Music & Other Gems Jan 30-Feb 2, 2017 – Willing to Feel

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The focus of the practice of Nia (and yoga and meditation and any other somatic practice) is to direct attention in order to feel. In Nia, we train, condition and heal the body, mind and emotions but none of those things will happen unless we are willing to feel. So thank you to everybody who showed up to dance and feel both in classes and remotely. It’s good to practice together.

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

And first the announce-y things:

One Billion Rising 2o17: Solidarity Against Exploitation of Women
1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION women and girls. Every February, people all over the world rise to show what ONE BILLION looks like. We rise through dance to celebrate that we have not been defeated by violence. We rise to show we will create a new kind of consciousness where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

Mary Linn and I will be offering our One Billion Rising Nia experience at these times an locations:
Saturday, Feb 11, 1230-145pm, acac Albemarle Square
Tuesday, Feb 14, 840-940am, acac Downtown
and
Tuesday, Feb 14, 6-645pm at the IX Art Park* as park of the One Billion Rising celebration put on by the Women’s Initiative, Shelter for Help in Emergency, Planned Parenthood and SARA. Please join us for live music, multi-cultural dance, art, food as well as Nia* with the intention for a safer world for women, girls, and people of every gender expression. *We will be dancing on a concrete floor, so please wear comfortable shoes to dance in!
Also on Tuesday, Feb 14 at 6pm
Susan Tate, author, black belt Nia teacher, and wellness visionary. A respected health educator for over forty-five years, will lead a class at the Polarity Barn. No Nia experience is necessary. This event is by donation and all proceeds will benefit the Sexual Assault Resource Agency in Charlottesville.
The Polarity Barn (Crozet/Batesville neighborhood)
6482 Dick Woods Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
More info: http://www.susantate.org

• dance.sit.create. day-treat on Saturday, Feb 18, 2017, 8:30am-5pm
There is still some space for dance.sit.create 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. $125 / please register by February 15. Three spaces left – Limited to 20 participants. Go here for all the details and to register.

• FREE Workshop: Cultivating Resilience with Mary Linn & Susan ~ February 25, 3-5pm
How do we take real care of ourselves in the face of upset and struggle? How do we cultivate healthy resilience? Resilience is the brain’s ability to handle stress in a positive way and to recover quickly. In this workshop, we will explore tools that neuroscience shows wire the brain for an ability to bounce back. Join us for the first in the Heal the Healer series.
Saturday, February 25, 2o17, 3-5pm (arrive at 2:45)
at the Quaker Meeting House at 1104 Forest St, Charlottesville
Please RSVP to sjmnia@gmail.com or on the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1629783820664092/) so we know how many people to expect. Wear comfortable closthes, bring a journal, a donation for use of the space, and a friend!

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, Jan 30, 2017, 1045am ~ Willing to Feel

Kecharitomene 6:35 Loreena McKennitt
Sun Is Shining (Out Of Sight Remix) 7:30 ReUnited
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Can You Feel It 3:50 Michael Jackson
CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! 3:58 Justin Timberlake
Desert Days 5:31 John Kelley
Bodyrock 3:36 Moby
City Knows Your Name 4:59 Chris Coco
Somehow Familiar 3:40 Fabrizio Paterlini

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017, 840am ~ Willing to Feel

Amazing 4:34 One Eskimo
Sun Is Shining (Out Of Sight Remix) 7:30 ReUnited
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Can You Feel It 3:50 Michael Jackson
Desert Days 5:31 John Kelley
Bodyrock 3:36 Moby
City Knows Your Name 4:59 Chris Coco
Let It Go 2:16 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017, 11am ~ Willing to Feel

One Good Dub 8:16 Kaya Project
Sun Is Shining (Out Of Sight Remix) 7:30 ReUnited
Moonsmith 5:50 Cantoma
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got 4:24 Prince
Desert Days 5:31 John Kelley
Don’t Fight The Feeling 5:51 OKA
Melt 5:13 Leftfield
A Stream With Bright Fish 3:57 Brian Eno & Harold Budd

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017, 840am ~ Willing to Feel

Helpless 4:15 K.D. Lang
Sun Is Shining (Out Of Sight Remix) 7:30 ReUnited
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got 4:24 Prince
CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! 3:58 Justin Timberlake
Desert Days 5:31 John Kelley
Feel Me 3:00 Imelda May
Melt 5:13 Leftfield
A Stream With Bright Fish 3:57 Brian Eno & Harold Budd

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!

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