Susan’s Playlists September 7 – 10, 2015 ~ Root

root down rise upA week that includes a holiday class and team teaching with Mary Linn Bergstrom is bound to be a rich one. Add to that the chance to play with a classic Carlos AyaRosas routine, Agolo, and various takes on his choreography that I’ve done over the years (Su-Golo) and Mary Oliver’s birthday, well, it’s a dandy. Thanks to all who rooted with us either in class or via the posts and playlists.

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Speaking of which…Below are all the playlists for the week and you can also find them on Spotify https://www.spotify.com/us/ where you can listen to all the music for free! Follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen! No matter where you are, we can listen and dance together! Note that if you are using the Spotify app for mobile devices, the program inserts “recommended” music that is not on my original playlist. Also, 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. Have fun with it.

A few upcoming things that I’m doing (and a couple that admired friends are offering!):

ACAC NIA JAM: FALL 2015 – FRIDAY, SEP 18, 2015, 545-7PM ~ Join Jeanne Catherine, Mary Linn Bergstrom and me for our seasonal celebration of mindful movement. We’ll play with our version of a classic routine, Fantasia, and focus on conditioning the body with simplicity. Everybody is welcome, no experience needed, and members (including the instructors ~ so ask if you want to come) can bring a guest for free! ACAC Downtown in the Group Ex Studio.

COME DANCE. SIT. WRITE. – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015, 830am-5pm ~ Spend the day playing in the intersection of movement, meditation and creativity! No matter how much or little experience you have in any of the three practices, this day can create connections in your body, mind and spirit and let more of you out into the world. In the beautiful Parish Hall of Buck Mountain Episcopal Church, we will provide music, movement, stillness, inspiration and a very nice bell. Plus nourishing and delicious food by Rebecca George’s Dragonfly Kitchen. $85 for the day, $75 if registered before September 15. Limit to 20 participants. Check out testimonials from participants and more details here or email Susan at sjmnia@gmail.com.

TEDx CHARLOTTESVILLE ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2015 ~ In its third year in The Ville, TED is an incredible event of ideas and inspiration. I’m delighted again this year to be coaching two of the TEDx speakers and – dang – check out the line-up, y’all. It’s going to be an amazing day. You can find out more here.

PARENTING FROM GRACE WITH JEANNE CATHERINE ~ A weekend for parents (doggy parents are welcome, too) who spend time ruminating, worrying or fearful about taking care of another human being. Find out more here.

BREAKING YOUR SUGAR ADDICTION eCOURSE ~ My friends, Wendy and Megan have put together a delicious e-course about creating balance around eating sugar. They are both dietary professionals and offer all kinds of resources that have helped me look more carefully and kindly about when I reach for the chocolate. You can get more information here.

MY OTHER BLOG: A THOUSAND BEAUTIFUL THINGS ~ Words and paragraphs and essays and drawings and photographs (phone camera only!) about gratitude, beauty, mindfulness and art. Please join me there!

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

Susan sig

unclench toes and heart

*** 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, Sep 7, 2015, 1045am ~ Root (Agolo with Mary Linn)

The White Spirit 5:20 Uman
Idje-Idje 5:52 Angelique Kidjo
Letitgo 5:36 Prince
Agolo 4:50 Angelique Kidjo
Adouma 4:29 Angelique Kidjo
Find Your Way 5:42 Dionne Farris
2 Funky 4:50 Candy Dulfer
Unsquare Dance 2:42 Tony Face Big Roll Band
Rock This House 3:07 B.B. King & Elton John
Jamming 5:24 Candy Dulfer
Houngbati 4:44 Angelique Kidjo
Hit the Ground 3:31 Lizz Wright 1
stillpoint 6:07 Gabrielle Roth and The Mirrors

Tuesday, Sep 8, 2015, 840am and 535pm ~ Root (Agolo with Mary Linn)

The White Spirit 5:20 Uman
Idje-Idje 5:52 Angelique Kidjo
Letitgo 5:36 Prince
Agolo 4:50 Angelique Kidjo
Adouma 4:29 Angelique Kidjo
Find Your Way 5:42 Dionne Farris
2 Funky 4:50 Candy Dulfer
Jamming 5:24 Candy Dulfer
Houngbati 4:44 Angelique Kidjo
Stillpoint 6:02 Gabrielle Roth and The Mirrors

Wednesday, Sep 9, 2015, 11am ~ Root (Su-Golo: my adaptations of Agolo choreography)

Say 3:51 John Mayer
Idje-Idje 5:52 Angelique Kidjo
Freedom 6:31 George Michael
Agolo 4:50 Angelique Kidjo
Say Hey (I Love You) (Featuring Cherine Anderson) 3:56 Michael Franti
Adouma 4:29 Angelique Kidjo
The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) 4:16 Jason Mraz
Voulez Vous Cousez 4:25 Moulin Rouge 2 Funky choreo
Move On Up (feat. Bono & John Legend) 3:13 Angélique Kidjo
Jamming 5:24 Candy Dulfer
In Your Eyes 5:26 Peter Gabriel
Hit the Ground 3:31 Lizz Wright
Iemanjá 4:24 Angélique Kidjo

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015, 840am ~ Root (Su-Golo: my adaptations of Agolo choreography & Happy 80th Birthday to Mary Oliver)

Say 3:51 John Mayer
Idje-Idje 5:52 Angelique Kidjo
Freedom 6:31 George Michael
Agolo 4:50 Angelique Kidjo
Say Hey (I Love You) (Featuring Cherine Anderson) 3:56 Michael Franti
Adouma 4:29 Angelique Kidjo
The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) 4:16 Jason Mraz
Voulez Vous Cousez 4:25 Moulin Rouge
Jamming 5:24 Candy Dulfer
In Your Eyes 5:26 Peter Gabriel
Hit the Ground 3:31 Lizz Wright

when I am among the trees 1

When I am among the trees,
especially the willows and the honey locust,
equally the beech, the oaks and the pines,
they give off such hints of gladness.
I would almost say that they save me, and daily.

I am so distant from the hope of myself,
in which I have goodness, and discernment,
and never hurry through the world
but walk slowly, and bow often.

Around me the trees stir in their leaves
and call out, “Stay awhile.”
The light flows from their branches.

And they call again, “It’s simple,” they say,
“and you too have come
into the world to do this, to go easy, to be filled
with light, and to shine.”

“When I Am Among the Trees” by Mary Oliver, from Thirst. © Beacon Press, 2006.

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