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Remember the movie As Good As It Gets? Just before this scene, Helen Hunt has said, “I’m going to pull over so I can give you my full attention.” I love that line and then watching her utterly listen with her whole self.

One question I’ve been exploring this week is, “Am I listening deeply to myself? To my body? To my thoughts? To my emotions?” Leo Babauta wrote about most powerful and neglected act of self care and I hope you’ll read it.

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 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 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.

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.

Nia resumes in Studio A at acac downtown starting Monday, August 12
Starting on Monday, August 12 Nia in Studio A at acac downtown:
Mondays 4:15–5:15pm ~ Rachel
Wednesdays 6-7pm ~ Jeanne
Fridays 9-10:10am ~ Loring
Saturdays 9-10:10am ~ Anne
Sundays 3:30-4:30pm ~ Anne
PLUS
at acac Albemarle Square, Tuesdays 11-12pm Nia Moving to Heal ~ Rachel (starting Sept 3)

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 [optin]

First Friday Freedance with Kate ~ Sep 6 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, Sep 6 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, Aug 5, 2019, 1045am ~ The Algebra of Attention: Listening = Love

Altus Silva 6:07 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Ronan Browne, Deep Forest, James McNally, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Vernon Reid
Whole Thing 5:27 Big Blue Ball featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White
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
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Exit Through You 5:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger
Everything Comes From You 4:42 Big Blue Ball featuring Richard Evans, Joji Hirota, Sevara Nazarkhan, Sinéad O’Connor, Guo Yue
Aloha Ke Akua 5:57 Nahko and Medicine for the People
What I Be 4:45 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Tus Pies (Your Feet) 5:21 Nahko and Medicine for the People
Listening Wind 4:25 Peter Gabriel
“Listening” By Rumi 2:49 Kim Rosen

Tuesday, Aug 6, 2019, 840am ~ The Algebra of Attention: Listening = Love

Altus Silva 6:07 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Ronan Browne, Deep Forest, James McNally, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Vernon Reid
Whole Thing 5:27 Big Blue Ball featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White
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
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Exit Through You 5:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger
Aloha Ke Akua 5:57 Nahko and Medicine for the People
What I Be 4:45 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Tus Pies (Your Feet) 5:21 Nahko and Medicine for the People
Listening Wind 4:25 Peter Gabriel
“Listening” By Rumi 2:49 Kim Rosen

Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019, 11am ~ The Algebra of Attention: Listening = Love

Altus Silva 6:07 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Ronan Browne, Deep Forest, James McNally, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Vernon Reid
Whole Thing 5:27 Big Blue Ball featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White
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 110
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Exit Through You 5:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger
Treat You Better 4:34 RÜFÜS DU SOL
Listen to the Music (DJ Malibu Mix) 5:01 The Doobie Brothers
Listen 3:13 Amos Lee
Listen 4:07 Toad the Wet Sprocket
Listening Wind 4:25 Peter Gabriel
Listening 3:22 Jami Sieber

Thursday, Aug 8, 2019, 9am Nourishing Movement at the Studio at Dancing Water ~ The Algebra of Attention: Listening = Love

Mul Mantra 7:56 Snatam Kaur
Altus Silva 6:07 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Ronan Browne, Deep Forest, James McNally, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Vernon Reid
Whole Thing 5:27 Big Blue Ball featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White
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 110
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Exit Through You 5:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger
Treat You Better 4:34 RÜFÜS DU SOL
Listen to the Music (DJ Malibu Mix) 5:01 The Doobie Brothers
Listen 3:13 Amos Lee
Listen 4:07 Toad the Wet Sprocket
Listening Wind 4:25 Peter Gabriel
Listening 3:22 Jami Sieber

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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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!

“Small Choices Matter. You Matter.” ~ Cecily Armstrong

It doesn’t matter what you want to do, what you want to create, what you want to change: small choices matter. Not only do they matter, they are the only thing that will make what it happen. Big choices set the course, but it is the small choices that will get you there.

Cecily taught me this lesson about nourishment (of body, mind and spirit) but the same holds true for saving money, parenting, building a business or making the world a kinder place. Set the course, then keep making small choices in that direction.

For more information about Cecily’s 9-month transformational healing program, Love Your Body Love Your Life, see the listing below or reach out to me at sjmnia@gmail.com and I will point you in the right direction!

Cecily also turned me on to the writer Alexandra Franzen and I found this amazing story on her blog. Do read it. It is changing how I move through the world.

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!

Before the playlists, here is the scoop on a whole slew of great things happening this 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 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.

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 15, 2019, 1045am ~ Small Choices Matter

Sacred Light 4:56 Bob Holroyd
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Little By Little 3:18 7 Worlds Collide
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
U R The Answer 5:57 Stephen Bray/ Michael Beckwith
Little Things 3:51 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Father Space 5:56 Bjarno

Tuesday, Jul 16, 2019, 840am ~ Small Choices Matter

Sacred Light 4:56 Bob Holroyd
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Little By Little 3:18 7 Worlds Collide
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Little Things 3:51 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
The Essence Nine 3:01 Jeroen Elfferich

Wednesday, Jul 17, 2019, 11am ~ Small Choices Matter

Little Steps 3:50 Bird
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Little By Little 3:18 7 Worlds Collide
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
U R The Answer 5:57 Stephen Bray/ Michael Beckwith
Little Things 3:51 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Little Steps 4:08 BEN WISCH

Thursday, Jul 18, 2019, 9am Nourishing Movement at the Studio at Dancing Water ~ Small Choices Matter

Relaxer 7:58 Deep-Dive-Corp.
Little Steps 3:50 Bird
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Sometimes 4:49 Yoav
Little By Little 3:18 7 Worlds Collide
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Is Your Love Big Enough? 3:22 Lianne La Havas
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Little Things 3:51 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Little Steps 4:08 BEN WISCH

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!

I took a week off from regular teaching to work on my book, Octabusy: How To Let Go in a Sea of Doing and was grateful to have a chance to move together at Dancing Water on Thursday morning. All week, I’ve found myself contemplating the creative process ~ whether you’re creating collages, cookies or kids, spaghetti sauce, spreadsheets or sculpture. We are in the midst of creating whether we acknowledge it or not. How can you approach your life with the lens of creativity and possibility? What if there were fewer rules than you thought? What would be different if you thought of yourself as an artist and your life as your art?

Below is Thursday’s playlist! 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 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 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.

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.

Decoding Your Body’s Wisdom

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 ~ 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, 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

Thursday, Jul 11, 2019, 9am Nourishing Movement at the Studio at Dancing Water ~ The Art of You

One Good Dub 8:16 Kaya Project
State of the Art (A.E.I.O.U.) 5:17 Jim James
Rafiki (Sidewalk Mix) 6:25 Bob Holroyd
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Crayola Doesn’t Make a Color for Your Eyes 3:35 Kristin Andreassen
Oye Como Va (Latin/Trance Mix) 4:17 Celia Cruz
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Sometimes 4:06 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Freedom (feat. The Mail Pilots) 4:39 Nossa Toca
Fireflies 3:31 Mofro
Shanti (Peace Out) 6:59 MC Yogi

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!

A NOTE about the Focus Pocus art: I am in the middle of a book project called Octabusy: How To Let Go in a Sea of Doing. I’m excited about it and want to focus my art-making energy on it in the next couple of months. So instead of making complex art pieces for the Focus Pocus blog, I make cartoons like this one that feature characters from the book. This week, Octabusy herself is demonstrating Octa-LOVE!

“See something in your hands that you love with all your heart. Something that lights you up. Let it sit in your hands without grasping. Let what you love feel your love and also feel free.” ~ Mia Hamza, Yoga Teacher/Genius

As we head into the 4th of July holiday weekend in the US, I invite you to notice the sensation of freedom in your own body and life ~~~ and also how you allow that freedom in yourself and others. I’d love to hear about what you notice.

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 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 (that’s July 11!) 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 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.

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.

Decoding Your Body’s Wisdom

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, Jul 1, 2019, 1045am ~ Feel Free

Sofa Rockers [Richard Dorfmeister Remix] 8:34 Sofa Surfers
Freedom 3:07 Madonna
Free Souls Pt 1 5:43 Nickodemus & Osiris
Freedom 2:50 Tyrone Wells
Do You Feel Loved 5:07 U2
Free 7:01 Funky Green Dogs
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 4:16 Sting
Free 2:29 Donavon Frankenreiter
Unwritten 4:19 Natasha Bedingfield
Chimes Of Freedom 4:51 Youssou N’Dour
Thank You (ho’oponopono) 7:28 Carrie Grossman
Let It Go 2:16 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019, 840am ~ Feel Free

Sofa Rockers [Richard Dorfmeister Remix] 8:34 Sofa Surfers
Freedom 3:07 Madonna
Free Souls Pt 1 5:43 Nickodemus & Osiris
Freedom 2:50 Tyrone Wells
Do You Feel Loved 5:07 U2
Free 7:01 Funky Green Dogs
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 4:16 Sting
Unwritten 4:19 Natasha Bedingfield
Chimes Of Freedom 4:51 Youssou N’Dour
Thank You (ho’oponopono) 7:28 Carrie Grossman

Wednesday, Jul 3, 2019, 11am ~ Feel Free

Sofa Rockers [Richard Dorfmeister Remix] 8:34 Sofa Surfers
Freedom 3:07 Madonna
Free Souls Pt 1 5:43 Nickodemus & Osiris
Freedom 2:50 Tyrone Wells
Do You Feel Loved 5:07 U2
Free Souls, Pt. 2 9:01 Nickodemus & Osiris
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 4:16 Sting
Unwritten 4:19 Natasha Bedingfield
Free 4:09 Illumine
Thank You (ho’oponopono) 7:28 Carrie Grossman
Let It Go 2:16 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Thursday, Jul 4, 2019, 9am Nourishing Movement at the Studio at Dancing Water ~ Feel Free

Stretching My Molecules (feat. Al Agami & Hush Forever) 8:30 Mashti & Deep Dive Corp.
Freedom 3:07 Madonna
Free Souls Pt 1 5:43 Nickodemus & Osiris
Do You Feel Loved 5:07 U2
Freedom 4:29 Nicole C. Mullen
Free 7:01 Funky Green Dogs
If You Love Somebody Set Them Free 4:16 Sting
Sweet Freedom 5:14 Safri Duo feat. Michael McDonald
Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 4:50 Beyoncé Lemonade
Thank You (ho’oponopono) 7:28 Carrie Grossman
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!

The way I do anything is the way I do everything. If I can believe that this is true, then I can take the next step and know that by changing the way I do anything I can change the way I do everything. So how do you want to do everything? Make one small step toward that in anything you do.

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 summer!

July 4th Nourishing Movement at the Studio at Dancing Water ~~~ 9-1015am!
What better way to celebrate the freedom we are so lucky to have than to start the holiday weekend by nourishing your whole self with movement? There are still a few spaces left for the Thursday, July 4 class from 9-1015am ~~ sign up here on your own or with the Summer Special with a friend (see below!).

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 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.

Join The Studio at Dancing Water Email List!
Get all the news about experiences at The Studio at Dancing Water, special offers and discounts and all the details about what’s happening! Please go here and note “Dancing Water” in the subject line (and any other note you’d like to leave)! Thank you for being part of nourishing movement in the trees by the river.

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.

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 24 , 2019, 1045am ~ Anything & Everything (John Regan Birthday Celebration)

Reel Around the Sun 8:42 Bill Whelan
The Heart’s Cry 2:28 Bill Whelan
Countess Cathleen/Women of the Sidhe 5:42 Bill Whalen
Siamsa 4:28 Ronan Hardiman
Firedance 6:04 Bill Whelan
Summer In Paris 5:47 Anggun
Café de Flore [Charles Webster’s Latin Lovers Mix] [Mix] 6:40 Doctor Rockit
The Way You Do the Things You Do 3:03 UB40
Life Is Better With You 3:19 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Summertime [UFO Remix] 6:51 Sarah Vaughan
Summer Morning Rain 3:52 Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson

Tuesday, Jun 25, 2019, 840am ~ Anything & Everything

Summer 5:58 Moby
The Heart’s Cry 2:28 Bill Whelan
Countess Cathleen/Women of the Sidhe 5:42 Bill Whalen
Firedance 6:04 Bill Whelan
Summer In Paris 5:47 Anggun
Café de Flore [Charles Webster’s Latin Lovers Mix] [Mix] 6:40 Doctor Rockit
The Way You Do the Things You Do 3:03 UB40
Siamsa 4:28 Ronan Hardiman
Summertime is in Our Hands 3:48 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Summertime [UFO Remix] 6:51 Sarah Vaughan
Summer Morning Rain 3:52 Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson

Wednesday, Jun 26, 2019, 11am ~ Anything & Everything

Summer 5:58 Moby
Brighter Than Sunshine 4:01 Aqualung
The Sound of Sunshine 3:44 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sunshine (Justin Le Mar Remix) 5:10 Vision Factory Feat. Maxime
Firedance 6:04 Bill Whelan
Summer In Paris 5:47 Anggun
The Way You Do the Things You Do 3:03 UB40
Siamsa 4:28 Ronan Hardiman
Summertime is in Our Hands 3:48 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sunshine 3:25 Schuyler Fisk
Ain’t No Sunshine (Rishis Short Mix) 3:27 Al Jarreau
Summer Morning Rain 3:52 Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson
By Moonlight 4:09 Gary Stroutsos

Thursday, Jun 27, 2019, 9am Nourishing Movement at the Studio at Dancing Water ~ Anything & Everything

Stretching My Molecules (feat. Al Agami & Hush Forever) 8:30 Mashti & Deep Dive Corp.
Summer 5:58 Moby
Brighter Than Sunshine 4:01 Aqualung
The Sound of Sunshine 3:44 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Sunshine (Justin Le Mar Remix) 5:10 Vision Factory Feat. Maxime
Sunshine of Your Love (Full 8:03 Cream vs The Hoxtons
Summer In Paris 5:47 Anggun
Summertime is in Our Hands 3:48 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Ain’t No Sunshine (Rishis Short Mix) 3:27 Al Jarreau
Summer Morning Rain 3:52 Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson
By Moonlight 4:09 Gary Stroutsos

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!

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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