October 14 – Stafford VA – 5 Element Drumming – Rhythms For Transformation
Toby Christensen’s 5 Element Drumming has been developed through years of study with tribal leaders and elders from the Dagara tribe of West Africa. Since 1991 Toby has worked with Dagara Elder Malidoma Some’ in translating tribal wisdom and tradition into Western language so people in the West can receive the healing wisdom of Africa.
No Experience Necessary!
Toby has translated the challenging polyrhythms of traditional African drumming to an easy to learn series of rhythms that help you:
- Enhance Motivation
- Increase Clarity
- Help you find Purpose
- Find Peace
- Experience Nurturing
- Transform your life
Drumming is the language of the soul. This non-verbal communication decodes the confusion of our minds and speaks directly to your heart, bringing transformation to your life on many levels.
Being in harmony with the elements through drumming puts you in harmony with yourself, your community, family and the world.
Based on a 5 Element system comprised of Fire, Water, Earth, Mineral and Nature this age old system brings balance, healing and transformation. Each rhythm calls to the energy of each element to enhance your quality of life and connection to those you drum with. This workshop is fun, entertaining and will enrich your life.
You will learn:
- Proper hand techniques for drumming
- Each of the 5 element rhythms
- The energy and meaning of each rhythm
- How to use drumming for stress relief
- Drumming for meditation
- Drumming to support community
- Drumming for peace