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What if every time we gather together – in a meeting, at a meal, in a movement class – we think of it as a pot luck. Everybody bringing what they have to share with each other. Everybody appreciating what is on offer. And what if these pot lucks weren’t about showing off our fanciest recipes or mooching a free meal but rather genuinely and honestly bringing what we have to give today. What if these pot lucks were about showing up as we really are. Wouldn’t that be sometimes messy and uncomfortable … and delicious?

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 IF YOU LISTEN to my playlists on Spotify, please let me know. I’m evaluating whether or not to continue to put them up. Email me or put a comment below or let me know when you see me.

And first the announce-y type things:

Invisible Net of Love for Antje Waxman
Our friend and Nia / Egoscue teacher, Antje Waxman’s husband is terribly ill and they could use some support and nourishment. If you’d like to offer a meal for them, please go here to sign up. http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=JHSX5292 Thank you for being part of the invisible net of love.

Love Warrior at Love Fest! Saturday, June 24, 9:30-10:30am
I’m excited to be offering the Love Warrior movement experience at Love Fest on Saturday, June 24 from 9:30-10:30am at the IX Art Park (at 522 2nd St SE in Charlottesville). 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. 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. The event is FREE and appropriate for all levels of fitness and experience. We will be dancing on concrete floors so please wear comfy shoes! I hope you’ll join me!

July 4 Nia ~ Tuesday, July 4, 8:30-9:30am
As part of the special acac holiday schedule, join me for Nia on Tuesday, July 4 from 8:30-9:30am in the Group Ex Studio at acac downtown! Liberty and justice for all. See you then.

Take a SHORT survey, get some art!
As we look ahead to creating events for our dancing, creating community, we want to know what is in your heart and mind. Whether or not you have ever attended a retreat with us (even if you have never wanted to) would you please take 5 minutes to fill out this simple survey? (I promise, it won’t take long — unless you want to write more and even then, it won’t take longer than 10!)
Here’s the link to the survey:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9WZ8D73
The survey is completely anonymous but if you’d like a little sugar for your effort, please let me know when you’ve filled it out and I will send you an electronic print of any piece of my art that you like (go to https://www.instagram.com/susanjmcculley or http://www.susanmcculley.com/art/ to browse!).

CHARLOTTESVILLE WHITE BELT TRAINING in September
Our friend, mentor and Nia Trainer, Helen Terry is coming to Charlottesville to offer a White Belt training! White Belt is the first level of Nia training, designed to provide body-centered training to anyone interested in living better in a body or teaching Nia. Helen is a First Generation Nia Trainer, chosen years ago by the creators of Nia to be one of the first Nia trainers. She’ll be retiring soon, so don’t miss your chance to learn from this amazing teacher and trainer! For more information and to register, please visit: https://nianow.com/node/1139984. Please feel free to contact Mary Linn at marylinnl@acac.com with any questions!

The Awesome Event sponsored by Divine Play October 27-29
Join us for the weekend of October 27-19 in exploring an understanding of the mind that will allow you to break free of limits, relate with others, and naturally ripple ease, resilience and FUN through your personal and work life. Get all the information, buy tickets at http://www.theawesomeevent.com or call Jeanne Catherine: 434-218-9500.

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, Jun 19, 2017, 1045am ~ Pot Luck!

Human 3:04 Dionne Farris
A Different Space 8:43 Bob Holroyd
Journeyman 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Freedom 2:50 Tyrone Wells
Cantaloop 4:39 US3 Fantasia
Drumming Up a Storm 6:01 Bob Holroyd
African Drug [Original Tribal Mix] 6:02 Bob Holroyd
I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) 3:52 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Proud 4:30 Heather Small
Through Cinemas 5:55 Loop Guru
Because 2:22 Elliott Smith
Golden Slumbers/The End 4:16 K.D. Lang

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017, 840am ~ Pot Luck!

