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Our focus this week was on distinguishing between tension and tone, unconscious and conscious, habit and choice. As the Joseph Campbell model of the self indicates, we can use our practice to bring more of our experience “above the line” into awareness.

Since it was Valentine’s Day, we also danced the One Billion Rising 2019 playlist on both Tuesday night and Thursday morning. Bringing social patterns and “habits” into awareness, we rise and stand and dance for change, It is another way we can bring more of the world “above the line.”

Below are our playlists for the week. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where 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, some announcements of things that are happening!

Celebration of Mary Oliver ~ Focus Next Week
On January 17, 2019, Mary Oliver died. She was one of my favorite poets and her words have had a powerful impact on me and my work. Next week, we will use as our focus two particularly powerful poems. One of the gifts of her death is that I’ve been introduced to poems I either had forgotten or didn’t know. If you have a favorite Mary Oliver poem, please share it either in the comments below or send it to me via email at sjmnia@gmail.com. I may work them into class somehow or … something. Looking forward to celebrating her deeply insightful view of the world.

Buddha Cat Available at Local Stores!
I’m so grateful for the local stores who are carrying my book and art. New Dominion has both books and prints/cards! Over the Moon has books and cards. Cville Arts has books and art and this month, I’ll be featured in the front window! Please go check it out! And please go to my web site to find a complete listing of where to find Buddha Cat and more!

Buddha Cat on Amazon
Buddha Cat is now also available on the world’s largest retailer! You can find both Kindle and paperback editions! AND if you are already a reader and fan, PLEASE would you write a review? A review is one of the most powerful things you can do to spread the word. Find the book listing here! Thank you for your energy and support!

Author Fest 2019 at the Waynesboro Public Library
On Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Waynesboro Public Library will host its 5th Annual Author Fest. The event is free for both authors and the public. Buddha Cat and friends will be there. More information and details to come!

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

Monday, Feb 11, 2019, 1045am ~ Tension vs. Tone

The Day After Everything Changed 4:30 Ellis Paul
Let The Groove Get In 7:12 Justin Timberlake
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Let It Whip 4:43 Dazz Band
Didji Dance 4:41 Ganga Girl
Life Is Better With You 3:19 Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Groove Is You (feat. Al Agami & Hush Forever) 6:27 Deep Dive Corp.
Mad World 3:03 Alex Parks
Hymn to the Fallen 4:43 Voces8

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2018, 840am ~ Tension vs. Tone

Something 3:04 George Harrison
Let The Groove Get In 7:12 Justin Timberlake
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Let It Whip 4:43 Dazz Band
Didji Dance 4:41 Ganga Girl
The Groove Is You (feat. Al Agami & Hush Forever) 6:27 Deep Dive Corp.
Mad World 3:03 Alex Parks
The Essence One 3:24 Jeroen Elfferich

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2018, 545pm ~ One Billion Rising: Bring it Above the Line

Walking Prayers 3:55 Gina Loring
RISE UP 3:23 Sussan Deyhim
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Put a Woman in Charge (feat. Rosanne Cash) 4:05 Keb’ Mo’
Break The Chain 4:32 Tena Clark One Billion Rising
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane One Billion Rising
Nasty Woman 4:06 Ara Lee
Didji Dance 4:41 Ganga Girl
Get Up 4:51 Badmarsh & Shri
I Know 3:49 Dionne Farris
Phenomenal Woman 4:24 Ruthie Foster
Light of a Clear Blue Morning 4:15 The Wailin’ Jennys

Wednesday, Feb 13, 2018, 11am ~ Tension vs. Tone

Something 3:04 George Harrison
Let The Groove Get In 7:12 Justin Timberlake
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Blood Stud (Ray Mang Remix) 8:36
Reconfluence 6:19 Bob Holroyd
Nasty Woman 4:06 Ara Lee
Didji Dance 4:41 Ganga Girl
Break The Chain 4:32 Tena Clark One Billion Rising
The Groove Is You (feat. Al Agami & Hush Forever) 6:27 Deep Dive Corp.
Mad World 3:03 Alex Parks
Let It Go  2:16 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Thursday, Feb 14, 2018, 840am ~ One Billion Rising: Bring it Above the Line

Walking Prayers 3:55 Gina Loring
RISE UP 3:23 Sussan Deyhim
Don’t Say 5:47 Deep Dive Corp.
Put a Woman in Charge (feat. Rosanne Cash) 4:05 Keb’ Mo’
Break The Chain 4:32 Tena Clark One Billion Rising
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane One Billion Rising
Nasty Woman 4:06 Ara Lee
Didji Dance 4:41 Ganga Girl
Get Up 4:51 Badmarsh & Shri
I Know 3:49 Dionne Farris
Phenomenal Woman 4:24 Ruthie Foster
Light of a Clear Blue Morning 4:15 The Wailin’ Jennys

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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Lilla Watson, Indigenous Australian (Murri) visual artist and activist says, “If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”
This week we explored and danced and lived the power of connection – between body parts and people – and the paradox that the deeper I’m connected, the freer I am.

