Music & Other Goodness ~ Jun 17-20, 2019 ~ Intentional Thievery

This week we focused on stealing like an artist which is an approach stolen directly from Austin Kleon’s book (above!). Friends, this book exploded my notions about creativity and orginality. Whether or not you identify yourself as a creative or artistic person, please read (and then apply) this powerful stuff. Allow yourself to copy what you love with the intention of bringing yourself to your copy, and you will bring something new into the world that only you can bring.

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, here is the scoop on a whole slew of great things happening this spring and summer!

SUMMER SPECIAL for Nourishing Movement Classes at the Studio at Dancing Water
Nourishing Movement classes with Susan on Thursdays at 9am ~~ my mix of guided and unguided movement, meditation and creativity! Now on SUMMER SPECIAL ~~ You and a friend move in the trees by the river at a discounted rate of $20! Please go to http://www.susanmcculley.com/shop for the details. Come join us in the trees by the river for grounded, flowing, spacious movement. Second Thursdays are followed by a pot luck brunch/tea/snackie! Nourish yourself with movement and bring something nourishing to share! There is space in upcoming classes so please go HERE to sign up!
* The Studio at Dancing Water is at 2370 Old Lynchburg Road ~ detailed directions at http://www.susanmcculley.com and via email when you sign up!

Saturday June 22, 9-12noon – Nourishing Movement: Earth, Water & Sky with Susan ~ ONE SPACE LEFT!
The first in the Saturday Nourishment Series! A morning of integrated movement, breath and meditation practices for all bodies and experience levels. Susan’s lightly guided teaching from the ground up – includes developmental movement, unchoreographed mindful movement, breath and meditation. Learn practices for promoting healing, strength and flexibility in body, mind and heart. If you like, from 12-2pm, bring a lunch and savor it on the porch, on the bench overlooking the river or on a rock in the middle of it. Bring water shoes and you could even sit in the water. $52. There is just one spot left so register at http://www.susanmcculley.com/shop.

Summer Solstice Nia Jam on Saturday, Jun 22, 1230-145pm!
Solstice Nia Jam on Saturday June 22. Kate has given the Team a thumbs-up to take over Studio A, ACAC Albemarle Square, starting at 12:30. Join Kate, Anne and Rachel to celebrate the wide open energy of summer!

Saturday July 27, 9-12noon – Moving & Writing with Light: Nourishing Body & Eyes with Susan & Rebecca
Susan & Rebecca offer a morning to expand your perspective on two things that everybody has: a body and a smartphone. The word “photography” means “writing with light.” A photo isn’t a copy of something— it’s a story written *by light*! And light is weaving stories all around us, all the time. Using the simple cameras that we all carry —the ones in our phones! — we’ll play with the stories of light around us and experience how changing our perspectives can change everything. Susan will weave movement and mindfulness into the morning to practice being with light & shadow. No experience in photography or movement needed, just bring a phone or tablet with a built-in camera and your body. If you like, from 12-2pm, bring a lunch and savor it on the porch, on the bench overlooking the river or on a rock in the middle of it. Bring water shoes and you could even sit in the water. $75. Register at http://www.susanmcculley.com/shop.

Nia Moving to Heal with Rachel ~ Sundays at 330pm
Join Rachel for an hour of Nia Moving to Heal on Sundays in Studio A, ACAC Downtown. The intent of every Nia Moving to Heal class is to feel better. You are invited to seek self-healing for your body, mind, emotions and spirit as we engage in simplified Nia routines, adaptable for all. Treat yourself to an hour of slowing down.

First Friday Freedance with Kate ~ Jul 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, Jul 5 from 11:25 -12:25.

Nia White Belt Training with Kelle Rae Oien Aug 15-21 at SoulShines in Richmond
Whether for personal growth, developing your practice or preparing to teach, the Nia White Belt training is a life-changing experience. Join stellar White Belt Trainer, Kelle Rae Oien at the new SoulShines Studios in Richmond. Go here for more information!
https://www.facebook.com/events/796684947329568/ (NOTE: A belt can audit 3 sessions for free. (They will need to pay for classes with Kelle – not included in the free offer) A retake (anything more than 3 sessions) is $99 to HQ and $400 to Kelle. That includes all classes.)

