Archive

Music / Playlists

Especially when life feels overwhelming or out of control in some way, it’s a helpful reminder that I actually do, in every moment, have choices. Even if the choices aren’t great or are narrow, I’m still the captain of my own little ship. And that’s power.

All the playlists from the week are below or you can listen to them by going to Spotify! Dance for free at Spotify! Sign up, follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen!

And first the announce-y type things:

• Safety & Awareness Reminder
Some, especially in the Downtown Group Ex studio, are choosing to dance with weights during freedance. I don’t recommend this particularly (I’m happy to elaborate if you’re interested) but if you do this, please be mindful that you are moving with weights in a room full of barefoot dancers who are moving sometimes quickly around the room. Please do any weight-dancing on the edges so dancers can easily stay clear and engage lots of awareness about where you are in space. Thank you for your awareness!

• FREE Workshop: Conscious Communication with Mary Linn & Susan ~ March 25, 3-5pm
A FREE heARTful Action gathering, Saturday, March 25, 2o17, 3-5pm
at the Quaker Meeting House at 1104 Forest St, Charlottesville
In our polarized, highly-charged political environment, a simple conversation can be tricky, scary and even dangerous. More and more, we may find ourselves avoiding conversations about the things that matter to us most for fear of an argument or damaging a relationship.
In this free workshop, we will explore practical ways to approach conversations (either in person or on-line) that promote connection, curiosity and clarity. Join us to learn ways of talking to even the prickliest people with calm and kindness. Bring a journal and a friend!
Please RSVP to sjmnia@gmail.com or on the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1921663034719326/) so we know how many people to expect. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a journal and a friend!

• Love Warrior: embody a movement ~ Friday, Apr 7, 6-730pm
a moving experience of activism in support The Front Porch at 219 Water Street E, Cville
Join Susan to experience a new routine called Love Warrior. This is a movement experience designed for everyBody that allows us to experience the sensation of the change we want to see in the world. We can then translate that sensation directly into action.
At a time when the arts and creative education are being undermined and undervalued, it is more important than ever to support the arts in our community and creativity in ourselves! The Front Porch will offer music and refreshments will be available before and after we dance. Enjoy an evening of movement, music, and community.
Donate-What-You-Can ~ All proceeds from the event will go to The Front Porch

Love Warrior shirts with original art
Just because times are tough doesn’t mean we have to wear black all the time. I’ve been working on a Love Warrior shirt design and together with the people at CustomInk, we created this – check it out!
Would you like one (you know you would)? It’s the perfect outfit for protests, marches, and of course, Love Warrior dancing! If you’re interested, please email me and let me know including what size you’d like. The more we print, the less each shirt will be (if we order 25, they will be around $16) so share this with your friends and I’ll let you know what shakes out before anyone has to commit to anything. Nevertheless…

On the 7th day we dance.sit.create… Saturday, May 13, 2o17, 8:30am-5pm
For the 7th time, we will dance.sit.create. Come spend a delicious day playing at the sweet intersection of movement, stillness and art. We’ll explore the creative magic of the number 7 and the power of play for inspiration and restoration. No experience in anything is necessary. All you need is a willingness to see what happens and eat delicious, healthy meals. The retreat provides everything you need for an uplifting, rejuvenating day. Susan offers the structure and guidance for movement, meditation, and creative jaunts. Rebecca caters extraordinary vegetarian, gluten-free, seasonal food (tea, snack, lunch). And it doesn’t stop with one day. Also included is a 6-week series of music, meditations, and prompts to keep you in the flow.
Early Bird: $100 if registered by April 13. Late Bird: $125 if registered by May 10
Limited to 20 participants.
Checks to SusaNia LLC and mailed to 1255 Sunset Avenue Ext., Charlottesville VA 22903 with registration form or at http://www.susanmcculley.com.

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, Mar 20, 2017, 1045am ~ Choices for Personal Power

Here We Go 5:59 Deep Dive Corp. Ft. Hush Forever
The Flame 6:51 Deep Dive Corp.
Heartbreaker 5:24 Crazy P
Down To Love 6:34 Hot Toddy
Don’t Stop The Dance 6:20 Martin Brodin
Steal Drum 7:07 The Martin Brothers
The Power Of Bhangra 3:27 Snap!, Motivo
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright 4:33 The Baby Sitters Circus
Elephant (Dub) 6:07 Spiral System
Empty Vessel 3:46 Bob Holroyd
Stillpoint 4:18 Oliver Shanti & Friends

Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017, 840am ~ Choices for Personal Power

Here We Go 5:59 Deep Dive Corp. Ft. Hush Forever
The Flame 6:51 Deep Dive Corp.
Heartbreaker 5:24 Crazy P
Down To Love 6:34 Hot Toddy
Don’t Stop The Dance 6:20 Martin Brodin
Steal Drum 7:07 The Martin Brothers
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright 4:33 The Baby Sitters Circus
Elephant (Dub) 6:07 Spiral System
Empty Vessel 3:46 Bob Holroyd

Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017, 11am ~ Choices for Personal Power

Here We Go 5:59 Deep Dive Corp. Ft. Hush Forever
The Flame 6:51 Deep Dive Corp.
Heartbreaker 5:24 Crazy P
Down To Love 6:34 Hot Toddy
Don’t Stop The Dance 6:20 Martin Brodin
Steal Drum 7:07 The Martin Brothers
(For God’s Sake) Give More Power to the People 3:44 Joss Stone
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright 4:33 The Baby Sitters Circus
Elephant (Dub) 6:07 Spiral System
The Power Of The Heart 5:54 Peter Gabriel

Thursday, Mar 23, 2017, 840am ~ Choices for Personal Power

Here We Go 5:59 Deep Dive Corp. Ft. Hush Forever
The Flame 6:51 Deep Dive Corp.
Heartbreaker 5:24 Crazy P
Down To Love 6:34 Hot Toddy
Don’t Stop The Dance 6:20 Martin Brodin
Steal Drum 7:07 The Martin Brothers
Power to the People 3:23 John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
Everything’s Gonna Be Alright 4:33 The Baby Sitters Circus
Elephant (Dub) 6:07 Spiral System
Empty Vessel 3:46 Bob Holroyd

Saturday, Mar 25, 2017, 9am for Anne ~ Choices for Personal Power

Ooh Child (Alternate Version) 3:54 Beth Orton
Finally Moving 4:38 Pretty Lights
I Believe (feat. Michael Franti & Nahko) 3:23 SOJA
SuNu 5:05 Rising Appalachia
Belly Belly Nice 3:53 Dave Matthews Band
Mussiki é (Jungle Mix) 7:11 Miango
Mad World (feat. Safri Duo & Isam B) [Raaban Edit] 3:34 Michael Parsberg
The Power Of Bhangra 3:27 Snap!, Motivo
I Don’t Like It, I Love It (feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White) 3:44 Flo Rida
Unpack Your Heart 3:16 Phillip Phillips
Power to the People 3:35 Black Eyed Peas
Ooh Child ((Remix)) 3:33 Nina Simone
Everything’ll Be Alright 4:07 Catherine MacLellan
Waters of Miriam (Live at Esalen) Part 2 4:42 Josh Brill

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 question she asked was, “What do I do if I hate it?”
The answer Pema Chodron offers is, “The way to dissolve our resistance to life is to meet it face to face.”
The follow-up question (and there HAS to be a follow-up question, right?) might be, “WHY meet our resistance face to face?”

The answer I offer is three-fold:

1. Calm Center – Our essence is peace and calm. When we are pushed and pulled by likes and dislikes, we move further away from that essence.

2. Curiosity – Staying with my feelings around my dislikes gives me information about my tendencies and patterns. Do I want to control this situation? Do I feel like I don’t matter? Is this an old habit of thinking/ feeling that I don’t need to use anymore?

3. Conscious Choice – By practicing coming face to face with what I don’t like in a low-stakes environment (like Nia class or on the meditation cushion), I am practicing for when life presents me with pain or challenges. If I run away when the stakes are low, I won’t have the tools to be present when the stakes are high.

All the hook-filled playlists from the week are below or you can listen to them by going to Spotify! Dance for free at Spotify! Sign up, follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen!

And first the announce-y type things:

• Safety & Awareness Reminder
Some, especially in the Downtown Group Ex studio, are choosing to dance with weights during freedance. I don’t recommend this particularly (I’m happy to elaborate if you’re interested) but if you do this, please be mindful that you are moving with weights in a room full of barefoot dancers who are moving sometimes quickly around the room. Please do any weight-dancing on the edges so dancers can easily stay clear and engage lots of awareness about where you are in space. Thank you for your awareness!

• FREE Workshop: Conscious Communication with Mary Linn & Susan ~ Saturday, March 25, 3-5pm
A heARTful Action gathering at the Quaker Meeting House at 1104 Forest St, Charlottesville
In our polarized, highly-charged political environment, a simple conversation can be tricky, scary and even dangerous. More and more, we may find ourselves avoiding conversations about the things that matter to us most for fear of an argument or damaging a relationship.
In this free workshop, we will explore practical ways to approach conversations (either in person or on-line) that promote connection, curiosity and clarity. Join us to learn ways of talking to even the prickliest people with calm and kindness. Bring a journal and a friend!
Please RSVP to sjmnia@gmail.com or on the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1921663034719326/) so we know how many people to expect. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a journal and a friend!

• Love Warrior: embody a movement ~ Friday, Apr 7, 6-730pm
a moving experience of activism in support The Front Porch at 219 Water Street E, Cville
Join Susan to experience the new routine, Love Warrior. This is a movement experience designed for everyBody that allows us to experience the sensation of the change we want to see in the world. We can then translate that sensation directly into action. At a time when the arts and creative education are being undermined and undervalued, it is more important than ever to support the arts in our community and creativity in ourselves! The Front Porch will offer music and refreshments will be available before and after we dance. Enjoy an evening of movement, music, and community.
Donate-What-You-Can ~ All proceeds from the event will go to The Front Porch

DOUBLE BONUS: Love Warrior shirts with original art
Just because times are tough doesn’t mean we have to wear black all the time. I’ve been working on a Love Warrior shirt design and together with the people at CustomInk, we created this – check it out!
Would you like one (you know you would)? It’s the perfect outfit for protests, marches, and of course, Love Warrior dancing! If you’re interested, please email me and let me know including what size you’d like. The more we print, the less each shirt will be (if we order 25, they will be around $16) so share this with your friends and I’ll let you know what shakes out before anyone has to commit to anything. Nevertheless…

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, Mar 6, 2017, 1045am ~ What Do I Do If I Hate It?

