Sep 26, 2014, 545pm ~ Fall Nia Jam with Kate and Kayde: The Base of the Body

From Russia With Love (Alaska Mix) 7:13 Matt Darey
Touched by God 7:16 Katcha
Soultrippin 7:46 Attila ( Featuring Zaida)
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Reconfluenced 6:19 Bob Holroyd
U R The Answer 5:57 Stephen Bray/ Michael Beckwith
Culture 6:08 Ganga Girl
Gheisha 3:18 MBmusic
Beautiful World (Instrumental) 7:14 MRJ

RETREAT WITH NIA RICHMOND AT SEVENOAKS RETREAT CENTER IN MADISON Oct 10-12

Join Marybeth Grinnan, Niki Schemmel, and Susan Proffitt for another fun weekend at Sevenoaks. Play, create, get centered. Take some time for yourself before the demanding holiday season begins and return to your home energized and focused! Consider joining us for the optional Friday night activities which include dinner followed by Nia and a Fire Circle.

Get schedule and registration info here.

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!

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