Susan’s Playlist Nov 17 – 20, 2014 ~ The Unofficial Guide to the Nia Principles: Sharing What You Sense

 

P13 gophers sharing celery“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? … It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson

Whether you believe it or not, you are a teacher. The way you move through the world necessarily affects others. Principle 13 invites us to be authentic, honest teachers by listening deeply to what happens around us and the sensations that happen within us … and then sharing what we sense.

It’s simple but not always easy: there is so much to distract us internally and externally. The power not just of this principle but of the practice we share is to mindfully make choices for ourselves that positively affect the world around us. No matter who you are and no matter what you do, whether you practice Nia or needlepoint, the promise of the Unofficial Guide is to move and speak and choose from the inside out.

Today. Right now. Share something from your experience that moves you, touches you, makes a difference for you. Plant the seeds. It’s all we can do.

Next week, I’ll launch Practical Joy, a new routine which will integrate all thirteen principles into one holistic experience. It’s got a little bit of everything — Doobie Brothers Remixed, Melissa Etheridge, Zydeco, soul, swing, Madonna, Alanis, dang! — so take a breathe and hold onto your hats.

A few dates of upcoming events and happenings:

– 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 Practical Joy, some songs about pie and some seriously groovy gratitude. Bring your family and friends (for free!), or leave them home and get some time just for you.

– 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! Members can bring a guest for free!

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

Dance on. Shine on.

Susan sig

Monday, Nov 17, 2014, 1045am ~ The Unofficial Guide: Sharing What You Sense

North 6:49 Afro Celt Sound System
North, Pt. 2 3:01 Afro Celt Sound System
When You’re Falling [Featuring Peter Gabriel] 5:14 Afro Celt Sound System
Colossus 6:44 Afro Celt Sound System
Lagan 4:05 Afro Celt Sound System
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
Life Begins Again [Featuring Robert Plant] 6:22 Afro Celt Sound System
Further in Time 6:32 Afro Celt Sound System
Persistence of Memory [Remix] 5:14 Afro Celt Sound System
All Remains 7:30 Afro Celt Sound System

Tuesday, Nov 18, 2014, 9am ~ The Unofficial Guide: Sharing What You Sense

North 6:49 Afro Celt Sound System
North, Pt. 2 3:01 Afro Celt Sound System
When You’re Falling [Featuring Peter Gabriel] 5:14 Afro Celt Sound System
Colossus 6:44 Afro Celt Sound System
Lagan 4:05 Afro Celt Sound System
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
Life Begins Again [Featuring Robert Plant] 6:22 Afro Celt Sound System
Further in Time 6:32 Afro Celt Sound System
Persistence of Memory [Remix] 5:14 Afro Celt Sound System
All Remains 7:30 Afro Celt Sound System

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014, 1055am ~ Principle 13 Play with Mary Linn

How To Get Ahead 5:27 Frontera
Nourah 6:51 Makyo
Somptin Hapnin (Water In Me) 10:32 Adham Shaikh
Sufani 5:33 Gaudi
Open Sesame (G’s Talking Drum Mix) 6:10 Crosstown Traffic
Raag Trance 5:32 Biddu
Orange Sky 6:11 Alexi Murdoch
Sweet Timelessness 10:39 Kenya Masala

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014, 9am ~ The Unofficial Guide: Sharing What You Sense

Wish You Were Here 6:12 Bliss
Let The Groove Get In 7:12 Justin Timberlake
Listen to the Music (DJ Malibu Mix) 5:01 The Doobie Brothers
What Do You Say 5:00 Haley
Oye Como Va (Latin/Trance Mix) 4:17 Celia Cruz
The Sound Of Winter 3:27 Bush
Drop It Low 3:45 Kat DeLuna
Fly 3:33 Bart Hafeman
Back In Business 5:13 Madonna
And She Was 3:39 Talking Heads
You Learn 4:00 Alanis Morissette
Sense Of Purpose 3:03 The Pretenders
Flying 6:13 Garth Stevenson

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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