The inspiration has been flowing in February at Muse for Life. We started off the month with the 2nd Sufi workshop weekend with Adnan Sarhan, and the energy was sweet and beautiful. Thanks to our friend, Danny Stern, for bringing his teacher, Adnan, to Muse for Life. Danny is a fantastic drummer who plays around town. Everyone check him out.
News from the dance branch of the Muse for Life tree brings lots of new growth and outreach. Havalyn Raeuber, our dance program and coordinator, has begun a new class called Creatively Moving Women on Mondays at 7:00pm. This class is designed to inspire women from everywhere to connect more deeply with their bodies and express more fully. This class is for all women who want to express themselves more fully through dance. If you have dance experience, great! If you have no dance experience, great! This class is meant to be an inspiring space for all women. Integrating therapeutic movement ideas along with movement meditation practices and basic dance principles, this class holds the intention of providing a safe container for personal expression and exploration. This class is all about loving your body and moving with this love!
On February 14th, Muse for Life’s Havalyn Raeuber, along with Leslie Clayton from Body Awareness Studio, led a flash mob dance troop through Sandy Springs in alignment with the global 1 Billion Rising Movement. 1 Billion Rising is a flash mob dance movement that is focused on raising awareness about and ending violence towards women globally. All of us at Muse for Life feel blessed to be able to have participated and hosted rehearsals for this special event.
All other dance classes are building in attendance, and we always have room for more students! In March, we are starting a new policy of ‘FIRST CLASS BY DONATION’ for all regularly scheduled classes. Come try out a class and pay what you want We offer ballet, tap, jazz, hip hop, modern, creative movement, improvisation, belly dance, and more. If you know anyone who might be interested or benefit from our dance classes, please spread the good word. Check our schedule for current times:
News from the music branch of Muse for Life’s growing tree brings sweet rhythms and melodies. Our private lessons are going strong. We are happy to have Aviva, from Aviva and the Flying Penguins, offering piano, voice, and flute lessons at Muse for Life. Rob Defriese, from the Mixx and the Mystery Trip, offers bass, vocals, and guitar lessons. Both Don Whitaker and David Marmer offer drumset and percussion lessons. And Craig Martin Canedy, founder of Muse for Life, offers lessons on guitar, violin, cello, trumpet, mandolin, banjo, piano, and multiple other instruments. Craig also offers special focus lessons on music theory, composition, arrangement, and music production.
During February attendance has picked up for our Musical Adventure Classes, and we are happy to be able to offer them. There is still space available if interested.
•Ages 3-5 is Monday from 3:15-4:00
•Ages 6-8 is Tuesday from 4:00-5:00
•Ages 9-15 is Thursday from 6:00-7:00
Contact us or schedule online, if you are interested.
Will still offer private music therapy sessions for all individuals with special needs. Craig Martin Canedy, Muse for Life’s founder, is a board certified music therapist with a master’s degree in music therapy. Craig also studied educational kinesiology and perceptual motor learning at the graduate level for a year and a half with the dean of his college. This background qualifies Craig to coach all Muse for Life teachers in being able to accommodate special needs within their lessons and classes. If you know anyone with special needs, please do not hesitate to tell them about us. We are here to be of service.
News from the meditation and yoga branch of Muse for Life’s community tree brings opening and expansion. Gail Fore has joined the Muse for Life family, and she is offering her gentle yoga classes on thursdays at 7:00pm. We offer many different yoga classes throughout the week including kundalini yoga, hatha yoga, ashtanga yoga, Shamanic yoga, and yoga philosophy 101, as well as classes focused on developing a personal practice. Beginning in march, we will begin offering special classes focused specifically on pranayama (breath practices) and yogic cleansing and diet.
Currently, we also offer open meditation space, structured meditation lessons, guided meditation classes, guided relaxations, and movement meditations for everyone looking to deepen the meditative state of their own lives. Check our schedule for current yoga and meditation class times:
In alignment with our meditation and yoga branch, we are re-designing our front space to be a fully operating tea-house. This has been a dream we have held for many years, and we have decided that now is the time to step fully into this dream. We welcome all kinds of suggestions and support to make this dream a reality.
In alignment with Muse for Life’s Natural Connections Learning Philosophy, we will be offering the Web of Life E.O.N.S course through our A.B.L.E education program for all adults who are wanting to connect deeper with nature. This course will begin towards the end of March and beginning of April. Contact us for more information.