We plan our drum circles around the full moon—some Native Americans called this the Sturgeon Moon or Green Corn Moon.
Drumming with others is an ancient practice that people have used for millennia all over the globe to connect, heal, learn, witness and celebrate with each other. It’s only been in the last few hundred years that many people in our modern cultures have stopped connecting in this way.
Drum Circle Facilitator Vera Remes will lead us as we use various forms of vibration, such as simple clapping, drum, and rattle rhythms to create deep relaxation which allows the mind and body to become quiet. Circle may include group drumming, chanting and breath work which will lead you to gain energized mental clarity, open creative inspiration, and expand your conscious awareness. There will be elements of meditation and shamanic journeying (meditation for Type A personalities) and the inevitable Reiki share. ;) ;)
Carving out this time to practice this form of meditation will deepen your access to relaxation and provide an opportunity for sharing your experiences.
Please feel free to bring a friend, and a drum, rattle or percussion instrument of your choice. (Extra drums and rattles will be available. Don't worry if you're not musical, you can't do it wrong!)
The path is rugged in spots, so please wear sturdy shoes. We expect to be outside, so wear/bring an extra layer in case it gets chilly. (If it's too hot or cold or raining, we can always move indoors!)
Your $15 per person donation to help cover expenses is greatly appreciated, we would not be able to continue without your generous participation! No one will be turned away for lack of funds—we will gratefully accept your help setting up, carrying fire wood and site preparation—just let us know when you will arrive. Thanks!
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by August 19th so we won't start without you if you're late!
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