Music & Goodness ~ Mar 25 – 28, 2019 ~ Kaleidoscope



This week’s focus on kaleidoscopic movement and living is to recognize how even small shifts change patterns fundamentally. Thanks to Lynn Pribus who brought her hand-made (by her hands!) kaleidoscope for show and tell!

One of the songs at the end of this week’s playlist is Coldplay’s Kaleidoscope and the vocal recites a translation of Rumi’s poem, The Guest House.

This being human is a guest house.
Every morning a new arrival.
A joy, a depression, a meanness,
some momentary awareness comes
as an unexpected visitor.
Welcome and entertain them all!
Even if they are a crowd of sorrows,
who violently sweep your house
empty of its furniture,
still, treat each guest honorably.
He may be clearing you out
for some new delight.
The dark thought, the shame, the malice.
meet them at the door laughing and invite them in.
Be grateful for whatever comes.
because each has been sent
as a guide from beyond.
— Jellaludin Rumi

Kaleidoscopic moving and living allows us to see whatever arrives at your door as a guide, a glittering shard of light. Below are our playlists for the week. If you’d like to listen to the music, you can find almost all the songs on Spotify (you can listen for free)! As always, please let me know if you have any questions about any of the music we dance to!

And friends, I am always ALWAYS looking for new music. Do you have a song that you love to move to or that moves you? I’d love to know what it is! Please respond in the comments below or email me at sjmnia@gmail.com!

Before the playlists, some announcements of things that are happening!

Nia Jam on Friday, March 29, 5:45-7pm, Studio A, acac Downtown
Join teachers Jeanne, Loring, and Rachel for a Nia* Jam! as they focus on the energy of Spring, a time to Grow and Blossom, with the intent of tapping into empowerment and beauty. This special event will pre-empt Jeanne’s regular Friday night class. As always, for a Nia Jam, you can bring a friend to ACAC for free.
*Nia is barefoot cardio dance set to fabulous music that feeds your body, focuses your mind, stirs your emotions, and uplifts your spirit.

First Friday Freedance with Kate ~ April 5 at 11:25am
Nia Freedance is an opportunity to play and tap into the creative wisdom in our body, emotions, mind and spirit. For a full hour we get to dance together with the intention of stimulating our own unique movement creativity. The next Nia Freedance will be at ACAC Albemarle Square Friday, April 5 from 11:25 -12:25.

Honoring the Effect of Trauma in our Lives with Larry Goldstein and Wendy Hubbard April 27
Larry Goldstein and Wendy Hubbard lead a workshop on releasing the grip of trauma using structures work, personal stories, and group work. Structures enable a person to go back safely to a traumatic memory with crucial support that was missing then and offers fresh options — an alternative memory – a different outcome in which basic human needs are met and longing for love and protection are fulfilled. This reconstructs inner implicit memory maps in the brain and helps people become viscerally acquainted with feelings that were lacking early in their lives. Pre-course online class Saturday, April 20, 3-5pm, In Person One-Day Class Saturday, April 27, 10-6p, Post-course online class, Saturday, May 4, 3-5pm. Cost $150. Limited to 12 participants. To register and for more information, contact Wendy Hubbard at whubbard0@gmail.com.

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

Monday, Mar 25, 2019, 1045am ~ Kaleidoscope

The Blower’s Daughter 4:44 Damien Rice
Here With Me 4:15 Dido
Souvenir 5:39 Kaledj feat. Neko
What I Know 4:14 Parachute
Hotel California 5:48 Gipsy Kings
More Than This 4:07 10,000 Maniacs
Sunshine in a bag 4:28 Gorillaz
Ghosts in My Machine 3:33 Annie Lennox
Yahoo 7:33 Veeresh & The Humaniversity Sound
Facing East 3:48 Thievery Corporation
En el Bosque de Cristal 4:11 Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson
Kaleidoscope 1:52 Coldplay
Way Down 5:08 The Happening

Tuesday, Mar 26, 2018, 840am ~ Kaleidoscope

The Blower’s Daughter 4:44 Damien Rice
Here With Me 4:15 Dido
Souvenir 5:39 Kaledj feat. Neko
What I Know 4:14 Parachute
Hotel California 5:48 Gipsy Kings
More Than This 4:07 10,000 Maniacs
Sunshine in a bag 4:28 Gorillaz
Yahoo 7:33 Veeresh & The Humaniversity Sound
Facing East 3:48 Thievery Corporation
En el Bosque de Cristal 4:11 Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson
Kaleidoscope 1:52 Coldplay
Way Down 5:08 The Happening

Wednesday, Mar 27, 2018, 11am ~ Kaleidoscope

Orange Sky 6:11 Alexi Murdoch
Here With Me 4:15 Dido
Souvenir 5:39 Kaledj feat. Neko
What I Know 4:14 Parachute
How Many More Years (buddha nature) 5:10 No Logo
Tightrope (Feat. Big Boi) 4:23 Janelle Monae
Ghosts in My Machine 3:33 Annie Lennox
Yahoo 7:33 Veeresh & The Humaniversity Sound
Closer To Fine 4:02 Indigo Girls l
En el Bosque de Cristal 4:11 Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson
Kaleidoscope 1:52 Coldplay
Way Down 5:08 The Happening

Thursday, Mar 28, 2018, 840am ~ Kaleidoscope

Orange Sky 6:11 Alexi Murdoch
Here With Me 4:15 Dido
Souvenir 5:39 Kaledj feat. Neko
What I Know 4:14 Parachute
How Many More Years (buddha nature) 5:10 No Logo
Tightrope (Feat. Big Boi) 4:23 Janelle Monae
Ghosts in My Machine 3:33 Annie Lennox
Yahoo 7:33 Veeresh & The Humaniversity Sound
Closer To Fine 4:02 Indigo Girls
Facing East 3:48 Thievery Corporation
En el Bosque de Cristal 4:11 Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson
Kaleidoscope 1:52 Coldplay

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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