Susan’s Playlists March 23 – 27, 2015 ~ Extraordinary Attention and Movement & Metta

extraordinary life maple blossom“Rejoicing in ordinary things is not sentimental or trite. It actually takes guts. Each time we drop our complaints and allow everyday good fortune to inspire us, we enter the warrior’s world.”― Pema Chödrön, The Places That Scare You: A Guide to Fearlessness in Difficult Times

Thank you for spending the week walking in the warrior’s world of paying extraordinary attention to ordinary things. It’s a practice that can change everything just by deepening our attention. I’d love to hear about your experiences with it this week and moving forward.

Below is all the music from the week … and if you go to Spotify and follow me at “susanmcculley” you can find my public playlists there, too! As long as I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve wanted to give you instant access to the music we use in class. I’m experimenting with this site so you can just listen – no fuss, no muss! Some people are finding that a search on my name turns up my lists, others don’t find me. If you’re having trouble, please let me know. I’d love to figure it out together. Please note also that Spotify doesn’t have all the music I have, so sometimes I’ll put up a different version of a song or skip it all together. Please let me know what you think and if it is working for you!

Before the playlists, some announce-y type things:

dance. sit. write. April 18, 845am-4pm at Buck Mountain Episcopal Church Parish Hall in Earlysville. Spend a day exploring the interconnection of movement, meditation and creativity. No experience in any of the three practices is needed. We’ll provide what you need including incredible food from Rebecca George’s Dragonfly Kitchen. Find all the details here and email me for a registration form (sjmnia@gmail.com). I’ve been working on this for years. I would love to share it with you.

Practice Your ROAR! Friday, April 24, 6 to 8 p.m., Parish Hall ~ I’ll be teaching a class in recognition of April as Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month. This powerful, energizing class will include songs from One Billion Rising, the biggest mass action in history to end violence against women. We’ll also work with Ann Cuddy’s groundbreaking research about how power stances held for just two minutes can actually change your body and mind, in addition to communicating confidence to people around you. Following the class, will be a self-defense demonstration for women only with an instructor from SARA (Charlottesville’s Sexual Assault Resource Agency). The event is FREE with requests to donations to the BMEC Health and Wellness Committee. Please invite your friends, neighbors, and colleagues to this important and empowering evening.

Richmond Nia is excited to welcome back Portland-based Nia Faculty Trainers Vickie Saito and Allison Wright for three special Nia classes and two playshops. Take advantage of early bird pricing and join us for an exciting weekend of Nia! Get all the information here…http://www.chasepro.com/may-registration.html and the facebook

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

Dance on. Shine on.

Susan sig

*** PLAYLIST NOTE: My playlists can also be found on Spotify https://www.spotify.com/us/ by following “susanmcculley” (no space) and look for Public Playlists. Sometimes music is not available on Spotify so I may replace with another version or skip songs. What you find below is exactly what I used in class. ***

Monday, Mar 23, 2015, 1045am ~ Extraordinary Attention

Healing Senses 8:27 Parijat
Tears From The Moon 4:18 Conjure One Feat. Sinéad O’ Connor
Riptide 3:22 Vance Joy
Water Down the Ganges 7:10 Prem Joshua & Manish Vyas
Love and Hope 4:24 Ozomatli
Freedom 2:50 Tyrone Wells
I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) 3:52 Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Basement 3:35 Eric Hutchinson
Proud 4:30 Heather Small
Same As It Ever Was (Start Today) [feat. Agape Choir] 3:56 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Just Breathe 3:36 Pearl Jam
I See Fire 5:01 Ed Sheeran
The Garden of Mirrors (Pt. 2) [Passing Cloud] 5:18 Stephan Micus

Tuesday, Mar 24, 2015, 9am ~ Extraordinary Attention

Turn On, Tune In, Find Joy 5:04 Freakpower
Inlakesh 3:58 Lou Rhodes
Listen to the Music (DJ Malibu Mix) 5:01 The Doobie Brothers
Heal Me 3:39 Melissa Etheridge
Riptide 3:22 Vance Joy
Look Up 5:56 Zero 7
Release It [Instrumental] 6:27 Afro Celt Sound System
The Basement 3:35 Eric Hutchinson
Proud 4:30 Heather Small
Same As It Ever Was (Start Today) [feat. Agape Choir] 3:56 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Just Breathe 3:36 Pearl Jam
I See Fire 5:01 Ed Sheeran
Bach: Cello Suite #4 In E Flat, BWV 1010 – 1. Sarabande 5:03 Yo-Yo Ma

Wednesday, Mar 25, 2015, 1055am ~ Extraordinary Attention

Inlakesh 3:58 Lou Rhodes
Kissing 6:05 Bliss
Listen to the Music (DJ Malibu Mix) 5:01 The Doobie Brothers
Heal Me 3:39 Melissa Etheridge
Just Say Yes 4:41 Snow Patrol
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Release It [Instrumental] 6:27 Afro Celt Sound System
Whirl-Y-Reel 2 5:28 Afro Celt Sound System
Sorrento Moon 4:56 Tina Arena
Solo Flying Mystery Man [1999] 3:29 Pauline Taylor
Beautiful 4:06 India.Arie
A Sound Meditation 5:30 Benjamin Iobst

Thursday, Mar 26, 2015, 9am ~ Extraordinary Attention

Damascus 2:03 Conjure One Feat. Chemda
Center Of The Sun 5:01 Conjure One Feat. Poe
Tears From The Moon 4:18 Conjure One Feat. Sinéad O’ Connor
Water Down the Ganges 7:10 Prem Joshua & Manish Vyas
Just Say Yes 4:41 Snow Patrol
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Roll With It 5:18 Steve Winwood
Sheikh 4:01 Loop Guru
Amma 6:26 James Asher & Sivamani
Solo Flying Mystery Man [1999] 3:29 Pauline Taylor
Downtown 4:52 Purekane
Hallelujah (feat. Charlie Sexton) 4:16 Justin Timberlake & Matt Morris
First Impressions 4:08 Yo Yo Ma, Mark O’Connor, Edgar Meyer

Friday, Mar 27, 2015, 6pm at Buck Mountain Parish Hall ~ Movement & Metta (Loving Kindness)

SELF
Plazza [Base Mix] 4:02 Dust
A New Day 4:03 Laya Project
TEACHER/BENEFACTOR
Biene Maya 4:06 Daniel Levez
Resolution (Rewound By Thievery Corporation) 4:02 Thievery Corporation
FRIEND
Look Up 5:56 Zero 7
NEUTRAL
Release It [Instrumental] 6:27 Afro Celt Sound System
DIFFICULT PERSON
Shisha 5:20 Naked Rhythm
Curried Ripples 5:03 Ganga Girl
ALL BEINGS EVERYWHERE
Outro 6:24 Hang Massive
Wishful Thinking 5:32 The Album Leaf

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