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Whatever you are building – a yoga pose or a political movement, a house or a relationship – a strong foundation is the place to start. Once you’re clear about that, then possibilities, expansiveness and creativity are available. Whatever you’re doing, ask yourself, “What is my foundation? How can I make that stronger and more stable?”

The playlists from the week are below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a couple of things I know you want to know about:

11th Annual LET THERE BE LIGHT ~ Fri, Dec 8, 6-9pm

Let There Be Light is one of my favorite Charlottesville events of the year! I hope to see you there!

FEE: Free for all ages
WHEN: Friday, December 8th, 6-9 PM (Rain Date: Saturday, December 9th)
WHERE: Dickinson Building, Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA
INFO: http://letherebelightpvcc.com, 434-977-6918, https://www.facebook.com/lettherebelightpvcc/434-977-6918

Piedmont Virginia Community College presents the 11th Annual Let There Be Light, a one-night outdoor exhibit featuring 21 light-centered artworks and performances. The public of all ages is invited. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights and enjoy complementary hot chocolate, apple cider and tasty treats. You are invited to come as an “enlightened being” dressed in light. Let There Be Light will be held Friday, December 8th from 6-9 pm on the grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC. The event is curated by James Yates and co-organized with Beryl Solla, PVCC Gallery Director and Art Department Chair. For more information: LetThereBeLightPVCC.com.

Two special classes with Nia and Egoscue teacher, Antje Waxman
Wednesday, December 13
1:45-2:45pm | acac Albemarle Square Mind Body Studio
Intro to Postural Alignment with Antje W.
Join Antje to learn about your personal posture deviations and misalignment and this method can help you to relieve chronic pain and tension in your body.

AND

Thursday, December 21
1:00-2:00pm | acac Albemarle Square Studio A
Smovey FIT N DANCE with Antje W.
Join Antje for a unique dance class with Smovey rings. Smovey (from Austria) provides a dynamic upper and lower body workout. The Smovey rings create a vibration in your hands and stimulate the lymphatic system and the brain through hand reflexologies. Easy to follow dance steps and no heavy weights. Leave the class re-energized and feel the vibration in your body!
Email Antje to reserve your spot: antjew@acac.com

2017 Holiday Hours for all acac Charlottesville locations
Sunday, December 24 (Christmas Eve)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Kids Zones: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Spas: closed
Crozet: no staff
Adventure Central: closed

Monday, December 25 (Christmas Day)
ALL acac locations are closed.

Tuesday, December 26 (Day after Christmas)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: open at 8:00am and close at 10:00pm
**Susan will teach her regular class 840-940am Downtown in the Group Ex Studio **
Spas: open 12:00pm – 5:00pm
Kids Zones: opens at 8:30am
Crozet: staffed at 8:00am

Sunday, December 31 (New Year’s Eve)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: 7:00am – 2:00pm
Spas: closed
Kids Zones: 9:00am – 2:00pm
Crozet: no staff
Adventure Central: closed

Monday, January 1 (New Year’s Day)
Albemarle Square & Downtown: 8:00am – 10:00pm
**Susan will teach at Albemarle Square in Studio A but it may be a different time…stay tuned!**
Spas: 12:00pm – 7:00pm
Kids Zones: opens at 8:30am
Crozet: regular hours
Adventure Central: closed

8-week Mindful Self Compassion class with Laura DeVault
We live in a world full of environmental challenges, political upheaval, and divisive rhetoric. Our self-worth can become dependent upon our latest success or failure, adding another layer of stress to our lives. Mindful self-compassion takes a different approach. When we turn toward our suffering with compassion, we can learn to be more peaceful in our inner world, as well as with our outer landscape.

In this course, we’ll engage in practices that will allow participants to have a felt sense of self compassion, as well as to take home practical tools for evoking self-compassion in daily life.

This 8-week class begins on Sunday, January 14, & continues through March 4, from 2 – 5 PM. It will include a 1/2 day retreat on Sunday, February 18, from 9 AM – 1 PM. Instructors Laura DeVault and Anna Vanhoy have both completed the Mindful Self-Compassion teacher training through the UCSD Center for Mindful Self Compassion. Contact Maureen Otten at 434-220-4686 to register, or contact either Laura or Anna for more information. Registration fee: $400.
You can also go here. https://www.facebook.com/events/148456942590320/

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

Monday, Dec 4, 2017, 1045am ~ Strong Base = Freedom & Creativity

Sofa Rockers [Richard Dorfmeister Remix] 8:34 Sofa Surfers
The Hush 5:24 Rae & Christian
Steal My Kisses 4:09 Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Nostalgia Worship 6:46 Bassnectar
Hotel California 5:48 Gipsy Kings
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree 2:51 KT Tunstall
Fire to Me 4:36 Hyper/The Crystal Method
Boogaloop 4:34 Ursula 1000
What Do You Take Me For 4:35 The Brand New Heavies
Everything Comes From You 4:42 Big Blue Ball featuring Richard Evans, Joji Hirota, Sevara Nazarkhan, Sinéad O’Connor, Guo Yue
Don’t Leave 4:03 Faithless
Saturn 4:50 Sleeping At Last

Tuesday, Dec 5, 2017, 840am ~ Strong Base = Freedom & Creativity

Sofa Rockers [Richard Dorfmeister Remix] 8:34 Sofa Surfers
The Hush 5:24 Rae & Christian
Steal My Kisses 4:09 Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals
Nostalgia Worship 6:46 Bassnectar
Hotel California 5:48 Gipsy Kings
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree 2:51 KT Tunstall
Fire to Me 4:36 Hyper/The Crystal Method
Boogaloop 4:34 Ursula 1000
Everything Comes From You 4:42 Big Blue Ball featuring Richard Evans, Joji Hirota, Sevara Nazarkhan, Sinéad O’Connor, Guo Yue
Don’t Leave 4:03 Faithless
Saturn 4:50 Sleeping At Last 5:10 PM

Wednesday, Dec 6, 2017, 11am ~ Strong Base = Freedom & Creativity

Turn On, Tune In, Find Joy 5:04 Freakpower
Magic Carpet 4:55 Illumine
New Shoes 3:22 Paolo Nutini
Nungabunda 6:20 Ganga Girl
Sometimes 5:14 Kaskade
Sunshine in a bag 4:28 Gorillaz
Back To Me 3:31 Kathleen Edwards
One Week 2:49 Barenaked Ladies
The Heart is A Lonely Hunter 6:22 Thievery Corporation
I Know 3:49 Dionne Farris
Shining Path 7:23 Dreadzone
Tom’s Diner 3:50 DNA, Suzanne Vega
Any Other Name 4:10 Thomas Newman

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017, 840am ~ Strong Base = Freedom & Creativity

Turn On, Tune In, Find Joy 5:04 Freakpower
Magic Carpet 4:55 Illumine
New Shoes 3:22 Paolo Nutini
Nungabunda 6:20 Ganga Girl
Sunshine in a bag 4:28 Gorillaz
Back To Me 3:31 Kathleen Edwards
One Week 2:49 Barenaked Ladies
The Heart is A Lonely Hunter 6:22 Thievery Corporation
Shining Path 7:23 Dreadzone
Tom’s Diner 3:50 DNA, Suzanne Vega
Any Other Name 4:10 Thomas Newman

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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A week of swimming in sound and sensation. Deeeelicious.

The playlists from the week are below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a couple of things you want to know about:

11th Annual LET THERE BE LIGHT ~ Fri, Dec 8, 6-9pm
Let There Be Light is one of my favorite Charlottesville events of the year! I hope to see you there!

FEE: Free for all ages
WHEN: Friday, December 8th, 6-9 PM (Rain Date: Saturday, December 9th)
WHERE: Dickinson Building, Piedmont Virginia Community College, 501 College Drive, Charlottesville, VA
INFO: http://letherebelightpvcc.com, 434-977-6918, https://www.facebook.com/lettherebelightpvcc/434-977-6918

Piedmont Virginia Community College presents the 11th Annual Let There Be Light, a one-night outdoor exhibit featuring 21 light-centered artworks and performances. The public of all ages is invited. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights and enjoy complementary hot chocolate, apple cider and tasty treats. You are invited to come as an “enlightened being” dressed in light. Let There Be Light will be held Friday, December 8th from 6-9 pm on the grounds surrounding the V. Earl Dickinson Building at PVCC. The event is curated by James Yates and co-organized with Beryl Solla, PVCC Gallery Director and Art Department Chair. For more information: LetThereBeLightPVCC.com.

Nia classes for people with cancer, survivors, caregivers & staff at UVA with Susan Tate ~ on Mondays and Wednesdays
Join Susan Tate, Black Belt Nia Instructor for Nia classes with a focus on moving to heal on Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm & Wednesdays,12-1pm on the 4th Floor of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. These free classes start October 16 with a kick-off celebration class at 5:30 pm.  Registration is not required. Contact Susan Tate at susan@susantate.orgfor more information.

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

Monday, Nov 27, 2017, 1045am ~ Music Bath

One Good Dub 8:16 Kaya Project
Habibe 7:12 Big Blue Ball featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes, The Hossam Ramzy Egyptian Ensemble (Adel Eskander, Wael Abu Bakr, Momtaz Talaat
Right Here Right Now 5:57 Fatboy Slim
Samb Adagio 5:58 Safri Duo
Diablo Rojo 4:57 Rodrigo y Gabriela
Start Wearing Purple 3:43 Gogol Bordello
Release [Remix] 5:31 Afro Celt Sound System
Deep Inside 5:06 Kid Beyond
Devorzhum 6:13 Dead Can Dance

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017, 840am ~ Music Bath

A Thousand Years 5:58 Sting
Perfect Love… Gone Wrong 5:24 Sting
After the Rain Has Fallen 5:03 Sting
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
Jijy 4:00 Big Blue Ball featuring Arona N’Diaye, Rossy, Jah Wobble
Daphne 7:03 Eddi Reader/Mahotella Queens/Revetti Sakalar
Habibe 7:12 Big Blue Ball featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes, The Hossam Ramzy Egyptian Ensemble (Adel Eskander, Wael Abu Bakr, Momtaz Talaat
Brand New Day 6:20 Sting
Unchosen 3:54 Jesse Cook

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017, 11am ~ Music Bath

A Thousand Years 5:58 Sting
Perfect Love… Gone Wrong 5:24 Sting
Everyone Deserves Music 4:37 Michael Franti & Spearhead
After the Rain Has Fallen 5:03 Sting
Oye Como Va (Latin/Trance Mix) 4:17 Celia Cruz
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
Daphne 7:03 Eddi Reader/Mahotella Queens/Revetti Sakalar
And She Was 3:39 Talking Heads
Brand New Day 6:20 Sting
Dawa 4:18 Sacred Spirits
Unchosen 3:54 Jesse Cook

Thursday, Nov 30, 2017, 840am ~ Music Bath

Eireann 5:10 Afro Celt Sound System
Dawa 4:18 Sacred Spirits
Everyone Deserves Music 4:37 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Praise You 5:22 Fatboy Slim
Right Here Right Now 5:57 Fatboy Slim
Open Sesame (G’s Talking Drum Mix) 6:10 Crosstown Traffic
Diablo Rojo 4:57 Rodrigo y Gabriela
Oye Como Va (Latin/Trance Mix) 4:17 Celia Cruz
And She Was 3:39 Talking Heads
Deep Inside 5:06 Kid Beyond
Saturn 4:50 Sleeping At Last

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!

Not long ago, I watched this short video about deafness and music. The piece talks about how sound isn’t something only to be listened to but to be felt with the whole body. It’s really worth watching.

Hearing impaired and deaf folks know that sound is a vibration, a wave that can be felt — not just heard. Anyone can experience what it feels like to listen with every bone, with every cell.

Don’t just listen to music (and birds, and conversation, and the highway breathing and LIFE!), bathe your whole body in sound!

 

Gratitude is a powerful force. I can let gratitude guide my choices, help me make decisions and abide by them. I can also use gratitude to transform a situation that I’m resisting into one that I appreciate. Thank you to every-body who came out to dance this holiday week – in person and virtually! I am lucky to get to play with you all. For those celebrating it…Happy Thanksgiving!

The playlists from the week are below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a couple of things you want to know about:

Every One of Us: A Conversation with Ruby Sales, Weds, Nov 29, 6-730pm

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is proud to welcome civil rights icon and public theologian Ruby Sales in a conversation with Charles Marsh, professor of religious studies and director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia, moderated by Justin Reid, director of African American programs at VFH. The event will take place from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center at 233 4th St. NW in Charlottesville.
This free, community event has been made possible by the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost at the University of Virginia. Additional support has been provided by the Black Student Alliance at UVA, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at UVA, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity at UVA, and the Project on Lived Theology at UVA.
Register here to receive event updates and an event reminder: [https://vfh-ruby-sales.eventbrite.com/] Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to ensure you get a seat. You do not need to bring your ticket to the event.

Nia classes for people with cancer, survivors, caregivers & staff at UVA with Susan Tate ~ on Mondays and Wednesdays
Join Susan Tate, Black Belt Nia Instructor for Nia classes with a focus on moving to heal on Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm & Wednesdays,12-1pm on the 4th Floor of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. These free classes start October 16 with a kick-off celebration class at 5:30 pm.  Registration is not required. Contact Susan Tate at susan@susantate.orgfor more information.

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

Monday, Nov 20, 2017, 1045am ~ Gratitude Guides, Decides & Abides

A Thousand Beautiful Things 3:07 Annie Lennox
Pavement Cracks 5:10 Annie Lennox
Hero Dead And Gone (Discotheque Mix) 4:55 De-Phazz
Back to the Earth 5:27 Rusted Root When I Woke
Papa Dukie & The Mud People 4:39 The Subdudes
Something To Believe In 4:44 Parachute
Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) 4:31 Mark Ronson
Love Is Eternal Sacred Light 4:02 Paul Simon
Yahoo 7:33 Veeresh & The Humaniversity Sound
Kind And Generous 4:06 Natalie Merchant
Let Your Light Shine 4:06 Keb’ Mo’
Gratitude 6:27 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

(below is the poem I shared at the end of class)

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017, 840am ~ Gratitude Guides, Decides & Abides

A Thousand Beautiful Things 3:07 Annie Lennox
Pavement Cracks 5:10 Annie Lennox
Back to the Earth 5:27 Rusted Root
Qalanderi 7:10 Cheb i Sabbah
Legend In My Living Room 3:46 Annie Lennox
Uptown Funk (feat. Bruno Mars) 4:31 Mark Ronson
Shoofly Pie 3:57 The Wood Brothers
Yahoo 7:33 Veeresh & The Humaniversity Sound
Something To Believe In 4:44 Parachute
Let Your Light Shine 4:06 Keb’ Mo’
Paddle and Portage 3:36 Solitudes

(below is the poem I shared at the end of class)

Wednesday, Nov 22, 2017, 11am ~ Gratitude Guides, Decides & Abides

Sweet Potato Pie 3:14 Al Jarreau
Down To Earth 5:59 Peter Gabriel
Qalanderi 7:10 Cheb i Sabbah
Freedom 2:50 Tyrone Wells
Coolsville 4:53 Rick Braun
Woke Up This Morning 3:55 Ruthie Foster
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) 3:52 Michael Franti & Spearhead
I Feel Lucky 3:33 Mary Chapin Carpenter
sugar pie 3:39 The Subdudes
Paddle and Portage 3:36 Solitudes

Thanksgiving, Nov 23, 2017, 830am ~ Let Us Give Thanks That Life is High Adventure

Sweet Potato Pie 3:14 Al Jarreau
Down To Earth 5:59 Peter Gabriel
Home 5:05 Marc Broussard
Say Hey (I Love You) (Featuring Cherine Anderson) 3:56 Michael Franti
Coolsville 4:53 Rick Braun
Shoofly Pie 3:57 The Wood Brothers
Start Wearing Purple 3:43 Gogol Bordello
Long Train Running (Groovy Dooby Mix) 5:07 DJ’s Brothers
I Feel Lucky 3:33 Mary Chapin Carpenter
Thankful 4:04 Jonny Lang/Michael McDonald
Sweet Potato Pie 3:46 James Taylor & Ray Charles
What a Wonderful World 5:45 Eva Cassidy
Paddle and Portage 3:36 Solitudes

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!

It’s been a verrry interesting week of getting curious and breaking habit … and noticing when those things aren’t happening! I love the sensation of turning off auto-pilot in not just the physical realm but in the mental, emotional, creative, sexual, conversational realms, too!

The playlists from the week are below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a couple of things you want to know about:

Thanksgiving Nia, Thursday, Nov 23 ~ 830-930am at acac downtown, Group Ex Studio
Our annual Gratitude Celebration happens on Thanksgiving morning at 8:30am (that’s 10 minutes earlier than usual, y’all)! Join us to dance in all the senses and in recognition of our outrageous good fortune. Bring friends and family (guests of members can come for free!) or put out some bagels and coffee and sneak out to have some time to yourself. Either way, see you there.

Every One of Us: A Conversation with Ruby Sales, Weds, Nov 29, 6-730pm

Virginia Foundation for the Humanities is proud to welcome civil rights icon and public theologian Ruby Sales in a conversation with Charles Marsh, professor of religious studies and director of the Project on Lived Theology at the University of Virginia, moderated by Justin Reid, director of African American programs at VFH. The event will take place from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center at 233 4th St. NW in Charlottesville.
This free, community event has been made possible by the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost at the University of Virginia. Additional support has been provided by the Black Student Alliance at UVA, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African-American and African Studies at UVA, the Jefferson School African American Heritage Center, the Office of the Vice President and Chief Officer for Diversity and Equity at UVA, and the Project on Lived Theology at UVA.
Register here to receive event updates and an event reminder: [https://vfh-ruby-sales.eventbrite.com/] Seating is general admission on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to ensure you get a seat. You do not need to bring your ticket to the event.

Nia classes for people with cancer, survivors, caregivers & staff at UVA with Susan Tate ~ on Mondays and Wednesdays
Join Susan Tate, Black Belt Nia Instructor for Nia classes with a focus on moving to heal on Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm & Wednesdays,12-1pm on the 4th Floor of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. These free classes start October 16 with a kick-off celebration class at 5:30 pm.  Registration is not required. Contact Susan Tate at susan@susantate.orgfor more information.

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

*** PLAYLIST NOTE: My playlists can also be found on Spotify https://www.spotify.com/us/ by following “susanmcculley” (no space) and look for Public Playlists. Sometimes music is not available on Spotify so I may replace with another version or skip songs . ***

Monday, Nov 13, 2017, 1045am ~ Make Something Interesting Happen

Kecharitomene 6:35 Loreena McKennitt
Finally Moving 4:38 Pretty Lights
Tears From The Moon 4:18 Conjure One Feat. Sinéad O’ Connor
SuNu 5:05 Rising Appalachia
Belly Belly Nice 3:53 Dave Matthews Band
What Do You Say 5:00 Haley
Mad World (feat. Safri Duo & Isam B) [Raaban Edit] 3:34 Michael Parsberg
Sambatucada (Nari & Gaudino Sambadrhome Radio Edit) 3:35 Gaudino Da Costa
Maha Lakshmi 5:19 El Cosmo Group
Suddenly I See 3:22 KT Tunstall
Unpack Your Heart 3:16 Phillip Phillips
Quiet 8 4:45 Sheila Chandra
Everything’ll Be Alright 4:07 Catherine MacLellan
Waters of Miriam (Live at Esalen) Part 2 4:42 Josh Brill

Tuesday, Nov 14, 2017, 840am ~ Make Something Interesting Happen

Kecharitomene 6:35 Loreena McKennitt
Tears From The Moon 4:18 Conjure One Feat. Sinéad O’ Connor
SuNu 5:05 Rising Appalachia
Belly Belly Nice 3:53 Dave Matthews Band
What Do You Say 5:00 Haley
Mad World (feat. Safri Duo & Isam B) [Raaban Edit] 3:34 Michael Parsberg
Sambatucada (Nari & Gaudino Sambadrhome Radio Edit) 3:35 Gaudino Da Costa
Maha Lakshmi 5:19 El Cosmo Group
Suddenly I See 3:22 KT Tunstall
Quiet 8 4:45 Sheila Chandra
Everything’ll Be Alright 4:07 Catherine MacLellan
Plegaria para el Alma de Layla 3:19 Pedro Aznar

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017, 11am ~ Make Something Interesting Happen

Living In The Moment 3:55 Jason Mraz
Beautiful (Radio Mix) 3:54 Audio Adrenaline
Holographic Universe 3:39 Thievery Corporation
Omid (Hope) 3:42 Thievery Corporation
Nostalgia Worship 6:46 Bassnectar
Yesterday Girl 3:27 The Smithereens
Egyptian Disco [Buddha Bar Edit] 6:28 DJ Disse
Ghosts in My Machine 3:33 Annie Lennox
Amma 6:26 James Asher & Sivamani
Stolen Car 3:58 Sting Sacred Love
Spanish Seaside 4:59 Auditory Sculpture
Organ Grinder 4:41 Auditory Sculpture

Thursday, Nov 16, 2017, 840am ~ Make Something Interesting Happen

Living In The Moment 3:55 Jason Mraz
Beautiful (Radio Mix) 3:54 Audio Adrenaline
Holographic Universe 3:39 Thievery Corporation
Omid (Hope) 3:42 Thievery Corporation
Nostalgia Worship 6:46 Bassnectar
Yesterday Girl 3:27 The Smithereens
Egyptian Disco [Buddha Bar Edit] 6:28 DJ Disse
Ghosts in My Machine 3:33 Annie Lennox
Amma 6:26 James Asher & Sivamani
Stolen Car 3:58 Sting Sacred Love
Spanish Seaside 4:59 Auditory Sculpture

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!

In the past year, I’ve used the mantra of Breathe Deep. Shine Bright. Show Up. when I find myself in frightening or overwhelming situations. I am still learning what to do when I feel afraid. My three-part mantra has been helpful…as have the words of my teacher, Pema Chodron:

How to Defeat Fear
“Once there was a young warrior. Her teacher told her that she had to do battle with fear. She didn’t want to do that. It seemed too aggressive; it was scary; it seemed unfriendly. But the teacher said she had to do it and gave her the instructions for the battle. The day arrived. The student warrior stood on one side, and fear stood on the other. The warrior was feeling very small, and fear was looking big and wrathful. They both had their weapons. The young warrior roused herself and went toward fear, prostrated three times, and asked, ‘May I have permission to go into battle with you?’ Fear said, ‘Thank you for showing me so much respect that you ask permission.’ Then the young warrior said, ‘How can I defeat you?’ Fear replied, ‘My weapons are that I talk fast, and I get very close to your face. Then you get completely unnerved, and you do whatever I say. If you don’t do what I tell you, I have no power. You can listen to me, and you can have respect for me. You can even be convinced by me. But if you don’t do what I say, I have no power.’ In that way, the student warrior learned how to defeat fear.”

Breathe deep. Shine bright. Show up, my friends. No matter what is happening – breathe deep, shine bright and show up.

The playlists from the week are below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a couple of things you want to know about:

Thanksgiving Nia, Thursday, Nov 23 ~ 830-930am at acac downtown, Group Ex Studio
Our annual Gratitude Celebration happens on Thanksgiving morning. Join us to dance in our delight in all the senses and in recognition of our outrageous good fortune. Bring friends and family (guests of members can come for free!) or put out some bagels and coffee and sneak out to have some time to yourself. Either way, see you there.

Nia classes for people with cancer, survivors, caregivers & staff at UVA with Susan Tate ~ on Mondays and Wednesdays
Join Susan Tate, Black Belt Nia Instructor for Nia classes with a focus on moving to heal on Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm & Wednesdays,12-1pm on the 4th Floor of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. These free classes start October 16 with a kick-off celebration class at 5:30 pm.  Registration is not required. Contact Susan Tate at susan@susantate.orgfor more information.

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

*** PLAYLIST NOTE: My playlists can also be found on Spotify https://www.spotify.com/us/ by following “susanmcculley” (no space) and look for Public Playlists. Sometimes music is not available on Spotify so I may replace with another version or skip songs . ***

Monday, Nov 6, 2017, 1045am ~ Breathe Deep. Shine Bright. Show Up.

The Air That I Breathe 5:58 k.d. lang
Nourah 6:51 Makyo
Dubuasca (with Michael Kang) 6:55 Bassnectar
Smokey Quartz 6:59 Shakatura
Braided Hair 4:03 Neneh Cherry/Speech
Sometimes 4:06 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
All People (feat. Gina René) 4:09 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Breathe 4:12 Blue Stone
Good to Be Alive Today 4:15 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Gratitude 6:27 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Tuesday, Nov 7, 2017, 840am ~ Breathe Deep. Shine Bright. Show Up.

Shine On 3:43 Eric Bibb
Nourah 6:51 Makyo
Dubuasca (with Michael Kang) 6:55 Bassnectar
Smokey Quartz 6:59 Shakatura
Braided Hair 4:03 Neneh Cherry/Speech
Sometimes 4:06 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System
Instant Karma 3:14 U2
Good to Be Alive Today 4:15 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Gratitude 6:27 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017, 11am ~ Breathe Deep. Shine Bright. Show Up.

Passing Through 5:19 Bob Holroyd
Shine On 3:43 Eric Bibb
Journeyman – AO 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Hey Hey Hey 3:47 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Ray of Light 5:21 Madonna
Raag Trance 5:32 Biddu
Domination 7:26 Peace Orchestra
Central Reservation [Ben Watt Mix] 4:02 Beth Orton
Wherever You Are 3:15 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Hey World (Don’t Give Up Version) 4:09 Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Sheer Weight of Memory 5:28 Bob Holroyd
Hide And Seek 4:22 Imogen Heap

Thursday, Nov 9, 2017, 840am ~ Breathe Deep. Shine Bright. Show Up.

Passing Through 5:19 Bob Holroyd
Shine On 3:43 Eric Bibb
Journeyman – AO 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Hey Hey Hey 3:47 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Ray of Light 5:21 Madonna
Raag Trance 5:32 Biddu
Domination 7:26 Peace Orchestra
Central Reservation [Ben Watt Mix] 4:02 Beth Orton
Wherever You Are 3:15 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Persistence of Memory [Remix] 5:14 Afro Celt Sound System
Somehow Familiar 3:40 Fabrizio Paterlini

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!

The spaces inbetween – whether it is the spaces in our bodies, in the music, in our breath, or in our lives – can be both uncomfortable and rich with potential. In this season in between the harvest and the darkness, may we remember the power of dancing in the inbetween spaces.

The playlists from the week are below. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Put the music we dance together with other pieces that lift you up, calm you, and challenge you!

But first, here are a couple of things you want to know about:

Susan Facilitating C’ville Dance Co-Op at Common Grounds on Sunday, November 5, 1030-12noon
I’m excited and honored to be providing the music and holding the space for the Cville Dance Coop on Sunday, November 5 from 10:30-12noon at Common Grounds. If you’re not familiar with the Coop, you can check it out here http://www.cvilledancecoop.com/who-we-are/, but simply put it is a substance free, non-verbal, barefoot, 90 minutes of freedance. No steps to learn, no teacher, nothing but what’s flowing and moving in your own body. I’m calling my playlist Holroyd Tapestry ~ using music from the amazing Bob Holroyd woven together with other favorite artists with the intent of feeling the inextricable connection between us all. I hope you’ll join us.
C’ville Dance Co-op, http://cvilledancecoop.com
Location (Common Ground, 2nd floor of Jefferson School, 233 4th St NW)
Date/time: Sunday, Nov 5: doors open at 10:15am, entrance locks at 10:45am, dancing until noon, then closing circle
What to bring: Water bottle, comfortable clothes, optional donation for Common Ground
Check out guidelines here.

Nia classes for people with cancer, survivors, caregivers & staff at UVA with Susan Tate ~ on Mondays and Wednesdays
Join Susan Tate, Black Belt Nia Instructor for Nia classes with a focus on moving to heal on Mondays, 5:30-6:30pm & Wednesdays,12-1pm on the 4th Floor of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. These free classes start October 16 with a kick-off celebration class at 5:30 pm.  Registration is not required. Contact Susan Tate at susan@susantate.orgfor more information.

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

*** PLAYLIST NOTE: My playlists can also be found on Spotify https://www.spotify.com/us/ by following “susanmcculley” (no space) and look for Public Playlists. Sometimes music is not available on Spotify so I may replace with another version or skip songs . ***

Monday, Oct 30, 2017, 1045am ~ Inbetweenie

One Step Closer To You 4:41 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Somewhere In-Between (Bonus Track) 3:30 Judah & The Lion
Marisi 6:33 Cantoma
No Quiero Nada Mas 4:46 Sancti Spiritus
Toe Jam (Feat. David Byrne And Dizee Rascal) 3:22 The Bpa
Witchy Woman 4:13 Eagles
Under Pressure 3:58 Queen & David Bowie
Got My Mind Set On You 3:54 George Harrison
Shake Your Hips 3:29 Joan Osborne
Sometimes 5:14 Kaskade
Dance Floor (Nu Brazilia Remix) 5:28 The Tao Of Groove
Sunsethighway 4:00 Kiln
The Space Between 6:02 Zero 7

Tuesday, Oct 31, 2017, 840am & 5:35pm with Rachel & Mary Linn ~ Inbetweenie Halloweenie

I Don’t Wanna Know 4:29 John Martyn
By The Rivers Dark 5:21 Leonard Cohen
Mother Nature 4:42 Koko Taylor
Zombie Zoo 2:59 Tom Petty
Witchy Woman 4:13 Eagles
Under Pressure 3:58 Queen & David Bowie
Got My Mind Set On You 3:54 George Harrison
Let’s Go Crazy 4:39 Prince
I Wanna Dance with Somebody (Who Loves Me) 4:53 Whitney Houston
Me And Bobby McGee 4:33 Janis Joplin
Sweet Little Angel (1990 San Quentin) 3:10 B.B. King
Mood Indigo 4:46 Charles Mingus

Wednesday, Nov 1, 2017, 11am ~ Inbetweenie

Aho 4:47 Ara Lee
Mulatica Mia (Cuba Remix) 5:32 The Tao Of Groove
Palais Mascotte 5:47 Patrick Duvoisin
No Quiero Nada Mas 4:46 Sancti Spiritus
Summertime is in Our Hands 3:48 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Keep On Searching 5:08 Kraak & Smaak
Mussiki é (Jungle Mix) 7:11 Miango
Sometimes 5:14 Kaskade
Hammer and a Nail 3:50 Indigo Girls
Holy War 4:22 Alicia Keys
Sunsethighway 4:00 Kiln
Tvameva 4:15 Sudha

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017, 840am ~ Inbetweenie

Aho 4:47 Ara Lee
Mulatica Mia (Cuba Remix) 5:32 The Tao Of Groove
Palais Mascotte 5:47 Patrick Duvoisin
No Quiero Nada Mas 4:46 Sancti Spiritus
Keep On Searching 5:08 Kraak & Smaak
Mussiki é (Jungle Mix) 7:11 Miango
Sometimes 5:14 Kaskade
Hammer and a Nail 3:50 Indigo Girls
Holy War 4:22 Alicia Keys
Sunsethighway 4:00 Kiln
Let It Go 2:16 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

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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