Below are our playlists for the week. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where 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, some announcements of things that are happening!

Buddha Cat Available at Local Stores!
I’m so grateful for the local stores who are carrying my book and art. New Dominion has both books and prints/cards! Over the Moon has books and cards. Cville Arts has books and art and this month, my work is featured in the front window!

Please go check it out! And please go to my web site to find a complete listing of where to find Buddha Cat and more!

Buddha Cat on Amazon
Buddha Cat is now also available on the world’s largest retailer! You can find both Kindle and paperback editions! AND if you are already a reader and fan, PLEASE would you write a review? A review is one of the most powerful things you can do to spread the word. Find the book listing here! Thank you for your energy and support!

Author Fest 2019 at the Waynesboro Public Library
On Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Waynesboro Public Library will host its 5th Annual Author Fest. The event is free for both authors and the public. Buddha Cat and friends will be there. More information and details to come!

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

Monday, Feb 4, 2019, 1045am ~ (I)llness vs. (We)llness

Aquarius 4:48 Hair, the Musical
What I Got 3:21 Gift Of Gab, Michael Franti & Spearhead
When Doves Cry 4:04 The Be Good Tanyas
If You Love Somebody Set Them 4:16 Sting
Sometimes 4:06 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Legend In My Living Room 3:46 Annie Lennox
Give Love (Infinite Love Mix) 5:29 MC Yogi
Free 7:01 Funky Green Dogs
Body Language / Interpretation 5:00 Booka Shade
Wherever You Are 3:15 Michael Franti & Spearhead
All We Are 3:37 Matt Nathanson
Hey World (Don’t Give Up Version) 4:09 Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Light 4:29 The Album Leaf

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2018 ~ (I)llness vs. (We)llness

Aquarius 4:48 Hair, the Musical
What I Got 3:21 Gift Of Gab, Michael Franti & Spearhead
When Doves Cry 4:04 The Be Good Tanyas
If You Love Somebody Set Them 4:16 Sting
Sometimes 4:06 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Legend In My Living Room 3:46 Annie Lennox
Give Love (Infinite Love Mix) 5:29 MC Yogi
Wherever You Are 3:15 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Free 7:01 Funky Green Dogs
Life Is Better With You 3:19 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Hey World (Don’t Give Up Version) 4:09 Michael Franti & Spearhead
The Light 4:29 The Album Leaf

Wednesday, Feb 6, 2018, 11am ~ (I)llness vs. (We)llness

Aquarius 4:48 Hair, the Musical
What I Got 3:21 Gift Of Gab, Michael Franti & Spearhead
When Doves Cry 4:04 The Be Good Tanyas
If You Love Somebody Set Them 4:16 Sting
Sometimes 4:06 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Legend In My Living Room 3:46 Annie Lennox
Freedom 4:29 Nicole C. Mullen
Free Souls Part 3 (DUBLEX INC. Remix) 5:43 Nickodemus & Osiris
Body Language / Interpretation 5:00 Booka Shade
Wherever You Are 3:15 Michael Franti & Spearhead
I’m You: You Are Me and We Are You (Pt. Me and You) 6:33 Maxwell
Let’s Stay Together 3:17 Al Green
The Light 4:29 The Album Leaf

Thursday, Feb 7, 2018, 840am ~ (I)llness vs. (We)llness

Aquarius 4:48 Hair, the Musical
What I Got 3:21 Gift Of Gab, Michael Franti & Spearhead
When Doves Cry 4:04 The Be Good Tanyas
Sometimes 4:06 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Legend In My Living Room 3:46 Annie Lennox
Freedom 4:29 Nicole C. Mullen
Free Souls Part 3 (DUBLEX INC. Remix) 5:43 Nickodemus & Osiris
Body Language / Interpretation 5:00 Booka Shade
Wherever You Are 3:15 Michael Franti & Spearhead
I’m You: You Are Me and We Are You (Pt. Me and You) 6:33 Maxwell
Let’s Stay Together 3:17 Al Green
The Light 4:29 The Album Leaf

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!


Imagine your body and mind go out for coffee. What kind of conversations do they have? What kind of friendship is between them? Is that the relationship you want to be carrying around inside you every day?

Below are our playlists for the week. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! Check out Michael Franti’s new album Stay Human Vol 2 – it’s full of goodness. In general, 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, some announcements of things that are happening!

Buddha Cat Available at Local Stores!
I’m so grateful for the local stores who are carrying my book and art. New Dominion has both books and prints/cards! Over the Moon has books and cards. Cville Arts has books and art and this month, I’ll be featured in the front window! Please go check it out! And please go to my web site to find a complete listing of where to find Buddha Cat and more!

Buddha Cat on Amazon
Buddha Cat is now also available on the world’s largest retailer! You can find both Kindle and paperback editions! AND if you are already a reader and fan, PLEASE would you write a review? A review is one of the most powerful things you can do to spread the word. Find the book listing here! Thank you for your energy and support!