Human 3:04 Dionne Farris
A Different Space 8:43 Bob Holroyd
Journeyman 6:41 Bob Holroyd
Freedom 2:50 Tyrone Wells
Drumming Up a Storm 6:01 Bob Holroyd
African Drug [Original Tribal Mix] 6:02 Bob Holroyd
I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) 3:52 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Proud 4:30 Heather Small
Through Cinemas 5:55 Loop Guru
Golden Slumbers/The End 4:16 K.D. Lang

Wednesday, Jun 21, 2017, 11am ~ Pot Luck!

Summer 5:58 Moby
The Hush 5:24 Rae & Christian
Journeyman 6:41 Bob Holroyd
The Sound of Sunshine 3:44 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Smokey Quartz 6:59 Shakatura
Open Your Heart 5:46 M People
The Thing That Helps Me Get Through 4:35 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Summer In Paris 5:47 Anggun
Played A Live 6:46 Safri Duo
Summertime [UFO Remix] 6:51 Sarah Vaughan
Summer Morning Rain 3:52 Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson

Thursday, Jun 22, 2017, 840am ~ Pot Luck!

Summer 5:58 Moby
Journeyman 6:41 Bob Holroyd
The Sound of Sunshine 3:44 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Smokey Quartz 6:59 Shakatura
Open Your Heart 5:46 M People
The Thing That Helps Me Get Through 4:35 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Summertime [UFO Remix] 6:51 Sarah Vaughan
Summer Morning Rain 3:52 Tierra Negra and Muriel Anderson

Saturday, Jun 24, 2017, 930am at Love Fest at IX Park ~ Love Warrior

I See Fire 5:01 Ed Sheeran
Beauty & the East (Banco de Gaia Remix) 6:51 Bombay Dub Orchestra
Wristband 3:18 Paul Simon
Ain’t No Man 3:34 The Avett Brothers
American Idiot 2:54 Green Day
Takin’ It To the Streets (2016 Remastered) 3:59 The Doobie Brothers
Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 4:50 Beyoncé Lemonade
Power to the People 3:23 John Lennon & The Plastic Ono Band
Revolution 3:40 Coco Love Alcorn
This Land Is Your Land 4:38 Little Feat
Mercy 4:31 Dave Matthews Band
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!

In the midst of playing with the power of intensity this week, I came across this short recording from ground-breaking mindfulness teacher, Jon Kabat-Zin. He explains how mindfulness and presence gives us the tools we need in stressful situations. It’s fine to not know what we’re doing, as long as we know where we are. Check it out here.

Remember that involuntary intensity will show up for each of us. By choosing voluntary intensity, we strengthen our ability to stay present when the wheels come off and things are unpleasant but also when pleasure and joy and love is strong!

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 IF YOU LISTEN to my playlists on Spotify, please let me know. I’m evaluating whether or not continuing to put them up is worth doing. Email or put a comment below or let me know when you see me.

And first the announce-y type things:

Invisible Net of Love for Antje Waxman
Our friend and Nia / Egoscue teacher, Antje Waxman’s husband is terribly ill and they could use some support and nourishment. If you’d like to offer a meal for them, please go here to sign up. http://www.takethemameal.com/meals.php?t=JHSX5292 Thank you for being part of the invisible net of love.

Love Warrior at Love Fest! Saturday, June 24, 9:30-10:30am
I’m excited to be offering the Love Warrior movement experience at Love Fest on Saturday, June 24 from 9:30-10:30am at the IX Art Park (at 522 2nd St SE in Charlottesville). 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. 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. The event is FREE and appropriate for all levels of fitness and experience. I hope you’ll join me!

Take a SHORT survey, get some art!
As we look ahead to creating events for our dancing, creating community, we want to know what is in your heart and mind. Whether or not you have ever attended a retreat with us (even if you have never wanted to) would you please take 5 minutes to fill out this simple survey? (I promise, it won’t take long — unless you want to write more and even then, it won’t take longer than 10!)
Here’s the link to the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/9WZ8D73
The survey is completely anonymous but if you’d like a little sugar for your effort, please let me know when you’ve filled it out and I will send you an electronic print of any piece of my art that you like (go to https://www.instagram.com/susanjmcculley
or http://www.susanmcculley.com/art/ to browse!).

CHARLOTTESVILLE WHITE BELT TRAINING in September
Our friend, mentor and Nia Trainer, Helen Terry is coming to Charlottesville to offer a White Belt training! White Belt is the first level of Nia training, designed to provide body-centered training to anyone interested in living better in a body or teaching Nia. Helen is a First Generation Nia Trainer, chosen years ago by the creators of Nia to be one of the first Nia trainers. She’ll be retiring soon, so don’t miss your chance to learn from this amazing teacher and trainer! For more information and to register, please visit: https://nianow.com/node/1139984. Please feel free to contact Mary Linn at marylinnl@acac.com with any questions!

The Awesome Event sponsored by Divine Play October 27-29
Join us for the weekend of October 27-19 in exploring an understanding of the mind that will allow you to break free of limits, relate with others, and naturally ripple ease, resilience and FUN through your personal and work life. Get all the information, buy tickets at http://www.theawesomeevent.com or call Jeanne Catherine: 434-218-9500.

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, Jun 12, 2017, 1045am ~ Intensity: Fear Not

Lemon Tree (Thievery Corporation Mix) 3:39 Herb Alpert
The Flame 6:51 Deep Dive Corp.
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Drive By 3:16 Train
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree 2:51 KT Tunstall
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Stairway To Heaven 8:03 Led Zeppelin
Narayana / For Your Love 4:44 Krishna Das
Lebanese Blonde 4:49 Thievery Corporation
Minimba Featuring Mari Boine 5:55 Future Prophecies
Underneath 4:14 David Wilcox
The Spirit of the Earth Continues (Floating Earth Remix) 6:32 Cybertribe

Tuesday, Jun 13, 2017, 840am ~ Intensity: Fear Not

Lemon Tree (Thievery Corporation Mix) 3:39 Herb Alpert
The Flame 6:51 Deep Dive Corp.
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Drive By 3:16 Train
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree 2:51 KT Tunstall
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Stairway To Heaven 8:03 Led Zeppelin
Narayana / For Your Love 4:44 Krishna Das
Lebanese Blonde 4:49 Thievery Corporation
Minimba Featuring Mari Boine 5:55 Future Prophecies
Prayer Of St. Francis 2:02 Sarah McLachlan

Wednesday, Jun 14, 2017, 11am ~ Intensity: Fear Not

Say 3:51 John Mayer
The Obvious Child 4:10 Paul Simon
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Drive By 3:16 Train
Apollo (Adam Goldstone Edit) 5:52 Cujo
Drop It Low 3:45 Kat DeLuna
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Sandstorm 7:26 Darude
Zion Youth 5:40 Dreadzone
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) 3:37 The Proclaimers
Minimba Featuring Mari Boine 5:55 Future Prophecies
The Inside of My Head 3:33 David Wilcox 1
Þú Ert Jörðin 4:34 Ólafur Arnalds

Thursday, Jun 15, 2017, 840am ~ Intensity: Fear Not

Say 3:51 John Mayer
The Obvious Child 4:10 Paul Simon
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) 3:42 Kelly Clarkson
Drive By 3:16 Train
Apollo (Adam Goldstone Edit) 5:52 Cujo
Drop It Low 3:45 Kat DeLuna
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
The Thing That Helps Me Get Through 4:35 Michael Franti & Spearhead
I’m Gonna Be (500 Miles) 3:37 The Proclaimers
Single Ladies (My Digital Enemy Remix) 6:40 Beyonce
The Inside of My Head 3:33 David Wilcox
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!

Spirals are everywhere: in shells and seeds, trees and typhoons, in our bone and breath, our heart and our stride. Even babies, when they are born are born in a spiral of movement.

The spiral, one of the five universal shapes that hold the same meaning across time and culture, is a symbol of transformation. To learn more about the five shapes, take the Preferential Shapes Test and get some insights into amazing you! Go here for more on that.

So needless to say (but I will anyway), it was a powerful good week of spiraling movement. Thank you to all who danced in person and joined us remotely!

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 IF YOU LISTEN to my playlists on Spotify, please let me know. I’m evaluating whether or not continuing to put them up is worth doing. Email or put a comment below or let me know when you see me.

And first the announce-y type things:

CHARLOTTESVILLE WHITE BELT TRAINING in September
Our friend, mentor and Nia Trainer, Helen Terry is coming to Charlottesville to offer a White Belt training! White Belt is the first level of Nia training, designed to provide body-centered training to anyone interested in living better in a body or teaching Nia. Helen is a First Generation Nia Trainer, chosen years ago by the creators of Nia to be one of the first Nia trainers. She’ll be retiring soon, so don’t miss your chance to learn from this amazing teacher and trainer! For more information and to register, please visit: https://nianow.com/node/1139984. Please feel free to contact Mary Linn at marylinnl@acac.com with any questions!

The Awesome Event sponsored by Divine Play October 27-29
Join us for the weekend of October 27-19 in exploring an understanding of the mind that will allow you to break free of limits, relate with others, and naturally ripple ease, resilience and FUN through your personal and work life. Get all the information, buy tickets at http://www.theawesomeevent.com or call Jeanne Catherine: 434-218-9500.

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, Jun 5, 2017, 1045am ~ Spirals

Fly Like An Eagle 4:16 Seal
Factor 30 9:34 Bjarno
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Walk Into The Sun 5:21 Dirty Vegas
Deeper (Into Places) (Silk Spinner Mix) 6:23 Afterlife
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Sargasso Sea 7:02 Daveen Rowala
Twist & Shout 3:57 Chaka Demus & Players
Windmills Of Your Mind 4:17 Sting
Spiral Dance 6:17 David Lanz

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017, 840am ~ Spirals

Fly Like An Eagle 4:16 Seal
Factor 30 9:34 Bjarno
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Walk Into The Sun 5:21 Dirty Vegas
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Sargasso Sea 7:02 Daveen Rowala
Twist & Shout 3:57 Chaka Demus & Players
Windmills Of Your Mind 4:17 Sting
Beneath the Bananas 4:18 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017, 11am ~ Spirals

Fly Like An Eagle 4:16 Seal
Little By Little 5:30 Groove Armada
Dance of Sarasvati 9:07 Kitaro
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Walk Into The Sun 5:21 Dirty Vegas
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Raag Trance 5:32 Biddu
It’s Alright 3:28 Dar Williams
Salala (featuring Peter Gabriel) 3:24 Angelique Kidjo
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Everybody’s Gotta Learn Sometime 4:27 Krezip

Thursday, Jun 8, 2017, 840am ~ Spirals

Fly Like An Eagle 4:16 Seal
Little By Little 5:30 Groove Armada
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Walk Into The Sun 5:21 Dirty Vegas
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Raag Trance 5:32 Biddu
It’s Alright 3:28 Dar Williams
Salala (featuring Peter Gabriel) 3:24 Angelique Kidjo
Drive 3:53 Incubus
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
While My Guitar Gently Weeps 4:01 Santana Feat. India.Arie & Yo-Yo Ma

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!


As we dance with and pay attention to the bones for another week, I’m fascinated by how much I’m noticing about not just form and function, art and design but also interconnection and inner knowing. We say in English that we know something or feel something “in our bones.” It is that deep connection that I’m noticing this week. Thanks to all who danced and checked out the art on the blog and are part of our community both in person and on the Interwebs!

