Events

MINDFUL BREATHING & WALKING

SATURDAY APRIL 20TH 1:30 – 3 PM
COTTONWOOD OLD TOWN PLAZA ~ Room F6
753 NORTH MAIN ST (CORNER OF 4TH St and Main)

Combining Mindful Walking with Mindful Breathing as one rhythmical form is a powerfully transformative modality.

First introduced in 2000, through the work of Khalsa & Bhajan, their book BREATHWALK, the Breathwalk Mindfulness practice is typically centered on 4-step marching. In 2013, Dr. Andrew Weil posted a you tube, presenting Dr. Jim Nicolai teaching this 4-step form. Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGkHVEnpVoY

Mindful Breathing and Walking practices taught by Zen Buddhist Master Thich Nhat Hanh has been helpful in evolving my own research and practice.

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In this class learn a ground breaking, two-part Mindfulness protocol based simply on “2-stepping”.

Discover how balanced, wholistic “Breathwalking” in 2-step can generate a feeling of peacefulness, joyfulness, authentic power, and FLOW.

We will be walking at a slow pace indoors.

Participants will receive a simple write-up of the forms presented, with useful terms and suggestions for how to be creative, have fun, and “make it your own”. Come experience!

$10 donation at the door. Children 5 & under-Free.
Please arrive a few minutes before 1:30, so we can begin promptly.

Directions: Old Town Plaza in Cottonwood is also called The Healing Arts Center.
Find a map, showing its location here: http://www.healingartscenteraz.com/

Please park in rear of building and enter at main entrance.
Follow our signs to Rm F6. There will be a sign on the door.

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some PAST EVENTS

BREATHWALKING WORKSHOP
COTTONWOOD OLD TOWN PLAZA
753 North Main St (corner of Main and 4th)
Saturday, Dec. 22, 2018 1pm-3pm (Rm F6)

In this workshop — begin with warming up, relaxing, and dropping any concerns of the day. Get to know one another in the group through fun, cooperative rhythm-making with animal-skin frame drums (provided).

Together, we’ll lock into the natural, holistic rhythms of the body. Be free! Let your body talk! Be expressive. Drop judgments about “getting it right”. Anyone can participate and have fun! No prior experience drumming is needed.

From this place of unity and fun, the experiential, Breathwalking teachings unfold.

IN THIS WORKSHOP:

* Learn one, simple, aboriginal (non-western) rhythmic pattern which will be the foundation for our learning experiences. This form is also the root to uncovering the body’s balanced, holistic way of experiencing the true rhythm of the heart, which we will see is not the felt-pulse.

* Discover how this core pattern with its heartbeat form can be powerfully applied to transformative experiences of mindful breathing/mindful walking — a practice called “Breathwalking”. With a slow pace, we’ll practice, walking about in the room. Four powerful breathwalking forms will be presented.

*Receive print materials to help you in your new practice;
MP3 rhythm tracks will be available for download and/or a CD.

The over-arching purpose of this Breathwalking workshop is to have fun and connect at heart with self and others–while learning a new wellness practice. This unique practice can be used whenever you walk. Use breathwalking as a practical tool for generating a strong foundation of peacefulness, harmony and resilience within. With deeper peacefulness and greater resiliency we can more effectively shine our own light brightly.

$15 at the door. Under twelve–$10. Five and under–free.
Do you have questions? Direct inquiries to https://lansingday.net/contact-2/
or call Lansing at 607-279-6314
Class: Up to 15 persons.

Meets at Cottonwood Old Town Plaza, AKA Healing Arts Center
https://www.bing.com/maps?q=healingartcentersaz.com%20cottonwood%20az&qs=n&form=QBRE&sp=-1&pq=healingartcentersaz.com%20cottonwood%20az&sc=1-37&sk=&cvid=C37B7758F95546ADB394593D9380F5A5

Rm F6 ~ Park in back lot; once entering building, follow signs to Rm F6.

** Frame Drums will be provided; bring your own if you wish **

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DRUM FOR WATER
COTTONWOOD OLD TOWN PLAZA
(corner of Main and 4th St.)
Saturday, July 28th 12:30-2 (Rm F6)

Heart Song Drumming is hosting a WATER focused Group Empowerment Drumming Event for ALL ages: DRUM FOR WATER. Together, through improvisational, rhythmical expression we will send our Love and Appreciation to WATER, to the life force of water in our own bodies, and to water all around the Earth. We will create as we go, with drumming statements and vocals.

Water from the Verde River and from the three ponds at Dead Horse State park will be central to our circle. In this event it will continue with the format which evolved spontaneously at the Drum For Water event in Sedona in April.
The circle will be primarily a circle of women, with men in a supportive role.

Attendees are invited to bring water from home or from any source. At the conclusion of the event, we’ll return the “blessed waters” to their respective homes, as positive seeds to grow.

Water everywhere so needs us humans to step up, stand up at this time. To be stewards with conviction. We can help by singing out with our rhythmical spirits, joining together powerfully.

Frame drums and some djembes will be available to share. Bring you own, if you wish.

Love donations appreciated.

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GROUP EMPOWERMENT DRUMMING
A Drum Circle Celebrating Community
for All Ages (5-105)Intergenerational

Thursday May 31st, 7:00-8:30 pm
The Sedona Community Center
2615 Melody Lane
Sedona AZ
http://sccsedona.org/

Our purpose is to Celebrate Community through bringing together children, families, friends, and seniors–All Ages, everyone — to freely express, be creative and support one another, building bridges of understanding, and generating peacefulness and happiness within.

In this Group Drumming event, choose from an eclectic array of percussion from around the world— A ten-person Gathering Drum, African Djembes, Native American Frame drums, Bongos and more. Meet “Grandmother” frog and her grandbaby, a duet of beautiful croaking voices from Vietnam. Engage with “Shaker” voices from Central and South America and from Africa. Play finger cymbals (Tingsha) from Tibet. Grasshoppers from Pakistan and Thailand.

Everyone will have an instrument to play. Bring your own percussion, if you’d like.

This Intergenerational Drumming event is the first of an ongoing series to be offered monthly on a designated day and time at The Sedona Community Center. Stay tuned!

10$ at the door for adults ~ 5$ for children under 12
20$ max per family

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DRUM FOR WATER: A Community Drum Circle
to benefit Charity Water ~ https://www.charitywater.org/global-water-crisis

Saturday, April 14th ~ 10:30-11:30 am
The Sedona Community Center
2615 Melody Lane, Sedona, AZ

$5 per person at the door ~ Maximum of $20 per family
Larger donations much appreciated.
This Community Drum Circle event is Family Focused and for ALL AGES.

Charity Water is committed to meeting the needs of those in developing countries who are without safe, clean drinking water. 100% of donations go directly to fund community-owned water projects. At this time, Charity Water has helped over 7 million people. There are over 600 million who still need help.

This GROUP EMPOWERMENT DRUMMING Experience is fun and engaging. No prior music or drumming experience is need. All percussion will be provided. Everyone will have an instrument to play.

ENJOY RHYTHM GAMES ~ CONNECTING EVERYONE at Heart!
HAVE FUN playing Rhythm Instruments from Around the World!
Native American Frame Drums, African Drums and much more!
Bring your own percussion instrument, if you’d like.

Let’s come together and DRUM FOR WATER!

Hope to see you there. Please help us help Charity Water
in their mission. Help by getting the word out. Thank you.

Directions: From Rt 89A in West Sedona, turn at Harmony Drive.
Take the first right onto Melody Lane. The Center is on the immediate
corner, on right. Look for the water-blue balloons!