Author Fest 2019 at the Waynesboro Public Library
On Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Waynesboro Public Library will host its 5th Annual Author Fest. The event is free for both authors and the public. Buddha Cat and friends will be there. More information and details to come!

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

Monday, Jan 28, 2019, 1045am ~ Your Body Hears Everything Your Mind Says

Cantus Inaequalis 3:18 Adiemus/London Philharmonic/Miriam Stockley
Beautiful (Radio Mix) 3:54 Audio Adrenaline
May all Beings 6:27 EarthRise SoundSystem
When the Sun Begins to Shine 3:37 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Born This Way 4:20 Lady Gaga
In Caelum Fero 7:49 Adiemus/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Miriam Stockley
Stand Up 3:41 Sugarland
Cirrus 5:49 Bonobo
The Flower (feat. Victoria Canal) 3:52 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Amaté Adea 5:23 Adiemus/London Philharmonic/Miriam Stockley
Winter 5:43 Tori Amos
Plegaria para el Alma de Layla 3:19 Pedro Aznar

Tuesday, Jan 29, 2018 ~ Your Body Hears Everything Your Mind Says

Cantus Inaequalis 3:18 Adiemus/London Philharmonic/Miriam Stockley
Beautiful (Radio Mix) 3:54 Audio Adrenaline
May all Beings 6:27 EarthRise SoundSystem
When the Sun Begins to Shine 3:37 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Born This Way 4:20 Lady Gaga
In Caelum Fero 7:49 Adiemus/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Miriam Stockley
Stand Up 3:41 Sugarland
Cirrus 5:49 Bonobo
The Flower (feat. Victoria Canal) 3:52 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Amaté Adea 5:23 Adiemus/London Philharmonic/Miriam Stockley
Plegaria para el Alma de Layla 3:19 Pedro Aznar

Wednesday, Jan 30, 2018, 11am ~ Your Body Hears Everything Your Mind Says

Cantus Inaequalis 3:18 Adiemus/London Philharmonic/Miriam Stockley
Beautiful (Radio Mix) 3:54 Audio Adrenaline
May all Beings 6:27 EarthRise SoundSystem
When the Sun Begins to Shine 3:37 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Born This Way 4:20 Lady Gaga
In Caelum Fero 7:49 Adiemus/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Miriam Stockley
Complicated 4:07 Yonder Mountain String Band
Stand Up 3:41 Sugarland
Cirrus 5:49 Bonobo
The Flower (feat. Victoria Canal) 3:52 Michael Franti & Spearhead
I Won’t Give Up 3:59 Jason Mraz
Winter 5:43 Tori Amos
Plegaria para el Alma de Layla 3:19 Pedro Aznar

Thursday, Jan 31, 2018, 840am ~ Your Body Hears Everything Your Mind Says

Cantus Inaequalis 3:18 Adiemus/London Philharmonic/Miriam Stockley
Beautiful (Radio Mix) 3:54 Audio Adrenaline
May all Beings 6:27 EarthRise SoundSystem
When the Sun Begins to Shine 3:37 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Born This Way 4:20 Lady Gaga
In Caelum Fero 7:49 Adiemus/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Miriam Stockley
Complicated 4:07 Yonder Mountain String Band
Cirrus 5:49 Bonobo
Sometimes 4:06 Michael Franti & Spearhead
I Won’t Give Up 3:59 Jason Mraz
Nobody Cries Alone 3:27 Michael Franti & Spearhead

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!

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality.” – MLK

Our annual exploration of the inspiring wisdom of the words and life of Martin Luther King Jr. this year looked at the inextricable interconnection of our lives and the world. Any sense that we are separate or that our choices don’t impact those and the environment around us is an illusion.

We can see evidence of this everywhere – in society, in our relationships, in the natural world and in our own bodies. One way of looking at any pain, discomfort, imbalance, even violence as stuck energy. In order to return that energy to its natural flow, we need to first see it with our awareness and then to look around it to see what needs unsticking. The next time you’re feeling pain in your body, look around the pain point. The next time you experience disconnection or discomfort in a relationship, look around the situation. And the next time you read the headlines about the suffering in the world, look around where the pain is to see what might be the source.

Below are our playlists for the week. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! And in general, please let me know if you have any questions about any of the music we dance to!

And first, some announcements of things that are happening!
Open Silent Retreat in Charlottesville ~ Saturday, January 26, 9am-3pm
An open silent meditation opportunity will be held 9 a.m. to 3 p.m (come and go as you like) on Saturday, 26 January at Park Street Christian Church (1200 Park St, Charlottesville; there is ample parking at PSCC). Format will be similar to that of Buddhist vipassana retreats, with alternating periods for sitting and walking meditation (PSCC has ample grounds for walking, and a labyrinth). Practitioners from any silent contemplative tradition are welcome; there are moveable chairs at PSCC but if you prefer other support please bring cushions or pillows. There will be some brief instruction at the beginning and a break for lunch, and you do not need to commit for the entire time. There is no fee, though dana (donation) to support the venue will be gratefully accepted. Contact Phil Schrodt (schrodt735@gmail.com) for any further details or go here to RSVP.