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 IF YOU LISTEN to my playlists on Spotify, please let me know. I’m evaluating whether or not continuing to put them up is worth doing. Email or put a comment below or let me know when you see me!

And first the announce-y type things:

CHARLOTTESVILLE WHITE BELT TRAINING in September
Our friend, mentor and Nia Trainer, Helen Terry is coming to Charlottesville to offer a White Belt training! White Belt is the first level of Nia training, designed to provide body-centered training to anyone interested in living better in a body or teaching Nia. Helen is a First Generation Nia Trainer, chosen years ago by the creators of Nia to be one of the first Nia trainers. She’ll be retiring soon, so don’t miss your chance to learn from this amazing teacher and trainer! For more information and to register, please visit: https://nianow.com/node/1139984. Please feel free to contact Mary Linn at marylinnl@acac.com with any questions!

The Awesome Event sponsored by Divine Play October 27-29
Join us for the weekend of October 27-19 in exploring an understanding of the mind that will allow you to break free of limits, relate with others, and naturally ripple ease, resilience and FUN through your personal and work life. Get all the information, buy tickets at http://www.theawesomeevent.com or call Jeanne Catherine: 434-218-9500.

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, May 29, 2017, 1045am ~ Deeper In Your Bones

All Colours Pt 3 2:50 Bob Holroyd
Factor 30 9:34 Bjarno
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Shake Your Hips 4:47 Desperado 5
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Bollywood Drums 5:28 Desert Dwellers
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Father Space 5:56 Bjarno

Tuesday, May 30, 2017, 840am ~ Deeper In Your Bones

All Colours Pt 3 2:50 Bob Holroyd
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Fly Away 3:43 Lenny Kravitz
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Bollywood Drums 5:28 Desert Dwellers
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Father Space 5:56 Bjarno

Wednesday, May 31, 2017, 11am ~ Deeper In Your Bones

All Colours Pt 3 2:50 Bob Holroyd
Factor 30 9:34 Bjarno
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Cadillac Ranch 3:04 Bruce Springsteen
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
The Heart of the Matter 5:15 India.Arie
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Father Space 5:56 Bjarno

Thursday, Jun 1, 2017, 840am ~ Deeper In Your Bones

All Colours Pt 3 2:50 Bob Holroyd
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Move On Up (feat. Bono & John Legend) 3:13 Angélique Kidjo
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
The Heart of the Matter 5:15 India.Arie
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Father Space 5:56 Bjarno

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!


Deepening our connection to the form, function and ART of the bones creates an organic and personal connection to movement and sensation. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the Sacred routine: what you notice in your body both during and after. (I’m feeling my LEGS – whoo Nelly!)

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:

Memorial Day Nia – Monday, May 29 from 11-12:15pm
For the holiday, acac has a slightly modified schedule so on Memorial Day (and all Monday holidays), Nia at acac Albemarle Square will be from 11am-1215pm! Come spend some of your day off with your body and with us!

CHARLOTTESVILLE WHITE BELT TRAINING in September
Our friend, mentor and Nia Trainer, Helen Terry is coming to Charlottesville to offer a White Belt training! White Belt is the first level of Nia training, designed to provide body-centered training to anyone interested in living better in a body or teaching Nia. Helen is a First Generation Nia Trainer, chosen years ago by the creators of Nia to be one of the first Nia trainers. She’ll be retiring soon, so don’t miss your chance to learn from this amazing teacher and trainer! For more information and to register, please visit: https://nianow.com/node/1139984. Please feel free to contact Mary Linn at marylinnl@acac.com with any questions!

The Awesome Event sponsored by Divine Play October 27-29
Join us for the weekend of October 27-19 in exploring an understanding of the mind that will allow you to break free of limits, relate with others, and naturally ripple ease, resilience and FUN through your personal and work life. Get all the information, buy tickets at http://www.theawesomeevent.com or call Jeanne Catherine: 434-218-9500.

