Music & Other Goodness ~ Jul 22-25, 2019 ~ Grounded + Fluid

In order to be with the heat as it rises (either in us or around us) is to get grounded and fluid. Using our awareness of the design and function of the body – and in this week’s case, the bones of the lower leg and forearm – we can find those sensations whenever we need them.

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, please check out some upcoming happenings – especially the newly-announced and rescheduled Dancing Water workshops!

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 August 24, 10am – 130pm – Moving with Ayurveda with Susan & Liz Reynolds
Just as we bring awareness and listen to our bodies as we move, Ayurveda teaches us to listen to both the signals of nature and our own body as a map for health and vitality.  Join Susan and Ayurveda Wellness Coach, Liz Reynolds for a nourishing experience at Dancing Water on Saturday, August 24 from 10am – 130pm. Susan’s integrated approach to movement encourages deep responsiveness to sensation, sound and space. We will then transition to an exploration of Ayurveda cooking and wellness practices with Liz as she offers a delicious vegetarian meal perfectly suited for the end of summer. She will teach about the simplicity of the ancient practice of Ayurveda, and offer tips for transitioning into the fall season. Plus, you’ll get the scoop on what doshas actually are. (And if you have no idea was a dosha is, this is a great place to begin!) $75. Register at http://www.susanmcculley.com/shop.

RESCHEDULED ~ Saturday September 28, 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. $75. Register at http://www.susanmcculley.com/shop.

Decoding Your Body’s Wisdom ~ Video Series with Cecily Armstrong
Over the past few years I’ve been inspired and energized by the teaching and guidance of Cecily Armstrong. She is so generous with her offerings ~ her latest is a three-part video workshop Decoding Your Body’s Wisdom. If you’ve ever felt confused about how best to nourish yourself and live your healthiest, happiest life, Cecily offers amazing insights. You can sign up for the video series here. And/or you can get access to a longer 1-hour on-line workshop with Cecily here! https://cecilyarmstrong.com/decoding-your-bodys-wisdom-workshop/

Decoding Your Body’s Wisdom

First Friday Freedance with Kate ~ Aug 2 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, Aug 2 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, Jul 22, 2019, 1045am ~

Summer 5:58 Moby
Here We Go 5:59 Deep Dive Corp. Ft. Hush Forever
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Laugh as the Sun 6:00 Rusted Root
Played A Live 6:46 Safri Duo
Legs (Remix Version) 4:32 ZZ Top
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Succumb to Me 5:15 Terence Trent D’Arby
Tryin’ To Throw Your Arms Around The World 3:53 U2
Hit the Ground 3:31 Lizz Wright
Gentle Exit 4:15 The Happening

Tuesday, Jul 23, 2019, 840am ~

Summer 5:58 Moby
Here We Go 5:59 Deep Dive Corp. Ft. Hush Forever
Laugh as the Sun 6:00 Rusted Root
Played A Live 6:46 Safri Duo
Legs (Remix Version) 4:32 ZZ Top
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Succumb to Me 5:15 Terence Trent D’Arby
Tryin’ To Throw Your Arms Around The World 3:53 U2
Hit the Ground 3:31 Lizz Wright
Gentle Exit 4:15 The Happening

Wednesday, Jul 24, 2019, 11am ~

Skinny Legs 2:43 Lyle Lovett
Here We Go 5:59 Deep Dive Corp. Ft. Hush Forever
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Somebody That I Used to Know 4:09 Walk Off the Earth
Didji Dance 4:41 Ganga Girl
Pick Up The Pieces 4:03 The Average White Band
Summertime 8:06 Chris Coco
Succumb to Me 5:15 Terence Trent D’Arby
Tryin’ To Throw Your Arms Around The World 3:53 U2
Hit the Ground 3:31 Lizz Wright
Way Down 5:08 The Happening

Thursday, Jul 25, 2019, 9am Nourishing Movement at the Studio at Dancing Water ~

Menino 5:36 Yo-Yo Ma
Here We Go 5:59 Deep Dive Corp. Ft. Hush Forever
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Somebody That I Used to Know 4:09 Walk Off the Earth
Didji Dance 4:41 Ganga Girl
Aloha Ke Akua 5:57 Nahko and Medicine for the People
Succumb to Me 5:15 Terence Trent D’Arby
Tus Pies (Your Feet) 5:21 Nahko and Medicine for the People
Hit the Ground 3:31 Lizz Wright
Thank You (ho’oponopono) 7:28 Carrie Grossman
Gentle Exit 4:15 The Happening

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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