Drumming can help people express and address emotional issues. Unexpressed feelings and emotions can form energy blockages. The physical stimulation of drumming removes blockages and enables emotional release. Sound vibrations resonate through every cell in the body, stimulating the release of negative cellular memories.
Drumming rhythm has both the capacity to move your awareness out of your body into the realms beyond time and space and at the same time ground you firmly in the present moment.
Research has demonstrated that the physical transmission of rhytmic energy to the brain synchronizes the two cerebral hemispheres. When the logical left hemisphere begin to pulsate in harmony, the inner guidance of intuitive knowing can then flow unimpeded into conscious awareness. The ability to access unconscious information through symbols and imagery facilitates psychological integration and a reintegration of self.
The more connections that can be made within the brain, the more integrated our experiences become.
Barry Quinn, Ph.D. has demonstrated that even a brief drumming session can double alpha brain wave activity, dramatically reducing stress.
Drum Healing $100/hr.
Gong meditation is a thousand-year-old sound therapy technique used to help reduce stress. The gong resonates with all the cells in the body and you will feel the tension, stress and emotional blockages that lie within you melt away.
Gong meditation is a powerful sonic practice that allows us to experience what it feels like to step into another dimension and experience relaxed alpha brain and theta waves. The benefits of being "bathed" in sound waves are that your nervous system becomes balanced and most people notice a significant improvement in sleep quality, improved stress management and a sense of peace and tranquility.
Gong bath lasts about an hour, 40 min gong bath and 20 min for integration and relaxation.
Gong Healing $100/hr
What is a drum circle?
A drum circle is an instant rhythm experience for all ages and abilities- no musical experience needed.
A Drum circle is a place for you to come as you are and let go of what you no longer need. It is a place for deep sharing and acceptance. A place for you to play and connect with your own deep inner voice.
A Drum circle provide a sense of connectedness with others and interpersonal support.
A drum circle provides an opportunity to connect with your own spirit at a deeper level and also with the dynamic of a group. Drum circles provide an authentic experience of unity and physiological synchronicity.
Rhythms and resonance create balance in the natural world. Dissonance and disharmony arise only when we limit our capacity to resonate totally and completely with the rhythms of life.
The origin of the word rhythm is Greek meaning “to flow”. We can learn “to flow” with the rhythms of life by simply learning to feel the beat, pulse or groove while drumming. It is a way of bringing the essential self into accord with the flow of a dynamic.
The advantage of participating in a drum circle is that you develop an auditory feedback loop within yourself and among group members- a channel for self-expression and positive feedback, that is pre-verbal, emotion-based and sound-mediated.
We play for an hour or more, do a meditation and break bread together.
Bring your own drum or use a Djembe at my house.
Drum circle: $30/time.