I am thrilled to be able to share my drum circle journey with you.
In the summer of 2017, I visited the Circle of Rhythm’s community drum circle in Calgary, Alberta and from the moment I heard the drum call as I walked into the community centre, I was hooked! It was one of the most incredible uplifting experiences of my life and right there and then I said to myself, “I need to make this happen back home!”
Fast forward to October of 2019 when I attended the Integrative Community Drum Circle (ICDC) Facilitator Training with Circles of Rhythm in Calgary. I experienced a huge shift in my personal growth, and I came back to Manitoba with a renewed desire to make their success story happen in Winnipeg and surrounding communities so that I could share the ICDC experience with as many people as possible. This became my purpose!
Recently, I expanded my training by completing the Jim Donovan Music and Wellness Leadership Training Program. I'm excited to be developing thirty minute, one hour and two hour online drumming and sound health programs to reach participants easily in their homes and workplaces all around the country and the world!
Although I had music training, I was not a "drummer" until I started this journey. What I did have was extensive skill in running a small business, the Aries zeal for leadership and the desire to work with a healing modality that reaches all ages and abilities. I have studied and practiced reiki, chi gong, tai chi and meditation. Then when I was introduced to an ancient tool for healing and communication, the drum, all these experiences came together to create a unique and inspiring purpose.
I have learned what many already know, that drumming is scientifically proven to boost brain health, reduce stress, aid with reducing depression and anxiety, and facilitates connecting people in community. Who among us has not needed help with one or all of these? Its easy to see why these are some reasons why community drum circles are incredibly popular around the world. Plus it’s a whole lot of fun!
So come along with me on my journey and help me achieve my goal of a community circle with 100 plus people drumming together on a weekly basis either locally in person or virtually all around the world. Take a leap of faith, step out of your comfort zone and come drum and experience sound healing with us!