After 3 years of hosting RhythmKeepers retreats, we have decided to change the name to “RhythmQuest” in the spirit of moving towards what we want rather than retreating from what we don’t want. Inspired by the teachings of anthropologist Angeles Arrien, whose life work was the study of indigenous cultures throughout the world, we have incorporated into the weekend the four basic healing modalities she outlines in her book “The Fourfold Way”: singing, storytelling, dancing and silence. The practice of TaKeTiNa rhythm journeys (group rhythmic movement) fulfills the function of dancing.

Each of our gatherings, in addition to these four practices, has a sub-theme which we explore throughout the weekend. The theme of this RhythmQuest is kindness. From my friend and fellow TaKeTiNa teacher Jacob Stein in Portland, Oregon:

“Compassion for others relies on two things: connection to another human being, and kindness. Entering into rhythm together we practice connection over and over again. Each time the rhythm comes back together, the connection  grows. We invite kindness, to ourselves and others, to help us through the vulnerability this process can create. Kindness and connection open us up to being supported and supporting without judgement.”  I couldn’t have said it better myself!

Give yourself the gift of slowing down for a weekend and allowing yourself to be nurtured by closeness to nature, simple nutritious food prepared with love, and a circle of fellow travellers stepping into presence together.

We offer these weekends in the spirit of the gift economy, sharing in meal preparation and clean-up. The only fixed cost is $60 for food. There is no specific charge for tuition or accommodation, however we will gratefully accept whatever you can joyfully offer in the way of a donation.  This weekend takes place at the beautiful Nectar Yoga BnB. Contact Shasta to reserve your spot.

Appreciate complexity. Practice simplicity. Develop flexibility. Sound good? Come to The Yoga of Rhythm at the beautiful Yum Yoga and Dance studio in Cowichan Bay for some serious play with the rhythm instruments that are your own voice and body. We will take all the time we need to co-create rhythm mandalas comprised of simultaneous layers of chanting, stepping and clapping. You can stop any time you like, and feel what it’s like to not have to get it right. What a relief! You can always choose simplicity, no matter how much complexity is in the room.

Rhythm is life and life is rhythm. Please join us for a weekend of unifying body, mind and spirit through rhythm. Contact Erin Collins – erinyacollins at gmail dot com – for more information and to register.

Brian and Shasta with Berimbaus

Join Shasta & Brian on Bowen Island for a journey to inner stillness. With your body as instrument and your voice as guide, allow the rhythm to take you home to yourself.

Shasta & Brian have been leading groups in rhythmic meditation for over 10 years. They are certified facilitators of the TaKeTiNa approach to teaching rhythm. One of the premises of TaKeTiNa is that we are inherently rhythmic beings and your body already knows everything you need to know. There is nothing new you need to learn. The process is one of reclaiming our primal rhythmic knowledge and learning to let go of whatever gets between us and our rhythmic intelligence.

There is no prior experience required to attend one of these evenings, which will take place at a private home on Bowen on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. They are being offered in the spirit of the gift economy, meaning there is no set fee. We will gratefully receive whatever you can joyfully give. RSVP for address and directions.

STEP INTO PRESENCE – a RhythmKeepers retreat

In crafting our RhythmKeepers retreats over the past 3 years, we have been deeply inspired by the teachings of anthropologist Angeles Arrien, whose life work was the study of indigenous cultures throughout the world. In her book “The Fourfold Way”, she outlines four basic healing modalities which are consistent practices in all indigenous cultures in all times and places: singing, storytelling, dancing and silence. We have incorporated these into our RhythmKeepers retreat framework, with the practice of TaKeTiNa rhythm journeys (group rhythmic movement) fulfilling the function of dancing.

Each of our retreats, in addition to these basic practices, has a sub-theme which we explore throughout the weekend. The theme of this retreat, “Be open to outcome, not attached to outcome”, provides us with the opportunity to connect deeply with our inner wisdom. Angeles Arrien says “Trust is the container out of which the qualities of wisdom grow: clarity, objectivity, discernment, and detachment. Wisdom is at work when we are open to all options.” With rhythm and song as a neutral non-judgemental framework, we can co-create that container of trust.

Give yourself the gift of slowing down for a weekend and allowing yourself to be nurtured by closeness to nature, simple nutritious food prepared with love, and a circle of fellow travellers stepping into presence together.

We offer these weekends in the spirit of the gift economy, sharing in meal preparation and clean-up. The only fixed cost is $50 for food. There is no specific charge for tuition or rustic accommodation, however we will gratefully accept whatever you can joyfully offer in the way of a donation. Space is limited to 12 participants, so register early to avoid disappointment. Contact Shasta to reserve your spot.

Brian and Shasta with Berimbaus

Join Shasta & Brian on Bowen Island for a journey to inner stillness. With your body as instrument and your voice as guide, allow the rhythm to take you home to yourself.

Shasta & Brian have been leading groups in rhythmic meditation for over 10 years. They are certified facilitators of the TaKeTiNa approach to teaching rhythm. One of the premises of TaKeTiNa is that we are inherently rhythmic beings and your body already knows everything you need to know. There is nothing new you need to learn. The process is one of reclaiming our primal rhythmic knowledge and learning to let go of whatever gets between us and our rhythmic intelligence.

There is no prior experience required to attend one of these evenings, which will take place at a private home on Bowen on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. They are being offered in the spirit of the gift economy, meaning there is no set fee. We will gratefully receive whatever you can joyfully give. RSVP for address and directions.

Brian and Shasta with Berimbaus

Join Shasta & Brian on Bowen Island for a journey to inner stillness. With your body as instrument and your voice as guide, allow the rhythm to take you home to yourself.

Shasta & Brian have been leading groups in rhythmic meditation for over 10 years. They are certified facilitators of the TaKeTiNa approach to teaching rhythm. One of the premises of TaKeTiNa is that we are inherently rhythmic beings and your body already knows everything you need to know. There is nothing new you need to learn. The process is one of reclaiming our primal rhythmic knowledge and learning to let go of whatever gets between us and our rhythmic intelligence.

There is no prior experience required to attend one of these evenings, which will take place at a private home on Bowen on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. They are being offered in the spirit of the gift economy, meaning there is no set fee. We will gratefully receive whatever you can joyfully give. RSVP for address and directions.

Brian and Shasta with Berimbaus

Join Shasta & Brian on Bowen Island for a journey to inner stillness. With your body as instrument and your voice as guide, allow the rhythm to take you home to yourself.

Shasta & Brian have been leading groups in rhythmic meditation for over 10 years. They are certified facilitators of the TaKeTiNa approach to teaching rhythm. One of the premises of TaKeTiNa is that we are inherently rhythmic beings and your body already knows everything you need to know. There is nothing new you need to learn. The process is one of reclaiming our primal rhythmic knowledge and learning to let go of whatever gets between us and our rhythmic intelligence.

There is no prior experience required to attend one of these evenings, which will take place at a private home on Bowen on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. They are being offered in the spirit of the gift economy, meaning there is no set fee. We will gratefully receive whatever you can joyfully give. RSVP for address and directions.

Brian and Shasta with Berimbaus

Join Shasta & Brian on Bowen Island for a journey to inner stillness. With your body as instrument and your voice as guide, allow the rhythm to take you home to yourself.

Shasta & Brian have been leading groups in rhythmic meditation for over 10 years. They are certified facilitators of the TaKeTiNa approach to teaching rhythm. One of the premises of TaKeTiNa is that we are inherently rhythmic beings and your body already knows everything you need to know. There is nothing new you need to learn. The process is one of reclaiming our primal rhythmic knowledge and learning to let go of whatever gets between us and our rhythmic intelligence.

