Thursday, September 23, 2010

"Don't you feel it too?" FINALE and Celebration Dinner

Daring dancers, and inner-life explorers! Our final and 27th dance session of the year is today, September 23, 5:00-6:30pm.

At 5:00pm do your warm-up, and start dancing at your own pace and place. If you want to start with me, I'll be at Peavey Plaza.
At 6:00pm we dance together along Nicollet Mall anywhere from 3rd to 11th Streets.
At 6:30pm do your cool-down and final sivasana or resting.

Please dress appropriately for rain and cold, and be careful of the slippery surfaces. Maybe bring a towel to dry off. The rain will be a big part of your trepidation and your breaking through. It'll feel very different, but we've done it before in the rain. Stay present, watch out for umbrellas, and be smart out there. Remember, this is your practice, and you can adjust it to suit your needs, and take care.

The celebration dinner starts at 7:00pm at Evergreen Restaurant, 2424 Nicollet Ave. S. RSVP at Remember to bring $10 cash for dinner and your stories to share! I'll end my session at Peavey Plaza for anyone who wants a ride to dinner.

Practicing happiness, marcus

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

“…love like your heart has never been broken, and dance like no one is watching." -Aurora Greenway

Marcus leads Don't you feel it too? at the San Jose Biennial--Friday, Sept 17, 5:30-7:30pm


Last 3 chances to experience Don't you feel it too? this season. We invite daring dancers and inner-life explorers. Unexpected freedom, purposeful self-embarrassment, and the practice of dancing our inner lives in public places. Everyone is welcome--artists and non-artists.

Thursday, Sept 16, 5:30-7:30pm. Meet at Peavey Plaza at 5:30pm.
Monday, Sept 20, 5:30-7:30pm. Meet at Peavey Plaza at 5:30pm.
FINALE: Thursday, Sept 23, 5:00-6:30pm. Meet at Peavey Plaza at 5:00pm.
Celebration Dinner-Evergreen Restaurant, 2424 Nicollet, 7pm, $10.

To participate:
  • Bring your portable music player, headphones, and your most beloved music on a playlist.
  • Wear comfortable street-dancing shoes and clothes.
  • Don't bring anything you can't put in your pocket so that you can dance freely. Leave stuff in your car or at home.
  • More instructions are given before you dance. Free. Just show up.


Saturday 10am-12noon spirituality discussions. We spend quiet and thoughtful Saturday mornings together. We listen to recorded lectures and interviews, and discuss. No preparation is required. NEW LOCATION: MACALESTER COLLEGE. Check back for exact room.

Sept 25: Irish poet John O'Donahue on beauty as a defining aspect of God

Oct 2: Rheumatologist Esther Sternberg on stress, the body, and the mind

Oct 9: New York Times' David Brooks on emotions, the cognitive revolution, and public policy.

Oct 23: Buddhist nun Pema Chodron, Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality (Part 1 of 3)

Oct 30: Buddhist nun Pema Chodron, Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality (Part 2 of 3)

Nov 6: Buddhist nun Pema Chodron, Getting Unstuck: Breaking Your Habitual Patterns and Encountering Naked Reality (Part 3 of 3)

Nov 13: Depression and the human soul with Parker Palmer, Anita Barrows, and Andrew Solomon

Nov 20: Technology journalist David Kirkpatrick talks about The Facebook Effect
Practicing happiness,
Marcus Young and Grace MN