Music & Goodness ~ Apr 1 – 4, 2019 ~ Embodied Presence: Garden not a Road

At its essence, embodied presence is about getting body and mind together in the same place at the same time. Simple and complicated as that. It takes practice to gather our scattered parts even for short bursts and it’s one of the main reasons I do the mindful work (and play) we do together. It’s a big enough topic that we’ll be focusing on it next week, too (only a little different flavor).

Kurt Vonnegut reminds us that life is a garden, not a road and what matters is not where you go but what you notice. So what did you notice this week? Spring is springing in Virginia, so there is plenty in the natural world to notice, not to mention in our internal landscapes. Please share any of your noticings in the comments so we can all be reminded to invest in the sensation of the moment. (P.S. Did you notice all the critters and creatures in the garden art?)

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!

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, Apr 1 2019, 1045am ~ Embodied Presence: Garden Not a Road

Garden 3:59 Sean Hayes
Cosmopole 6:39 Cantoma
Wander This World 4:51 Jonny Lang
Kintamani (Hanoman’s Forest Mix) 5:46 Transglobal Underground
Baya Baya 5:27 Safri Duo
Fallin’ High 6:00 Safri Duo
Garden Of Delights 2:36 Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
Marjaani Marjaani (From Billu) 5:26 Sunidhi Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh & Pritam
Wanderin’ 2:42 Chris Isaak Speak Of The Devil
New Morning 3:44 Alpha Rev
Tupelo Honey 3:37 Van Morrison
Skin Deep 4:30 Derek Trucks Band with Buddy Guy
Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: Malena (Main theme) 4:22 Yo-Yo Ma, Ennio Morricone & Roma Sinfonietta

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2018, 840am ~ Embodied Presence: Garden Not a Road

Garden 3:59 Sean Hayes
Cosmopole 6:39 Cantoma
Wander This World 4:51 Jonny Lang
Kintamani (Hanoman’s Forest Mix) 5:46 Transglobal Underground
Baya Baya 5:27 Safri Duo
Fallin’ High 6:00 Safri Duo
Garden Of Delights 2:36 Lisa Loeb & Nine Stories
Marjaani Marjaani (From Billu) 5:26 Sunidhi Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh & Pritam
New Morning 3:44 Alpha Rev
Tupelo Honey 3:37 Van Morrison
Skin Deep 4:30 Derek Trucks Band with Buddy Guy

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2018, 11am ~ Embodied Presence: Garden Not a Road

Garden 3:59 Sean Hayes
Cosmopole 6:39 Cantoma
Wander This World 4:51 Jonny Lang
Kintamani (Hanoman’s Forest Mix) 5:46 Transglobal Underground
Baya Baya 5:27 Safri Duo
Fallin’ High 6:00 Safri Duo
There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back 3:19 Shawn Mendes
Marjaani Marjaani (From Billu) 5:26 Sunidhi Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh & Pritam
Wanderin’ 2:42 Chris Isaak
New Morning 3:44 Alpha Rev
Tupelo Honey 3:37 Van Morrison
On the Nature of Daylight 6:35 Max Richter Orchestra & Lorenz Dangel

Thursday, Apr 4, 2018, 840am ~ Embodied Presence: Garden Not a Road

Garden 3:59 Sean Hayes
Cosmopole 6:39 Cantoma
Wander This World 4:51 Jonny Lang
Kintamani (Hanoman’s Forest Mix) 5:46 Transglobal Underground
Baya Baya 5:27 Safri Duo
Fallin’ High 6:00 Safri Duo
There’s Nothing Holdin’ Me Back 3:19 Shawn Mendes
Marjaani Marjaani (From Billu) 5:26 Sunidhi Chauhan, Sukhwinder Singh & Pritam
Wanderin’ 2:42 Chris Isaak
Tupelo Honey 3:37 Van Morrison
On the Nature of Daylight 6:35 Max Richter Orchestra & Lorenz Dangel

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