2019 Session Description

Drum and Dance Your Edge

For adults (teens welcome) • 90 minutes
Category: Body/Mind
Maximum Participants: 30

Rhythm and movement is part of our everyday life; from the cycles of nature, to the rhythm of our heartbeat, breath and bodies, to our daily routines & habits. If we go back far enough, all of our ancestors harnessed the power of rhythm & movement for more than just entertainment.

Drum and dance have been, and continues to be an important tool used to transfer knowledge, collective wisdom and traditions from generation to generation. These tools have been harnessed as a way to strengthen and repair community connections, for ceremony, to express gratitude for nature, mark rites of passage and celebrate important life events.

In this workshop, you will learn to play a West African rhythm on Djembe, along with the dance that goes with the rhythm! We will meet you at 'your edge' in these fun, exploratory and energizing workshops! No previous music or dance experience required.

The Skinny: 3 things you will do in this session

  • Learn to play a West African rhythm on Djembe, along with the dance that goes with the rhythm!
  • Re-connect with the power of rhythm and movement
  • Release stress, re-energize and have FUN
Terri Segal
Jackson's Point, ON
Terri Segal, Founder of Rhythmic by Nature is an Expressive Arts Therapist, Facilitator, and Educator who is dedicated to sharing the value of creative expression through Drumming and Expressive Arts workshops.

For the past 15 years, Terri has studied and taught West African Drumming and World Percussion. She is a trained Expressive Arts Therapist and Drum Circle Facilitator. Terri participated in HealthRhythm's Group Empowerment Drumming Facilitator Training Program, Village Music Facilitator Training Program, completed a three week West African Drum and Dance Intensive with Company Fore-Fote in Guinea, Africa, holds a BA Honors in English from McMaster University, and is a graduate of Expressive Arts Therapy from The C.R.E.A.T.E Institute.

Terri completed Tim Hurson’s 5-Day Training in Productive Thinking, is a regular presenter at Mindcamp, and she is passionate about helping her clients find fresh perspectives and innovative solutions by combining music-making with creative problem solving tools and techniques.

www.rhythmicbynature.com

Terri is a returning presenter. Click to see what they've presented in the past.

Elisha MacMillan
Bowmanville, ON
Elisha MacMillan is a Sociologist, Certified Co-Active Coach, and Dance Educator. For over 10 years she has taught students in school boards & universities across Ontario how to express and relieve stress through drum and dance. Founder/Director of Rhythm is for Everyone, Elisha uses rhythm and movement as tools that foster cross-cultural, intergenerational connection, while celebrating diversity. She’s worked on Equity & Inclusive Education projects and recently completed her first film, “Lessons Learned: Bridging the Gap.”

Elisha studied dance in Toronto, West Africa, Ethiopia and Brazil and performed professionally for 6 years, touring nationally and internationally. Her ancestral lineage includes Scottish highlanders, Arawak (Taino) First Nations and West Africans brought to Jamaica.

In her work with adults (drumanddancemedicine.com), Elisha leads movement retreats locally and internationally, with a focus on self-discovery, healing, communing with nature, and dropping beneath mental chatter - into the deep wisdom of our bodies.

Oh, and she believes in unicorns.

www.rhythmisforeveryone.com

This is Elisha's first year presenting at Mindcamp.
 
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