Brian and I are just back from our Alberta TaKeTiNa road trip. We did a one-evening introductory workshop – “Rhythm: Your Inner Compass” – in Calgary, and a weekend – “The Yoga of Polyrhythm” – in Edmonton.
“The Yoga of Polyrhythm” had a profound effect on many of the participants in the workshop. There was a wide variety of experience and background amongst the group. Several were professional musicians, and some had little or no formal music training. One of the beautiful things about TaKeTiNa is the way that it allows for such a diverse group of people to share a common experience of musical immersion, and to be able to connect deeply with themselves and each other from wherever they happen to be on the musical spectrum. In the sharing following the rhythm journeys, people spoke of a feeling of coming home to themselves and their tribe. They spoke of feeling deeply grounded. They shared much laughter and tears. A couple of them agreed to be videoed while speaking about their experience. Here’s Sarah’s testimonial:
We are grateful to Keri and Rodger of One World Drum in Calgary for hosting us, and to our dear friend and rhythm soulmate Marcus Fung for his usual fabulous job of organizing in Edmonton. Thanks also to Jodi, owner and teacher of Music Together of the Northern Lights, for the use of her wonderful studio! Being a fairly new Music Together teacher myself, I was delighted to learn the story of how Jodi brought the Music Together program to Canada when she returned to Edmonton after many years of living in New York. Here’s a link to her website if you want to know more: