Drum Circles for Adults
From the shamans of Mongolia to the healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health. Recent research indicates that drumming both boosts the immune system and increases our Alpha brainwaves; those brainwaves associated with feelings of well-being and euphoria. Drumming also facilitates increased coordination and improves focus and concentration
“In this century, when we seem to be moving farther and farther away from ourselves and our deeper needs, the drum, through its simplicity, effortlessness and naturalism, offers us a link back to that which we knew before technology separated us from our soul.” Robert Lawrence, psychotherapist and author of The Healing Power of the Drum.
The practice of drumming together is a unifying and empowering experience; it develops teamwork through cooperation, support, and communication. Creating a sense of connectedness with self and others, drumming is also a lot of fun!
Using djembes (African hand drums) and world percussion instruments, participants learn basic hand drumming techniques and engage in rhythmic grooves in a non-judgmental atmosphere. Opportunities for creative self-expression and improvisation are incorporated into activities. No previous drumming or musical experience is necessary.
Brenda Beattie Music will come to your establishment with djembes and percussion instruments to accommodate groups up to twenty-four. Prices are subject to group size, frequency and location.