Drumming and music-making are ancient ways of transcending one’s routine lifestyle, opening ourselves to spiritual realms of healing and creativity, which is experienced as liberating and rejuvenating. The whole universe is a continuous flux of pulsating rhythms. Drumming connects us to these rhythms, facilitating a change in consciousness that leads to a sense of unity and well-being, which promotes deep relaxation and healing. In this retreat we will be learning basic drumming techniques and exploring rhythmic creativity which will be combined with meditation practice and contemplation.
Marc Kress is a yoga teacher and percussionist living in Durban. He was attracted to the yoga path while travelling thpough India in 2003: "I discovered a path of self-practice and discipline that fulfils my desire to grow on a spiritual level by working with the body and mind". He has been practising and studying in India and South Africa with various teachers in different styles of yoga, including Hatha, Vinyasa, Iyengar, Sivananda, Tantra and Astanga. He has a Hatha Yoga teaching qualfication from the Yoga Alliance and is a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher.