Susan’s Playlist Sept 29 – Oct 2, 2014 ~ The Unofficial Guide to the Nia Principles: Three Planes of Movement and Intensity Levels

Joe L's 90th
This week we celebrated our friend Joe Lieberman’s 90th birthday as well as Principle 7’s invitation to make choices from love rather than fear.

All the music from classes is below!

As some of you know, I am both Nia instructor and writer. Today, one of my pieces was published on the (wonderful) site, Full Grown People. You can read it here. EnJoy.

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 ( 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 29, 2014, 1045am ~ The Unofficial Guide: Three Planes of Movement

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 (Mix 1) 3:08 Jamie Catto
Balance 3:10 Bob Holroyd
Peace & Harmony 5:29 Relaxation Harmony & Wellness

Tuesday, Sep 30, 2014, 9am ~ The Unofficial Guide: Three Planes of Movement

Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes 5:48 Paul Simon
Whole Thing 5:27 Big Blue Ball featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White
The Obvious Child 4:10 Paul Simon
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
I Know What I Know 3:13 Paul Simon
The Boy in the Bubble 3:59 Paul Simon
You Can Call Me Al 4:40 Paul Simon
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
Me And Julio Down By The School Yard 2:45 Paul Simon
So Beautiful Or So What 4:09 Paul Simon
Get Up and Get Down 3:10 The Dramatics
Rivers 5:45 Big Blue Ball featuring Vernon Reid, Márta Sebestyén, Karl Wallinger
Big Blue Ball 4:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Peter Gabriel, Manu Katché, Karl Wallinger
The Boy In The Bubble 4:30 Peter Gabriel

Wednesday, Oct 1, 2014, 1055am ~ The Unofficial Guide: Three Levels of Intensity

Healing Senses 8:27 Parijat
Mulatica Mia (Cuba Remix) 5:32 The Tao Of Groove
Palais Mascotte 5:47 Patrick Duvoisin
No Quiero Nada Mas 4:46 Sancti Spiritus
Keep On Searching 5:08 Kraak & Smaak
Dance Floor (Nu Brazilia Remix) 5:28 The Tao Of Groove
Give A Little Bit More 5:54 Physics
Rhythm Is? (Marques Wyatt Mix) 5:49 Afro-Mystik
Sunsethighway 4:00 Kiln
Universalfemalebreathchoir 4:54 Kiln

Thursday, Sep 25, 2014, 9am ~ The Unofficial Guide: Three Levels of Intensity

Snakeroot 7:58 Lis Addison
Always Waiting (fest. Irina Milkhailova) 7:08 Kaya Project
Quero Saber (fest. Orieta Pines) 6:29 Rodney Hunter
Walk Into The Sun 5:21 Dirty Vegas
Moon & Sun 6:02 Dalminjo Fjörd Fusioneer
More Love, Less Attitude 4:39 Curtis Salgado
Deeper (Into Places) (Silk Spinner Mix) 6:23 Afterlife
A Little Less Conversation [JXL Radio Edit Remix] 3:33 Elvis Presley
City Knows Your Name 4:59 Chris Coco
Shanti (Peace Out) 6:59 MC Yogi


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.

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  1. circetwo said:

    The two principles guiding my life lately are natural time, and x-ray anatomy. I’ve been trying to rehab my knee for several years now, and progress is soooo slow! but every day is a little better. soon I hope to be a fully functional Nia-phyte!

    • It can be challenging, living in a body. Especially when I have a clear idea of how I want it to be. Healing, as it turns out, is rarely predictable or linear. I admire your willingness to stay with the process, notice what’s happening and making adjustments accordingly. In addition to Principles 2 and 10, you may want to play with Principle 5 (entwined in both of them, of course), and in particular the self-healing triad. I wish you wellness soon soon. Let me know how I can help more. xo

      • Awareness. I think I’m there a lot more than I used to be. Lots of time practicing breathing has helped me to stay here, now. That’s a great tool to play with in my next class. I think 5 and 10 will be my focus for the next 6-8 weeks of therapy…

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