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Village Heartbeat Classes and Workshops

Tuesday Afternoon Intermediate Drumming Class  
Meets Same Day Each Week: Tue/August 12 - Tue/October 14, 2014
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Theme: Breaking down Rhythms
Facilitator(s): Zorina Wolf
Sponsor: Village Heartbeat
Location: Village Heartbeat Studio
Address: 353 Chickadee Ln
Region: Sequim, WA
Contact: Zorina Wolf, 650-743-6252, 360-681-5407, zorina@villagheartbeat.com, zorinalight@gmail.com
Info: This class is for anyone who has previously taken a class with the Whole Person Drumming Curriculum® and ready for more of a challenge.

This class series will focus on breaking down rhythms! You will learn how to get stronger and hold rhythms longer on the drum~

Dates: August 12 and 19th, September 2, 9, and 16th, October 7 and 14.
Sliding scale cost for 8 eight classes: $120-160~ Scholarships or payment plans are always available.
Get ready for a faster track, stamina drills and rhythmic precision.
This series requires a quicker pace of learning and being able to recall rhythms.
Many of these classes will be taught on standing drums.
Technique and willingness to practice are requirements!
Don't forget to REGISTER and Pay or bring class fee with you to the first class!

Tuesday Morning Continuing Drumming Class  
Meets Same Day Each Week: Tue/August 12 - Tue/October 14, 2014
Time: 10:30 am - 12:15 pm
Theme: Breaking down Rhythms
Facilitator(s): Zorina Wolf
Sponsor: Village Heartbeat
Location: Village Heartbeat Studio
Address: 353 Chickadee Ln
Region: Sequim, WA
Contact: Zorina Wolf, 650-743-6252, 360-681-5407, zorina@villagheartbeat.com, zorinalight@gmail.com
Info: This class is for anyone who has previously taken a class with the Whole Person Drumming Curriculum®.

This class series will focus on breaking down rhythms! You will learn how to get stronger and hold rhythms longer on the drum~

Dates: August 12 and 19th, September 2, 9, and 16th, October 7 and 14.
Sliding scale cost for 8 eight classes: $120-160~ Scholarships or payment plans are always available. 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.
Don't forget to REGISTER and Pay or bring class fee with you to the first class!

Wednesday Night Drumming Class  
Meets Same Day Each Week: Wed/August 13 - Wed/October 15, 2014
Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Theme: Breaking down Rhythms
Facilitator(s): Zorina Wolf
Sponsor: Village Heartbeat
Location: Village Heartbeat Studio
Address: 353 Chickadee Ln
Region: Sequim, WA
Contact: Zorina Wolf, 650-743-6252, 360-681-5407, zorina@villagheartbeat.com, zorinalight@gmail.com
Info: This class is for anyone who has previously taken a class with the Whole Person Drumming Curriculum®.

This class series will focus on breaking down rhythms! You will learn how to get stronger and hold rhythms longer on the drum~

Dates: August 13-20th, September3-17, October 1 and 8th
Sliding scale cost for 8 eight classes: $120-160~ Scholarships or payment plans are always available. 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.
Don't forget to REGISTER and Pay or bring class fee with you to the first class!

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, zorina@villageheartbeat.com
Info: WORKSHOP IS FULL ! Put Your name on the wait list! 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.