Drum/Dance at Yoga Shala (N. Williams)

Greetings movers, shakers 'n all ye rhythm-makers!

Bring your drum
And your restless feet
As one we become
Hearts shall open and meet

Tap your fingers
And sway to the beat
As the rhythm rises and lingers
Together we feel more complete

Come alone or bring your friends. You don't have to be a drummer to come; come just to watch or listen. And if you're a drummer, all skill levels are welcome. And feel free to bring other acoustic instruments -- didjridoo, flute, guitar, harmonica, whatever.

Microphones and PA will be available for people who would like to sing or for use with other soft instruments.  We will also have a few 'Toyboxes' full of other percussive noise-toys and some extra drums for sharing.  If you have extra instruments to share, please bring them.

As for dancing, you DO NOT need to be a trained dancer (although we do have those from time to time) to get up and move to the beat. As long as YOU are having fun dancing, anything goes.

It's great to see the drummers, didj players, and dancers all playing off of each other.

Don't be a spectator, PARTICIPATE. YOU are the show!

KIDS ARE MOST WELCOME!!

(Please support our use of Yogashala space with a suggested donation of $2.00)

Love and Light,

~ Susan (Sage, Dave, Becca, Doug, Eric and Jeff)

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  • Jeff K.

    Great to see so much dancing and singing too. Thanks for guest hosting Susan!

    February 10, 2013

    • Doug P.

      Lynn, thanks so much for posting the video! It really captures the moment.

      1 · February 9, 2013

    • Debra

      Wasn't able to make it, so thanks for posting. Looks like a fun time! :)

      1 · February 9, 2013

  • Darby

    It was great fun to do something new that I'd never done before, and Twilight was kind enough to let me use her drum while she danced!

    February 9, 2013

  • Michael C.

    One of the best yet!

    February 9, 2013

  • sujahni

    I liked starting slow and quiet with the digeradoo, toning and leadership control i.e. slowing and quieting things down at a point

    February 9, 2013

  • Julia S.

    Now I wish I had gone! I had to put my 20 year old cat down a couple days ago-feeling insular. Probably would have been just the ticket! I will come next time...glad it was a good circle for folks.

    February 9, 2013

  • Lyndsey B.

    Awesome circle, friends! I had the pleasure of introducing a new face to the group. And I must share my gratitude for the community that makes it all happen.

    February 9, 2013

  • Lynn

    I had an awesome time!

    February 9, 2013

  • Chase H.

    work intrudes once again into my real life

    February 8, 2013

  • Sage R.

    Hello everyone! It is exciting to see so many of you join us this Friday. I'm sure you'll have a fabulous time, thanks to our wonderful host Susan. Due to the size of this gathering, we need to be mindful of a few things: (1) drum and dance your hearts out -- but keep the NOISE LEVEL DOWN. That way we won't upset the businesses next-door and risk losing this lovely Yogashala space. (2) We'll start and stop ON TIME. So don't come late, come early. That's it folks. I'll be with you in spirit. Enjoy! Namaste ~ Sage

    February 8, 2013

  • Rose

    MAYBE - bummer it is Friday, that is a tough day to get down there after work for me and school for M. We shall C if we can. We miss being there!

    February 7, 2013

  • Doug P.

    It appears, if everyone shows, that we will have a record number of people this Friday. So here is a request: Yoga Shala does provide a number of blankets or pads to place on the floor, to protect the floor from hard edges, like on drums. But, with the number of people planning to attend, those pads will run out quickly. So, if you have a heavy blanket, pad or rug you can bring (and to share), please do so. Thank you.

    February 6, 2013

  • Diane

    Ahh darn can't make it anymore. Can't wait till next time though

    February 6, 2013

  • Astrid V.

    Probably will have a guest with me that I'll be meeting there. I'm doing an event right up the street earlier in the evening, so I'm pleased it's finally working out for me to attend!

    February 6, 2013

  • Katie

    I see kids are welcome woohoo. I have a 3.5 year old who loves to move and groove. Thought I'd ask if anyone else is bringing a little one.. ? Not sure if we'll make it this round, but maaaybe..:)

    February 6, 2013

    • Doug P.

      Katie, your 3.5 is most welcome. If you peruse the photos from previous jams you will see kids of all ages participating.

      February 6, 2013

    • Katie

      So excited and looking forward to it. Thanks~!

      February 6, 2013

  • Emilee

    This looks amazing! Will be my first time:)

    February 4, 2013

  • Frances P

    Can't make it.

    February 3, 2013

  • Rose

    MAYBE - bummer it is Friday, that is a tough day to get down there after work for me and school for M. We shall C if we can. We miss being there!

    February 3, 2013

  • Dennis M.

    Lookimg forward . . .

    February 3, 2013

  • Darby

    Man, I hope I can finally go!

    February 2, 2013

  • Jasmine B.

    My partner and I are happy to attend! :)

    February 2, 2013

  • Eric

    Normally yes. But since we are only "renting" the space from Yoga Shala, we have to work around their class schedules. So, in part because of scheduling, and also because some people have been requesting a Friday circle since they can't do Saturdays, we are going to have our circles on Friday for the next couple of months.

    February 1, 2013

  • Barb

    Frances, thanks for asking...I had it is sat too.

    1 · February 1, 2013

  • Frances P

    Aren't the meetups for this group always on Saturdays?

    February 1, 2013

  • Doug P.

    For you first-timers, there are usually several drums and rhythm noise-makers available for borrowing at each meetup, so don't let the lack of an instrument prevent you from attending.

    January 31, 2013

    • Joseph

      Thanks Doug, that was a concern of mine. Now no worries. :)

      January 31, 2013

  • Kelli M.

    I'm excited

    January 30, 2013

  • Lucas c.

    :)

    January 28, 2013

  • Shirley R

    Looking forward to this fun fun event. Thank you.

    January 28, 2013

  • Sebastian

    Djembe time!

    January 23, 2013

  • Sebastian

    I shall bring my djembe!

    January 23, 2013

  • dawn

    great!

    January 22, 2013

  • Marlon W.

    missed the last one

    January 21, 2013

  • Joseph

    I dont have a drum, like I would like but I will be there to enjoy the atmosphere.

    January 21, 2013

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