Workshop: Mindfulness & Drumming
This Mindfulness Based Workshop explores informal practice of mindfulness through drumming. Drumming has been used therapeutically since ancient times and research shows drumming can promote physical and emotional healing. Drumming releases endorphin and stimulates Alpha waves in the brain, which are associated with general feelings of well-being and euphoria. Not only does it boost your immune system, drumming produces feelings of well-being, can even make you more intelligent!
Research shows that drumming is a great workout for your brain as it generates new neuronal connections supporting a more integrated processing that can leads to a deeper sense of self-awareness.
Drumming is a powerful form of yoga – bringing mind and body together. Practitioners develop the capacity to drop out of the thinking mind to the felt sense of repetitive drumming practice. This lends to a deep sense of presence and being. Rhythm is the heart’s language and the drum connects us to our own natural state. Drumming awakens a knowing within.
Participants will learn will teach specific drumming techniques and will be encouraged to find their own rhythm through exercises and practice. The day long workshop will teach you a variety of skills, techniques and tools that build a bridge that blends mindfulness based meditation and drumming for self development and personal transformation.
- Connect with your natural rhythms
- Release negative feelings
- Quiet the mind and open the heart
- Be happy and feel relaxed
- Boost immunity and well-being
- Help ease chronic pain
Date: Sunday 4th June 2017
Workshop runs from 10am to 4pm.
Registration from 9:30am
Location: Alvechurch Village Hall, Bear Hill, Alvechurch, Worcestershire B48 7JX
Cost: £95/if own drum £155/includes drum (choose buy drum option)
(includes handbook, guided practices and additional resources)
Space is limited and early booking is advised.
Light refreshments and lunch included.
This booking does not include drum. If you need a drum, you can book this option and advise and a drum will be provided for you for an additional £60 (choose buy drum option) and you can take it home a Remo 12-inch Buffalo Drum and mallet (pictured to left). Optionally, please check with your local music shop or online retailer.