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, May 22, 2017, 1045am ~ In Your Bones

All Colours Pt 3 2:50 Bob Holroyd
Factor 30 9:34 Bjarno
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Dr. Bones 3:34 Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Bollywood Drums 5:28 Desert Dwellers
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Father Space 5:56 Bjarno

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 840am ~ In Your Bones

All Colours Pt 3 2:50 Bob Holroyd
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Dr. Bones 3:34 Cherry Poppin’ Daddies
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Bollywood Drums 5:28 Desert Dwellers
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Father Space 5:56 Bjarno

Wednesday, May 24, 2017, 11am ~ In Your Bones

All Colours Pt 3 2:50 Bob Holroyd
Factor 30 9:34 Bjarno
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Bad to the Bone 4:56 George Thorogood & The Destroyers
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Bollywood Drums 5:28 Desert Dwellers
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Father Space 5:56 Bjarno

Thursday, May 25, 2017, 840am ~ In Your Bones

All Colours Pt 3 2:50 Bob Holroyd
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Shake Your Hips 4:47 Desperado 5
Afronaut 5:23 Shaman’s Dream
Bollywood Drums 5:28 Desert Dwellers
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Father Space 5:56 Bjarno

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 best way to prepare for the next pose is to be fully in this one.” – Kelly Stine

I am addicted to planning so I can control what happens and so that I can be ready. What happens if I am so present in this moment, that I’m ready now?

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:

Memorial Day Nia – Monday, May 29 from 11-12:15pm
For the holiday, acac has a slightly modified schedule so on Memorial Day (and all Monday holidays), Nia at acac Albemarle Square will be from 11am-1215pm! Come spend some of your day off with your body and with us!

dance.sit.create… Saturday, Jun 24, 2o17, 8:30am-5pm
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. Some scholarship is available ~ email me for more on that (sjmnia@gmail.com).
Early Bird: $100 if registered by May 24. Late Bird: $125 if registered by June 20
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.

dance.sit.create… research question
Please help me prepare for the upcoming retreat by answering this question: Are you an artist? If you said yes, what is it about you and/or your life that makes you one? If you said no, what would have to be different about you and/or your life for you to be one? Please feel free to answer in the comments or PM me! Thanks, y’all.

CHARLOTTESVILLE WHITE BELT TRAINING in September
Our friend, mentor and Nia Trainer, Helen Terry is coming to Charlottesville to offer a White Belt training! White Belt is the first level of Nia training, designed to provide body-centered training to anyone interested in living better in a body or teaching Nia. Helen is a First Generation Nia Trainer, chosen years ago by the creators of Nia to be one of the first Nia trainers. She’ll be retiring soon, so don’t miss your chance to learn from this amazing teacher and trainer! For more information and to register, please visit: https://nianow.com/node/1139984. Please feel free to contact Mary Linn at marylinnl@acac.com with any questions!
As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.
Dance on. Shine on.
Susan sig

The Awesome Event sponsored by Divine Play October 27-29
Join us for the weekend of October 27-19 in exploring an understanding of the mind that will allow you to break free of limits, relate with others, and naturally ripple ease, resilience and FUN through your personal and work life. Get all the information, buy tickets at http://www.theawesomeevent.com or call Jeanne Catherine: 434-218-9500.

*** 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, May 15, 2017, 1045am ~ With Kate

Thank you, Kate for teaching while I tended to my beloved while he had his “spa treatment”!
Duende by Gipsy Kings
Sunday Morning, Up All Night by NYXYSS
Groove is in the Heart by Barclay Cream
Is This Love by OBE Chill Remix
Brutha Noah by Electro Swing & Gospel Breaks
Melt by Somerville & Wilson
Agolo by Angelique Kidjo
Xiao Thao Khoi San by Bob Holroyd
Reckoner by Radiohead
Ain’t Gonna Wait For You Forever by Ken Wank
All I Need by The Normalites
About You by Deep Dive Corp.
Blueprint by Bob Holroyd
Lullaby by Troels Hammer

