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Charleston, WV : Drum & Chant Workshop

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Saturday February 16, 2013 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Saturday February 16, 2013 Charleston, WV

Drum & Chant Workshop w/ Jim Donovan

A joyous experience of ecstatic drumming, toning and profound relaxation.

Beginners are always warmly welcomed. Drums are provided.


The Drum & Chant Workshop shows you how to:

  • Energize the brain and clear the mind
  • Lessen resistance, fear and apathy
  • Create deep relaxation and stress relief
  • Expand conscious awareness
  • Unblock energetic and emotional congestion
  • Open creative thinking and expression


Enjoy learning how to use the power of sound to effectively unblock, transform, and increase your energy. Through group drumming, chanting and breathwork, you will learn how to gain energized mental clarity, reduce fear and anxiety, unblock emotional congestion, open creative inspiration and expand your conscious awareness.


Drumming and chanting with others is an ancient practice that people have used for millennia all over the globe to connect, heal, learn, witness and celebrate with each other. It’s only been in the last few hundred years that many people in our modern cultures have stopped connecting in this way.


Join us to reclaim this powerful and comforting way of being together in community.



Advance registration recommended. Space is limited.

Register in advance $35 (save $10)

Pay at the door price $45



Unitarian Universalist Congregation

520 Kanawha Blvd West,

Charleston WV 25302


Time 1:00 pm - 3:00pm

To register via cash or check, please call: Chris Higgins @ 304-881-7037

or Register online here...


Anyone regardless of musical experience will enjoy and benefit from this experience.

Drums Provided. Ages 17 and over



The tools you’ll use:

  • Ecstatic Drumming Rhythms
  • Vocal Toning and Mantra
  • Rejuvenating Breathing Exercises
  • Visualization
  • Group Support and Community Creation


Jim Donovan is a musician, teacher, trainer and motivator whose mission is to empower, inspire and connect people. In his work, Donovan records, performs, writes, and offers workshops in the US and abroad focused on using rhythm, drumming and the voice as vehicles for personal growth, healing, and the creation of community. He was a founding member of the multi-platinum 90's band Rusted Root and was voted "Drum Circle Facilitator of the Year" by the readers of Drum! magazine. Donovan holds a BA in classical music performance from the University of Pittsburgh and is completing graduate work in Education Leadership at Saint Francis University where he is also on faculty. He is also developed a training program that teaches Occupational Therapists, medical professionals, parents and teachers how to use rhythm and sound as a complementary intervention for autistic and other special needs children. In addition to his musical credentials, Donovan is an author, dedicated husband and father of 3.