Drum Circle

“Connections” Drum Circle

in Baywood – Los Osos (San Luis Obispo County), California

AND now at the SLO Botanical Garden!

 

Visitors to the beautiful central coast of CA are welcome!

Our community-building drum circles are all about FUN, friendship, and sharing good, good, good vibrations and rhythms together. Come play with us!

 Drumming can be a wonderful way to explore, discover, or wake-up your creative side and express yourself without fear of judgment. There are no mistakes. We are all exploring rhythms in a playful way. I will be your facilitator but everyone contributes to the whole experience. 

Additionally, Drum Circles are a fun way to reduce stress. Playing for just a few minutes can boost your mood. Similar to a “runner’s high,” drummers’ brains release feel-good endorphins immediately after playing. The physical stimulation of drumming and the sound vibrations that resonate through every cell in the body stimulate the release of negative emotions. Music, and in particular drumming, is a rhythmic and motor activity that stimulates the brain and enhances cognitive functions, including memory.

Come experience this for yourself!

WHO IS THIS FOR?

Adults only at this time! We will be adding some family friendly circles (and more) at a later time!

All levels of experience are welcome. No previous musical or drumming experience is necessary!!! 

Visitors to the area are welcome!

Drum Circles are a great way to share the energy of community ~ meet new people and find out that we have more in common than you realize!

WHERE?

1- Our “Connections” Drum Circles take place at “The YOUniversity” in Baywood-Los Osos, CA on my back deck circled around a fire pit. If the weather is too cold or wet we play inside. These are our original Drum Circles with different themes and potlucks, although we will also be offering some without the potluck.

2- NEW!  SLO Botanical Garden on Hwy 1 ~ “Garden Groove” Drum Circle ~ Monthly Circles begin Feb 24, 12:00-1:30 Sign up on the SLO BG site: https://slobg.org/event/garden-groove-drum-circle/ 

3- We will be adding some “Elements” Drum Circles in nature locations soon when the weather stabilizes!

Additional locations will be added over time.


DIFFERENT KINDS OR THEMES OF CIRCLES:

There will be different themes or kinds of drum circles so be sure to know which one you are signing up for!

      • Some circles will  be a potluck while other circles will be drumming only.
      • Some events will have a theme such as a “White Elephant” game, or our new “Luna” moon phases.
      • Some nature locations will be added with a theme around nature or the elements.
      • Additional themes will be added! Stay tuned!

WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING?

PLEASE BRING A DRUM IF YOU HAVE ONE 

      • What type of drum is best for a drum circle? Popular choices include a djembe, conga, bongo, cajon, frame drum, etc
      • Please note instruments with TONES, such as pan drums or hang drums, water drums, etc, are NOT suggested for this type of event.

NO DRUM? NO WORRIES! EXTRA DRUMS ARE AVAILABLE 

WANT TO PURCHASE A DRUM? Use the following links to order and I will get some compensation for the referral!

          • Sunreed Instruments – You get a 20% off coupon and I get credit towards more instruments for our drum circles or sound healing sessions!
          • More sites coming soon

IF THE EVENT INCLUDES POTLUCK please bring your favorite beverage and/or potluck goodie to share! 

IF THE EVENT HAS A THEME please familiarize yourself with what to bring to join in the fun! 


Let’s Play! REGISTER FOR AN EVENT BELOW 

The YOUniversity offers Sound Journeys, Drum Circles, and Nature Retreats. Find ALL of our events on the  Calendar page

The schedule below lists registration links for our DRUM CIRCLE EVENTS (excluding the “Garden Groove” Drum Circles at SLO Botanical Gardens). 

Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. 

Dates and times subject to change. Additional dates to be added.


In Dec 2023 I trained for a “Rhythm2Recovery” Drum Facilitator Training in Colorado!

Rhythm2Recovery delivers therapeutic programs and professional development, that utilise fun and engaging rhythmic musical activities to support social and emotional development. Based on the latest neuro-science. this approach has been shown to support increased emotional regulation, improved social connection and reduced levels of anxiety and other elements of psychological distress.

My dream is to bring programs to all kinds of organizations, companies, and schools across our county! Perhaps you will know some organizations you can suggest! ~Dee


Be the first to hear about, and register for, our upcoming Drum Circles! Space is limited!
I’ll be your guide for this experience!

Questions? Contact Dee DiGioia