Tuesday, May 16, 2017, 840am ~

Dunya Salam 2:55 Baaba Mal
My Culture 5:39 Maxi Jazz/Robbie Williams
The Way You Dream 8:21 Asha Bhosle/Michael Stipe
Ma’ Africa 4:49 Mahotella Queens/Ulali
Passion 5:46 Michael Franti
I’m Ready 3:52 Taj Mahal
Fly 3:33 Bart Hafeman
I’ll Take You There 4:35 The Staples Singers
Release [Remix] 5:31 Afro Celt Sound System
People Get Ready 3:35 Eva Cassidy
Somehow Familiar 3:40 Fabrizio Paterlini

Wednesday, May 17, 2017, 11am ~

Dunya Salam 2:55 Baaba Mal
My Culture 5:39 Maxi Jazz/Robbie Williams
The Way You Dream 8:21 Asha Bhosle/Michael Stipe
Ma’ Africa 4:49 Mahotella Queens/Ulali
Braided Hair 4:03 Neneh Cherry/Speech
Passion 5:46 Michael Franti
I’m Ready 3:52 Taj Mahal
Fly 3:33 Bart Hafeman
I’ll Take You There 4:35 The Staples Singers
Release [Remix] 5:31 Afro Celt Sound System
People Get Ready 3:35 Eva Cassidy
Halving The Compass 5:27 Helios

Thursday, May 18, 2017, 840am ~

Dunya Salam 2:55 Baaba Maal
My Culture 5:39 Maxi Jazz/Robbie Williams
Nourah 6:51 Makyo
Braided Hair 4:03 Neneh Cherry/Speech
Raag Trance 5:32 Biddu
Now I’m Here 4:15 Queen
Fly 3:33 Bart Hafeman
I’ll Take You There 4:35 The Staples Singers
Release [Remix] 5:31 Afro Celt Sound System
People Get Ready 3:35 Eva Cassidy
Halving The Compass 5:27 Helios

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!

Every once in a while, my toes get painful little cracks in them. They always appear in the same place: at the base of my big toes. They hurt like the devil when they show up and given their vulnerable placement, it takes weeks for them to heal. The only way I’ve found to fix them is to tape my toes. It’s not a great look for a barefoot dance teacher but I’ve yet to find a better option.

For years, I couldn’t figure out why it was happening – was it the weather, when I danced on unfamiliar surfaces, what?? Finally, I turned on my witness – high caliber awareness – and paid close attention to what was going on when the toe tape came out. The witness revealed that these teeny injuries happen when I’m learning new choreography and stepping back onto my toes rather than the ball of my foot.

Even with the witness’s observation, I still have to tape up my toes now and again (as anyone in classes this week knows) but at least now I know how I do what I do…and what the consequences are. Without that information, no choice or change is possible.

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:

Marie-Therese Pain Obituary
We are deeply saddened by the loss of our friend and long-time dancer, Marie Pain. You can find her obituary here. I will be attending the service on Saturday to deliver our community condolences (I have a card if you’d like to sign it) and welcome anyone who would like to join me.

Memorial Day Nia – Monday, May 29 from 11-12:15pm
For the holiday, acac has a slightly modified schedule so on Memorial Day (and all Monday holidays), Nia at acac Albemarle Square will be from 11am-1215pm! Come spend some of your day off with your body and with us!

dance.sit.create… Saturday, Jun 24, 2o17, 8:30am-5pm
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. Some scholarship is available ~ email me for more on that (sjmnia@gmail.com).
Early Bird: $100 if registered by May 24. Late Bird: $125 if registered by June 20
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.

dance.sit.create… research question
Please help me prepare for the upcoming retreat by answering this question: Are you an artist? If you said yes, what is it about you and/or your life that makes you one? If you said no, what would have to be different about you and/or your life for you to be one? Please feel free to answer in the comments or PM me! Thanks, y’all.

