Drumming Meditation & Sound Healing St George & Sutherland Community College

Drumming Meditation & Sound Healing

Experience meditation, mindfulness, and the flow state to the heartbeat rhythms of the drum. A fusion of African and shamanic drumming. Learn to play basic rhythms on African drums (djembes) and experience shamanic drum journeys with shamanic (frame) drums. Practice mindfulness, or rather mind-emptiness as you learn simple rhythms on a drum and enter the gateway into the timeless, flow space. Learn how to use the drum as a bridge from your monkey mind to the spaciousness within. Go deep with guided meditations and drum journeys. Let the rhythm engulf you, forget about everything and be present in this beautiful moment. Learn how to connect to this stillness & drum it into your life. This class involves an active drumming participatory component followed by surrendering into and receiving a healing, relaxing sound bath.

Course Outline:

Experience drumming meditation and the associated mind body benefits.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Learn how to play the djembe (African drum).
  • Learn simple drum patterns.
  • Meditate with the drum as your tool.
  • Experience group meditation in a supportive community environment.
  • Relax & have fun!

What to bring:

  • BYO drum or hire one for $10. Please book drum hire at medicinewomandrumming.com.au/drum-hire. For more info contact sal@medicinewomandrumming.com.au
  • Yoga Mat
  • Eye mask
  • Blanket, pillow & warm stuff in winter socks, beanie etc (If it’s cold a blanket to keep warm whilst experiencing lying down meditation)
  • Journal & Pen

About the Tutor:

'Hi there, I’m Sal & I’ve had the pleasure of teaching & performing African Drumming (Djembe) since 2007. I’m trained in African drumming, drum therapy and hold a diploma in shamanic healing. I’ve taught at various community colleges and schools throughout Sydney, run women’s sacred drumming circles, drumming meditation, seniors drumercise and run African and shamanic drumming retreats for women. I’m called to this work as drumming is such a unique modality which transcends age, race, sex, religion, and preconceived notions of musicality. It is an ancient tool relevant in a modern society for personal empowerment and community engagement. It brings people together regardless of whether they have ever touched a musical instrument before, to create music – in the moment – to be – in the moment and to share that moment with others which is important right now more then we have ever known. “United we conquer, divided we fall.” – Aesop'

Other Information:

  • To ensure resources are ready for you at the start of your course, we ask you ideally enrol at least one week before the course commences.
  • All courses need a minimum number of students to run ("we try our hardest to get those") . If your course does not have enough students it will be cancelled before the commencement and you will be informed.

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.