Susan’s Playlist Nov 10 – 13, 2014 ~ The Unofficial Guide to the Nia Principles: Continuing Education

p12 be willing to suckPrinciple 12 ~ Continuing Education ~ asks, “Are you willing to suck?” For a long time I said I did but I really didn’t. I hated not being good at something. Okay, who am I kidding, I still don’t like it, but more and more, I’m willing to step into that space of learning that is awkward and uncomfortable. That’s that space in which learning happens. That’s the space in which we can really expand into what is possible.

So in the spirit of the penultimate principle: may you embrace lots of opportunities to suck … today and every day! (A new greeting card line, perhaps?)

A few dates of upcoming events and happenings:

– TED is happening in Cville this week! Come to the TEDx Charlottesville event on Friday, November 14 at the Paramount! If you can’t come to the whole event, you can tune in throughout the day to the live stream straight from the stage! Check it out at http://tedxcharlottesville.com/.

– Free ChakraDancer class open to all! Begin the holiday season with this meditative and energizing experience in a beautiful old dance hall (now parish hall!) ~ Friday, November 21 at 6pm at Buck Mountain Episcopal Church. The event is free and open to all so please join us and bring a friend. All the details are here.

– Thanksgiving Nia at acac downtown! What better way to start off the greatest holiday of all time with some mindful playful movement? Join me on Thursday, November 27 at 9am at acac downtown in the Group Exercise Studio for some seriously groovy gratitude. Bring your family and friends, or leave them home and get some time just for you. Song request line is open, so let me know if you’re hankering for something.

– Winter “Black Out” Jam! Winter Solstice Nia Jam with Mary Linn, Anne and Susan ~ Friday, December 19, 545-7pm at acac downtown. Non-members welcome!

As always, please let me know how I can help more.

Dance on. Shine on.

Susan sig

Monday, Nov 10, 2014, 1045am ~ The Unofficial Guide: Continuing Education

Turn On, Tune In, Find Joy 5:04 Freakpower
Souvenir 5:39 Kaledj feat. Neko
Tears From The Moon 4:18 Conjure One Feat. Sinéad O’ Connor
Smokey Quartz 6:59 Shakatura
Walk Into The Sun 5:21 Dirty Vegas
Dive 3:59 Steven Curtis Chapman
Keep On Searching 5:08 Kraak & Smaak
Played A Live 6:46 Safri Duo
One Way Road 3:06 The John Butler Trio
You Learn 4:00 Alanis Morissette
Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime 4:08 Zucchero & Vanessa Carlton Feat. Haylie Hecker
Rivers 5:45 Big Blue Ball featuring Vernon Reid, Márta Sebestyén, Karl Wallinger

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014, 9am ~ The Unofficial Guide: Continuing Education

Come to Me 4:28 MBmusic
Souvenir 5:39 Kaledj feat. Neko
A Bright Future 3:53 MBmusic
Kyoto Drink 4:26 MBmusic
I Need Your Love 5:47 MBmusic
Dive 3:59 Steven Curtis Chapman
(The Return of) Point of No Return 5:01 NU SHOOZ Orchestra
Passion of Your Passion 7:21 Gat Decor
Culture 6:08 Ganga Girl
You Learn 4:00 Alanis Morissette
Gheisha 3:18 MBmusic
Beautiful World (Instrumental) 7:14 MRJ

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014, 1055am ~ The Unofficial Guide: Continuing Education

Come to Me 4:28 MBmusic
Souvenir 5:39 Kaledj feat. Neko
Kyoto Drink 4:26 MBmusic
I Need Your Love 5:47 MBmusic
(The Return of) Point of No Return 5:01 NU SHOOZ Orchestra
Passion of Your Passion 7:21 Gat Decor
Do It Anyway 4:23 Ben Folds Five
Culture 6:08 Ganga Girl
You Learn 4:00 Alanis Morissette
Beautiful World (Instrumental) 7:14 MRJ

Thursday, Nov 13, 2014, 9am ~ The Unofficial Guide: Continuing Education

Turn On, Tune In, Find Joy 5:04 Freakpower
Waiting For You 3:39 Seal
May all Beings 6:27 EarthRise SoundSystem
I Need Your Love 5:47 MBmusic
Complicated 4:07 Yonder Mountain String Band
Drop It Low 3:45 Kat DeLuna
Do It Anyway 4:23 Ben Folds Five
Passion of Your Passion 7:21 Gat Decor
Culture 6:08 Ganga GirlYou Learn 4:00 Alanis Morissette
Everybody’s Got To Learn Sometime 4:08 Zucchero & Vanessa Carlton Feat. Haylie Hecker
Rebirth 6:58 Anoushka Shankar/MIDIval

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2 comments
  1. At my White Belt training graduation, Casey gave each one of us a candle and a blow pop. She said, “Remember White Belts, don’t forget to suck and blow.” When I think of how many times that has happened in my teaching career, parenting, life in general — I have to laugh. I certainly wouldn’t be teaching now if I hadn’t embraced that Principle!

    • I love that! It’s just absolutely essential to have that willingness ~ even Carlos said he never LIKED sucking but he was always willing. It’s actually where all the power is! SUCK is the beginning of SUCCESS! ❤

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