Music & Other Gems Apr 30 – May 3, 2018: It Is What It Is…Or Is It?

Who knew that habit-breaking could be so much fun? I really enjoyed flipping my class prep habit on its head by starting with the music and letting the focus come just before class. You can see the art I made for each class here as well as a bunch of resources about breaking habits. I called classes this week “It Is What It Is” but I found each class to be surprisingly rich in their own way. So maybe it’s more than what it is. Is it?

You can find this week’s It Is What It Is playlists below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Please let me know if you have any questions about any of the music we dance to!

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

Moving to Heal classes with Sheila Queen 12:30-2pm at Northside Library (except *)
Join Nia Blue Belt and Moving to Heal Instructor, Sheila Queen for a class designed for anybody looking for a gentle movement practice to complement and facilitate healing of body, mind, emotions, and spirit. Northside Library from 12:30-2 (except*)
May: Thursday: 5/10, *5/17 (1-2:30), 5/31
Friday 5/25
June: Friday: *22 (10:30-12), 29
For questions and more information, contact Sheila Queen at squeen125@gmail.com

Nia Freedance First Fridays with Kate at ACAC ~ Friday, May 4!
Every first Friday Kate Aust shares a Nia freedance class at ACAC Albemarle Square. Nia Freedance gives you an opportunity to play for a full hour moving your body’s way. We each get to tap into the creative wisdom of our body, emotions, mind and spirit stimulating our own unique movement creativity. The next Nia Freedance class will be Friday, May 4 from 11:25 to 12:25 in studio B.

Bliss Revisited with Susan & Mary Linn on May 14 & 17
Mary Linn & I are diving back into Bliss: a classic routine created by Nia co-founder, Carlos Rosas. The music of British production duo Mark Rae and Steve Christian and German DJ Shantel allow the body to drop deep roots and long powerful reaches. Join us for Bliss!
Mon, May 14, 1045-12noon Albemarle Square, Room A
Thu, May 17, 840-940am Downtown, Group Ex Studio
Thu, May 17, 630-730pm Albemarle Square, Room B

acac Memorial Day Hours: Monday, May 28 ~ Susan’s class at 11am!
Susan will teach her class on Memorial Day at 11am at acac Albemarle Square. Spend part of the holiday with yourself, your body and us!
Acac hours for the holiday are:
acac Albemarle Square: 8:00am-4:00pm
kids zone – 8:30am-2:00pm
spa – 9:00am-3:00pm
acac Downtown 8:00am-4:00pm
kids zone – 8:30am-2:00pm
spa – 9:00am-3:00pm
acac Crozet staffed 8:00am-12:00pm
kids zone – 8:30-11:30am
acac Pantops staffed 8:00am-12:00pm
Adventure Central* – 9:00am-7:00pm *tennis courts only
Waterpark – 10:00am-7:00pm

As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.
Dance on. Shine on.
Susan sig

Monday, Apr 30, 2018, 1045am ~ It Is What It Is: Trust

On The Forest Floor 5:05 Bob Holroyd
Alhambra Pt 1 1:21 Natacha Atlas
Duden 6:41 Natacha Atlas
Vision: O Euchari In Leta Via 6:08 Hildegard von Bingen
Something Understood 4:27 Bob Holroyd
Drumming Up a Storm 6:01 Bob Holroyd
Yahoo 7:33 Veeresh & The Humaniversity Sound
Mother Earth 6:52 Veeresh and the Humaniversity Sound
Through Cinemas 5:55 Loop Guru
Dark Waters 4:35 Bob Holroyd
Tabla Breath 5:27 Benjy Wertheimer & John de Kadt

Tuesday, May 1, 2018, 840am ~ It Is What It Is: Chest

On The Forest Floor 5:05 Bob Holroyd
Duden 6:41 Natacha Atlas
Vision: O Euchari In Leta Via 6:08 Hildegard von Bingen
Yahoo 7:33 Veeresh & The Humaniversity Sound
Mother Earth 6:52 Veeresh and the Humaniversity Sound
Amor Real 7:26 Jon Anderson
Fun Does Not Exist [Dolmus Mix] 6:22 Natacha Atlas
Is This The End 3:50 Zee Avi
Somehow Familiar 3:40 Fabrizio Paterlini

Wednesday, May 2, 2017, 11am ~ It Is What It Is: 1st Chakra (Release Sacrum/ Engage Low Belly)

Snakeroot 7:58 Lis Addison
Always Waiting (fest. Irina Milkhailova) 7:08 Kaya Project
Quero Saber (fest. Orieta Pines) 6:29 Rodney Hunter
No Quiero Nada Mas 4:46 Sancti Spiritus
What It Is 4:58 Aubrey Haynie/Mark Knopfler
Keep On Searching 5:08 Kraak & Smaak
Dance Floor (Nu Brazilia Remix) 5:28 The Tao Of Groove
We Come Together (Fishy Beat Mix) 3:48 Goldfish Feat. Sakhile Moleshe
Rhythm Is? (Marques Wyatt Mix) 5:49 Afro-Mystik
Sunsethighway 4:00 Kiln
Universalfemalebreathchoir 4:54 Kiln

Thursday, May 3, 2017, 840am ~ It Is What It Is: Squeeze & Release

Snakeroot 7:58 Lis Addison
Always Waiting (fest. Irina Milkhailova) 7:08 Kaya Project
Quero Saber (fest. Orieta Pines) 6:29 Rodney Hunter
No Quiero Nada Mas 4:46 Sancti Spiritus
Keep On Searching 5:08 Kraak & Smaak
Dance Floor (Nu Brazilia Remix) 5:28 The Tao Of Groove
Shiny Happy People 3:46 R.E.M. Feat. Kate Pearson
Rhythm Is? (Marques Wyatt Mix) 5:49 Afro-Mystik
Sunsethighway 4:00 Kiln
Unchosen 3:54 Jesse Cook

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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