Song & Ceremony

photo by Renata Chebel at Orcas Island Heartbeat Retreat

photo by Renata Chebel at Orcas Island Heartbeat Retreat

Intuitive Sounds and Rhythms Circle:

For me, drumming has always been an exploration of my own intuition and internal rhythm. Coming from a background in dance, I always had the desire to explore how that dance translated into my hands. I've played with taking some lessons, which were very informative, but sometimes found myself lost in technicalities, wishing to return to the "not-knowing" and continue exploring how my intuitive inner rhythms met the drum. More and more I found myself in ceremonial spaces and many other ways of exploring that inner rhythm arose. I could not only explore through my hands and the drum, but through my voice and with my body.

 

My intention is to facilitate an exploration of our sounds and rhythms in sacred space. We will play with our own voices, beat rhythms with our bodies and also work with drums and other instruments of choice*.  Pushing our boundaries, listening, and connecting more deeply with each other, finding where we meet and create the magic of spontaneous sound.  Since ancient times music been used as an offering and to deepen the magic in ceremonial space. So whether through voice or drum, we are offering ourselves, tuning in to the ALL. The earth is listening, the sun and moon are listening, the stars hear our song. 

"The deeper we penetrate into the mystery of sound, the more we are able to trace the link that connects all sounds. This link is what the musician calls harmony, and it is in harmony that is hidden the secret of joy and peace."  -Hazrat Inyat Khan (The Mysticism of Sound and Music)

more offerings coming soon!!