SATURDAY, MARCH 9 | 10:30 AM-12 PM | $10 ($7 for friends of SAC)
Join us for a traditional African Djembe drum circle where attendees will learn specific rhythms and then participate in a free form jam session. Drums will be provided.
Drumming is Therapeutic….From the shamans of Mongolia to the Minianka healers of West Africa, therapeutic rhythm techniques have been used for thousands of years to create and maintain physical, mental, and spiritual health. Current research is now verifying the therapeutic effects of ancient rhythm techniques. Recent research reviews also indicate that drumming accelerates physical healing, boosts the immune system and produces feelings of well-being, a release of emotional trauma, and reintegration of self. Rhythmic drumming induces altered states, which have a wide range of therapeutic applications. A recent study by Barry Quinn, Ph.D. demonstrates that even a brief drumming session can double alpha brain wave activity, dramatically reducing stress. In a society in which traditional family and community-based systems of support have become increasingly fragmented, drumming circles provide a sense of connectedness with others and interpersonal support. A drum circle provides an opportunity to connect with your own spirit at a deeper level, and also to connect with a group of other like minded people. Group drumming alleviates self-centeredness, isolation, and alienation.
Jerome Liggon, formerly of with East End Arts Council, currently works with the Peconic Healing Center.
Save the Date for the Next Drum Circle: Saturday, April 13 at 10:30 AM
Sponsored by Dan's Papers Michael Paraskevas has illustrated and written 24 children’s books over the years with his mother, Betty. The two created and wrote the animated television series Maggie and the Ferocious Beast for Nickelodeon that went on to win a Gemini Award for Best Animated Series. Two more of the team’s books were also made into animated series: Marvin the Tap-Dancing Horse for PBS and Kids from Room 402 for Fox Family. In addition, Mickey has worked for most major magazines including Sports Illustrated, Time, Town & Country, New York Magazine and Rolling Stone, to name but a few. Dan’s Papers has proudly used over 100 paintings of Michael’s covers over the past 30 years along with thousands of cartoons and comics.
This practice is the Yoga of awareness, the yoga of the transformation through experience. Gathering Asanas, Meditation and Mantras on specific Kryias that will make us be in touch with out highest selves. This is a fun and very unique practice that will make us feel relaxed and incredibly fulfilled. All levels. Bring your own mats and where white, as is customary in Kundalini practice. Wellness @SAC has been made possible thanks to the generosity of the Michael and Annie Falk Foundation.