Thank you for Sharing Your Word for 2019
Every year, I choose a word as my focus. My word for 2019 is CLEAR. As part of embodying it, I am clearing my spaces … inside and out. I asked for your words and together, this is the art that emerged!
Thank you to all who shared their words and may Kriszti enjoy the Nia pendant!

Buddha Cat on Amazon
Buddha Cat is now also available on the world’s largest retailer! You can find both Kindle and paperback editions! AND if you are already a reader and fan, PLEASE would you write a review? A review is one of the most powerful things you can do to spread the word. Find the book listing here! Thank you for your energy and support!

Buddha Cat Available at Local Stores!
If you’d rather not order online and/or if you’d like to support an independent bookstore, you can find the book at some local establishments! Please go to my web site to find a complete listing of where to find Buddha Cat and more! http://www.susanmcculley.com/book-art-happenings/#/new-page/

Yoga Retreat in Mexico with Lynsie McKeown ~ February 9-16, 2019
It’s time to say YES to you and your well-being; to put you first. Join Lynsie McKeown, February 9-16, 2019, for 8 days of daily practice, luxury villas, delectable meals and immersive experiences in paradise. This retreat is designed to nourish, support and celebrate YOU. Immersed in beauty and nature, you’ll experience the benefits of a complete practice; asana (vinyasa tantra), pranayama, guided meditation and Yoga Nidra (a deep state of restoration, relaxation, and awareness). Body, mind, heart and soul will be rejuvenated. You’ll leave feeling full—full of more joy, motivation and inspiration to carry you through the rest of your year. Find out more here.

Author Fest 2019 at the Waynesboro Public Library
On Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Waynesboro Public Library will host its 5th Annual Author Fest. The event is free for both authors and the public. Buddha Cat and friends will be there. More information and details to come!

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

Monday, Jan 21, 2019, 1045am ~ The Interrelated Structure of Reality

Blackbird 3:09 Dionne Farris
I Shall Be Free 6:13 Kid Beyond
You Might Die Trying 4:44 Dave Matthews Band
Rattle And Hum 8.0 57
Interconnected (Dan Thomas Radio Edit) 4:45 Stéphane Nadal
So Beautiful Or So What 4:09 Paul Simon
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Black Or White 3:19 Michael Jackson
Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 4:50 Beyoncé
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free 4:09 Derek Trucks Band
Woke Up This Morning 3:55 Ruthie Foster
Spiritual High, Pt. 3 5:14 Moodswings
Love Rescue Me 3:48 Playing For Change
MLK 2:34 U2

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2018 ~ The Interrelated Structure of Reality

Blackbird 3:09 Dionne Farris
I Shall Be Free 6:13 Kid Beyond
You Might Die Trying 4:44 Dave Matthews Band
Rattle And Hum 8.0 57
Interconnected (Dan Thomas Radio Edit) 4:45 Stéphane Nadal
So Beautiful Or So What 4:09 Paul Simon
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Black Or White 3:19 Michael Jackson
Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 4:50 Beyoncé
Woke Up This Morning 3:55 Ruthie Foster
Spiritual High, Pt. 3 5:14 Moodswings
Love Rescue Me 3:48 Playing For Change

Wednesday, Jan 23, 2018, 11am ~ The Interrelated Structure of Reality ~ Look Around the Pain

We Are All Connected 7:07 Magic Sound Fabric
I Shall Be Free 6:13 Kid Beyond
I Know What I Know 3:13 Paul Simon
Pride (In The Name Of Love) 4:27 U2
Interconnected (Dan Thomas Radio Edit) 4:45 Stéphane Nadal
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Waking the Spirits (African Travels Re-Awakening Remix) 5:56 Bob Holroyd
Once a Day (feat. Sonna Rele) 3:58 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Ain’t No Man 3:34 The Avett Brothers
Shine 4:12 Joshua
A Change Is Gonna Come 3:55 Seal
Imagine 3:27 Playing For Change
MLK 2:34 U2

Thursday, Jan 24, 2018, 840am ~ The Interrelated Structure of Reality ~ Look Around the Pain

We Are All Connected 7:07 Magic Sound Fabric
I Shall Be Free 6:13 Kid Beyond
I Know What I Know 3:13 Paul Simon
Interconnected (Dan Thomas Radio Edit) 4:45 Stéphane Nadal
One Billion Hands 4:05 Lourds Lane
Waking the Spirits (African Travels Re-Awakening Remix) 5:56 Bob Holroyd
Once a Day (feat. Sonna Rele) 3:58 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Ain’t No Man 3:34 The Avett Brothers
Shine 4:12 Joshua
A Change Is Gonna Come 3:55 Seal
Imagine 3:27 Playing For Change

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 choice to pay attention, to invest in the experience we are having in the moment, is one of the most essential parts of the practice we do together. Shining the light of awareness gives us a view of what’s happening that we didn’t have before and allows us to be more skillful in our responses. Raise awareness to release attachment and reveal spaciousness, creativity, possibilities, healing.

