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 Zorina and TaKeTiNa colleague Dave Chiller

TaKeTiNa Drumming Class
Zorina on the road

Michael Kenny co-leading with Zorina

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TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process 

TaKeTiNa Rhythm Meditations 

TaKeTiNa (founded by Reinhard Flatischler) and Rhythm Meditations, led by Village Heartbeat® founder Zorina Wolf, are an informal and enjoyable way to learn the basic concepts of finding rhythm in the body. These sessions are open to the public.

Each time we meet we discover another aspect of allowing the body to become the primary rhythmic instrument.
As the group configures differently, the “rhythm meditations” emerge organically from the collective itself. 

Here is a video about TaKeTiNa!

What Is TaKeTiNa?

TaKeTiNa is a group musical and rhythmic process, developed by Reinhard Flatischler and Cornelia Jecklin. Instead of being taught random rhythm patterns, participants are guided into the living experience of rhythm archetypes—the underlying structure of all forms of music--in a natural, organic manner. 
This world crosses into the dimension of non-linear learning, where each participant learns at their own edge, in their own timing.

How does TaKeTiNa "work"?

In a TaKeTiNa circle the leader and group build a structure in rhythm- first vocalizing a repetitive rhythm syllables or mantra. This vocal mantra connects the voice to simple stepping patterns. Gradually, the leader guides us to add handclaps, some which are not on footsteps. Over time, the group is invited to sing call-and-response melodies with the leader. Each song can ground us. Moving and singing rhythms, we begin to feel connected to a groove.

At a certain point in this 'journey', the leader intentionally introduces a new way of sensing this rhythm. Suddenly, we are no longer singing in a place that we recognize. This shift wakes us up, disarms us and brings us into a direct experience with the moment.

As the confusion passes, the group finds its' way back to “home base” in the music.  And we learn to accept the unexpected-- and that momentary confusion is okay!

Rhythmic surprises become an opportunity to relax and laugh with uncertainty. Being flexible in rhythm encourages us to have greater creativity within our changing lives. The TaKeTiNa rhythm circle is an opportunity to practice encountering fluctuation and gaining flexibility within this unpredictable life.