Yulunga [Spirit Dance] 6:56 Dead Can Dance
Always Waiting (fest. Irina Milkhailova) 7:08 Kaya Project
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Sometimes 5:14 Kaskade
Do It Anyway 4:23 Ben Folds Five
Gulf Breeze 6:30 Eat Static
Dancing is Important 5:37 Moodswings
More Than This 4:07 10,000 Maniacs
Everloving 3:26 Moby
Winter 5:43 Tori Amos
Devorzhum 6:13 Dead Can Dance

Tuesday, Mar 7, 2017, 840am ~ What Do I Do If I Hate It?

Yulunga [Spirit Dance] 6:56 Dead Can Dance
Always Waiting (fest. Irina Milkhailova) 7:08 Kaya Project
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Dancing is Important 5:37 Moodswings
Gulf Breeze 6:30 Eat Static
Do It Anyway 4:23 Ben Folds Five 1/25/2013 2:59 PM
More Than This 4:07 10,000 Maniacs
Everloving 3:26 Moby
Winter 5:43 Tori Amos
Nothing Lasts Forever [Instrumental] 3:58 Adam Plack/Deepak Chopra M.D.

Wednesday, Mar 8, 2017, 11am ~ What Do I Do If I Hate It?

Passing Away 5:16 Nahoo
Let The Groove Get In 7:12 Justin Timberlake
Keep On Searching 5:08 Kraak & Smaak
Jogando Capoeira 6:20 Beatfanatic
Thinkin’ ’bout Somethin’ 3:45 Hanson
Shakin’ It Up 6:15 Ganga Giri
Spinning the Wheel 6:24 George Michael
Silk Road 8:00 Kitaro
Why 4:54 Annie Lennox
Devorzhum 6:13 Dead Can Dance

Thursday, Mar 9, 2017, 840am ~ What Do I Do If I Hate It?

Passing Away 5:16 Nahoo
Let The Groove Get In 7:12 Justin Timberlake
Sometimes 5:14 Kaskade
Jogando Capoeira 6:20 Beatfanatic
Thinkin’ ’bout Somethin’ 3:45 Hanson
Shakin’ It Up 6:15 Ganga Giri
Spinning the Wheel 6:24 George Michael
Silk Road 8:00 Kitaro
Why 4:54 Annie Lennox

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!

reorganizing-022417

What if chaos isn’t anything to be afraid of? What if chaos is a way of finding new patterns and possibilities? This week we played with the 5 Sensations of Fitness, noticing how they reorganized movement and our bodies. Also chaos freedances.

Here are a couple of videos on Chaos Theory & The Butterfly Effect videos that you might enjoy in light of this week’s practice:

And speaking of chaos, check out the brilliant (Charlottesville Nia practitioner) Dahlia Lithwick’s 2012 piece on…well, a certain kind of chaos.

All the playlists from the week are below or you can listen to them by going to Spotify! Dance for free at Spotify! Sign up, follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen!

And first the announce-y type things:

• Love Warrior: embody a movement ~ Friday, Mar 3, 6-730pm
a moving experience of activism in support of five local refugee families
Buck Mountain Episcopal Church Parish Hall
Join Susan for the launch of a new routine called Love Warrior. This is a movement experience that allows us to experience the sensation of the change we want to see in the world. We can then translate that sensation directly into action.
“Knowledge is only a rumor until it is in the muscle.” – Papua New Guinea Proverb
In times of uncertainty, our first reaction can be to “figure this out.” It is a common approach to go straight to our minds to think our way out of a difficult situation. And nothing will shift, we won’t change a thing until we feel it in our bones, until we embody the change we want to see.
This is a donate-what-you-can event. All proceeds go to 5 local refugee families. Authentic Syrian treats available for sale after class, too! Please join us and bring a friend.

• FREE Workshop: Conscious Communication with Mary Linn & Susan ~ March 25, 3-5pm
A FREE heARTful Action gathering, Saturday, March 25, 2o17, 3-5pm
at the Quaker Meeting House at 1104 Forest St, Charlottesville
In our polarized, highly-charged political environment, a simple conversation can be tricky, scary and even dangerous. More and more, we may find ourselves avoiding conversations about the things that matter to us most for fear of an argument or damaging a relationship.
In this free workshop, we will explore practical ways to approach conversations (either in person or on-line) that promote connection, curiosity and clarity. Join us to learn ways of talking to even the prickliest people with calm and kindness. Bring a journal and a friend!
Please RSVP to sjmnia@gmail.com or on the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1921663034719326/) so we know how many people to expect. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a journal and a friend!