There is no prior experience required to attend one of these evenings, which will take place at a private home on Bowen on the 2nd & 4th Thursday evenings. They are being offered in the spirit of the gift economy, meaning there is no set fee. We will gratefully receive whatever you can joyfully give. RSVP for address and directions.

enso imageWelcome to the second weekend in the series of RhythmKeepers retreats we are calling “A Path to Wholeness”. For many years, we have been deeply inspired by the work of anthropologist Angeles Arrien, whose life work was the study of indigenous cultures throughout the world. In her book “The Fourfold Way”, she outlines four basic healing modalities which are consistent practices in all indigenous cultures in all times and places: singing, storytelling, dancing and silence. We have incorporated all of these into our RhythmKeepers retreat framework, with the practice of TaKeTiNa rhythm journeys (group rhythmic movement) fulfilling the function of dancing.

Each of our retreats, in addition to these basic practices, has a subtheme which we explore throughout the weekend. The theme of this retreat, “Authenticity In Rhythm”, provides us with the opportunity to contemplate “What does it mean to tell the truth in my life?” With rhythm and song as a neutral non-judgemental framework, we can create a container within which to look at our lives honestly with no shame and no blame.

Give yourself the gift of slowing down for a weekend and allowing yourself to be nurtured by closeness to nature, simple nutritious food prepared with love, and a circle of fellow travellers on the Path to Wholeness.

We offer these weekends in the spirit of the gift economy, sharing in meal preparation and clean-up. The only fixed cost is $50 for food. There is no specific charge for tuition or rustic accommodation, however we will gratefully accept whatever you can joyfully offer in the way of a donation. Space is limited to 12 participants, so register early to avoid disappointment. Contact Shasta to reserve your spot.

 

Join us in Edmonton for year 5!

The Yoga of Rhythm is a 3 day immersion into the TA KE TI NA process (www.taketina.com).
Founded by Austrian Percussionist Reinhard Flatischler (The Forgotten Power of Rhythm) 

Led by Shasta Martinuk & Brian Hoover, certified TaKeTiNa instructors

Discovery Question: What kind of effect do the Rhythmical archetypes, found in the perfection and beauty of nature,
have on our hearts, bodies, and consciousness ?

This intensive is for anyone looking to deepen their relationship, their embodiment, with their natural inner rhythms. We explore another way that grants access to the inner nature…. true freedom….. in a way that transcends explanation, using rhythmic archetypes…… nature’s geometries…….  in body, movement, poly-rhythm, and chant.

This intensive is for:
people, wanderers, seekers, visionaries, drummers, yogis, dancers, sound healers, singers, rappers, freestylers, movers, meditators, educators, therapists, facilitators, artists, instrumentalists, mystics, …anybody who has a draw
to the power of flow, rhythm, and consciousness.

NO prior Music, or movement experience is required.

Throughout this intensive, support of the group allows the individual participant to go into his or her own process, building deep musical and personal trust. Discover the transformative power of rhythm, while learning to be at ease with uncertainty and chaos.

This work truly transcends boundaries between healing, music, self-discovery, meditation, expansion of consciousness, personal evolution, and experiential learning.

WHAT: A 3 day TA KE TI NA day Intensive
(Sat and Sun must be done together)

WHEN: SEPTEMBER 15,16,17 2017
Friday 7:00-10:00pm INTRO NIGHT
Saturday 9:30-4:30pm
Saturday 7:30pm-9:30pm ~ “Healing Sounds Journey”
Sunday 9:30-4:30pm

Hosted by Marcus Fung:
Rainbow Bear Healing Arts
(780-257-6428)

INVESTMENT:

INTRO night $20
Full 3 day Intensive $285
Super Early Bird – $225 – July 1st –
Early Bird – $ 240 (or $50 deposit) By August 1st 2016

*Healing Sounds Journey SAT eve. $20 (included for those registered for weekend)

Payment plan, sliding scale is available by request
for those in need who feel called to come.
Please contact Marcus with any questions