Music & Other Gems Nov 21-24, 2016 – Saying Yes, Welcoming the Details

Deep gratitude to everybody who came out to dance this week including the big gathering on the basketball court on Wednesday (thanks for teaching with me, Mary Linn!) and the crowd that came out to play this Thanksgiving morning. How lucky am I to get to play with y’all every week? Durn lucky. May we all take a break from our habitual thinking and doing and spend time feeling and being this holiday.

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:

• Celebrating Slow: Donation-based Nia at Buck Mountain Open to everyBody ~ December 2, 6-7pm
“Sometimes I think there are only two instructions we need to follow to develop and deepen our spiritual life: slow down and let go.”
― Oriah Mountain Dreamer
Contrary to Nature’s rhythm in this season, the winter holidays come upon us at breakneck speed. Layered on top of already busy lives are parties and performances, cooking and customs, shopping and wrapping that have us running from November to January.
Slow down. Get clear. Be intentional about what you are doing and where you are going. Approach the season as you would a small child: gently, slowly and with an open heart.
Bring a friend. All are welcome regardless of age, experience, fitness level … anything! Donations support the Buck Mountain Health & Wellness Ministry which is doing great work for both the congregation and the community!
For more details and to RSVP, go here.
“For fast acting relief, try slowing down.”
― Lily Tomlin

• dance.sit.create. day-treat on Saturday, Feb 18, 2017, 8:30am-5pm
We’ll be at it again – dancing.sitting.creating. together — on Saturday, Feb 18 (snow date, March 4) at Buck Mountain Episcopal Parish Hall, 4133 Earlysville Rd, Earlysville, VA 22936
What better way to spend a winter day than in giving power and time to your unique creativity? As a human being, you are an artist. While we can’t make creativity happen, we can provide fertile terrain for inspiration to land and take root. In this supportive, delicious, fun experience, step into your own creative life. Join Susan McCulley, Nia Black Belt, mindfulness teacher, writer and artist for a day-treat playing at the intersection of movement, stillness and your artist self. If you have dance.sit.created before, new surprises await. If not, this is the perfect time to join us.
Susan provides guidance and inspiration for the day. Rebecca George’s Dragonfly Kitchen provides extraordinary vegetarian, gluten-free, seasonal food (tea, snack, lunch). ALSO INCLUDED is a new 6-week series of music, meditations, and prompts to keep the flow of the day going. Early Bird: $100 if registered by December 15. Late Bird: $125 if registered by February 15. Limited to 20 participants. Go here for all the details and to register

• Join us for heARTful Action
Whatever your political leanings, these are difficult days. Now more than ever, we need to use our creativity and art to make our community (large and small) a kinder, more inclusive, healthier place.
The focus of heARTful Action is on putting positive, loving action into the world, directed particularly to the least powerful among us including (but not limited to) black and brown people, immigrants, LGBTQ people, Muslims, elderly and low-income people, and anyone else feeling compromised, including the environment. All are welcome to our mutually supportive community.

heARTful action ~ Intention
Love warriors using our creativity and connection to sustain movement toward kindness, inclusivity, and health in our community and world. We are a community supporting each other in the expression of our unique gifts while we stay responsive and awake to the needs within us and around us. We act from a place of aliveness and positive purpose.

You can join us on Facebook here and/or ask me and I’ll add you to our email list. All are welcome, invite anyone who you’d like to include. And if you have a group doing similar work, we’d love to network with you and hear about what you’re doing!

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 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, Nov 21, 2016, 1045am ~ Saying Yes

Passing Through 5:19 Bob Holroyd
A Different Space 8:43 Bob Holroyd
Marisi 6:33 Cantoma
What I Know 4:14 Parachute
Tantrika 9:27 Makyo
Is Your Love Big Enough? 3:22 Lianne La Havas
Just Say Yes 4:41 Snow Patrol
Shining Path 7:23 Dreadzone
Redemption Song 4:10 Playing For Change
The Spirit of the Earth Continues (Floating Earth Remix) 6:32 Cybertribe

Tuesday, Nov 22, 2016, 840am ~ Saying Yes

Passing Through 5:19 Bob Holroyd
Marisi 6:33 Cantoma
Dah-Din Beats (Ges-E + Usman) 8:01 Genetic Drugs
Tantrika 9:27 Makyo
Vertigo 3:15 U2
Just Say Yes 4:41 Snow Patrol
Shining Path 7:23 Dreadzone
Redemption Song 4:10 Playing For Change
One Zero Two 3:02 Alucidnation

Wednesday, Nov 23, 2016, 1215pm with Mary Linn ~ Welcome in the Details

Grateful 3:54 Nimesh Patel & Daniel Nahmod
Three Little Birds (12″ Mix) [Dub Version] 5:20 Bob Marley & The Wailers
Somptin Hapnin (Water In Me) 10:32 Adham Shaikh
We Come Together (Fishy Beat Mix) 3:48 Goldfish Feat. Sakhile Moleshe
Shoofly Pie 3:57 The Wood Brothers
Keep On Searching 5:08 Kraak & Smaak
I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) 3:52 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Just Say Yes 4:41 Snow Patrol
I Am You 4:50 Kareem Salama
Thank you 4:19 Alanis Morrisette
sugar pie 3:39 The Subdudes
Gratitude 6:27 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Thanksgiving morning, Thursday, Nov 24, 2016, 830am ~ Welcome in the Details

Sweet Potato Pie 3:46 James Taylor & Ray Charles
Pavement Cracks 5:10 Annie Lennox
Home 5:05 Marc Broussard
Qalanderi 7:10 Cheb i Sabbah
Keep On Searching 5:08 Kraak & Smaak
Shoofly Pie 3:57 The Wood Brothers
Moon & Sun 6:02 Dalminjo Fjörd Fusioneer
What I Know 4:14 Parachute
Yes I Will 4:20 Michael Franti
I Am You 4:50 Kareem Salama
Sweet Potato Pie 3:14 Al Jarreau
Wiarthul 5:55 Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu


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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!

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