Music & Other Gems Dec 18-21, 2017 – Moonshadow

In the darkest of days, it can be challenging to open to the light. Today I’m sharing two things that have delighted me this week:

A beautiful essay on the winter solstice that almost changes my whole perspective. (Thanks to Helen Marr for sharing this with me.)

and

This terrific song by Ray Davies (from the Kinks) called In A Moment. There are lots of lovely versions but this one rocks with a sweetness that I can’t resist. I’ve been listening on a loop for days. (Enjoy and give thanks to Dinah Pehrson for sharing this!)

The playlists from the week are below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a couple of things I know you want to know about:

Special class with Nia and Egoscue teacher, Antje Waxman
Thursday, December 28
1:30-2:30pm | acac Albemarle Square Studio A
Smovey FIT N DANCE with Antje W.
Join Antje for a unique dance class with Smovey rings. Smovey (from Austria) provides a dynamic upper and lower body workout. The Smovey rings create a vibration in your hands and stimulate the lymphatic system and the brain through hand reflexologies. Easy to follow dance steps and no heavy weights. Leave the class re-energized and feel the vibration in your body!
Email Antje to reserve your spot: antjew@acac.com

2017 Holiday Hours for all acac Charlottesville locations
Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Kids Zones: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Spas: closed
Crozet: no staff
Adventure Central: closed

Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
ALL acac locations are closed.

Tuesday, December 26 (Day after Christmas)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: open at 8:00am and close at 10:00pm
**Susan will teach her regular class 840-940am Downtown in the Group Ex Studio **
Spas: open 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Kids Zones: opens at 8:30am
Crozet: staffed at 8:00am

Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Spas: closed
Kids Zones: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Crozet: no staff
Adventure Central: closed

Monday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: 8:00am – 10:00pm
**Susan will teach at Albemarle Square in Studio A from 11-1215pm (15 minutes later than usual)**
Spas: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Kids Zones: opens at 8:30am
Crozet: regular hours
Adventure Central: closed

8-week Mindful Self Compassion class with Laura DeVault
We live in a world full of environmental challenges, political upheaval, and divisive rhetoric. Our self-worth can become dependent upon our latest success or failure, adding another layer of stress to our lives. Mindful self-compassion takes a different approach. When we turn toward our suffering with compassion, we can learn to be more peaceful in our inner world, as well as with our outer landscape.

In this course, we’ll engage in practices that will allow participants to have a felt sense of self compassion, as well as to take home practical tools for evoking self-compassion in daily life.

This 8-week class begins on Sunday, January 14, & continues through March 4, from 2 – 5 PM. It will include a 1/2 day retreat on Sunday, February 18, from 9 AM – 1 PM. Instructors Laura DeVault and Anna Vanhoy have both completed the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training through the UCSD Center for Mindful Self Compassion. Contact Maureen Otten at 434-220-4686 to register, or contact either Laura or Anna for more information. Registration fee: $400.
You can also go here. https://www.facebook.com/events/148456942590320/

Nourish Yourself & Live Life to the Fullest in Puglia – Southern Italy
April 28 – May 5, 2018 with Sandra Savine, Balanced Hedonist

Join Sandra Savine and Cinzia Rascazzo for a retreat: “Nourish Yourself & Live Life to the Fullest” in southern Italy (Puglia) at the beautiful 4 star hotel Tenuta Centoporte Resort – Giurdignano (Lecce), Puglia Italy http://www.tenutacentoporte.it/en/home/

Slow down and live life to the fullest: Take cooking classes, eat simple, delicious and nutritious Italian food. Savor the healthiest extra virgin olive oil. Pamper yourself in lovely Mediterranean style. Release yourself from stressful habits that do not serve you as you nourish the self and embrace the beauty and joy that is available to you in every moment.

Price is 2990 euro per person (based on a double/twin room accommodation – only 10 rooms available).
http://hosted.verticalresponse.com/649296/ae6f060099/289604645/9977cedc66/
As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.
Dance on. Shine on.
Susan sig

Monday, Dec 18, 2017, 1045am ~ Moonshadow

Moonshadow 2:52 Cat Stevens
Thank you 4:19 Alanis Morrisette
By The Rivers Dark 5:21 Leonard Cohen
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Moonshadow 2008 Remix 6:03 Blind Science
Spirit In the Dark 5:04 Diane Schuur & B.B. King
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Dark Moon, High Tide 4:12 Afro Celt Sound System
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Earth Shadow 8:43 Deuter

Tuesday, Dec 19, 2017, 840am ~ Moonshadow

Moonshadow 2:52 Cat Stevens
Thank you 4:19 Alanis Morrisette
By The Rivers Dark 5:21 Leonard Cohen
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Moonshadow 2008 Remix 6:03 Blind Science
Spirit In the Dark 5:04 Diane Schuur & B.B. King
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Dark Moon, High Tide 4:12 Afro Celt Sound System
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Greensleeves 4:29 Steve Erquiaga

Wednesday, Dec 20, 2017, 11am ~ with Jeanne

Thursday, Dec 21, 2017, 840am ~ Moonshadow

What Child Is This 2:59 Dan Crary
When Doves Cry 4:04 The Be Good Tanyas
Thank you 4:19 Alanis Morrisette
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Freedom 2:50 Tyrone Wells
Played A Live 6:46 Safri Duo
Carol of the Bells Medley 3:25 Trans-Siberian Orchestra
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Spirit In the Dark 5:04 Diane Schuur & B.B. King
The Hounds Of Winter 5:51 Sting
Greensleeves 4:29 Steve Erquiaga
When Comes December 4:04 Tim Story

Friday, Dec 22, 2017, 6pm for Mary Linn ~ Moonshadow

Moonshadow 2:52 Cat Stevens
Thank you 4:19 Alanis Morrisette
By The Rivers Dark 5:21 Leonard Cohen
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Moonshadow 2008 Remix 6:03 Blind Science
Spirit In the Dark 5:04 Diane Schuur & B.B. King
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Dark Moon, High Tide 4:12 Afro Celt Sound System
The Hounds Of Winter 5:51 Sting
Greensleeves 4:29 Steve Erquiaga
When Comes December 4:04 Tim Story

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