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This group is your resource for events that RhythmWorx hosts or participates in that are open to the public - Drum Circles, Festivals, Retreats and Other Experiences - where you can make music with others for recreation, celebration, well-being, healing, enlightenment, and more! No prior experience is necessary. Anyone can participate. RhythmWorx facilitates the sessions and provides instruments (drums and percussion instruments) for your use during the events.

So . . . What is a Recreational Drum Circle?

Recreational Drum Circles are not about performance.

Recreational Drum Circles are about relaxation, rejuvenation, recreation, personal well-being and celebrating community!

Recreational Drum Circles provide a space for creative expression and unity in diversity; a space where there are no social or cultural boundaries; a space where participants share of themselves consciously and unconsciously, rhythmically aligning with the group, creating in-the-moment music that is as unique to the group as it is to its individuals.

In Recreational Drum Circles, participants are not expected to drum with rhythmic precision or perform composed rhythmic patterns. Instead, participants of all musical skill levels (including those with no prior musical experience) are invited to express freely and share in the rhythmic collaboration, transcending intellect and, from the universal heart, co-create the group’s rhythmical songs. Everyone contributes their unique self to the circle and the music, creating a whole that is greater than its parts.

The benefits of group drumming are not only experienced ethereally and in our emotional hearts, but also physiologically. Neurologist Barry Bittman, M.D. and his research team discovered a significant increase in the disease fighting activity of Natural Killer cells (white blood cells that seek out and destroy virally-infected cells and cancer cells) when participants engaged in a specific group drumming process. Since their initial scientific research, additional group drumming studies have been conducted, each resulting in significant findings that demonstrate additional benefits of group drumming, including (but not limited to) elevated mood states and a reduction in stress and burnout.

Participating in Drum Circles requires no special training or skills, but the benefits are life transforming! Whole person healing and transformation are benefits that are innate side effects of participation. The more immediate and tangible benefit, however, comes from the great entertainment and recreation that Drum Circles provide – not to mention the resulting smiles!

We look forward to your participation - Soon!

In Rhythm and Well-being . . .
Everyone Thrives!


Susan Hall

RhythmWorx is dedicated to enhancing personal, community and corporate well-being through rhythm-based experiences.

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🎵 RhythmWorx Community Drum Circle! 🎵 🔴 RSVP to Participate! 🔴

🎵 Let's Make Music!

It's time we Come Together, Celebrate
and Make Music, in Community! 🎵


Community Drum Circle
5:30 – 7:00 P.M.

🔴 RSVP "YES" in order to PARTICIPATE!
==>> 🔴 ONLY MEETUP MEMBERS WHO RSVP AS "ATTENDING" THIS EVENT MAY PARTICIPATE in this RhythmWorx Drum Circle / Recreational Music-Making Session. In compliance with City of La Mesa Park Regulations, up to 24 individuals may participants.
==>> 🔴 If you register for this event and later discover you are unable to attend, please change your RSVP to "No" ("Not Going") so someone else may register. Thank you.

(Chairs are not provided by RhythmWorx for this event).

La Mesita Park
8855 Dallas Street
La Mesa, CA

(if you have one) for your personal (unashared) use. For your added enjoyment, RhythmWorx will also share a variety of drums and percussion instruments with participants during this session, as long as participants agree to disinfect the instruments in between shared use (more information below).

🔴 PLEASE SEE COVID PROTOCOLS (below session description).

RhythmWorx invites you to Make “Music-in-the-Moment” with your community!

All ages welcome (for children under 8 years, please contact Susan prior to the circle - thank you). No prior experience necessary. RhythmWorx provides a wide variety of drums and percussion instruments for your use during this drum circle.

This circle is facilitated by Susan Hall, an expert RhythmWorx Drum Circle Facilitator, who is certified in HealthRhythms©, FitRhythms™ and other programs.

This Community Drum Circle . . .

• Invites Family and Community Connection
• Helps Reduce Stress and Uplift Mood
• Inspires Creative Expression
• Promotes Physical Activity
• Boosts Your Immune System
• Innately Welcomes & Embraces Community Diversity
• Facilitates Whole Person Wellness

🔴Below are the COVID PROTOCOLS for this Community Drum Circle 🔴

🔴 City of La Mesa is adhering to current California Department of Public Health Guidance (see https://covid19.ca.gov/safely-reopining for complete information) for all indoor and outdoor facility use, including parks. RhythmWorx will, accordingly, adhere to same protocols and guidance.

🔴 In accordance with California Department of Public Health Guidance, businesses and venues may ask for vaccination status and may also require masks. RhythmWorx, as a business licensed by the City of La Mesa, will require all participants of this Community Drum Circle to self-attest their vaccination status on the sign-in sheet at the event.
🔴 All vaccinated participants may participate with or without a mask.
🔴 All non-vaccinated participants will be required to wear a mask during their participation in this Community Drum Circle.

🔴 Out of an abundance of caution, disinfectant wipes will be provided, with the agreement and expectation that each participant will wipe/disinfect each shared instrument (i.e. instruments provided for use by RhythmWorx) after their use of the instrument and before returning the instrument to the shared center space for others' use.

For more information about RhythmWorx education programs, team engagement programs, life guidance programs and other events, please contact Susan at[masked]

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