Susan’s Playlists February 16-19, 2015 ~ No Words and Brownies

no words halfway down

Yesterday morning, as I was waking up, a poem from my childhood wandered into my head. Halfway down the stairs, this feeling of neither here nor there, is the way I feel when I teach No Words. And even when I taught on Brownies for Breakfast Day, with lots and lots of words, I had this same feeling of suspension in sensation.

Halfway Down by A.A. Milne

Halfway down the stairs
is a stair
where i sit.
there isn’t any
other stair
quite like
it.
I’m not at the bottom,
I’m not at the top;
so this is the stair
where
I always
stop.

Halfway up the stairs
Isn’t up
And it isn’t down.
It isn’t in the nursery,
It isn’t in town.
And all sorts of funny thoughts
Run round my head.
It isn’t really
Anywhere!
It’s somewhere else
Instead!

Below is the music from the week, but first…

Announce-y type things:

Join me for Sharon Salzberg’s 28-Day Meditation Challenge! One of my favorite meditation teacher and author, Sharon Salzberg sponsors a yearly 28-Day Meditation challenge during the month of February. I will be one of the bloggers writing about the experience on her site and you can follow me and the other meditator-writers here. Commit to 28 days of meditation by signing the pledge and being part of a month of mindfulness.

Jeanne Catherine hosts a Magic Nia event at Divine Play on February 21! Find all the details here https://www.facebook.com/events/753586061398399/

Helen Terry returns to Charlottesville for a special Nia class on Friday, February 27 at 545pm at acac downtown! It’s a chance to dance with a gifted and experienced trainer to her routine “Rising.” Space is limited to early registration is strongly recommended. You can get details here. $20/members and $25/non-members. Please register with acac downtown member services ~ 434.984.3800

– Our friend and teacher, Mary Linn is in the midst of an emotional week: between Valentine’s Day (an big holiday for Chloe), what would have been Chloe’s 7th birthday on Wednesday, inspiring more than 28,000 people around the world to slow down and celebrate life with the Brownies for Breakfast event and not one but two TV interviews about it, it’s been a big one.

Continued deep gratitude for the Invisible Net of Love that has surrounded her in the midst of it all. We’ve extended the meal schedule through March and there are a few dates still open, so please go to the take Them a Meal site to offer some nourishment. here and here for information. Donations are still needed as the realness of lawyers and legal proceedings and therapy of all kinds continues.

As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.

Dance on. Shine on.

Susan sig

Monday, Feb 16, 2015, 1045am ~ No Words

Plazza [Base Mix] 4:02 Dust
A New Day 4:03 Laya Project
Biene Maya 4:06 Daniel Levez
Resolution (Rewound By Thievery Corporation) 4:02 Thievery Corporation
Look Up 5:56 Zero 7
Release It [Instrumental] 6:27 Afro Celt Sound System
Shisha 5:20 Naked Rhythm
Once Again (Live) 6:04 Hang Massive
Curried Ripples 5:03 Ganga Girl
Outro 6:24 Hang Massive
Wishful Thinking 5:32 The Album Leaf
A Stream With Bright Fish 3:57 Brian Eno & Harold Budd

Tuesday, Feb 17, 2015, 9am ~ SNOW DAY

Wednesday, Feb 18, 2015, 1055am ~ Brownies for Chloe

Brownies for Chloe ~ Wednesday, February 18, 2015, 1055am
You’ve Got A Friend In Me (Duet) 2:39 Randy Newman
Climb On (A Back That’s Strong) 4:16 Shawn Colvin
The Obvious Child 4:10 Paul Simon
The Sound of Sunshine 3:44 Michael Franti & Spearhead
I Know What I Know 3:13 Paul Simon
The Boy in the Bubble 3:59 Paul Simon
The Thing That Helps Me Get Through 4:35 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Roar 3:44 Katy Perry
Drop It Low 3:45 Kat DeLuna
Life Is Better With You 3:19 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sacred Love 6:03 Sting
Lean On Me 4:18 Glee
With My Own Two Hands 3:00 Ben Harper/Jack Johnson
Love Rescue Me 3:48 Playing For Change

“We are, on this earth, so incredibly small, in the history of time, in the crowd of the world, we are practically invisible, not even a dot, and yet we have each other to hold on to.”
~ Ann Patchett from This Is The Story of a Happy Marriage

Thursday, Feb 19, 2015, 9am ~ No Words

Plazza [Base Mix] 4:02 Dust
A New Day 4:03 Laya Project
Biene Maya 4:06 Daniel Levez
Resolution (Rewound By Thievery Corporation) 4:02 Thievery Corporation
Look Up 5:56 Zero 7
Release It [Instrumental] 6:27 Afro Celt Sound System
Shisha 5:20 Naked Rhythm
Once Again (Live) 6:04 Hang Massive
Curried Ripples 5:03 Ganga Girl
Outro 6:24 Hang Massive
Wishful Thinking 5:32 The Album Leaf
A Stream With Bright Fish 3:57 Brian Eno & Harold Budd

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!

And if you’re a belt, Helen Terry is coming to the Charlottesville area for a Blue Belt training in February! An exciting opportunity to deepen your practice!

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