Dancing Water Practices ~ Jul 20 – 26, 2020 ~ Reorientation & Reflection to Heal

I can be seduced by momentum. I can be blinded by anxiety and deafened by the noisy rush and tumble of my days. When life feels awkward and squirmy and unclear, I can numb myself with overdoing and distraction.

Brave, effective work requires times of reorientation, reflection, introspection and intuition. Reorientation to check out where I’ve landed, what’s in the surroundings and what direction to take next. Reflection to check in with my values and purpose, to notice what’s missing and what’s too much. Introspection to see what assumptions I’m making, what habits I’ve fallen into and where I am out of alignment. Intuition to look for the invisible, to listen to the inaudible and learn from my wise, quiet parts.

It’s easy to be seduced by momentum, especially when the world feels frightening and unstable. And those are the times that I need reorientation, reflection, introspection and intuition the most.

Starting next week, I’m going to take a mindful pause from teaching and creating classes. I need to reorient and reflect with introspection and intuition…and with some input from y’all! Please take the survey (below) and stay tuned! I’ll keep you posted on where we go next together on our moving journey.

~~~ Help Guide Dancing Water Online Offerings ~~~ Please take a Survey! ~~~

It’s been a wild few months at Dancing Water (well, everywhere). In mid-March I dove into creating online classes ~ learning the technology, figuring out the music, getting them out into the world. My YouTube Channel is now home to more than 100 classes in 5 different categories that are available to anyone who needs them ~ no matter where they are and no matter what their circumstances. I am so grateful for all the support, donations, energy and love that I got from all of you.

What began as a short-term situation, however, has stretched longer than I imagined. And (depending on what news you read) it looks like there is no end in sight.

So I’m taking some time to reorient and reflect. If you’ll indulge me, I’m asking for your help. Would you please take this survey about what we’ve created so far together?

It’s just 10 questions and will take you less than 5 minutes. Your responses will be invaluable as I make decisions about what my professional offerings look like from here. You can find the survey here.

Thank you for helping to guide and grow the Dancing Water Community!

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Here’s what’s coming up from Dancing Water this week: Reorientation & Reflection to Heal
Find them all on my YouTube Channel

and check out my Instagram feed for images, quotes and inspiration!

Monday Jul 20 ~ NEW CLASS! Nourishing Movement: Reorient & Reflect with Introspection & Intuition
Tuesday Jul 21 ~ Wise Owl Wellness LIVE class at 11am Eastern (see below) or choose from more than 90 archived classes + Meditations on Insight Timer
Wednesday Jul 22 ~ NEW CLASS! Moon River Restorative Yoga: Reorientation & Introspection to Heal Head & Heart(Minimal Props)
Thursday Jul 23 ~ Archive Dive into All Out All You Movement! Or choose from more than 90 archived classes!
Friday Jul 24 ~ NEW CLASS! Nourishing Movement: Healing with Reorientation, Reflection, Introspection & Intuition
Saturday Jul 25 ~ Archive Dive! Choose from nearly 90 archived classes!
Sunday Jul 26 ~ NEW CLASS! Moon River Restorative: Reflection & Intuition to Heal Hands & Hips (Nesting Props)

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SPECIAL LIVE CLASS! Tuesday, July 21 at 11am
Susan Guest Teaching on Wise Owl Wellness LIVE on Tuesday, July 21 at 11am Eastern

I’m delighted to be teaching a special LIVE class for my friend and colleague, Kristy Harvey’s Wise Owl Wellness LIVE group on Tuesday, July 21 at 11am Eastern.

Join for FREE for a week and enjoy Kristy’s library of over 150 classes ~ yoga, Nia, meditation, HIIT, Barre and MORE! You can then join in up to 10 LIVE classes every week ~~ including my special class on Tuesday, July 21 at 11am. I’ll be teaching a hybrid routine that I call Voice of the World that blends the collaborative world music of Afro Celt Sound System and 1 Giant Leap. Our focus, in these difficult days, is on the balance of linear and circular, clarity and fluidity, knowing and not-knowing. At the end of your free trial, we hope you will decide to stick around and purchase a membership that helps support Kristy, Penny the Yoga Cat, and guest teachers like me!

Please click here and request to join the group and Kristy will sign you up for the week of my class!

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Help build the Dancing Water Community! It is my hope to extend this Net of Love to anyone who needs it! Please do:

• Subscribe to my YouTube Channel
• Sign up to receive my Focus Pocus blog
• Join my email newsletter list
• Share a link with a friend and on social media!
• Like & Comment on the classes you love!

Help spread the word about all the Dancing Water practices. Let’s all keep moving together while we’re apart.

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As always, I read and respond to every single comment and email and I appreciate them all. Please do reach out with email (sjmnia@gmail.com) or a comment and let me know how I can help more!
Breathe deep. Shine bright. Show up.
Love,

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