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, Feb 27, 2017, 1045am ~ Reorganizing: Chaos Theory

Awa-Awa 4:34 Wes Welenge
Rafiki (Sidewalk Mix) 6:25 Bob Holroyd
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Welcome to the Journey 5:04 Cybertribe
Sweet Inspiration 4:41 Derek Trucks Band
Wristband 3:18 Paul Simon
The Wait 3:36 The Pretenders
Relator 2:34 Pete Yorn, Scarlett Johansson
Fly 3:33 Bart Hafeman
Revolution 3:40 Coco Love Alcorn
Lovetown 5:29 Peter Gabriel
City Knows Your Name 4:59 Chris Coco
Kyamdro Semkye 3:11 Choying Drolma/Steve Tibbetts
The Light 4:29 The Album Leaf

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2017, 840am ~ Reorganizing: Chaos Theory

Awa-Awa 4:34 Wes Welenge
Rafiki (Sidewalk Mix) 6:25 Bob Holroyd
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Sweet Inspiration 4:41 Derek Trucks Band
Wristband 3:18 Paul Simon
Full Moon Low Tide [Fantasista Re-Formation Remix] 4:34 Afro Celt Sound System
Here Comes The Sun 3:05 The Beatles
Fly 3:33 Bart Hafeman
Suddenly I See 3:22 KT Tunstall
Revolution 3:40 Coco Love Alcorn
City Knows Your Name 4:59 Chris Coco
The Garden of Mirrors (Pt. 2) [Passing Cloud] 5:18 Stephan Micus

Wednesday, Mar 1, 2017, 11am ~ Chaos & The Butterfly Effect

The Rising 4:47 Bruce Springsteen
Beauty & the East (Banco de Gaia Remix) 6:51 Bombay Dub Orchestra
Succumb to Me 5:15 Terence Trent D’Arby
What Do You Say 5:00 Haley
Ain’t No Man 3:34 The Avett Brothers
Black Betty 3:27 Spiderbait
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free ((Remix)) 3:51 Nina Simone
Desert Days 5:31 John Kelley 41
Artichoke Funk 5:56 Zeb
You’re the Ocean 3:49 Teitur
Long Bone 5:17 Sofa Surfers
Give Me Strength 4:03 Sally Taylor
One Zero Two 3:02 Alucidnation

Thursday, Mar 2, 2017, 840am ~ Chaos & The Butterfly Effect

The Rising 4:47 Bruce Springsteen
Beauty & the East (Banco de Gaia Remix) 6:51 Bombay Dub Orchestra
Succumb to Me 5:15 Terence Trent D’Arby
What Do You Say 5:00 Haley
Ain’t No Man 3:34 The Avett Brothers
Black Betty 3:27 Spiderbait
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free ((Remix)) 3:51 Nina Simone
Desert Days 5:31 John Kelley
You’re the Ocean 3:49 Teitur
Long Bone 5:17 Sofa Surfers
Give Me Strength 4:03 Sally Taylor

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!

scan_20170217

Our knees are vulnerable places. If feet or hips are out of balance, that misalignment will show up in the knees. Given that the knees are in the middle of the leg, they are the ones that will be scrambling to compensate. Mindfulness around any vulnerable places is a way of offering strength, support and healing where it is most (k)needed.

All the playlists from the week are below or you can listen to them by going to Spotify! Listen and dance for free at Spotify! Sign up, follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen!

And first the announce-y things:

• FREE Workshop: Cultivating Resilience with Mary Linn & Susan ~ February 25, 3-5pm
How do we take real care of ourselves in the face of upset and struggle? How do we cultivate healthy resilience? Resilience is the brain’s ability to handle stress in a positive way and to recover quickly. In this workshop, we will explore tools that neuroscience shows wire the brain for an ability to bounce back. Join us for the first in the Heal the Healer series.
Saturday, February 25, 2o17, 3-5pm (arrive at 2:45)
at the Quaker Meeting House at 1104 Forest St, Charlottesville
Please RSVP to sjmnia@gmail.com or on the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1629783820664092/) so we know how many people to expect. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a journal, a donation for use of the space, and a friend!

• Love Warrior: embody a movement ~ Friday, Mar 3, 6-730pm
a moving experience of activism in support of five local refugee families
Any Donations Welcome*
Buck Mountain Episcopal Church Parish Hall

Join Susan for the launch of a new routine about embodying activism called Love Warrior. This is a movement experience that allows us to experience the sensation of the change we want to see in the world. We can then translate that sensation directly into action.
“Knowledge is only a rumor until it is in the muscle.” – Papua New Guinea Proverb
In times of uncertainty, our first reaction can be to “figure this out.” It is a common approach to go straight to our minds to think our way out of a difficult situation. And nothing will shift, we won’t change a thing until we feel it in our bones, until we embody the change we want to see.

PLUS Authentic Kurdish treats made by one of our families will be for sale after class!

* Your generous donation is gratefully accepted. The families’ greatest need is laptop computers (for schoolwork, for jobs, for life), TVs, cell phones, and portable washing machines. They don’t have transportation, so it is difficult for them to get to laundromats with their kids and clothes, and the apartment complex laundry facilities are awful, unsafe, and difficult to haul stuff to. The women all have cracked hands from doing laundry in their bathtubs. Buck Mountain has purchased and installed one portable washer for one family and would like to do four or five more (at about $200/each). The biggest need, then, is any cash donations for these items or gift cards to Walmart or Target because these are places they can get to on public transit.

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, Feb 20, 2017, 1045am ~ Knee-Ahh!

Qurna 7:09 Banco de Gaia
You Can’t Always Get What You Want 6:47 Rusted Root
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
Drumming Up a Storm 6:01 Bob Holroyd
Ghosts in My Machine 3:33 Annie Lennox
Deeper (Into Places) (Silk Spinner Mix) 6:23 Afterlife
Shining Path 7:23 Dreadzone
Knee Deep (feat. Jimmy Buffett) 3:23 Zac Brown Band
Fade Into You 4:54 Mazzy Star
When It Falls 5:31 Zero 7

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2017, 840am ~ Knee-Ahh!

Qurna 7:09 Banco de Gaia
You Can’t Always Get What You Want 6:47 Rusted Root
Love and Hope 4:24 Ozomatli
Drumming Up a Storm 6:01 Bob Holroyd
Ghosts in My Machine 3:33 Annie Lennox
Loves Me Like A Rock 3:30 Paul Simon
Never Coming Home 5:00 Sting
Shining Path 7:23 Dreadzone
Fade Into You 4:54 Mazzy Star
Horizon 3:12 John Munson

Wednesday, Feb 22, 2017, 11am ~ Knee-Ahh!

Relax 5:56 Deep-Dive-Corp. Feat. Michele Adamson
The Hush 5:24 Rae & Christian
Lovers House 4:49 City Reverb
One World, One People 4:43 Xcultures
City of Light (Reverso 68 Remix) 5:53 City Reverb
Shakin’ It Up 6:15 Ganga Giri
Sandstorm 7:26 Darude
I Don’t Like It, I Love It (feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White) 3:44 Flo Rida
Unpack Your Heart 3:16 Phillip Phillips
Ooh Child ((Remix)) 3:33 Nina Simone
Everything’ll Be Alright 4:07 Catherine MacLellan
Þú Ert Jörðin 4:34 Ólafur Arnalds

Thursday, Feb 23, 2017, 840am ~ Knee-Ahh!

Relax 5:56 Deep-Dive-Corp. Feat. Michele Adamson
The Hush 5:24 Rae & Christian
Lovers House 4:49 City Reverb
One World, One People 4:43 Xcultures
City of Light (Reverso 68 Remix) 5:53 City Reverb
Shakin’ It Up 6:15 Ganga Giri
Sambatucada (Nari & Gaudino Sambadrhome Radio Edit) 3:35 Gaudino Da Costa
I Don’t Like It, I Love It (feat. Robin Thicke & Verdine White) 3:44 Flo Rida
Ooh Child ((Remix)) 3:33 Nina Simone
Everything’ll Be Alright 4:07 Catherine MacLellan
Þú Ert Jörðin 4:34 Ólafur Arnalds

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!

obr-2o17
Thanks to all who came out to dance and sweat and celebrate Love Week by dancing One Billion Rising. There is power when we allow our hearts to be moved.

All the playlists from the week are below or you can listen to them by going to Spotify! Dance for free at Spotify! Sign up, follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen!

And first the announce-y things:

• FREE Workshop: Cultivating Resilience with Mary Linn & Susan ~ February 25, 3-5pm
How do we take real care of ourselves in the face of upset and struggle? How do we cultivate healthy resilience? Resilience is the brain’s ability to handle stress in a positive way and to recover quickly. In this workshop, we will explore tools that neuroscience shows wire the brain for an ability to bounce back. Join us for the first in the Heal the Healer series.
Saturday, February 25, 2o17, 3-5pm (arrive at 2:45)
at the Quaker Meeting House at 1104 Forest St, Charlottesville
Please RSVP to sjmnia@gmail.com or on the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1629783820664092/) so we know how many people to expect. Wear comfortable closthes, bring a journal, a donation for use of the space, and a friend!

• Love Warrior: embody a movement ~ Friday, Mar 3, 6-730pm
a moving experience of activism in support of five local refugee families
Buck Mountain Episcopal Church Parish Hall
Join Susan for the launch of a new routine called Love Warrior. This is a movement experience that allows us to experience the sensation of the change we want to see in the world. We can then translate that sensation directly into action.
“Knowledge is only a rumor until it is in the muscle.” – Papua New Guinea Proverb
In times of uncertainty, our first reaction can be to “figure this out.” It is a common approach to go straight to our minds to think our way out of a difficult situation. And nothing will shift, we won’t change a thing until we feel it in our bones, until we embody the change we want to see.
Space limited to 25 participants ~ Please RSVP to Susan at sjmnia@gmail.com
Suggested donation $20-25 and/or specific items of need by the families (more info on this to come)

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 . ***

Saturday, Feb 11, 2017, 1230pm ~ One Billion Rising with Mary Linn

Walking Prayers 3:55 Gina Loring
RISE UP 3:23 Sussan Deyhim
Chaiyya Chaiyya 6:11 Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi
Survivor 3:49 Destiny’s Child
Break The Chain 4:32 Tena Clark
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves 4:53 Eurythmics
We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) 3:35 Rihanna
F**kin’ Perfect 3:34 P!nk F**kin’ Perfect
Girl Can’t Be Herself 2:40 Alicia Keys
Girl On Fire (Feat. Nicki Minaj) (Inferno Version) 4:31 Alicia Keys
Still I Rise 3:44 Maya Angelou
Beautiful 4:06 India.Arie

Monday, Feb 13, 2017, 1045am ~ One Billion More

Orange Sky 6:11 Alexi Murdoch
Survivor 3:49 Destiny’s Child
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Break The Chain 4:32 Tena Clark
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves 4:53 Eurythmics
We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) 3:35 Rihanna
I Know 3:49 Dionne Farris
F**kin’ Perfect 3:34 P!nk
Shaking the Tree 6:28 Peter Gabriel
Still I Rise 3:44 Maya Angelou
Light of a Clear Blue Morning 4:15 The Wailin’ Jennys