Below are our playlists for the week – as well as the notes about the songs for which I adapted choreography. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! And in general, please let me know if you have any questions about any of the music we dance to!

And first, some announcements of things that are happening!

Share Your Word for 2019 … and Be Entered to Win a Nia Pendant
Every year, I choose a word as my focus. My word for 2019 is CLEAR. As part of embodying it, I am clearing my spaces … inside and out. I haven’t worn this this Nia pendant in a long time and I’d love to share it. I’d also love to make a piece of art that celebrates our 2019 words. So, in the comments below please write your word and your name (or you can email me at sjmnia@gmail.com), then I’ll make a piece of art with our words (no names)! I’ll enter everybody who gives me their word by Monday, January 21 and draw one for the pendant (if you want to have your word as part of the art but don’t want the pendant, just put an askerisk next to your name)!

Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Course with Laura DeVault & Anna Vanhoy
We live in a world full of environmental challenges, political upheaval, and divisive rhetoric. Our sense of well-being can get worn down, especially if it is dependent on our latest success or failure. Mindful self-compassion takes a different approach. When you turn toward your feelings of distress with compassion, you can limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more fulfilled life. (You might even get a better night’s sleep.)
Every Monday from 1 – 4 PM for 8 weeks, starting January 21, 2019. $450 includes 8 classes, plus a half-day retreat on Sat., Feb. 23.
To Register, contact Maureen Otten, 434-220-4686 weekdays 9 – 5, or email Anna and Laura at info.mscdv@gmail.com. For more, go here. https://www.facebook.com/events/1927255664236835/

Buddha Cat & More at the Cville Arts Cooperative
My book and art is on display at Cville Arts Crafts & Art Cooperative (www.cvillearts.org) on the downtown mall at 118 E. Main Street (near the fountain and next to the mosaic sofa)! This beautiful, eclectic gallery offers a variety of art and crafts made by all Virginia artists. My display is in the back gallery so you can see all the artists’ work on your way to mine! I am honored to be included in this talented gathering of artists and hope you’ll shop there soon.

Buddha Cat on Amazon
Buddha Cat is now also available on the world’s largest retailer! You can find both Kindle and paperback editions! AND if you are already a reader and fan, PLEASE would you write a review? A review is one of the most powerful things you can do to spread the word. Find the book listing here! Thank you for your energy and support!

Buddha Cat Available at Local Stores!
If you’d rather not order online and/or if you’d like to support an independent bookstore, you can find the book at some local establishments! Please go to my web site to find a complete listing of where to find Buddha Cat and more! http://www.susanmcculley.com/book-art-happenings/#/new-page/

Yoga Retreat in Mexico with Lynsie McKeown ~ February 9-16, 2019
It’s time to say YES to you and your well-being; to put you first. Join Lynsie McKeown, February 9-16, 2019, for 8 days of daily practice, luxury villas, delectable meals and immersive experiences in paradise. This retreat is designed to nourish, support and celebrate YOU. Immersed in beauty and nature, you’ll experience the benefits of a complete practice; asana (vinyasa tantra), pranayama, guided meditation and Yoga Nidra (a deep state of restoration, relaxation, and awareness). Body, mind, heart and soul will be rejuvenated. You’ll leave feeling full—full of more joy, motivation and inspiration to carry you through the rest of your year. Find out more here.

Author Fest 2019 at the Waynesboro Public Library
On Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Waynesboro Public Library will host its 5th Annual Author Fest. The event is free for both authors and the public. Buddha Cat and friends will be there. More information and details to come!

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

Monday, Jan 14, 2019, 1045am ~ Awareness Changes Everything

Out Of Town 5:20 Cantoma (Passing Through choreography)
Leaving Babylon 6:42 Bluetech (Journeyman choreography)
Back Home 5:19 Fishtank (Takshaka Pt 1 choreography)
In This Love Together 5:12 Michael Bernard Beckwith (Takshaka Pt 2 choreography)
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System (Drumming Up a Storm choreography)
Release Yourself (DJ Tampinhas Remix) 5:48 Antoine Clamaran
Just Say Yes 4:41 Snow Patrol (Maha Lakshmi choreography)
Quiet 8 4:45 Sheila Chandra
Gravity 4:06 John Mayer (Dark Waters choreography)
Miasma 4:35 Bill Mize (Lavender Hill Floorplay)
Wiarthul 5:55 Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu
Dark Waters 4:35 Bob Holroyd
Lavender Hill 4:33 Lex van Someren
Ascension 4:52 Lex van Someren

