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The art of noticing on all levels is at the heart of the practice of Nia…and of living a fully engaged life. If you noticed the music in classes this week and wondered what it was, here are all the playlists from classes.

Dance on. Shine on.
Susan sig

Monday, Jul 7, 2014, 1045am ~ Eyebrow Yoga & Three Levels of Noticing

Big Sky 4:04 Annie Lennox
Down To Earth 5:59 Peter Gabriel
The Fire From Within 4:12 Tryptamoon
Water Down the Ganges 7:10 Prem Joshua & Manish Vyas
Freedom 2:50 Tyrone Wells
Nothing But The Water (II) 5:19 Grace Potter & The Nocturnals
I’m Alive (Life Sounds Like) 3:52 Michael Franti & Spearhead
Wake Me Up 4:10 Avicii
Notice The Ring 3:48 Chris Isaak
Am I Wrong 4:08 Nico & Vinz
Dust in the Wind 3:30 Daughter Darling
For The Summer 3:52 Ray LaMontagne & The Pariah Dogs
Jai Radha Madhav 6:27 Deva Premal

Tuesday, Jul 8, 2014, 9am ~ Eyebrow Yoga & Three Levels of Noticing

Amazing 4:15 One Eskimo
Hero Dead And Gone (Discotheque Mix) 4:55 De-Phazz
When You’re Falling [Featuring Peter Gabriel] 5:14 Afro Celt Sound System
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Exit Through You 5:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger
Everything Comes From You 4:42 Big Blue Ball featuring Richard Evans, Joji Hirota, Sevara Nazarkhan, Sinéad O’Connor, Guo Yue
A Little Bit Of Riddim (Featuring Cherine Anderson) 4:19 Michael Franti
Never Coming Home 5:00 Sting
The Time is Now 3:55 Moioko
I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel To Be Free 4:09 Derek Trucks Band
Drive 3:53 Incubus
Windmills 3:48 Toad the Wet Sprocket
Cristofori’s Dream 6:07 David Lanz

Wednesday, Jul 9, 2014, 1055am ~ Eyebrow Yoga & Three Levels of Noticing

Say 3:51 John Mayer
Pavement Cracks 5:10 Annie Lennox
Sol Tapado 3:52 Thievery Corporation
Short Skirt / Long Jacket 3:28 Cake
Come With Us 4:58 Chemical Brothers
Black Horse And The Cherry Tree 2:51 KT Tunstall
Dog Days Are Over 3:41 Florence And The Machine
Do Your Thing 4:45 Basement Jaxx
Domination 7:26 Peace Orchestra
Proud 4:30 Heather Small (from Akeelah And The Bee)
Underneath 4:14 David Wilcox
The Spirit of the Earth Continues (Floating Earth Remix) 6:32 Cybertribe

Thursday, Jul 10, 2014, 9am ~ Eyebrow Yoga & Three Levels of Noticing

Altus Silva 6:07 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Ronan Browne, Deep Forest, James McNally, Iarla Ó Lionáird, Vernon Reid
Whole Thing 5:27 Big Blue Ball featuring Francis Bebey, Alex Faku, Tim Finn, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger, Andy White
Habibe 7:12 Big Blue Ball featuring Natacha Atlas, Hossam Ramzy, Neil Sparkes, The Hossam Ramzy Egyptian Ensemble (Adel Eskander, Wael Abu Bakr, Momtaz Talaat
Shadow 4:28 Big Blue Ball featuring Juan Cañizares, Papa Wemba
Exit Through You 5:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Joseph Arthur, Peter Gabriel, Karl Wallinger
Everything Comes From You 4:42 Big Blue Ball featuring Richard Evans, Joji Hirota, Sevara Nazarkhan, Sinéad O’Connor, Guo Yue
Burn You Up Burn You Down 4:31 Big Blue Ball featuring Billy Cobham, Peter Gabriel, The Holmes Brothers, Wendy Melvoin, Arona N’diaye, Jah Wobble
Instant Karma 3:14 U2
Thank you 4:19 Alanis Morrisette
Three Little Birds 4:29 Playing For Change
Rivers 5:45 Big Blue Ball featuring Vernon Reid, Márta Sebestyén, Karl Wallinger
Big Blue Ball 4:52 Big Blue Ball featuring Peter Gabriel, Manu Katché, Karl Wallinger

PROJECT MICHAEL FRANTI TO CHARLOTTESVILLE: A COMMUNITY PROJECT OF GRATITUDE AND INVITATION

Rebecca has begun putting the 75 flags we have created into a long (it looks like more than 20 yard) strand of love. We’ll document it with photos and video, and maybe find a way to film us all dancing to one of his songs!

