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Village Heartbeat Classes and Workshops

Wednesday Night Drum Class NEW!  
Meets Same Day Each Week: Wed/June 25 - Wed/July 23, 2014
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Theme: Get in the groove!
Facilitator(s): Zorina Wolf
Sponsor: Village Heartbeat
Location: Village Heartbeat Studio
Address: 353 Chickadee Ln
Region: Sequim, WA
Contact: Zorina Wolf, 360-681-5407, 650-743-6252,
Price (for entire series): $75
Info: This class is for anyone who wants to learn or continue to learn to drum! We will discover the joy of learning rhythm with the Whole Person Drumming Curriculum®.

We work at an easy pace allowing time to learn rhythms, developing strength and rhythmic memory!
You can take this class as many times as you wish and you will always learn more.

Meet the drum-- for the first time or not~ Whole Person Drumming focuses on:
*Baba Olatunji’s rhythmic patterns
*Basic technique: Bass tone, and slap
*How to sing and play the drum—opening to the mystery
*Listening—how we sound and how the group sounds
*The healing power of rhythm.
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Rhythm Boot Camp-Drum, Dance and Groove  
Meets Daily: Mon/July 28 - Sat/August 2, 2014
Time: Mon/July 28 => 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Time: Middle Day(s) => 10:30am - 7:00pm
Time: Sat/August 2 => 10:30am - 1:30pm
Theme: Take Time to Immerse Yourself in Rhythm
Facilitator(s): Zorina Wolf
Sponsor: Village Heartbeat
Location: Village Heartbeat Studio
Address: 353 Chickadee Ln
Region: Sequim, WA, 98382
Contact: Zorina Wolf, 360-681-5407, 650-743-6252,,
Price THROUGH Mon/July 14, 2014: $635
Price AFTER Mon/July 14, 2014: $700
Info: Take time to immerse yourself in rhythm.

The rhythm camp curriculum will consist of 6 hours of class time Tuesday - Friday.
Evening events are offered and optional.
Rhythmic Boot Camp will include:
*Warm up exercises and stamina drumming
*Discovering polyrhythm in the body and on the drum
*Intentional and healing drumming
*Orchestrated rhythms and songs

Lodging is at the studio with tent camping or sleeping bag space.

Some of my Sequim students may also provide lodging.

Lunch is provided each day.

Drums are available if you do not want to bring your own.

TaKeTiNa Rhythm Workshop  
Meets Daily: Fri/September 26 - Sun/September 28, 2014
Time: Fri/September 26 => 6:30pm - 9:30pm
Time: Middle Day(s) => 10:30am - 6:30pm
Time: Sun/September 28 => 11:00am - 5:00pm
Theme: Flexiblity in Rhythm
Facilitator(s): Zorina Wolf
Sponsor: Village Heartbeat
Location: Studio 315
Address: 315 College Ave
Region: Palo Alto, CA
Contact: Zorina Wolf, 650-743-6252,
Price THROUGH Wed/September 10, 2014: $199
Price AFTER Wed/September 10, 2014: $260
Info: There is only room for 15 participants in this workshop. Please register early!

Although life is change, we find, at times, security in the patterns of our lives. There is comfort in predictability: our schedules, work, and relationships. We expect that the sun rises everyday, and that our hearts will continue to beat. We feel secure in this sameness, the ordinary life.
When something unexpected happens, the breath is knocked out of us. We are at a standstill--vulnerable. We try to find the ground beneath our feet. Even if it doesn’t happen immediately, gradually, we find a way again to reconnect to the comforting patterns in our lives.
The TaKeTiNa rhythm circle is an opportunity to practice encountering fluctuation and gaining flexibility with the unpredictable in life.

How does this happen?
In a TaKeTiNa circle we build a structure in rhythm-- first vocalizing a repetitive vocal mantra. These rhythmic syllables guides us into simple step patterns. Gradually we add complexity by hand claps, some which are not on footsteps. Over time we begin to sing call-and-response melodies that ground us. Moving and singing rhythms, we begin to feel connected to a groove.
At a certain point in the 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 life as it is.
As the momentary confusion passes, we find our way back to “home base” in the music. We learn to accept the unexpected. Surprises become an opportunity to relax and laugh in the midst of uncertainty. Being flexible in rhythm encourages us to have greater creativity with our changing lives.