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017, 840am ~ One Billion Rising with Mary Linn

Walking Prayers 3:55 Gina Loring
RISE UP 3:23 Sussan Deyhim
Chaiyya Chaiyya 6:11 Sukhwinder Singh and Sapna Awasthi
Survivor 3:49 Destiny’s Child
Break The Chain 4:32 Tena Clark
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Sisters Are Doin’ It For Themselves 4:53 Eurythmics
We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) 3:35 Rihanna
F**kin’ Perfect 3:34 P!nk F**kin’ Perfect
Girl Can’t Be Herself 2:40 Alicia Keys
Girl On Fire (Feat. Nicki Minaj) (Inferno Version) 4:31 Alicia Keys
Still I Rise 3:44 Maya Angelou
Beautiful 4:06 India.Arie

Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017, 6pm ~ One Billion Rising with Mary Linn at SARA, SHE, Women’s Initiative, Planned Parenthood event

Walking Prayers 3:55 Gina Loring
RISE UP 3:23 Sussan Deyhim
Survivor 3:49 Destiny’s Child
Break The Chain 4:32 Tena Clark
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
We Found Love (feat. Calvin Harris) 3:35 Rihanna
F**kin’ Perfect 3:34 P!nk
Girl On Fire (Feat. Nicki Minaj) (Inferno Version) 4:31 Alicia Keys
Still I Rise 3:44 Maya Angelou

Wednesday, Feb 15, 2017, 11am ~ One Billion More

Orange Sky 6:11 Alexi Murdoch
Takshaka 10:42 Makyo
Something To Believe In 4:44 Parachute
Coolsville 4:53 Rick Braun
What I Know 4:14 Parachute
Complicated 4:07 Yonder Mountain String Band
Born This Way 4:20 Lady Gaga
Raging Fire 3:45 Phillip Phillips
Golden Heart 5:01 Mark Knopfler
I’m You: You Are Me and We Are You (Pt. Me and You) 6:33 Maxwell Embrya
Still I Rise 3:44 Maya Angelou
Let Your Heart Be Known (Electric) 3:16 Steve Gold

Thursday, Feb 16, 2017, 840am ~ One Billion More

Orange Sky 6:11 Alexi Murdoch
Tears From The Moon 4:18 Conjure One Feat. Sinéad O’ Connor
Something To Believe In 4:44 Parachute
Coolsville 4:53 Rick Braun
What I Know 4:14 Parachute
Complicated 4:07 Yonder Mountain String Band
Born This Way 4:20 Lady Gaga
Raging Fire 3:45 Phillip Phillips
Golden Heart 5:01 Mark Knopfler
Another Day ( Mal ) Nu 1 5:01 Jamie Catto
Still I Rise 3:44 Maya Angelou
Let Your Heart Be Known (Electric) 3:16 Steve Gold

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!

mindfulness-on-the-body

There is one thing that when cultivated and regularly practiced, leads to deep spiritual intention, to peace, to mindfulness and clear comprehension, to vision and knowledge, to a happy life here and now and to the culmination of wisdom and awakening. And what is that one thing? It is mindfulness centered on the body.
(Buddha Anguttara Nikaya I 43)

Modern brain science and ancient contemplative practice intersect to give us the tools to keep our skillful pre-frontal brains on-line! All we need to do is practice mindfulness. Coolio.

All the playlists from the week are below or you can listen to them by going to Spotify! Dance for free at Spotify! Sign up, follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen!

And first the announce-y things:

One Billion Rising 2o17: Solidarity Against Exploitation of Women
1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION women and girls. Every February, people all over the world rise to show what ONE BILLION looks like. We rise through dance to celebrate that we have not been defeated by violence. We rise to show we will create a new kind of consciousness where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

Mary Linn and I will be offering our One Billion Rising Nia experience at these times an locations:
Saturday, Feb 11, 1230-145pm, acac Albemarle Square
Tuesday, Feb 14, 840-940am, acac Downtown
and
Tuesday, Feb 14, 6-645pm at the IX Art Park* as park of the One Billion Rising celebration put on by the Women’s Initiative, Shelter for Help in Emergency, Planned Parenthood and SARA. Please join us for live music, multi-cultural dance, art, food as well as Nia* with the intention for a safer world for women, girls, and people of every gender expression. *We will be dancing on a concrete floor, so please wear comfortable shoes to dance in!

Also on Tuesday, Feb 14 at 6pm
Susan Tate, author, black belt Nia teacher, and wellness visionary. A respected health educator for over forty-five years, will lead a class at the Polarity Barn. No Nia experience is necessary. This event is by donation and all proceeds will benefit the Sexual Assault Resource Agency in Charlottesville.