NIA TRAINER, JULIE WYLIE, COMING TO CHARLOTTESVILLE

We’re excited to support a weekend of classes and workshops with Nia Trainer, Julie Wylie now scheduled for September and a Nia White Belt early in 2015. Events will include lots of things for everyBODY as well as for belts wanting to reconnect to the principles and practices. More info coming soon.

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. There is one planned in Charlottesville (see above) and lots of other places, too.

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music twisting barsEvidently, I have some sort of magic, Teflon coating when it comes to jury duty – for this week, anyway. So, it’s been an adventure of sensation and music this week of drawing routines out of a hat and in general, not knowing what each day might hold. I noticed that noodling on what I’m teaching is a mental habit. Chewing on it and planning it. There was something refreshing about just waiting until it happened. I also noticed a part of me that wanted to revisit the routines that I was least intimate with (two of which showed up this week!) and review them. So I would “know” them and get them “right.” I resisted the temptation and I’m glad that I allowed them to be what they were in the moment. So thanks to everybody who came along for the (sometimes bumpy-ish) ride.

For those in class today (Thursday, August 08, 2013), here is what I fondly call The Goat Song
and the screaming goats video that I mentioned (and imitated) in class.

Below please find all the playlists from this week.
Have fun and stay tuned for Week 2 of Jury Doodie!
Xo
Susan

Jury Doodie & The River of the Unknown, Week 1 ~ Monday, August 5, 2013

Vibe (Choreography:  Debbie Rosas)

Fragile Beauty – 4:20 – Chris Coco
Sun Is Shining (Out Of Sight Remix) – 7:30 – ReUnited
Miracle (Cantoma Mix) – 5:57 – Afterlife
Find It (Featuring Farda P.) – 5:46 – Rodney Hunter
Cry (Sunset Dream Mix) – 9:10 – Afterlife
Star Power (Rui Da Silva Remix) – 7:56 – City Reverb
Bodyrock – 3:36 – Moby
Colour In My Name (Featuring Precise) – 6:08 – Spiral System
100 Billions Stars – 5:10 – Lux

Jury Doodie & The River of the Unknown, Week 1 ~ Tuesday, August 6, 2013

R1 (Choreography:  Debbie Rosas, Caroline Kohles, Helen Terry & Kevin VerEecke)

We Are All Connected – 7:07 – Magic Sound Fabric
Calling – 5:52 – Bliss
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 – 6:15 – Ganga Girl
Do Your Thing – 4:45 – Basement Jaxx
Shine – 4:12 – Joshua
Madh Assalhin: The Zen Breaks Remix – 7:51 – Cheb i Sabbah
Speck of Gold – 5:37 – Afterlife

Jury Doodie & The River of the Unknown, Week 1 ~ Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Girls Night Out (Choreography:  Carlos Rosas)

Girls Night Out – 3:26 – Candy Dulfer
Cookie – 5:03 – Candy Dulfer
Mr. Slim – 4:06 – Candy Dulfer
What Does It Take – 4:18 – Candy Dulfer
Soullala – 4:08 – Candy Dulfer
I’m the One – 3:51 – Candy Dulfer
Island Lady – 4:56 – Candy Dulfer
Dance Til You Bop – 5:10 – Candy Dulfer
A Little Less Conversation [JXL Radio Edit Remix] – 3:33 – Elvis Presley
2025 – 4:45 – Candy Dulfer
So Cool – 5:43 – Candy Dulfer
Dead Already – 3:20 – Thomas Newman, American Beauty Soundtrack
Because – 2:22 – Elliott Smith, American Beauty Soundtrack
Any Other Name – 4:10 – Thomas Newman, American Beauty Soundtrack

Jury Doodie & The River of the Unknown, Week 1 ~ Thursday, August 8, 2013

Clarity (Choreography:  Carlos Rosas)

