Drum Your Destiny

When: 25 Jul 2014 - 27 Jul 2014 (Fri - Sun, 2 nights)
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Dr. Giavanni Washington

Giavanni Washington, MPH, Ph.D. brings her passion and gratitude for the transformative power of the drum every time she plays or facilitates a rhythm-based event. Her adult life has been completely shaped by the dunun and rhythms of West Africa. She received her doctorate in Culture and Performance from UCLA. She has studied sonic traditions and performed throughout many countries in the world, including: Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cuba, Ethiopia, Guinea, Jamaica, Japan, Kenya, Senegal, Trinidad, Uganda, and the United States.
Dr. Giavanni believes that everyone deserves and is entitled to recognition; a philosophy epitomized in the facilitated drum circle format, where every voice is equally valuable. Dr. Giavanni facilitates rhythm-based events because she is dedicated to creating and providing a sonic platform through which people can safely explore and transform their relationship to self! See more photos and other events by this presenter

James Hallett

Surprisingly, Dreamwork moves us toward being more awake in the world. When we think of our day-to-day reality, we often think of the story of our lives. If you were to ask someone to tell you about their life, the average person might begin listing off the story of what has happened as an event stream in their life. But this stream of events is no more real than all of the story points that have been left out. We tend to rehearse the line of our story which we have come to believe is relevant to us or defines us. But it is this very storyline which actually reveals the habits and patterns of thought about ourselves which keep us stuck from truly being flexible and able to transform and adapt to what is a constantly changing reality.
Dreamwork – as I have learned it and now teach it – is the ancient technology of reversing and shifting out of these stuck patterns and habits to return to flow and possibility – the art of being fully present. Imagery and Dreamwork techniques utilize the power of the dreaming mind to heal, transform, repair and free us to be truly present in the world. My work carries on the essential process which has been passed down through millennia which teaches how to learn to listen and receive the inner messages of the dreaming mind in order to unravel the knots which appear to us to be holding us down from rising up from the ashes to become our true powerful selves. See more photos and other events by this presenter