The Polarity Barn (Crozet/Batesville neighborhood)
6482 Dick Woods Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
More info: http://www.susantate.org

• dance.sit.create. day-treat on Saturday, Feb 18, 2017, 8:30am-5pm
There is still some space for dance.sit.create on Saturday, Feb 18 (snow date, March 4) at Buck Mountain Episcopal Parish Hall, 4133 Earlysville Rd, Earlysville, VA 22936
What better way to spend a winter day than in giving power and time to your unique creativity? As a human being, you are an artist. While we can’t make creativity happen, we can provide fertile terrain for inspiration to land and take root. In this supportive, delicious, fun experience, step into your own creative life. Join Susan McCulley, Nia Black Belt, mindfulness teacher, writer and artist for a day-treat playing at the intersection of movement, stillness and your artist self. If you have dance.sit.created before, new surprises await. If not, this is the perfect time to join us.
Susan provides guidance and inspiration for the day. Rebecca George’s Dragonfly Kitchen provides extraordinary vegetarian, gluten-free, seasonal food (tea, snack, lunch). ALSO INCLUDED is a new 6-week series of music, meditations, and prompts to keep the flow of the day going. $125 / please register by February 15. Two spaces left – Limited to 20 participants. Go here for all the details and to register.

• FREE Workshop: Cultivating Resilience with Mary Linn & Susan ~ February 25, 3-5pm
How do we take real care of ourselves in the face of upset and struggle? How do we cultivate healthy resilience? Resilience is the brain’s ability to handle stress in a positive way and to recover quickly. In this workshop, we will explore tools that neuroscience shows wire the brain for an ability to bounce back. Join us for the first in the Heal the Healer series.
Saturday, February 25, 2o17, 3-5pm (arrive at 2:45)
at the Quaker Meeting House at 1104 Forest St, Charlottesville
Please RSVP to sjmnia@gmail.com or on the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1629783820664092/) so we know how many people to expect. Wear comfortable closthes, bring a journal, a donation for use of the space, and a friend!

• Love Warrior: embody a movement ~ Friday, Mar 3, 6-730pm
a moving experience of activism in support of five local refugee families
Buck Mountain Episcopal Church Parish Hall
Join Susan for the launch of a new routine called Love Warrior. This is a movement experience that allows us to experience the sensation of the change we want to see in the world. We can then translate that sensation directly into action.
“Knowledge is only a rumor until it is in the muscle.” – Papua New Guinea Proverb
In times of uncertainty, our first reaction can be to “figure this out.” It is a common approach to go straight to our minds to think our way out of a difficult situation. And nothing will shift, we won’t change a thing until we feel it in our bones, until we embody the change we want to see.
Space limited to 25 participants ~ Please RSVP to Susan at sjmnia@gmail.com
Suggested donation $20-25 and/or specific items of need by the families (more info on this to come)

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, Feb 6, 2017, 1045am ~ The Integrated Brain

My Baby Don’t Tolerate 3:45 Lyle Lovett
Nourah 6:51 Makyo
Dubuasca (with Michael Kang) 6:55 Bassnectar
Smokey Quartz 6:59 Shakatura
Braided Hair 4:03 Neneh Cherry/Speech
Praise You 5:22 Fatboy Slim
Ali Click Trance Mix 7:29 Brian Eno
Tightrope (Feat. Big Boi) 4:23 Janelle Monae
The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) 4:16 Jason Mraz
Landed 4:29 Ben Folds
Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: Malena (Main theme) 4:22 Yo-Yo Ma, Ennio Morricone & Roma Sinfonietta

Tuesday, Feb 7, 2017, 840am ~ The Integrated Brain

My Baby Don’t Tolerate 3:45 Lyle Lovett
Dubuasca (with Michael Kang) 6:55 Bassnectar
Smokey Quartz 6:59 Shakatura
Braided Hair 4:03 Neneh Cherry/Speech
Praise You 5:22 Fatboy Slim
Ali Click Trance Mix 7:29 Brian Eno
Tightrope (Feat. Big Boi) 4:23 Janelle Monae
The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) 4:16 Jason Mraz
Landed 4:29 Ben Folds
Giuseppe Tornatore Suite: Malena (Main theme) 4:22 Yo-Yo Ma, Ennio Morricone & Roma Sinfonietta

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2017, 11am ~ The Integrated Brain

Shake It Loose 3:33 Dolphin Boy
Stop For A Minute (feat. K’naan) 4:07 Keane
When Doves Cry 4:04 The Be Good Tanyas
Shut Your Eyes 3:16 Snow Patrol
Domination 7:26 Peace Orchestra
Praise You 5:22 Fatboy Slim
Baila Morena 4:10 Zucchero & Maná
Played A Live 6:46 Safri Duo
Knock On Wood 4:13 Safri Duo
The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) 4:16 Jason Mraz
Landed 4:29 Ben Folds
Coming Down 7:47 Rasiya

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017, 840am ~ The Integrated Brain

Shake It Loose 3:33 Dolphin Boy
Stop For A Minute (feat. K’naan) 4:07 Keane
Shut Your Eyes 3:16 Snow Patrol
Domination 7:26 Peace Orchestra
Praise You 5:22 Fatboy Slim
Baila Morena 4:10 Zucchero & Maná
Played A Live 6:46 Safri Duo
Knock On Wood 4:13 Safri Duo
The Remedy (I Won’t Worry) 4:16 Jason Mraz
Landed 4:29 Ben Folds
Nagual 4:03 Michael Hewett

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!

willing-to-feel-012717

The focus of the practice of Nia (and yoga and meditation and any other somatic practice) is to direct attention in order to feel. In Nia, we train, condition and heal the body, mind and emotions but none of those things will happen unless we are willing to feel. So thank you to everybody who showed up to dance and feel both in classes and remotely. It’s good to practice together.

All the playlists from the week are below or you can listen to them by going to Spotify! Dance for free at Spotify! Sign up, follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists ~ just click and listen!

