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Sacred Drumming (online)

Teacher: Richard Ellis and Marc Kress
Cost: Donation to support the BRC during the COVID-19 lockdown
Dates: Saturday 27 June 2020 - Saturday 27 June 2020

richard ellismarc kressDrumming and music-making are ancient ways of opening ourselves to spiritual realms of healing, creativity and a shift in consciousness. Drumming promotes a sense of belonging and well-being, deep relaxation and healing. In this virtual retreat we will learn basic drumming techniques and explore a few simple rhythms from Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Time: 3:00-4:30 pm


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Richard Ellis has been a drummer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist for the past forty years. He was a founding member of The Usuals with Kenny Henson. He formed the first all-percussion group Interitmo with Mike Mazzoni in 1997, and in 1999 started the first Drum Circle in Durban at the Bat Centre. Over the past twenty years he has conducted corporate team building, sound relaxation therapy and healing workshops with Marc Kress. He facilitates sound journey meditation/rhythm workshops on drums and percussion for all ages and levels of expertise. His mission is to connect people with their inner rhythm and sound, thereby helping to create a stress-free community.

Marc Kress is a yoga teacher and percussionist living in Durban. He was attracted to the yoga path while travelling through 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, Vinyāsa, Astanga, Iyengar and Sivananda.