Tuesday, Jan 15, 2018 ~ Awareness Changes Everything

Out Of Town 5:20 Cantoma (Passing Through choreography)
Leaving Babylon 6:42 Bluetech (Journeyman choreography)
Back Home 5:19 Fishtank (Takshaka Pt 1 choreography)
In This Love Together 5:12 Michael Bernard Beckwith (Takshaka Pt 2 choreography)
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System (Drumming Up a Storm choreography)
Release Yourself (DJ Tampinhas Remix) 5:48 Antoine Clamaran
Just Say Yes 4:41 Snow Patrol (Maha Lakshmi choreography)
Quiet 8 4:45 Sheila Chandra
Gravity 4:06 John Mayer (Dark Waters choreography)
Miasma 4:35 Bill Mize (Lavender Hill Floorplay)

Wednesday, Jan 16, 2018, 11am ~ Awareness Changes Everything

Out Of Town 5:20 Cantoma (Passing Through choreography)
Journeyman 6:41 Bob Holroyd (from AO)
Leaving Babylon 6:42 Bluetech (Journeyman choreo)
Drumming Up a Storm 6:01 Bob Holroyd (from AO)
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System (Drumming Up a Storm choreography)
A-YO 3:28 Lady Gaga
Maha Lakshmi 5:19 El Cosmo Group (from Sky Dancing)
Just Say Yes 4:41 Snow Patrol (Maha Lakshmi choreography)
Contigo 3:25 Federico Aubele
Gravity 4:06 John Mayer (Dark Waters choreography)
Miasma 4:35 Bill Mize (Lavender Hill Floorplay)

Thursday, Jan 17, 2018, 840am ~ Awareness Changes Everything

Fragile 3:53 Sting (Passing Through choreography)
Journeyman 6:41 Bob Holroyd (from AO)
Leaving Babylon 6:42 Bluetech (Journeyman choreo)
Drumming Up a Storm 6:01 Bob Holroyd (from AO)
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System (Drumming Up a Storm choreography)
A-YO 3:28 Lady Gaga
Maha Lakshmi 5:19 El Cosmo Group (from Sky Dancing)
Just Say Yes 4:41 Snow Patrol (Maha Lakshmi choreography)
Contigo 3:25 Federico Aubele
Gravity 4:06 John Mayer (Dark Waters choreography)
Miasma 4:35 Bill Mize (Lavender Hill Floorplay)

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 process of putting an intention into practice — or changing any habit or pattern, for that matter — is a cycle of Yang/masculine/doing (Set Intention & Put Into Action) and Yin/feminine/allowing (Non-Identification & Compassion). Our humanness means that our minds will wander and we’ll lose our focus on our intention. It’s just what happens. The cycle of actively setting and embodying an intention and then gently and kindly bringing ourselves is where, as Sharon Salzberg reminds us, the magic happens.

Below are our playlists for the week. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! And in general, please let me know if you have any questions about any of the music we dance to!

And first, some announcements of things that are happening!
Mindful Self-Compassion 8-Week Course with Laura DeVault & Anna Vanhoy
We live in a world full of environmental challenges, political upheaval, and divisive rhetoric. Our sense of well-being can get worn down, especially if it is dependent on our latest success or failure. Mindful self-compassion takes a different approach. When you turn toward your feelings of distress with compassion, you can limit self-criticism and offset its negative effects, enabling you to achieve your highest potential and a more fulfilled life. (You might even get a better night’s sleep.)
Every Monday from 1 – 4 PM for 8 weeks, starting January 21, 2019. $450 includes 8 classes, plus a half-day retreat on Sat., Feb. 23.
To Register, contact Maureen Otten, 434-220-4686 weekdays 9 – 5, or email Anna and Laura at info.mscdv@gmail.com. For more, go here.

Buddha Cat & More at the Cville Arts Cooperative
I’m delighted to announce that my work has been accepted at Cville Arts Crafts & Art Cooperative (www.cvillearts.org) on the downtown mall at 118 E. Main Street (near the fountain and next to the mosaic sofa)! This beautiful, eclectic gallery offers a variety of art and crafts made by all Virginia artists. My display is up ~~ you’ll find it in the back gallery! I am honored to be included in this talented gathering of artists!

Buddha Cat on Amazon
Buddha Cat is now also available on the world’s largest retailer! You can find both Kindle and paperback editions! AND if you are already a reader and fan, PLEASE would you write a review? A review is one of the most powerful things you can do to spread the word. Find the book listing here! Thank you for your energy and support!

Buddha Cat Available at Local Stores!
If you’d rather not order online and/or if you’d like to support an independent bookstore, you can find the book at some local establishments! Please go to my web site to find a complete listing of where to find Buddha Cat and more! http://www.susanmcculley.com/book-art-happenings/#/new-page/

Yoga Retreat in Mexico with Lynsie McKeown ~ February 9-16, 2019
It’s time to say YES to you and your well-being; to put you first. Join Lynsie McKeown, February 9-16, 2019, for 8 days of daily practice, luxury villas, delectable meals and immersive experiences in paradise. This retreat is designed to nourish, support and celebrate YOU. Immersed in beauty and nature, you’ll experience the benefits of a complete practice; asana (vinyasa tantra), pranayama, guided meditation and Yoga Nidra (a deep state of restoration, relaxation, and awareness). Body, mind, heart and soul will be rejuvenated. You’ll leave feeling full—full of more joy, motivation and inspiration to carry you through the rest of your year. Find out more here.

Author Fest 2019 at the Waynesboro Public Library
On Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Waynesboro Public Library will host its 5th Annual Author Fest. The event is free for both authors and the public. Buddha Cat and friends will be there. More information and details to come!

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

Monday, Jan 7, 2019, 1045am ~ Intention & The Magic Moment~ AO Skydancing

Passing Through 5:19 Bob Holroyd
Journeyman – AO 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Takshaka 10:42 Makyo
Drumming Up a Storm 6:01 Bob Holroyd
Denmark 5:07 Chemical Brothers
Maha Lakshmi 5:19 El Cosmo Group
Adrift in Kerala 6:07 Bob Holroyd
Dark Waters 4:35 Bob Holroyd
Lavender Hill 4:33 Lex van Someren
Ascension 4:52 Lex van Someren

Tuesday, Jan 8, 2018 ~ Intention & The Magic Moment ~ AO Skydancing

Passing Through 5:19 Bob Holroyd
Journeyman 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Takshaka 10:42 Makyo
Drumming Up a Storm 6:01 Bob Holroyd
Denmark 5:07 Chemical Brothers
Maha Lakshmi 5:19 El Cosmo Group
Adrift in Kerala 6:07 Bob Holroyd
Dark Waters 4:35 Bob Holroyd
Lavender Hill 4:33 Lex van Someren

Wednesday, Jan 9, 2018, 11am ~ Intention & The Magic Moment ~ AO AY Dancing to AO Skydancing Choreography

Out Of Town 5:20 Cantoma (Passing Through choreography)
Leaving Babylon 6:42 Bluetech (Journeyman choreography)
Back Home 5:19 Fishtank (Takshaka Pt 1 choreography)
In This Love Together 5:12 Michael Bernard Beckwith (Takshaka Pt 2 choreography)
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System (Drumming up a Storm choreography)
Crosseyed and Painless 5:29 Angélique Kidjo (Denmark style freedance)
Gold Dust Woman 5:02 Fleetwood Mac (Maha Lakshmi choreography)
Hanuman Baba (Dub Farm Re-mix) 7:25 Krishna Das (Adrift in Kerala style freedance)
Gravity 4:06 John Mayer (Dark Waters choreography)
Miasma 4:35 Bill Mize (Lavender Hill choreography)
10 Questions for the Dalai Lama 3:15 Peter Kater

Thursday, Jan 10, 2018, 840am ~ Intention & The Magic Moment AO AY Dancing to AO Skydancing Choreography

Out Of Town 5:20 Cantoma (Passing Through choreography)
Leaving Babylon 6:42 Bluetech (Journeyman choreography)
Back Home 5:19 Fishtank (Takshaka Pt 1 choreography)
In This Love Together 5:12 Michael Bernard Beckwith (Takshaka Pt 2 choreography)
Shadowman 6:36 Afro Celt Sound System (Drumming up a Storm choreography)
Crosseyed and Painless 5:29 Angélique Kidjo (Denmark style freedance)
Gold Dust Woman 5:02 Fleetwood Mac (Maha Lakshmi choreography)
Hanuman Baba (Dub Farm Re-mix) 7:25 Krishna Das (Adrift in Kerala style freedance)
Gravity 4:06 John Mayer (Dark Waters choreography)
Unchosen 3:54 Jesse Cook (Lavender Hill choreography)

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!

You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make. ~ Jane Goodall

Happy New Year, EveryBody! Thank you for being part of the mindful practice that we do together (either in person or virtually).

Jane Goodall’s quote has been in my mind and heart all week and I notice how even small choices in how I spend my time, money, and energy reverberate out in my personal sphere and beyond. Intention offers the opportunity to be clear about what kind of difference we want to make in the world.

With that in mind, choosing a word for the year is a simple and powerful way to rudder decisions to align with your highest values. My word for this year is CLEAR. What’s yours? I’d love to hear.

And if you are looking for a way in to finding a word, this New Year Meditation on Insight Timer is lovely. Find it here. 
– New Year Meditation.

Below are our playlists for the week. If you’d like to listen to them, you can find almost all the music on Spotify where you can listen for free! If you would like to hear the Dan Wilson song, What A Year for a New Year, please send me a message. It’s unpublished and I have permission to share it. And in general, please let me know if you have any questions about any of the music we dance to!

And first, some announcements…

Buddha Cat & More at the Cville Arts Cooperative
I’m delighted to announce that my work has been accepted at Cville Arts Crafts & Art Cooperative (www.cvillearts.org) on the downtown mall at 118 E. Main Street (near the fountain and next to the mosaic sofa)! This beautiful, eclectic gallery offers a variety of art and crafts made by all Virginia artists. My display is up ~~ you’ll find it in the back gallery! I am honored to be included in this talented gathering of artists! Please do some of your holiday shopping at Cville Arts!

