Building mindfulness, health & wellbeing to the BEAT of the Drum!
When we drum together, we feel instantly connected, joyful and empowered.
A natural healer - rhythm and group drumming provide powerful health benefits and metaphors for living life that leave participants feeling positive, relaxed, rejuvenated, and inspired.
There’s a growing body of research on the therapeutic effects of group drumming.
Ground breaking studies show drumming benefits the immune system, stress levels and mood. It also shows that repetitive drumming changes brain wave activity, inducing a state of calm and focused awareness. In fact when we drum, we engage both hemispheres of our brain - simultaneously. The only other known ‘activity’ to do this is Meditation (done right).
But there’s no hit and miss with Drumming! Because, through rhythmic entrainment drummers learn to quiet the distraction, regain focus, and calm breath and mind. This promotes relaxation, a healthy mind, and a new pathway to social belonging while improving overall health and wellbeing.
So get off your devices and BANG a drum in our Mindfulness Drumming Workshops & Courses!
Afrobeat is committed to the safety of our community!
*Covid Safe Drumming TIPS*
1. Wash your hands before touching the drums
2. Respect social distancing between Participants and Facilitator
3. Participants exhibiting 'symptoms' should not participate in the activity
4. Where necessary, our Facilitator will wear a mask
What others are saying...
Janine was very talented at teaching and instilling confidence in the group and it was lots of fun.
Our group, the Penrith Older Women’s Network had the privilege and pleasure of participating in a workshop lead by Janine. The expertise and clear direction given by Janine enabled our group to be comfortable participating and learning African Drumming. Janine’s enthusiasm of drumming was evident and she passed this onto the group. The members who…
Thanks so much it was a great way to start the day off before our meeting. From all accounts everyone enjoyed the session so thank you. A lot of fun and a great euphemism for our corporate journey and aspirations to be a harmonious work place. This was a creative fun approach towards team building…
Great workshop – enhanced our therapeutic work with participants. All participants found this very valuable.
It was very enjoyable. The ERMHA team and the public enjoyed it thoroughly. Thank you!! If the opportunity arises, we will definitely use Afrobeat again. 🙂 I can’t suggest any improvements as I found all of my interactions with Afrobeat to be helpful. Thanks so much for the experience!!
Janine has done a few different events for us now including children’s holiday workshops and parent-child sessions. Working with children who have experienced family violence and abuse, the therapeutic services we provide are trauma-informed. The drumming workshop means children can experience rhythm and regulation, both important elements of helping children overcome the effects of trauma.…
Great workshop! Enhanced our therapeutic work with participants. All participants found this very valuable. WELLNESS DRUMMING
Our group, had the privilege & pleasure of participating in a workshop lead by Janine. The expertise and clear direction given by Janine enabled our group to be comfortable participating & learning African Drumming. Janine’s enthusiasm was evident & she passed this onto the group.