CHARLOTTESVILLE WHITE BELT TRAINING in September
Our friend, mentor and Nia Trainer, Helen Terry is coming to Charlottesville to offer a White Belt training! White Belt is the first level of Nia training, designed to provide body-centered training to anyone interested in living better in a body or teaching Nia. Helen is a First Generation Nia Trainer, chosen years ago by the creators of Nia to be one of the first Nia trainers. She’ll be retiring soon, so don’t miss your chance to learn from this amazing teacher and trainer! For more information and to register, please visit: https://nianow.com/node/1139984. Please feel free to contact Mary Linn at marylinnl@acac.com with any questions!
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 . ***

Sunday, May 7, 2017, 3pm ~ Love Warrior at the Quaker Friends Meeting House

I See Fire 5:01 Ed Sheeran
Beauty & the East (Banco de Gaia Remix) 6:51 Bombay Dub Orchestra
Wristband 3:18 Paul Simon
Mexican Chef 3:49 Xenia Rubinos
Ain’t No Man 3:34 The Avett Brothers
American Idiot 2:54 Green Day
Faith (feat. Ariana Grande) 2:43 Stevie Wonder
Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar) 4:50 Beyoncé
That’s What Makes Us Great (feat. Bruce Springsteen) 3:25 Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers
Revolution 3:40 Coco Love Alcorn
This Land Is Your Land 4:38 Little Feat
Mercy 4:31 Dave Matthews Band
We Are the Ones 2:51 Sweet Honey In the Rock
Gentle Exit 4:15 The Happening

Monday, May 8, 2017, 1045am ~ Witness Choice Variety

Here We Go 5:59 Deep Dive Corp. Ft. Hush Forever
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Heartbreaker 5:24 Crazy P
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Steal Drum 7:07 The Martin Brothers
Any Way You Want It 3:24 Journey
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Elephant (Dub) 6:07 Spiral System
Empty Vessel 3:46 Bob Holroyd
Stillpoint 4:18 Oliver Shanti & Friends

Tuesday, May 9, 2017, 840am ~ Witness Choice Variety

Here We Go 5:59 Deep Dive Corp. Ft. Hush Forever
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Steal Drum 7:07 The Martin Brothers
#1 Spice 3:51 Young Cardamom & HAB
Mumbai Madness 4:49 Mashti + Jean Baden
Elephant (Dub) 6:07 Spiral System
Empty Vessel 3:46 Bob Holroyd
10 Questions for the Dalai Lama 3:15 Peter Kater

Wednesday, May 10, 2017, 11am ~ Witness Choice Variety

We Are All Connected 7:07 Magic Sound Fabric
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One Hundred Lights (Grouch Remix) 5:31 Kaya Project
One World, One People 4:43 Xcultures
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Moon & Sun 6:02 Dalminjo Fjörd Fusioneer
Do Your Thing 4:45 Basement Jaxx
A Little Bit Of Riddim (Featuring Cherine Anderson) 4:19 Michael Franti
Give It Away 5:17 Zero 7
Witness 4:48 Sarah McLachlan

Thursday, May 11, 2017, 840am ~ Witness Choice Variety

We Are All Connected 7:07 Magic Sound Fabric
Sunday Morning, Up All Night 4:54 NYXYSS
One World, One People 4:43 Xcultures
Tala Odyssey (Drumspyder Remix) 6:07 Desert Dwellers
Torch 7:49 Bob Holroyd
Moon & Sun 6:02 Dalminjo Fjörd Fusioneer
Do Your Thing 4:45 Basement Jaxx
A Little Bit Of Riddim (Featuring Cherine Anderson) 4:19 Michael Franti
Give It Away 5:17 Zero 7
Let It Go 2:16 Jamie Catto & Alex Forster

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT NIA?

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

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