Buddha Cat Now on Amazon
Buddha Cat is now also available on the world’s largest retailer! You can find both Kindle and paperback editions! AND if you are already a reader and fan, PLEASE would you write a review? A review is one of the most powerful things you can do to spread the word. Find the book listing here! Thank you for your energy and support!

Buddha Cat Available at Local Stores!
If you’d rather not order online and/or if you’d like to support an independent bookstore, you can find the book at some local establishments! Please go to my web site to find a complete listing of where to find Buddha Cat and more!

Yoga Retreat in Mexico with Lynsie McKeown ~ February 9-16, 2019
It’s time to say YES to you and your well-being; to put you first. Join Lynsie McKeown, February 9-16, 2019, for 8 days of daily practice, luxury villas, delectable meals and immersive experiences in paradise. This retreat is designed to nourish, support and celebrate YOU. Immersed in beauty and nature, you’ll experience the benefits of a complete practice; asana (vinyasa tantra), pranayama, guided meditation and Yoga Nidra (a deep state of restoration, relaxation, and awareness). Body, mind, heart and soul will be rejuvenated. You’ll leave feeling full—full of more joy, motivation and inspiration to carry you through the rest of your year. Find out more here.

Author Fest 2019 at the Waynesboro Public Library
On Saturday, March 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the Waynesboro Public Library will host its 5th Annual Author Fest. The event is free for both authors and the public. Buddha Cat and friends will be there. More information and details to come!

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

Monday, Dec 31, 2018, 1045am ~ Intention: What Kind of Difference

Words (Feat. India.Arie) 4:03 Anthony David
Always Waiting (fest. Irina Milkhailova) 7:08 Kaya Project
Quero Saber (fest. Orieta Pines) 6:29 Rodney Hunter
The Word 2:43 The Beatles
Walk Into The Sun 5:21 Dirty Vegas
Moon & Sun 6:02 Dalminjo Fjörd Fusioneer
What I Be 4:45 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Deeper (Into Places) (Silk Spinner Mix) 6:23 Afterlife
Fallin’ High 6:00 Safri Duo
The Difference 3:50 The Wallflowers
Good Intentions 3:16 Lyle Lovett
What a Year for a New Year 4:06 Dan Wilson

Tuesday, Jan 1, 2018 ~ Intention: What Kind of Difference

Words (Feat. India.Arie) 4:03 Anthony David
Always Waiting (fest. Irina Milkhailova) 7:08 Kaya Project
Quero Saber (fest. Orieta Pines) 6:29 Rodney Hunter
The Word 2:43 The Beatles
Walk Into The Sun 5:21 Dirty Vegas
Moon & Sun 6:02 Dalminjo Fjörd Fusioneer
What I Be 4:45 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Deeper (Into Places) (Silk Spinner Mix) 6:23 Afterlife
Fallin’ High 6:00 Safri Duo
The Difference 3:50 The Wallflowers
Good Intentions 3:16 Lyle Lovett
What a Year for a New Year 4:06 Dan Wilson

Wednesday, Jan 2, 2018, 11am ~ Intention: What Kind of Difference

Words (Feat. India.Arie) 4:03 Anthony David
Always Waiting (fest. Irina Milkhailova) 7:08 Kaya Project
Quero Saber (fest. Orieta Pines) 6:29 Rodney Hunter
I Can See Clearly Now 2:43 Johnny Nash
Walk Into The Sun 5:21 Dirty Vegas
Deeper (Into Places) (Silk Spinner Mix) 6:23 Afterlife
What I Be 4:45 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Fallin’ High 6:00 Safri Duo
Doctor My Eyes 3:21 Jackson Browne
Cool, Clear Water 5:28 Bonnie Raitt
What a Year for a New Year 4:06 Dan Wilson
Somehow Familiar 3:40 Fabrizio Paterlini

Thursday, Jan 3, 2018, 840am ~ Intention: What Kind of Difference

Words (Feat. India.Arie) 4:03 Anthony David
Always Waiting (fest. Irina Milkhailova) 7:08 Kaya Project
Quero Saber (fest. Orieta Pines) 6:29 Rodney Hunter
I Can See Clearly Now 2:43 Johnny Nash
Walk Into The Sun 5:21 Dirty Vegas
Deeper (Into Places) (Silk Spinner Mix) 6:23 Afterlife
What I Be 4:45 Michael Franti & Spearhead 72
Doctor My Eyes 3:21 Jackson Browne
Cool, Clear Water 5:28 Bonnie Raitt
What a Year for a New Year 4:06 Dan Wilson
Somehow Familiar 3:40 Fabrizio Paterlini

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NIA?

For more information about Nia and this rich system of training and learning? Everything Nia is at http://www.nianow.com…
If you’re traveling or moving, you can find a teacher or classes wherever you’re going.
Interested in teaching or deepening your practice? Check out the Nia White Belt Training. They are offered all around the world so you can find one near you or where you may want to go!

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