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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

DRUM & CHANT WORKSHOP with Jim Donovan

DRUM & CHANT WORKSHOP with Jim Donovan
Where: Earth Lotus Yoga Studio, Ligonier
When: Saturday, February 1st
Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Cost: $35 (pre-pay); $45 (same-day)

Anyone regardless of musical experience will enjoy and benefit from this experience.
Drums Provided.  Ages 17 and Over.

THE DRUM & CHANT WORKSHOP SHOWS YOU HOW TO:

* Energize the brain and clear the mind
* Get deeper, more restful sleep
* Create deep relaxation and stress relief
* Expand conscious awareness
* Unblock energetic and emotional congestion
* Open creative thinking and expression

Enjoy learning how to use the power of sound to effectively unblock, transform, and increase your energy. Through group drumming, chanting and breathwork, you will learn how to gain energized mental clarity, reduce fear and anxiety, unblock emotional congestion, open creative inspiration and expand your conscious awareness.

Drumming and chanting with others is an ancient practice that people have used for millennia all over the globe to connect, heal, learn, witness and celebrate with each other. It’s only been in the last few hundred years that many people in our modern cultures have stopped connecting in this way. 


Join us to reclaim and experience this powerful and comforting way of being together in community.

THE TOOLS YOU'LL USE:
* Ecstatic Drumming Rhythms
* Vocal Toning and Mantra
* Rejuvenating Breathing Exercises
* Visualization
* Group Support and Community Creation

Jim Donovan M.Ed.L, is a musician, teacher, trainer and motivator whose mission is to empower, inspire and connect people. In his work, Donovan records, performs, writes, and offers workshops in the US and abroad focused on using rhythm, drumming and the voice as vehicles for personal growth, healing, and the creation of community. He was a founding member of the multi-platinum 90's band Rusted Root and was voted "Drum Circle Facilitator of the Year" by the readers of Drum! magazine. Donovan holds a BA in classical music performance from the University of Pittsburgh and a Masters of Educational Leadership from Saint Francis University where he is also on faculty. He is also developed a training program that teaches Occupational Therapists, medical professionals, parents and teachers how to use rhythm and sound as a complementary intervention for autistic and other special needs children. In addition to his musical credentials, Donovan is an author, dedicated husband and father of 3.