Music & Other Gems Apr 3-6, 2017 – Begin Again…Again


I probably use the wise instruction of my first teacher multiple times every day: if you lose your intention and find yourself doing something else, it’s fine, it’s actually a magic moment. As soon as you realize you’ve lost your focus, simply begin again.

Right. When I forget to floss and speak without thinking, when I hunch my shoulders and clench my jaw, when I put off doing my books and don’t rest enough, I can notice what I’m doing, take a breath and begin again.

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 type things:

• Anne’s Saturday 9am Downtown Class on April 8 is ON.
It wasn’t going to be but now it is. So YAY for Saturday morning Nia at 9am at acac downtown!

• Safety & Awareness Reminder
Some, especially in the Downtown Group Ex studio, are choosing to dance with weights during freedance. I don’t recommend this particularly (I’m happy to elaborate if you’re interested) but if you do this, please be mindful that you are moving with weights in a room full of barefoot dancers who are moving sometimes quickly around the room. Please do any weight-dancing on the edges so dancers can easily stay clear and engage lots of awareness about where you are in space. Thank you for your awareness!

• Claire’s baby has arrived!
Cedar Glen Grace was born April 2, 2017 at 3:39am. At 8lb 12oz, he is healthy, handsome, and with happy parents. Here is a picture of him 1 day old. Claire is resting now with a full heart!

• Love Warrior: embody a movement ~ Friday, Apr 7, 6-730pm
a moving experience of activism in support The Front Porch at 219 Water Street E, Cville
Join Susan to experience a new routine called Love Warrior. This is a movement experience designed for everyBody that allows us to experience the sensation of the change we want to see in the world. We can then translate that sensation directly into action.
At a time when the arts and creative education are being undermined and undervalued, it is more important than ever to support the arts in our community and creativity in ourselves! The Front Porch will offer music and refreshments will be available before and after we dance. Enjoy an evening of movement, music, and community.
Donate-What-You-Can ~ All proceeds from the event will go to The Front Porch

Love Warrior shirts with original art
Just because times are tough doesn’t mean we have to wear black all the time. I’ve been working on a Love Warrior shirt design and together with the people at CustomInk, we created this – check it out! I have some in both ladies and regular sizes for $17. If you’d like one, please email me at sjmnia@gmail.com.

On the 7th day we dance.sit.create… Saturday, May 13, 2o17, 8:30am-5pm
For the 7th time, we will dance.sit.create. Come spend a delicious day playing at the sweet intersection of movement, stillness and art. We’ll explore the creative magic of the number 7 and the power of play for inspiration and restoration. No experience in anything is necessary. All you need is a willingness to see what happens and eat delicious, healthy meals. The retreat provides everything you need for an uplifting, rejuvenating day. Susan offers the structure and guidance for movement, meditation, and creative jaunts. Rebecca caters extraordinary vegetarian, gluten-free, seasonal food (tea, snack, lunch). And it doesn’t stop with one day. Also included is a 6-week series of music, meditations, and prompts to keep you in the flow.
Early Bird: $100 if registered by April 13. Late Bird: $125 if registered by May 10
Limited to 20 participants.
Checks to SusaNia LLC and mailed to 1255 Sunset Avenue Ext., Charlottesville VA 22903 with registration form or at http://www.susanmcculley.com.

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, Apr 3, 2017, 1045am ~ Begin Again

Ooh Child (Alternate Version) 3:54 Beth Orton
Finally Moving 4:38 Pretty Lights
I Believe (feat. Michael Franti & Nahko) 3:23 SOJA
SuNu 5:05 Rising Appalachia
Belly Belly Nice 3:53 Dave Matthews Band
Mussiki é (Jungle Mix) 7:11 Miango
The Beginning 5:40 Seal
Mad World (feat. Safri Duo & Isam B) [Raaban Edit] 3:34 Michael Parsberg
I Don’t Like It, I Love It (feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White) 3:44 Flo Rida
In The Beginning 3:22 K’Naan
Unpack Your Heart 3:16 Phillip Phillips
Ooh Child ((Remix)) 3:33 Nina Simone
Everything’ll Be Alright 4:07 Catherine MacLellan
It Begins Again 6:26 Satori

Tuesday, Apr 4, 2017, 840am ~ Begin Again

Ooh Child (Alternate Version) 3:54 Beth Orton
Finally Moving 4:38 Pretty Lights
I Believe (feat. Michael Franti & Nahko) 3:23 SOJA
SuNu 5:05 Rising Appalachia
Belly Belly Nice 3:53 Dave Matthews Band
Mussiki é (Jungle Mix) 7:11 Miango
Mad World (feat. Safri Duo & Isam B) [Raaban Edit] 3:34 Michael Parsberg
I Don’t Like It, I Love It (feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White) 3:44 Flo Rida
In The Beginning 3:22 K’Naan
Unpack Your Heart 3:16 Phillip Phillips
Everything’ll Be Alright 4:07 Catherine MacLellan
It Begins Again 6:26 Satori

Wednesday, Apr 5, 2017, 11am ~ Begin Again

A Different Space 8:43 Bob Holroyd
Journeyman 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Takshaka 10:42 Makyo
Drumming Up a Storm 6:01 Bob Holroyd
Samb Adagio 5:58 Safri Duo
Maha Lakshmi 5:19 El Cosmo Group
Dark Waters 4:35 Bob Holroyd
While My Guitar Gently Weeps 4:01 Santana Feat. India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma
Miniature 9 6:11 Matthew Robert Cooper

Thursday, Apr 6, 2017, 840am ~ Begin Again

A Different Space 8:43 Bob Holroyd
Journeyman 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Takshaka 10:42 Makyo
Drumming Up a Storm 6:01 Bob Holroyd
Sambatucada (Nari & Gaudino Sambadrhome Radio Edit) 3:35 Gaudino Da Costa
Maha Lakshmi 5:19 El Cosmo Group
Dark Waters 4:35 Bob Holroyd
While My Guitar Gently Weeps 4:01 Santana Feat. India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma
Any Other Name 4:10 Thomas Newman

Friday, Apr 7, 2017, 6pm ~ Love Warrior: embody a movement (for The Front Porch)

Everybody Wants To Rule the World 2:36 Lorde
Beauty & the East (Banco de Gaia Remix) 6:51 Bombay Dub Orchestra
Wristband 3:18 Paul Simon
Mexican Chef 3:49 Xenia Rubinos
Ain’t No Man 3:34 The Avett Brothers
American Idiot 2:54 Green Day
Faith (feat. Ariana Grande) 2:43 Stevie Wonder
Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 4:50 Beyoncé
Revolution 3:40 Coco Love Alcorn
I Need to Wake Up (From “An Inconvenient Truth”) 3:34 Melissa Etheridge
This Land Is Your Land 4:38 Little Feat
Mercy 4:31 Dave Matthews Band
We Are the Ones 2:51 Sweet Honey In the Rock T
Gentle Exit 4:15 The Happening

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NIA?

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