Music & Other Gems Nov 29 & 30, 2018 – The Mystery

Life is full of everything, friends. I’m reminded over and over that we never really know what is going to happen.
On Thanksgiving Day, I was called out of town to tend to a family illness, and the rock star acac Nia Team jumped in to cover my classes. I’m deeply grateful to them for letting me focus on what needed my attention. And after 3000 miles in the car and some time in frigid northern Minnesota, I couldn’t have been happier to be moving my body with you this week. It’s all a mystery. All we can do is dance with it.

You can find our 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!

Before the music, though, announcements and other goodness:

Get 20% off Buddha Cat & More at my web site between now and Dec 2!
In thanks and celebration of Buddha Cat, I’m running my first sale ever! Sign up to be a Buddha Cat Backer (it just means you’re signing up for my email list!) at and you’ll receive discount codes for 20% any order between now and December 2. Plus, as a BCB, you always have access to a discount code for free shipping that never expires! Do check out the site for new art and thank you cards! [If you’re already a Buddha Cat Backer, you should have received an email with the codes, if you didn’t or are having any trouble with finding what you need, please just email me at and we’ll sort it out!]

Let There Be Light at PVCC ~ Friday, December 7, 6-9pm
Let There Be Light celebrates the approach of winter solstice and the longest night of the year with light-based art installations created by a selection of some of the most imaginative local and regional artists. The exhibition illuminates and transforms the darkened grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building for one night only. This is one of my favorite events of the year! Bundle out and come be amazed.For more go here.

Buddha Cat & More at Hot Yoga Charlottesville, December 8, 12-1pm
Join us a Hot Yoga Charlottesville (216 Water St W Ste 103, Charlottesville, VA 22902) from 12-1pm for a holiday Buddha Cat book and art happening. We’ll have books for signing and art for sale and snacks for snacking on Saturday, December 8. Come sweat and shop – or skip the sweating and just shop!

Buddha Cat & More at The Elderberry, December 8, 2-330pm
Come to The Elderberry (1917 Commonwealth Drive
Charlottesville, VA 22901) from 2-330pm on Saturday, December 8. Come have some tea and check out not just Buddha Cat books and art but the wide selection of herbs and healing products! The herbalists are putting together a relaxation package to go along with the Buddha Cat vibe.

Buddha Cat Book Signing at C’ville Arts ~ Saturday, December 15, 2-4pm
Charlottesville artist and illustrator, Susan McCulley, will be signing her book, Buddha Cat: Learning Awareness, Presence & Self-Care from a Teacher Who Sometimes Barfs on the Bed at Cville Arts on Saturday, December 15 from 2-4pm. She is one of the newest members of this Cooperative gallery that displays and sells craft and art from over 50 Virginia artists. Come get a personalized copy of Buddha Cat, browse the extraordinary collection at C’ville Arts and get free cat treats for any felines on your list.

Buddha Cat & More at the Cville Arts Cooperative
I’m delighted to announce that my work has been accepted at Cville Arts Crafts & Art Cooperative ( on the downtown mall at 118 E. Main Street (near the fountain and next to the mosaic sofa)! This beautiful, eclectic gallery offers a variety of art and crafts made by all Virginia artists. My display is up ~~ you’ll find it in the back gallery! I am honored to be included in this talented gathering of artists! Please do some of your holiday shopping at Cville Arts!

Buddha Cat Now on Amazon
Buddha Cat is now also available on the world’s largest retailer! You can find both Kindle and paperback editions! AND if you are already a reader and fan, PLEASE would you write a review? A review is one of the most powerful things you can do to spread the word. Find the book listing here! Thank you for your energy and support!

Buddha Cat Available at Local Stores!
If you’d rather not order online and/or if you’d like to support an independent bookstore, you can find the book at some local establishments!
Over The Moon Bookstore at 2025 Library Ave in Crozet, Virginia. It’s a beautiful store filled with great books, lovely things and chocolate and is well worth a visit. They also carry Buddha Cat postcards!
New Dominion Bookshop on the downtown mall at 404 E Main St in Charlottesville, Virginia. New Dominion is the oldest independent bookseller in Virginia, and carries books in fiction, non-fiction, and children’s literature, and a unique selection of architecture and landscape gardening resources…as well as Buddha Cat – the book, prints and cards. Please do go in, ask for Buddha Cat by name and support local artists, local booksellers and local cats.
Quilts Unlimited / J. Fenton Gifts on the downtown mall at 118 West Main St in Charlottesville. This is a great place to find contemporary American Handcrafts, artisan jewelry and whimsical (even Buddha-y) gifts.
Hot Yoga Charlottesville at 216 West Water St., Charlottesville, VA. The home of hot yoga since 2004, HYC offers a variety of heated yoga classes that heal body, mind and spirit. Join us on Saturday, December 8 from 12noon-1pm for A Holiday Art & Book happening. The perfect time and place to find thoughtful, mindful gifts!
The Elderberry at 1917 Commonwealth Drive in Charlottesville. A full service herbal shop, The Elderberry is a place to get expert advice, a full herbal apothecary and a supportive community. On Saturday, December 8 from 2-330pm, come have a cup of tea and check out the special relaxation package they are putting together to go with the book!
PawPrints on the downtown mall at 201 East Main Street near the fountain. A locally owned shop, PawPrints offers unique items for both people and pets. You can find fun cat and dog themed toys, treats, gifts and apparel – and Buddha Cat!
Integral Yoga Natural Foods at 923 Preston Ave, IY provides the foods, supplements, personal-care products – and Buddha books! – needed to maintain a healthy, happy lifestyle.
Pantops Veterinarian Hospital at 315 Winding River Lane, Suite 101
Charlottesville. PVH  is a full-service small animal veterinary facility, with practice for dogs, cats, rabbits and guinea pigs and where they celebrate the Buddha in all of our fur babies.
Yoga Retreat in Mexico with Lynsie McKeown ~ February 9-16, 2019

It’s time to say YES to you and your well-being; to put you first. Join Lynsie McKeown, February 9-16, 2019, for 8 days of daily practice, luxury villas, delectable meals and immersive experiences in paradise. This retreat is designed to nourish, support and celebrate YOU. Immersed in beauty and nature, you’ll experience the benefits of a complete practice; asana (vinyasa tantra), pranayama, guided meditation and Yoga Nidra (a deep state of restoration, relaxation, and awareness). Body, mind, heart and soul will be rejuvenated. You’ll leave feeling full—full of more joy, motivation and inspiration to carry you through the rest of your year. Find out more here.
As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.
Dance on. Shine on.
Susan sig

Thursday, Nov 29, 2017, 840am ~ The Mystery

Égypte 4:28 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Rumeurs 10:09 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Caravena 5:14 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Kunya Sobé 5:20 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
En Ville 4:59 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Birimbau 6:12 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Rondo 6:07 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Taruka 5:34 Cirque du Soleil, Alegría
Kalimando 6:31 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere

Friday, Nov 30, 2017, 9am ~ The Mystery

Égypte 4:28 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Rumeurs 10:09 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Caravena 5:14 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Kunya Sobé 5:20 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
En Ville 4:59 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Birimbau 6:12 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Rondo 6:07 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Taruka 5:34 Cirque du Soleil, Alegría
Kalimando 6:31 Cirque du Soleil, Mystere
Cristofori’s Dream 6:07 David Lanz


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