And first the announce-y things:

One Billion Rising 2o17: Solidarity Against Exploitation of Women
1 in 3 women across the planet will be beaten or raped during her lifetime. That’s ONE BILLION women and girls. Every February, people all over the world rise to show what ONE BILLION looks like. We rise through dance to celebrate that we have not been defeated by violence. We rise to show we will create a new kind of consciousness where violence will be resisted until it is unthinkable.

Mary Linn and I will be offering our One Billion Rising Nia experience at these times an locations:
Saturday, Feb 11, 1230-145pm, acac Albemarle Square
Tuesday, Feb 14, 840-940am, acac Downtown
and
Tuesday, Feb 14, 6-645pm at the IX Art Park* as park of the One Billion Rising celebration put on by the Women’s Initiative, Shelter for Help in Emergency, Planned Parenthood and SARA. Please join us for live music, multi-cultural dance, art, food as well as Nia* with the intention for a safer world for women, girls, and people of every gender expression. *We will be dancing on a concrete floor, so please wear comfortable shoes to dance in!
Also on Tuesday, Feb 14 at 6pm
Susan Tate, author, black belt Nia teacher, and wellness visionary. A respected health educator for over forty-five years, will lead a class at the Polarity Barn. No Nia experience is necessary. This event is by donation and all proceeds will benefit the Sexual Assault Resource Agency in Charlottesville.
The Polarity Barn (Crozet/Batesville neighborhood)
6482 Dick Woods Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903
More info: http://www.susantate.org

• dance.sit.create. day-treat on Saturday, Feb 18, 2017, 8:30am-5pm
There is still some space for dance.sit.create on Saturday, Feb 18 (snow date, March 4) at Buck Mountain Episcopal Parish Hall, 4133 Earlysville Rd, Earlysville, VA 22936
What better way to spend a winter day than in giving power and time to your unique creativity? As a human being, you are an artist. While we can’t make creativity happen, we can provide fertile terrain for inspiration to land and take root. In this supportive, delicious, fun experience, step into your own creative life. Join Susan McCulley, Nia Black Belt, mindfulness teacher, writer and artist for a day-treat playing at the intersection of movement, stillness and your artist self. If you have dance.sit.created before, new surprises await. If not, this is the perfect time to join us.
Susan provides guidance and inspiration for the day. Rebecca George’s Dragonfly Kitchen provides extraordinary vegetarian, gluten-free, seasonal food (tea, snack, lunch). ALSO INCLUDED is a new 6-week series of music, meditations, and prompts to keep the flow of the day going. $125 / please register by February 15. Three spaces left – Limited to 20 participants. Go here for all the details and to register.

• FREE Workshop: Cultivating Resilience with Mary Linn & Susan ~ February 25, 3-5pm
How do we take real care of ourselves in the face of upset and struggle? How do we cultivate healthy resilience? Resilience is the brain’s ability to handle stress in a positive way and to recover quickly. In this workshop, we will explore tools that neuroscience shows wire the brain for an ability to bounce back. Join us for the first in the Heal the Healer series.
Saturday, February 25, 2o17, 3-5pm (arrive at 2:45)
at the Quaker Meeting House at 1104 Forest St, Charlottesville
Please RSVP to sjmnia@gmail.com or on the Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/1629783820664092/) so we know how many people to expect. Wear comfortable closthes, bring a journal, a donation for use of the space, and a friend!

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, Jan 30, 2017, 1045am ~ Willing to Feel

Kecharitomene 6:35 Loreena McKennitt
Sun Is Shining (Out Of Sight Remix) 7:30 ReUnited
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Can You Feel It 3:50 Michael Jackson
CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! 3:58 Justin Timberlake
Desert Days 5:31 John Kelley
Bodyrock 3:36 Moby
City Knows Your Name 4:59 Chris Coco
Somehow Familiar 3:40 Fabrizio Paterlini

Tuesday, Jan 31, 2017, 840am ~ Willing to Feel

Amazing 4:34 One Eskimo
Sun Is Shining (Out Of Sight Remix) 7:30 ReUnited
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Can You Feel It 3:50 Michael Jackson
Desert Days 5:31 John Kelley
Bodyrock 3:36 Moby
City Knows Your Name 4:59 Chris Coco
Let It Go 2:16 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Wednesday, Feb 1, 2017, 11am ~ Willing to Feel

One Good Dub 8:16 Kaya Project
Sun Is Shining (Out Of Sight Remix) 7:30 ReUnited
Moonsmith 5:50 Cantoma
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got 4:24 Prince
Desert Days 5:31 John Kelley
Don’t Fight The Feeling 5:51 OKA
Melt 5:13 Leftfield
A Stream With Bright Fish 3:57 Brian Eno & Harold Budd

Thursday, Feb 2, 2017, 840am ~ Willing to Feel

Helpless 4:15 K.D. Lang
Sun Is Shining (Out Of Sight Remix) 7:30 ReUnited
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36 MB Disco
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Can’t Stop This Feeling I Got 4:24 Prince
CAN’T STOP THE FEELING! 3:58 Justin Timberlake
Desert Days 5:31 John Kelley
Feel Me 3:00 Imelda May
Melt 5:13 Leftfield
A Stream With Bright Fish 3:57 Brian Eno & Harold Budd

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!

%d bloggers like this: