Welcome to the Fernie Community Drum Circle as part of Rhythm by Nature’s Community Drumming Tour! Set free your inner rhythm, connect with your community, and let the beat move you!
Supported by the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, Rhythm by Nature brings you a fully interactive and immersive drumming experience for one night only at The Art Station – Fernie.
Professionally facilitated, participants will learn about and experiment with different drums and drumming techniques from all around the world. You’ll experience a fun and inclusive drumming workshop, but that’s only the beginning!
Here are a number of reasons why this event is for you:
• Group drumming releases stress and negative emotions
• You’re pulled into the present moment
• It induces deep relaxation
• It provides a sense of empowerment
• It can reduce chronic pain & boost the immune system
• Your body and mind align with the natural world
• You’re offered a non-verbal communicative tool
• It allows for personal transformation
• Oh, and it’s a whole lot of fun!
A little about Rhythm By Nature and your facilitator, Patrick Carrick:
Patrick is a certified ‘Circles of Rhythm’ master facilitator, professional percussionist, and music educator. Patrick has a passion for bringing people together through the power of rhythm and has worked within a wide variety of musical genres and ensembles.
Patrick founded Rhythm by Nature in 2016 and it has since become a popular mainstay in BC’s Columbia Valley region, offering a variety of programs and events that promote community connection, wellness, social development, and creativity.
Patrick’s affection for music and drumming has taken him all around the world, finally growing roots in the Kootenays. After completing three levels of facilitation training with the nationally acclaimed ‘Circles Of Rhythm’ & internationally recognized Rhythm2Recovery, Patrick has been hosting community drumming events in the communities of Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Panorama Mountain Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs, Edgewater, Canal Flats, Kimberley, Golden and beyond. Rhythm by Nature has earned a reputation for its positive community impact and inclusive approach to group drumming.
Thanks to the support of the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance, Rhythm By Nature is touring the entire Columbia Basin throughout the Fall with the intention of demonstrating the many benefits that come from the Integrative Community Drum Circle.
An Important Distinction:
Rhythm By Nature follows the ‘Integrative Community Drum Circle (ICDC)’ methodology. This means that our drumming is not based on any ethnospecific traditions, cultures, or rhythms. The ICDC employs a multicultural approach so that the experience is accessible to everyone. It’s about celebrating our diversity, creativity, and playfulness. Our drums are from all around the world but do not hold any limiting cultural or ceremonial significance. Our instruments are of premium quality and are made from 100% recycled wood fiber.
Families are most welcome. We find that very young children have trouble holding attention for the whole session and we kindly ask that children of all ages are responsibly supervised, for the enjoyment of all : )
We would like to thank Mantra Spirit Studio for supporting this event and The Art Station for hosting.
For more information visit: https://rhythmbynature.ca/