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Women's Drum & Dance Weekend (Asheville)
Saturday, 22 September 2012 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, 23 September 2012 at 4:00 PM (EDT)
Women's Drum & Dance Weekend Asheville
Sept 22-23, 2012
Connect with confidence. Release the fear and doubt that's keeping you back!
The Women's Drum & Dance Weekend (WDDW) is an urban retreat which blends African drumming, dance, healing, and community.
If you're being called to drum, dance, connect with spirit-minded women, amplify your authentic voice, or burn calories—this is an event for you!
Only 3 spots left!
This 2-day women's urban retreat isn't just a series of workshops
- WDDW is experiential, so we'll be doing and moving. No powerpoint presentation to sleep through. No binders, notes, or clipboards to lug around!
- WDDW is an ego and competition-free zone, meaning that you'll be introduced to African drumming and Groove Method in a gentle 1-on-1 enviroment. You won't feel like you're "screwing up" or keeping everyone back as you might feel in other African drumming or dance classes.
- WDDW embraces and engages you as a whole person. It's a physically, emotionally, and spiritually engaging experience. The confidence, joy, and connectedness that you experience can spread into different areas of your life—professionally and personally.
You'll also have a chance to
- Challenge your inner critic and leave self-doubt behind
- Slow down your mental chatter and speed up relaxation
- Tone your arms through hand drumming and get a full body workout through dance
- Learn how to play the djembe drum in an intimate environment without feeling like you're screwing up
- Counteract burnout by engaging your mind, body, and spirit
- Connect with like-minded women and be part of a supportive social circle
It helped me connect with my spirit, inner confidence, and bliss. Looking back, I realize it was no accident that the djembe made its way into my life. In the same way, I believe it’s no accident that you found your way to this page.
Will you answer the call?
What WDDW ladies have to say
Saturday, Sept 22: African drumming with Michelle Currie
How is this different from other African drumming workshops?
Most, if not all, African rhythms come from women but are played and taught by men. This workshop represents a very unique opportunity to learn the djembe rhythm for women, from a woman of African descent.
This workshop introduces you to the world of mindfulness and West African rhythms. You will also have the chance to tone your arms, quiet your inner critic, follow your intuition, and amplify your inner power. No drumming experience is required, and drums are provided.
You may be familiar with djembes from drum circles, African drumming is very different from a drum circle.
Sunday, Sept 23: Get grooving with Leanna Joyner!
The next session starts with meditations that clear and shield negative energy, amplify your inner strength, and promote relaxation quickly. You'll then be lead through a Joyus Groove session with Leanna Joyner
Plus, join us for some of Asheville's natural, local, and organic food at Green Sage Coffeehouse & Cafe with your WDDW discount! You might also want some solitary R&R by visiting Asheville's waterfalls, mountain hiking trails, or watch artists at work in the River Arts District. FYI, Asheville was featured on Good Morning America as one the most beautiful places in the USA!
What your investment includes
This includes 6 hours of African drumming, Joyus Groove, clarity from connecting with your inner wisdom, amplifying your voice, and connecting with like-minded women. You’ll also have weekly reminders sent straight into your inbox to keep you grounded and relaxed! Drums are provided.
Here's what you're saving...
- The cost of buying a djembe ($250-$600)
- Spending a few months to learn proper djembe techniques in a semi-private setting and learn a West African rhythm ($100+)
- Six hours worth of yoga classes, massages, or treating yourself to fun and fullfilling activities ($100+)
Plus, the cost of not taking time to slow down, listen to your body, exercise, or connect with your confident self!
Registration deadline August 25! Only 3 spots left.
Still have questions?
Send me an email if you have any questions: info[at]meditativearts[dot]ca
Please note that Women's Drum & Dance tickets are non-refundable and missed workshops cannot be exchanged for other classes or products.
If you have an injury or condition that may prevent you from fully participating in the drumming workshop, please email me.
When & Where
Michelle Currie: Meditative Arts
Meditative Arts (2007) is where women, rhythm, and bliss mingle!
This innovative rhythm & wellness program was founded by Michelle Currie (M.Ed.) and is based in Toronto. Using African drumming and mindfulness, women think less and breathe more!
Curious? Feel free to contact Michelle at info[at]meditativearts[dot]ca or visit http://meditativearts.ca