Music & Other Gems Jun 4-7, 2018 – Strong Back Soft Heart

Midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear:

I’m not screwing around. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go. Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy and lovable, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever. Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through your veins. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show up and be seen.
~ Brene Brown from Midlife Unraveling on http://www.brenebrown.com

Brene Brown’s essay Midlife Unraveling showed up in my inbox somehow this week. I don’t know how it got there, but I was amazed at how she echos our focus: let go of the protecting and defending, feel your own strength and support. From there, soften and open your heart wide to anything, everything and everyone. (Christine Gyovai then pointed me to a wonderful interview with Brene Brown on the On Being podcast. I recommend it highly. You can find it here.

You can find this week’s Strong Back Soft Heart 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 some things I know you want to know about:

Cville Dance Co-Op: Falling or Flying with Susan ~ Sunday, Jun 10, 1015am-1215pm
I’m putting together a playlist for the Cville Dance Co-Op based on the song Falling or Flying by Grace Potter & The Nocturnals. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=51crtZBSWRk) I’ve been thinking about how both falling and flying are full of energy. And how both falling and flying could be scary and unsettling and both could also be exciting and eye-opening. Are we falling or flying? Are we living or dying?
I’ll be offering the music and holding the space for the Cville Dance Co-op on Sunday, June 10 from 10:15-12noon at Common Ground in the Jefferson School. The Co-op http://www.cvilledancecoop.com/who-we-are/ is a substance free, non-verbal, barefoot, 115 minutes of freedance. No steps to learn, no teacher, nothing but what’s flowing and moving in your own body. Let’s fall and fly together. I hope you’ll join us.
C’ville Dance Co-op, http://cvilledancecoop.com
Location (Common Ground, 2nd floor of Jefferson School, 233 4th St NW)
Date/time: Sunday, Jun 10: doors open at 10:15am for warming up, entrance locks at 10:45am, dancing until noon, then closing circle (come for the whole time!)
What to bring: Water bottle, comfortable clothes, optional donation for Common Ground
You can RSVP or ask questions at the Facebook event here.

Rachel’s Birthday Class ~ Sunday, Jun 10, 315-430pm
It’s Rachel’s birthday and she’s hosting a dance part! Come join her, Mary Linn, Anne, Antje, Jeanne and me for some serious play. Whenever we celebrate any one of us, we celebrate us all. Wear your party hat.

Nia Freedance First Fridays with Kate at ACAC ~ Friday, Jul 6!
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, Jul 6 from 11:25 to 12:25 in studio B.

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

Monday, Jun 4, 2018, 1045am ~ Strong Back Soft Heart

Throw Off the Shackles 6:21 Moodswings
Moodswings Overture 5:53 Moodswings
Problem Solved 8:13 Moodswings
Rainsong 6:30 Moodswings
100% Total Success 3:52 Moodswings
Microcosmic 4:24 Moodswings
Spiritual High, Pt. 1 10:09 Moodswings
Overcome (feat. Nile Rodgers) 3:11 Laura Mvula
Climb On (A Back That’s Strong) 4:16 Shawn Colvin
Human 3:20 Rag’n’Bone Man
Show the Way 3:44 David Wilcox

Tuesday, Jun 5, 2018, 840am ~ Strong Back Soft Heart

Throw Off the Shackles 6:21 Moodswings
Moodswings Overture 5:53 Moodswings
Problem Solved 8:13 Moodswings
Rainsong 6:30 Moodswings
Spiritual High, Pt. 1 10:09 Moodswings
Overcome (feat. Nile Rodgers) 3:11 Laura Mvula
Climb On (A Back That’s Strong) 4:16 Shawn Colvin
Human 3:20 Rag’n’Bone Man
Show the Way 3:44 David Wilcox

Wednesday, Jun 6, 2017, 11am ~ Strong Back Soft Heart

All Colours Pt 3 2:50 Bob Holroyd
Factor 30 9:34 Bjarno
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Free Souls Part 3 (DUBLEX INC. Remix) 5:43 Nickodemus & Osiris
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Father Space 5:56 Bjarno

Thursday, Jun 7, 2017, 840am ~ Strong Back Soft Heart

All Colours Pt 3 2:50 Bob Holroyd
Factor 30 9:34 Bjarno
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Free Souls Part 3 (DUBLEX INC. Remix) 5:43 Nickodemus & Osiris
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Father Space 5:56 Bjarno

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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