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Please Note: All packages are priced per person. Should you elect a shared accommodation and community hall bath, 1440 will randomly pair you with a gender-specific roommate. Only private rooms have the option of a private bath. 1440 Multiversity is a smoke-free campus.

Program Description

Most every human culture around the world crafts and plays a sacred drum. One of the simplest, most ancient, and fundamentally powerful musical instruments known to humankind—the frame drum—is a universal, cross-cultural phenomenon.

Join Krista Holland, RYT 500, frame drumming expert, researcher, and sacred drum historian, to learn the ancient art and modern science of frame drumming.

Together you will:

  • Explore basic strokes rooted in universal elements of earth, water, fire, air, and space
  • Learn to apply both traditional and modern world rhythm styles of hand drumming
  • Discover the vast array of sounds and tonalities produced with various techniques
  • Study an incredible worldwide range of rhythms—from dreamy lullaby softness to full trance-inducing power
  • Return home with the inspiration, guidance, and resources to create a home drumming and sound healing practice.

The frame drum is a vital and sacred instrument played for the improvement and maintenance of essential health, connection, and well-being—both individually and for the entire community.

This introductory and lively workshop presents a spectrum of frame drumming techniques as well as incorporating storytelling to share the fascinating ancient history, mythology, symbolism, and modern science-based health research connected to the drum and sound healing.

Whether you are a first-time drummer finding your unique rhythm or a longtime musician refining your skills, gain everything you need to journey deeply into the practice and art of frame drumming.

Presented by

  • Krista HollandAbout Krista Holland RYT 500|Sacred drum teacher, researcher, and historian
    Krista Holland is a decades-long sacred drum teacher, researcher, and historian, as well as a certified full-spectrum hatha yoga instructor, who presents workshops and retreats globally.

Why Attend

    Learn basic strokes and playing techniques for both the lap style and upright positions, mastering fun world rhythms to play on the frame drum.

    Explore the ancient historical lineage of drumming within worldwide cultures, spiritual wisdoms, and women's priesthood, while tracing modern scientific evidence for its profound healing.

    Develop a meditation or ceremonial practice with the drum by cultivating your own unique rhythmic signature for personal transformation, contemplative presence, and leading ritual.

    Celebrate your holiday in an immersive circle of people, nurtured in beautiful nature as you come alive with the ritual and science of sacred drumming, building a collective vibration for the benefit of your well-being and for the well-being of our entire society.

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Special Details
Bring a journal for note-taking and comfortable clothes for sitting and light movement. Frame drums will be provided, but feel free to bring your frame drum if you have one.
Suggested Reading
When the Drummers Were Women by Layne Redmond

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