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Play with Rhythm! facilitated drumming workshops

8th August 2017 by admin

Have drums, will travel

Kat van Groove’s Play with Rhythm workshop: The perfect intro to drumming in community!

After a quick hand-drumming lesson on authentic West African djembe drums, we’ll learn some ancient rhythms, play some rhythm games… and before you know it, you are drumming in community!

Professional facilitator and drumming instructor Kat van Groove is your guide on a rhythmic journey where the focus is on playful experimentation and creating music-in-the-moment. No previous musical experience is necessary.

Why drum together?

  • Hand-drumming is an ancient tradition, meant to be done in community
  • Creates community
  • Enhances your immune response
  • Relieves stress
  • Inspires a healthy energy exchange (old & tired for new & zazzy!)
  • Improves self-confidence
  • Connect with yourself and others, non-verbally

What can I expect?

Since 2009, Kat has literally taught hundreds of people to drum in her group drumming sessions and one-time workshops. Kat creates safe & supportive spaces where the best learning experiences take place. Her joyful approach is contagious and you’ll soon find yourself laughing and learning. Not only are you learning to play the West African djembe, you’re learning to play in community, the way the drums are meant to be experienced.

Percussion break!

When your hands are ready for a break from drumming, Kat will share her toys. Percussion toys, that is! Kat’s eclectic collection of cowbells, shakers, clavés and clackers will help inspire your group to create unique soundscapes in no time.

Goodbye, stale energy! Hello, new!

Group drumming is an energy exchange. You may arrive tired or head-ache-y but you will leave feeling zazzy and refreshed! Drumming is like life: you get out what you put into it. Kat encourages you to give it your all: to drum a bit harder, play a little louder. And a funny thing happens: the more you put in, the more you get back! In a group drumming workshop, you’ll trade in your old tired energy for new rhythmic energy, and leave refreshed.

Interested? Have any questions?

Email Kat today!

Organic Groove’s Play with Rhythm workshop_45 minutes

SOLD OUT ::: Show Up + Receive: A Community Sound Bath Meditation (It’s free!)

9th June 2017 by admin

Just Show Up + Receive as Organic Groove guides you on an immersive Community Sound Bath Meditation.

Show Up + Receive:
A Community Sound Bath Meditation

Friday, September 29, 2017
7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
The Harmonia Centre
(Church of the Good Shepherd)
116 Queen Street North, Kitchener

You’ll lie on your yoga mat or sit on a chair or cushion then wrap yourself with a blanket. You’ll breathe & relax as your whole body ‘listens’ to the soothing sounds created by crystal & Tibetan singing bowls, Spirit and Ocean drums, Thunder tubes & various resonant instruments.

Sound meditation promotes deep relaxation, like a healing sigh for your nervous system.

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It’s FREE but registration is required as space is limited to 24 participants.
Click here to register on Eventbrite.

Know before you go:
Bring your yoga mat or meditation cushion & a blanket.
Wear comfy clothes & warm socks.
Perfect for extreme beginners.
No prior musical or meditation experience necessary.

Have any questions?
Email Kat van Groove today!

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Organic Groove Summer Drum Jam 2017!

9th June 2017 by admin

Creating community since 2002!

Drumming in community feels good because it’s good for us: mind, body & spirit.

When we drum together, we:

  • Connect through rhythm
  • Enhance our immune response
  • Reduce stress
  • Release stuck emotions

Join us on the island, surrounded by gently waving willow tress and a beautiful lake.

Bring your drum, percussion & a folding chair. Throw a Frisbee. Have a picnic. Swing some poi. Dance, laugh & enjoy yourself.

It’s FREE and everyone is always welcome!

OG Summer Drum Jam 2017

Thursday June 15
Thursday July 20
Thursday August 17
Thursday September 21

7:30pm – 9:00pm

On the island in Victoria Park
Downtown Kitchener

Interested? Have any questions?

Find us on Facebook at: Organic Groove Canada

Email Kat at organicgroove@gmail.com