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

Monday, Jun 17, 2019, 1045am ~ Intentional Thievery

Wonderwall 4:09 Ryan Adams (Oasis cover)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want 6:47 Rusted Root (Rolling Stones cover)
Love The One You’re With 5:03 Luther Vandross (Crosby Stills & Nash cover)
Culture of Fear 3:13 Thievery Corporation
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction 2:41 Devo (Rolling Stones cover)
More Than This 4:07 10,000 Maniacs (Roxy Music cover)
Air Batucada 4:40 Thievery Corporation
Shake Your Hips 4:47 Desperado 5 (Slim Harpo cover)
Higher Ground 3:22 Red Hot Chili Peppers (Stevie Wonder cover)
Indra 5:25 Thievery Corporation
Sweet Child o’ Mine (Rick Rubin…) 3:56 Sheryl Crow (Guns ‘n’ Roses cover)
Take My Soul 3:52 Thievery Corporation
The Boy In The Bubble 4:30 Peter Gabriel (Paul Simon cover)

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019, 840am ~ Intentional Thievery

Wonderwall 4:09 Ryan Adams (Oasis cover)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want 6:47 Rusted Root (Rolling Stones cover)
Love The One You’re With 5:03 Luther Vandross (Crosby Stills & Nash cover)
Culture of Fear 3:13 Thievery Corporation
More Than This 4:07 10,000 Maniacs (Roxy Music cover)
Air Batucada 4:40 Thievery Corporation
Shake Your Hips 4:47 Desperado 5 (Slim Harpo cover)
Higher Ground 3:22 Red Hot Chili Peppers (Stevie Wonder cover)
Indra 5:25 Thievery Corporation
Sweet Child o’ Mine (Rick Rubin…) 3:56 Sheryl Crow (Guns ‘n’ Roses cover)
Take My Soul 3:52 Thievery Corporation
The Boy In The Bubble 4:30 Peter Gabriel (Paul Simon cover)

Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019, 11am ~ Intentional Thievery

Wonderwall 4:09 Ryan Adams (Oasis cover)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want 6:47 Rusted Root (Rolling Stones cover)
Love The One You’re With 5:03 Luther Vandross (Crosby Stills & Nash cover)
Culture of Fear 3:13 Thievery Corporation
Subterranean Homesick Blues 2:17 Michael Franti (Bob Dylan cover)
More Than This 4:07 10,000 Maniacs (Roxy Music cover)
Air Batucada 4:40 Thievery Corporation
Super Freak 4:04 Bruce Hornsby & Ricky Skaggs (Rick James cover)
Shake Your Hips 3:29 Joan Osborne (Slim Harpo cover)
Higher Ground 3:22 Red Hot Chili Peppers (Stevie Wonder cover)
Indra 5:25 Thievery Corporation
Take My Soul 3:52 Thievery Corporation
The Boy In The Bubble 4:30 Peter Gabriel (Paul Simon cover)

Thursday, Jun 20, 2019, 9am Nourishing Movement at the Studio at Dancing Water ~ Intentional Thievery

With or Without You 4:51 2CELLOS (U2 cover)
The Air That I Breathe 5:58 k.d. lang (The Hollies cover)
You Can’t Always Get What You Want 6:47 Rusted Root (Rolling Stones cover)
Subterranean Homesick Blues 2:17 Michael Franti (Bob Dylan cover)
One 3:38 Keziah Jones (U2 cover)
More Than This 4:07 10,000 Maniacs (Roxy Music cover)
Super Freak 4:04 Bruce Hornsby & Ricky Skaggs (Rick James cover)
Shake Your Hips 3:29 Joan Osborne (Slim Harpo cover)
Higher Ground 3:22 Red Hot Chili Peppers (Stevie Wonder cover)
Within You Without You 5:22 Angels Of Venice (Beatles cover)
Take My Soul 3:52 Thievery Corporation
The Boy In The Bubble 4:30 Peter Gabriel (Paul Simon cover)
Ain’t No Sunshine 2:06 Nicholas Yee (Bill Withers cover)

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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