Moved by the Beat – Transformational Drum Circle
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RSVP at (717) 208-4411 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Drum Circle concludes with a chance to experience the powerful sound vibration of the Mahamantra through bhajan and kirtan. Yasodeva who hosts the Mantra Yoga Experience in State College, PA will be leading us on a a musical journey into the deepest part of our soul.Yasodeva is a bhakti yogi. With the help of his wife, he's developed several spiritual wellness programs and intentional communities in the United States and Australia. Yasodeva was formerly a chef, then he trained as a monk for seven years and now he works with Gita Nagari Eco Farm, the only USDA-certified non-violent dairy operation.
David Schreiner has discovered a profound love for traditional West African drumming, rhythms, and instrument building. He grew up in a family of musicians and craftsman, and is now using those roots to support and contribute to a growing drumming community in the Central Pennsylvania area. He takes every opportunity to study with Guinean master drummer Fode Lavia Camara, and through keen observation and practice, he is beginning to model drumming sound quality and techniques indicative of that region. David is the lead drummer for a weekly African dance class in Harrisburg Pa, and has become a sought after craftsman in the art of drum restoration and repair.
Paul Howard played congas and taught traditional Afro-Latin percussion from 1991 to 1997 with The Rosegardeners in Buffalo, NY. The Rosegardeners primarily existed to teach the uplifting culture of hand drumming, and Paul instructed under master percussionist, dancer, and choreographer Synyer Haynesworth in many conga workshops. Stage performances included the World University Games, the Buffalo Latin Music Festival, and opening for Alan Ginsberg at the inauguration of the University at Buffalo Center of the Arts.
Get ready to "Beat it!" at the Transformational Drum Circle. Check out the bio's on our presenters: passionate, personable, and perfectly fun. Gearing up for an inspired, day of rhythm, music, dance friendship, great food and a good time. Be there or be square!
11.00am Registration and Welcome
11.30 Let the Beat Begin; Morning Drum Session with David Schreiner
12.30 Lunch buffet-Delicious vegetarian and vegan food.
1.30pm Let the beat continue: Afternoon Drum Session with Paul Howard
2.30pm Chant and Be Happy. The transformational power of Kirtan with Yasodeva Das.