When people come together in a circle with intention and play certain rhythms for extended periods, they start to share the same brain wave state and their consciousness expands. Healing Rhythms Drum Circles are sacred spaces where community is created. Drumming strengthens the mind, body, spirit connection, balances brain hemispheres, strengthens the immune system and reduces pain. It also helps alleviate stress and inspires creativity and bonding. Layne Redmond says, "It's really the oldest holy communion." Each month we will explore different themes and relate them to the drum. Don't be afraid if you have never picked up a drum, your heart will guide the way.
WITH MELONIE CANNON
Attendance is limited.
Location: Brick Canvas, Traverse Room
Accommodations: Chairs and drums will be provided.
Register: At the Brick Canvas front desk, online or 801-407-8620.
Tuesday, August 24
Thursday, Oct. 7
“When our hands are connected with a DRUM that vibrates with our energy, vitality, emotions, exhilaration, hope, sensitivity, giving, sharing and unity, we become whole again.” —Barry Bittman, MD
Instructor Melonie Cannon
Melonie is the creative force behind Moonstone Drums and Meditations. After becoming a hypnotherapist and guided meditation teacher, she was drawn to sound healing and learning how vibrations affect the emotional and physical bodies. A new passion for drums and drum making arose in her after seeing amazing healing and connection through the rhythm of the frame drum. Drum circle is not just coming together and banging a stick to hide, it's about gathering to create sacred space and using the drum as a sacred tool for healing work. Melonie helps those who have never held a drum or those with a lot of experience tap into sound for their spiritual practice. She has an M.Ed., Ph.D. in Metaphysics and D.D. from a theological seminary. She loves guiding people through the world of sound and believes everyone should hold a drum in their hand.