Music & Other Gems Oct 17-19, 2016 – Push it. Pull it. Put it down.

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“Sooner or later we have to learn to let go and allow the changing mystery of life to move through us without our fearing it, without holding and grasping.” — Jack Kornfield

This week the practice was to feel the full engagement and focus of push and pull and then to put it down. It takes mindfulness to notice what we carry – especially if we’ve been carrying it for a long time. Feel the relief and space of letting it go and putting it down.

All the playlists from the week are below or you can listen to them by going to Spotify! Rock out for free at Spotify! Sign up for free, follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen!

And first the announce-y things:

• Art prints now available on Susan’s web site!
Now available on my site: high quality prints of my art (the piece above will be available Nov 1!). Inspired by the dance.sit.create. retreats, these pieces are part meditation, part inspiration, part poetry. Printed on heavy matte paper, may they be reminders for creative connection. Free shipping to US addresses. For other shipping options or requests for prints of other pieces, please inquire!

• heARTful: a space for the artist in everybody ~ a 3-minute survey
Rebecca George and I are launching a new creative adventure and we would love your input! Please take this 3-minute, 3-question survey: let’s build it together! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/YT9R3VJ

• Special Super Powers Halloween class with Mary Linn ~ Monday, October 31, 1045am, acac albemarle square
The wearing of costumes at Halloween is a tradition borne of fear. In ancient times, many people were afraid of the dark and the short days of winter were full of constant worry. On Halloween, when it was believed that ghosts came back to the earth, people would wear masks when they left their homes after dark so that the ghosts would mistake them for fellow spirits.
This year, we’ll turn fear on its head. Mary Linn and Susan will teach a special class in which we invite you to come as your own super hero complete with super powers. Create a character (and costume) that invites something in that you want more of in your life!
We’re still working on ours but Mary Linn is dabbling with The Peace Mediator and I’m playing with the Mindful Enthusiastic Joy Warrior (Who Dances in Grocery Stores). I’m going to need a long cape for all of that! Please join us for a fun, energetic, Joy-Full class on Monday, October 31, 1045-12noon at acac albemarle square.

• TEDx Charlottesville: The Power of One on Friday, November 11
I’m delighted to be a small part of the big event of TEDx Charlottesville on November 11. It’s my honor, privledge and excitement to be coaching two of the amazing line-up of speakers: Lulu Miller and Monica Montgomery.
You can listen to the work of Lulu Miller by checking out her Invisibilia podcast on NPR. I’ve been loving the new season that explores the invisible things that shape our lives. All the episodes are excellent but I think my favorite was The Problem with the Solution.
And check out some of Monica Montgomery’s heart-stopping projects as the founding director of the Museum of Impact, the world’s first mobile social justice museum, and the co-founder of and strategic director for Museum Hue, a platform advancing the visibility and viability of professionals of color, in museums, arts, and culture, and creative careers.
Tickets for this inspiring day are available now! Please join us for TEDx Charlottesville!

• Going Below The Surface: Nia, Yin Yoga & Words Saturday, November 12, 1-4pm
REGISTER NOW, November 12, 1-4pm. Explore this focus in a special workshop — Going Below The Surface — that I’ll be teaching with Yin Yoga Instructor, Amy Kidd on Saturday, November 12 from 1-4pm at acac Albemarle Square. I will lead simple, varied, energetic movements to warm and mobilize the body: particularly the hips, core and shoulders. Amy will then take us through a series of Yin yoga poses designed to release muscle, fascia and other connective tissue in the core with long, supported holds. Interwoven through the afternoon, as energy is released and the body/mind relaxes, will be opportunities to write – either journaling or using simple provided prompts. Plan now to take an afternoon to breathe deep and see what lies below the surface.
Space is limited. Register now at either acac Albemarle Square (434.978.3800) or Downtown (434.984.3800)
NOV 12 WORKSHOP IS AT ALBEMARLE SQUARE!
$60 members, $65 non-members

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 . ***

Monday, Oct 17, 2016, 1045am ~ Push Pull Put it Down

The Rising 4:47 Bruce Springsteen
Never Know 3:33 Jack Johnson
Free Your Mind 4:52 En Vogue
Water Down the Ganges 7:10 Prem Joshua & Manish Vyas
Oye Como Va (Latin/Trance Mix) 4:17 Celia Cruz
Knock On Wood 4:13 Safri Duo
Sometimes 5:14 Kaskade
Breathe (Extreme Mix) 4:04 Soulfood
Got To Give It Up 6:02 Marvin Gaye
Solo Flying Mystery Man [1999] 3:29 Pauline Taylor
Father I Know (Mix 1) 3:08 Jamie Catto (NOTE: this is an unpublished song. I have permission from the artist to offer it to anyone who would like it, so if you would, please let me know.)
Give Me Strength 4:03 Sally Taylor
A Sound Meditation 5:30 Benjamin Iobst

Tuesday, Oct 18, 2016, 840am ~ Push Pull Put it Down

The Rising 4:47 Bruce Springsteen
Never Know 3:33 Jack Johnson
Free Your Mind 4:52 En Vogue
Water Down the Ganges 7:10 Prem Joshua & Manish Vyas
Oye Como Va (Latin/Trance Mix) 4:17 Celia Cruz
Knock On Wood 4:13 Safri Duo
Sometimes 5:14 Kaskade
Breathe (Extreme Mix) 4:04 Soulfood
Got To Give It Up 6:02 Marvin Gaye
Solo Flying Mystery Man [1999] 3:29 Pauline Taylor
Give Me Strength 4:03 Sally Taylor

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2016, 11am ~ Push Pull Put it Down

Orange Sky 6:11 Alexi Murdoch
Back to the Earth 5:27 Rusted Root
When You’re Falling [Featuring Peter Gabriel] 5:14 Afro Celt Sound System
Just Say Yes 4:41 Snow Patrol
Walk Into The Sun 5:21 Dirty Vegas
Oye Como Va (Latin/Trance Mix) 4:17 Celia Cruz
Shake Your Body (Down To The Ground) 4:01 Full Intention
Breathe (Extreme Mix) 4:04 Soulfood
Crazy for You 3:39 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Solo Flying Mystery Man [1999] 3:29 Pauline Taylor
Father I Know (Mix 1) 3:08 Jamie Catto (NOTE: this is an unpublished song. I have permission from the artist to offer it to anyone who would like it, so if you would, please let me know.)
Give Me Strength 4:03 Sally Taylor
Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: Malena (Main theme) 4:22 Yo-Yo Ma, Ennio Morricone & Roma Sinfonietta

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