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New Earth Drumming Circle with Alejandro Tovares

Each moment we have the opportunity to express ourselves – in our families, our schools, our jobs, and our communities.
We want to make a difference, to contribute to the quality of life, have an impact equal to what we see as possible.
Source: Landmark Education

Registration Fee is $15 at the door or 

$16.04 if RSVP'd here and paid via pay-pal.

Every first Saturday of month from 10 am to 12 pm.

and second Friday of month from 7 pm to 9 pm.

In this workshop, you will:

·  Reduce stress: Reverse the genetic switches which turn on the stress response and increase Natural Killer (NK) cell activity (Bittman, Medical Science Monitor, 2005)

·  Exercise: Burn calories, improve mood and may reduce the risk of disease as found in a Norwegian study of 25,000 women ages 20-54 who performed 4 hrs/week experience a 37% reduction in the risk of breast cancer (Thune, Brenn, Lund, Gaard, 1997)

·  Express Self: Empowered to move beyond perceived boundaries

·  Experience Collaborative Energy: Create a safe space where you’re comfortable sharing and offering support

·  See Kindness: Discover inner strength and encouragement by those sharing experience.

·  Know Healing: Drumming is an ancient art used by many cultures. The music is a conduit to the Divine. This is an opportunity to experience worship with our bodies as well as our minds

·  Make Music: Music extensive exercise for brain cells and their synapses or connections (Weinberger, N., 1998)

Types of Music & Instruments:

World Music: You will play drumming rhythmic across various regions of the world where drumming is central to the culture, such as Africa, Middle East, India, North and South America, and the Caribbean, New Age Roots, Ancient indigenous folklore, meditative drum beats, yoga, dancing and chanting. Ambient and experimental sounds.

Drums & Instruments: Bring your hand drums and percussion instruments. Some shakes, Dejemba, maracas, and bells will be provided.

About Alejandro

Alejandro is a professional percussionist and community psychologist. He brings infectious collaborative energy to the workshop which motivates students. He teaches the importance of rhythm and musicality while making it fun and exciting. His passion for humanity and goodness is awesome! He has been a musician since his youth specializing in bringing live musical elegance to special events. He has performed for various venues playing percussion (congas, timbales, bongos, maracas, cow bells, clave, guiro and other African & Latin percussion instruments).  He has played son, pop, salsa, Latin jazz, guajira, rumba, flamenco, rock-n-espanol, rock, reggae, calypso, soca, merengue, mariachi, oldies, and R&B. He has led drum circles and played in restaurants, night clubs, company parties, holiday events, open houses, anniversaries, celebrations, meetings, conferences, weddings, dinners, and more. Alejandro has a broad background of experience which spans a career in Community Psychology, Career Management, Mental and Public Health, Community Organization, Parent Development and Music Therapy.  He holds a Masters of Science degree in Community Clinical Psychology from California State University, Long Beach. He enjoys international music and travel, loves dancing and playing percussion instruments. [masked]

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