Nothing like a week of traveling and an entire day sitting on a train to reiterate the healing power of movement. Just one class this week but it was a juicy one. You can find the playlist from this week below or you can listen to it 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!
The announce-y things:
• Art prints now available on Susan’s web site!
Now available on my site: high quality prints of selected pieces. Inspired by the dance.sit.create. retreats, these pieces are part meditation, part inspiration, part poetry. Printed on heavy matte paper and signed, may they be reminders to live creatively every day. Free shipping to US addresses. For other options, please inquire! http://www.susanmcculley.com/shop/instructions-for-living-a-life
• Be Your Own Super Hero ~ Halloween class with Mary Linn ~ Monday, October 31, 1045am, and Tuesday, Nov 1, 535-635pm, 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 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 Enthusiastic heARTful Creativity Ninja. 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 AND Tuesday, Nov 1, 535-635pm 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.
*** 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 . ***
Thursday, Oct 27, 2016, 840am ~
Damascus 2:03 Conjure One Feat. Chemda
Always Waiting (fest. Irina Milkhailova) 7:08 Kaya Project
Moonsmith 5:50 Cantoma
She Moves In Her Own Way 2:52 The Kooks
Jump n’ Move 3:22 The Brand New Heavies
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
Move With You (OST FIFA 15) 3:08 Jacob Banks
The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) 4:16 Jason Mraz
Feel Your Body Float 7:29 Anuvida & Nik Tynhall
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!