Drum & Journey Circle
Multi-cultural drumming sessions.
We begin each drumming session by clearing our energy and our drum’s energy with sage. We make an offering in gratitude to the spirits of the sacred directions for joining and guiding us, doing this creates a sacred space for our intentions, drumming and prayers. Our Drumming and Journey Circle is one hour, open to all ages and you need no musical talents or experience, just the desire to explore the power of drumming.
There will be time in the drummingcircle to share your experiences with others if you choose to, or to journal some of your thoughts and understandings. Please feel free to bring an item of meaning to be placed in our circle that will help you in anyway. It could be a totem, a photo, a written statement, anything that will assist you on your journey.
Drumming sessions are offered Fridays and Saturdays from 4 to 5 pm. $40 per person
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Drum therapy is an ancient approach that uses rhythm to promote healing and self-expression. From the shamans of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health.
Current research is now verifying the therapeutic effects of ancient rhythm techniques. Recent research reviews indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self.
Playing within the context of a drum circle is truly an example of the concept of teamwork at its highest level. As the rhythms come together and grow, we quickly realize the need for trust and dependence amongst our fellow drummers. So many of the lessons we learn in the drum circle can be directly applied in our homes, our schools, our workplaces, and our lives.
We learn to relax.
We learn to let go.
We learn to lead when necessary, and follow as needed.
We learn to focus intensely at times, and to just feel our way along at others.
We learn that although we may have differences with co-workers, family, that we each have a similar need for support, to be successful.
We learn to accept and appreciate other's differences and how we can benefit from supporting personal individuality and expression.
And we learn how–without balance and harmony–the slightest hint of discord can send the whole thing spiraling out of control.
These are important lessons. The beauty is that, when learned in the proper environment, the actual learning process becomes invisible. The transition between these elements is seamless and transparent, and the concepts become as natural as breathing. Not the individual rhythms, of course–many of those take years to truly master–but rather our awareness of ourselves and our role in the bigger picture (in the circle and in life).