Life happened this week. My beloved 13-year-old niece broke her arm and her mom had to be out of town and if I haven’t mentioned it before one of my best things is Being Auntie so that’s what I did the latter part of this week. A thousand thanks to the incredible acac Nia team that offered both subs and (needed) back ups in a heartbeat. I am so lucky.
In my classes, we focused on the energy of the eyes and using them consciously to affect our movement, alignment and energy. As always, I’d love to hear about your experience with using mindful eyes.
Below are all the playlists from the week. Go to Spotify and follow me at “susanmcculley” and you’ll find my public playlists there, too. I love seeing more and more people following and listening wherever you are! If you’re having trouble getting the site to work, please let me know ~ I’m learning some tricks and I’d love to figure it out with you. Just so you know, if you are using the Spotify app for mobile devices, the program inserts “recommended” music that is not on my original playlist. Please note also that Spotify doesn’t have all the music I have, so sometimes I’ll put up a different version of a song or skip it all together. EnJOY, everyBody!
Before the playlists, some announce-y type things:
• NEW CLASS TIME ON TUESDAY & THURSDAY DOWNTOWN STARTS JUNE 2! ~ Set your alarm! Mark your calendar! Staring June 1, get your acac downtown Tuesday and Thursday morning Nia at earlier! Class with Susan on both days will be from 840am-940am starting June 1! Come play and let your practice embody your whole day!
• NEW NIA 101 SATURDAYS FROM 1230-1245 WITH MARY LINN STARTS JUNE 6! ~ Mary Linn will offer Nia 101 before her Saturday class: an introduction to Nia’s 52 Moves to refresh current students and help new students get a feel for the moves. Nia 101 will run from 1230-1245, and class will run from 1245-145, at Albemarle Squre, Studio A.
• SAVE THE DATE: DANCE. SIT. WRITE. DAY SHOP HAPPENS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10, 2015 ~ Mark your calendar for the next opportunity to spend the day playing in the intersection of movement, meditation and creativity! More details to come this summer but let me know if you have questions (firstname.lastname@example.org)
As always, please let me know if you have questions or how I can help more.
Dance on. Shine on.
*** 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. What you find below is exactly what I used in class. ***
Monday, May 4, 2015, 1045am ~ Eye Energy (Split, Ellipt, Blend)
Adiemus 4:02 Adiemus/London Philharmonic Orchestra/Miriam Stockley
Tears From The Moon 4:18 Conjure One Feat. Sinéad O’ Connor
The Fire From Within 4:12 Tryptamoon
Freedom 2:50 Tyrone Wells
Cotton Eyed Joe 2:50 The Chieftains & Ricky Skaggs
Shut Your Eyes 3:16 Snow Patrol
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For 4:39 U2
I’m Looking Through You 2:24 The Beatles
Doctor My Eyes 3:21 Jackson Browne
Suddenly I See 3:22 KT Tunstall
Brown Eyed Girl 3:06 Van Morrison
Carnival 5:59 Natalie Merchant
In Your Eyes 5:26 Peter Gabriel
Looking in the Eyes of Love 4:19 Alison Krauss & Union Station
Paris Texas 6:45 Gotan Project
Tuesday, May 5, 2015, 9am and 530pm ~ Eye Energy (Split, Ellipt, Blend)
Beach Drifter 4:02 Plazza
A New Day 4:03 Laya Project
Biene Maya 4:06 Daniel Levez
Resolution (Rewound By Thievery Corporation) 4:02 Thievery Corporation
Look Up 5:56 Zero 7
Release It [Instrumental] 6:27 Afro Celt Sound System
Shisha 5:20 Naked Rhythm
Once Again (Live) 6:04 Hang Massive
Curried Ripples 5:03 Ganga Girl
Outro 6:24 Hang Massive
Wishful Thinking 5:32 The Album Leaf
Wednesday, May 6, 2015, 1055am ~ with Loring
intention: bringing full attention & energy to what I am creating
Something Understood 4:24 Bob Holroyd
Sajanna 5:06 Badmarsh & Shri
Marisi 6:33 Cantoma
Air Batucada 4:40 Thievery Corporation
Victory Dance 3:49 Mystic Rhythms Band
Amma 6:26 James Asher & Sivamani
Butterfly Heart 5:11 Chris Coco
Speck of Gold 5:37 Afterlife
Sunsethighway 4:00 Kiln
Prayer for Protection 6:25 Xumantra
Thursday, May 7, 2015, 9am ~ with Kate
Relax by Deep-Dive-Corp.
Groove Is In The Heart by Barclay&Cream
In Love Again by Meital De Razon and Asi Tal
My People by Nadia Kazmi
Moonpie by Johnny Lectro
Welcome to the Journey by Cybertribe
Xiao Tshao Khoi San by Bob Holroyd
To The Skies by Kaskade (featuring Polina)
Space Boogie by Deep Dive (featuring Dennis Le Gree)
Ain’t No Sunshine (Rishis Short Mix) by Al Jarreau
Planetary Nebula by Sven Weisemann
Beautiful World (Instrumental) by MRJ
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