Clarity (melting snow mix) – 11:12 – Makyo
Dubuasca (with Michael Kang) – 6:55 – Bassnectar
Nostalgia Worship – 6:46 – Bassnectar
Freek – 7:16 – Shakatura
Jogando Capoeira – 6:20 – Beatfanatic
Red Alert – 4:17 – Basement Jaxx
Long Bone – 5:16 – Sofa Surfers
Yu – 9:59 – Ishq

Crocus flower in the snowWhat a great time I had teaching this morning. There just ain’t nothing like a Saturday morning Nia class, and y’all make it juicygood! Thanks to everybody who came to play and sweat and shake our petals free! As promised, here is the playlist, the poetry of Dar Williams and Maya Angelou, and fun bonus video!

As ever, please always let me know how I can help more,
Love,
Susan

Three Planes: Push Myself Up Through the Dirt – Saturday, March 23, 2013, 9am

One Billion Rising – 5:19 – Catherine Feeny Living In The Moment – 3:55 – Jason Mraz
Survivor – 3:49 – Destiny’s Child
Free Your Mind – 4:52 – En Vogue
Stronger (What Doesn’t Kill You) – 3:42 – Kelly Clarkson
Break The Chain – 4:32 – Tena Clark
One Billion Hands – 4:05 – Lourds Lane
Dog Days Are Over – 3:41 – Florence And The Machine
Do Your Thing – 4:45 – Basement Jaxx
Proud – 4:30 – Heather Small
Spring Street – 4:52 – Dar Williams
Father I Know – 3:08 – Jamie Catto
Phenomenal Woman – 4:24 – Ruthie Foster
Beautiful – 4:06 – India.Arie

Spring Street by Dar Williams

I’m sorry that I left you with your questions all alone
But I was too happy driving and too angry to drive home
I was thinking about the easy courage of my distant friends
They said, I could let this bridge wash out and never make amends

Can I blow this small town make a big sound
Like the star of a film noir postcard
Can I just forget the frames I shared with you

And I can’t believe what they’re saying
They’re saying I can change my mind
Start over on Spring Street, I’m welcome anytime

There are spring street storefront daisies floating on their neon stems
There are new shirts on the clothes racks should I feel like one of them
I can find a small apartment where a struggling artist died
And pretend because I pay the rent I know that pain inside

Yeah, let’s watch the tour bus stop and tell us
Here’s the scene of a spring green life dream
Take the best part write it in your caffeine diary

And I can’t believe what they’re saying
They’re saying I can leave tonight
Start over on Spring Street, I’m welcome anytime

This year April had a blizzard just to show she did not care
And the new dead leaves
They made the trees look like children with gray hair
But I’ll push myself up through the dirt and shake my petals free
I’m resolved to being born and so resigned to bravery

Yeah the one who leaves this also grieves this
Too much rain on the prairie flood plain
Houses floating, love is like that we built on the river, year

And that’s to say, yeah I’m leaving
But I don’t have go there
I don’t have to go to Spring Street ’cause it’s spring everywhere

Phenomenal Woman by Maya Angelou (sung by Ruthie Foster)

Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.
I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size
But when I start to tell them,
They think I’m telling lies.
I say,
It’s in the reach of my arms
The span of my hips,
The stride of my step,
The curl of my lips.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please,
And to a man,
The fellows stand or
Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around me,
A hive of honey bees.
I say,
It’s the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my teeth,
The swing in my waist,
And the joy in my feet.
I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Men themselves have wondered
What they see in me.
They try so much
But they can’t touch
My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still can’t see.
I say,
It’s in the arch of my back,
The sun of my smile,
The ride of my breasts,
The grace of my style.
I’m a woman

Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

Now you understand
Just why my head’s not bowed.
I don’t shout or jump about
Or have to talk real loud.
When you see me passing
It ought to make you proud.
I say,
It’s in the click of my heels,
The bend of my hair,
the palm of my hand,
The need of my care,
‘Cause I’m a woman
Phenomenally.
Phenomenal woman,
That’s me.

And finally, a fun and beautiful video of The Weepies song, The World Spins Madly On, that we danced to on Wednesday (thank you, Lynette!):

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