The medicine circle is an ancient healing practice that has been a vital part of communities all over the world. Rhythms and sound have a unique effect on the brain, mind, and consciousness and has been universally engaged in for thousands of years. Drumming is like the heartbeat of the human soul.
We will play a variety of hand drums, mallet style drums, rattles, and other percussion instruments with the clear intention of healing ourselves and others. The style of play is expressive and spontaneous, each individual having the freedom to speak their individual voice. It creates the opportunity for weaving a tapestry of sound in which each individual contributes to the whole and may in fact be the rhythm that leads the whole at any given moment.
The circle includes three rounds. The first round is a release of those things which no longer serve our higher self. In the second round we invite new manifestations into our life that we want to create and enjoy. In the final round we focus the energy of the circle wherever it is needed - to a loved one or group people, maybe to a situation in our lives, or a part of the Earth that needs healing.
No musical experience is needed to enjoy this medicine circle. Drums and small percussion instruments will be provided, however anyone is welcome to bring their own instruments.