Come to the Spiritual Naturalist Drumming event on the New Moon day. February 25th from 5:30 to 7 PM at the Sattvic Space Yoga and Healing Studio 1308 Airline Blvd, Portsmouth, VA 23707. If the weather is suitable we will be in the backyard around the fire pit. If the weather is unsuitable will be inside in the comfort of the Studio. Rhythm Healing in Every Beat We Make. https://www.facebook.com/events/1817750428477238/
Spiritual Naturalist Drumming allows us to get to know ourselves – to learn to trust our instincts, our ways of sensing and acting in a complex environment intuitively and skillfully.
We seek in living more consistently with nature and our nature as rational/moral beings. This can potentially shift our attitude in ways that enable us to apply this perspective in other places in our life. And as we become more accustomed to entering this state of mind, we learn to free ourselves from self-consciousness, which could be an aspect of being constrained by the delusions of the ego. We enter that trance like state of pure experience; without labels; without judgments, and the fictions they often impose upon us. This is, of course, a meditative state, with similar (though not identical) benefits and uses in our spiritual practice. It is also an example of flow which is being more appreciated lately as a source of contentment and happiness in life. And, it is in this altered state of consciousness, that we can become perceptive to things we often overlook.
Hello Drummers, The Sam Ash Music Store in Richmond has provided a wonderful place to gather all Hand Drummers from near and far to share our Rhythm Spirit all year round. You Don’t have to worry about it being too cold during the Winter months or too hot during the Summer. And if it rains, all the more reason you should come because whatever you were going to do outside is probably canceled now. They let us use their instruments in the store for you to enjoy.
In the spirit of building community we all share a little about ourselves with the group before we begin. This way everybody gets to know one another and help foster better camaraderie among the group.
During the warm months April. May June, July Aug Sept. We do the Full Moon Drum Circles on the sands of Virginia Beach overlooking the ocean as the moon rises up from the sea @ the 68th st. Entrance from 6 PM to 8 PM
During the Cold Months Nov. Dec. Jan. Feb. and March we will be Drumming indoors at the Good Vibes Wellness Center conveniently located at 233 16 Street and Pacific Ave. in VA Beach from 6PM to 8PM.. It is one block from the Ocean Front, so when the drumming is over we can walk over to see the Full Moon in all its Glory rise up from the ocean.
$10 for Adults,
$5.00 Kids 13 to 7 yrs old,
Children 6 and under Free
To see the latest dates,time and get on our Invite List, Join our Facebook Group Page.:https://www.facebook.com/groups/FullMoonDrumCircleVirginiaBeach/
Come join us and welcome the Full Moon where you get to set your intentions and Share your Rhythm Spirit with everyone.
Creating Unity in the Community with Drum Circles™
We seek to connect our community with the planetary cycles that affect all of us, even in urban environments, such as seasonal cycles, planting cycles, and lunar cycles. It is our belief that by living in greater harmony with the natural cycles that guide us, we develop a greater relationship to the planet and thus it becomes easier to walk our path lightly upon her. To help our community connect with the lunar cycle, we celebrate the New Moon and Full Moon with community circles. These family friendly events feature drumming, dance, chanting, singing, local artists, healing, and much more. The energy of the circles shifts with the lunar cycles and is different each time. All traditions and faiths come together to honor the gifts of our shared community, planet, and universe in music, rhythm, and fellowship.
Playing music together puts us in touch with the creative force that directly connects with our humanity. Each of us carries our rhythm every day, even if we’ve never drummed before. We walk in rhythm…our heart beats in rhythm…we breathe in rhythm… When we take that rhythm and express it as a thread in the woven fabric of our circle, we realize how our uniqueness blends with that of others to create a rich tapestry of community.
In service and gratitude, we offer these gatherings to help our community reach its highest potential through rhythm, with an intention to serve, to inspire and to reach beyond what separates us.
$10.00 Donation helps us with the costs to make these events possible for your pleasure. No Alcohol or Drugs No smoking. Bring a chair, blanket, candle in a jar, water, a drum or other rhythm making instruments for you and others to share.
$10 for Adults,
$5.00 Kids 13 to 7 yrs old,
Children 6 and under Free
Hosted by the Virginia-Beach Drum Circle.com and DrumYourDream.com
Some drums and percussion instruments will be provided on a first come basis.
Arthur Lopez Drum Circle Facilitator
Creating Unity in the Community with Drum Circles ™
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What is a Community Drum Circle?
by Arthur Hull
The Community Drum Circle is the use of a rhythm-based event as a tool for unity. It is NOT a drum class. It’s NOT using culturally-specific rhythms. A community drum circle in the United States is a fun, family friendly event, where people empower each other in the act of celebrating community and life through rhythm and music. People of all levels of musical expertise come together and share their rhythmical spirit with what ever drums and percussion they bring to the event. They don’t have to be a drummer to participate. Everyone has something to offer the circle, and any one is welcome.
The spirit and magic of rhythm expressed on drums and percussion instruments cuts through all ages, sexes, religions, races and cultures. “Rhythm”, as Gabriel Roth says, “is the mother tongue.” Rhythm is a universal language known to every one, even the youngest child, if we can just “remember.” So in a very objective, yet beautiful way, an interactive rhythm event puts us all on an equal footing with each other and brings us closer together. The facilitator serves this process by guiding the participants to their highest musical potential.
A community drum circle is created, “in the moment” by all the people who participate. Co-operation and collaboration is the basic glue. When we drum together, sharing our spirit in the form of rhythm, it changes our relationships. As we play together, we give ourselves a rhythmical massage and an emotional release. The experience is unique to each person in the circle, and it happens whether we are entraining ourselves into the circle by drumming, or standing outside the circle and listening while tapping our feet and clapping along with the music.