Greek Priestesses with Frame Drums, circa 420 BCE

April New Moon Temple
Wednesday, April 18; 7-9pm

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Women, Rhythm & Ritual. Under the dark sky of The New Moon is the perfect time for women to gather in a circle to ReSet, ReCenter, ReVise, & ReNew.

Enter your New Moon Temple & tap into the magic of Rhythmic Wisdom. Experience a Rhythmic Clearing Meditation, InnerVision DrumJourney, Healing Drum Temple, & Empowering Drum Circle, all led by Barbara Gail.

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Greek Priestesses with Frame Drums, circa 420 BCE

May New Moon Temple
Wednesday, May 16; 7-9pm

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Women, Rhythm & Ritual. Under the dark sky of The New Moon is the perfect time for women to gather in a circle to ReSet, ReCenter, ReVise, & ReNew.

Enter your New Moon Temple & tap into the magic of Rhythmic Wisdom. Experience a Rhythmic Clearing Meditation, InnerVision DrumJourney, Healing Drum Temple, & Empowering Drum Circle, all led by Barbara Gail.

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Miss Barbara & her World of Percussion

A World of Drums: the Magic of Rhythm for the Whole Family!
Wednesday, June 13, 1-2pm

Miss Barbara brings all her drums, bells, shakers, scrapers, boomers, bangers, dingers, dongers, clingers & clangers to North Port Public Library! It’s the only time librarians give us permission to make this much joyful noise! For children accompanied by a family adult, ages 4-9. Free & open to the public, sponsored by Friends of North Port Public Library. For more information please call the Youth Librarian: 941-861-1300. To learn how to bring this program to your local public library, please call Barbara at 941-223-0180.

BG Leading Summer Solstice, 2017, with Space Holders Robin Tanzzi, JoEllyn Bavosa, & Cat Randall

Women, Rhythm, & Ritual: Goddess of the Summer Solstice
Friday, June 22, 7:15pm promptly, ’til 10pm-ish

Join Barbara Gail & friends Cat Randall, JoEllyn Bavosa, & Lana De Vattori, gathering in a circle of women on the beach at sunset, for a Special, Annual Event that includes a Healing Drum Temple, Circle Dances, & SongChants. In Ceremony & Celebration of the mid-point of the year, this participatory experience welcomes all women & teen girls. We embrace Yemaya, Mother Goddess of the Sea, in a flowing ritual of music & movement that assists in healing, clearing, &…

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Drum Circle at Camp Kidding Around Yoga, 2018

Private: Drum Circle at Camp KAY, North Tampa
Tuesday, June 26, 7:30pm

Let’s get movin’ n groovin’! A full circle of large, W. African-style hand-drums & bass drums, plus a variety of exotic boomers, bangers, clingers, clangers, dingers, dongers, shakers & scrapers (a.k.a. percussion instruments!) from around the world. By hour’s end we’ll be parading around the campfire with our instruments, too…

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Miss Barbara & her Djembe

Private: Drum Circle at Camp Gan Israel
Friday, July 6, 11:30am

Let’s get movin’ n groovin’! Djembes, Congas, Bougarabous, oh my! One for every child in the circle, we’ll make a joyful noise with rhythms, songs, & you even get to be the Director! Discover how easy it is to make rhythm music with friends, & create good vibrations. Broaden your cultural awareness, explore your creativity, have a blast in a memorable community event, all in…

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Make Your own Uke: Drums n Ukes Workshop for Teens at North Port Library, 2018

Ukes ‘n’ Drums for Teens, at North Port Library
2 Fridays, July 13 & 20

North Port Librarian, Marcus Gilfert, has teamed up with Jeff Hanna & Barbara Gail (aka The Rhythm Inlet Duo), for a ukulele-making workshop for the teens of North Port. While making & decorating their new ukuleles, the teens will enjoy music, stories, historical information, & more, from Jeff & Barbara.

One week later, the teens…

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The Birth of Venus, by Sandro Botticelli

Women, Rhythm, & Ritual: July Full Moon Lunar Eclipse Temple
Friday, July 27, 7:15 – 9:30pm

Master Healers in the Healing Drum Temple are Barbara’s friends Lana De Vettori of Beach Life Wellness, & JoEllyn Bavosa of Jobella Organics. We also welcome friends Jessica Howard as Keeper of Fire Energy, & Beverly Forman as Keeper of the Pulse.

In this Ceremony & Celebration, thru The Drum, The Song, & The Dance, we’ll align with the The Pulse of Life, feel the embrace & support of The Ancient Ones, & release all that no longer serves, so that we may lighten our energy fields & heighten our vibrations, allowing our hearts to fill with The Loving Power of the Divine Feminine Heart, Mind, Spirit & Soul! Looking forward to sharing this beautiful experience with you!

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Kidding Around Yoga is A-O-KAY!

Kidding Around Yoga™ with Miss Barbara, at Lemon Bay Wellness & Yoga Studio
4 Saturdays: October 6 thru 27; 11am-12pm

Children’s yoga classes with Miss Barbara are music-based, silly & energetic, with inspired movement, songs, fun props, & magic yoga-mat rides! While learning yoga postures, deep breathing & relaxation techniques, together we’ll develop coordination, flexibility, focus, strength & balance, while cultivating creativity, cooperation, kindness…

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DrumRise! The Art of Women's Drumming

Rehearsal for DrumRise! Winter Solstice
Saturday, December 15; 3:30-5:30pm.

All women drummers are invited to join Barbara Gail for “DrumRise! The Art of Women’s Drumming” rehearsal for the Winter Solstice Ceremony, planned for tomorrow, Sunday, December 16. Any woman, of any playing level, who wishes to participate in our drum & percussion ensemble for this beautiful & moving event, will…

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DrumRise! The Art of Women's Drumming, preparing to perform at Winter Solstice, 2016, photo JoEllyn Bavosa

Winter Solstice Ceremony: Enter Darkness, Return to Light
Sunday, December 16
Arrival 5pm, Service 5:30pm

Join Barbara Gail & her group, “DrumRise! The Art of Women’s Drumming”, in a circle on the beach for a memorable & meaningful participatory event that honors the the longest night of the year & the growing daylight. We’ll clear away the old & that which no longer serves, preparing fresh ground for the garden of new intentions. Bless the…

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Kidding Around Yoga is Musical, Joyful, & Peaceful!

Kidding Around Yoga™ with Miss Barbara, at New Gate School
School Year 2019

A private, after school program for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd & 4th graders at Sarasota’s New Gate Montessori School. Children’s yoga classes with Miss Barbara are music-based, silly & energetic, with inspired movement, songs, fun props, & magic yoga-mat rides! While learning yoga postures, deep breathing & relaxation techniques, together we’ll develop coordination, flexibility, focus, strength & balance, while cultivating creativity…

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Barbara presenting at The Women's Meditation Group, Sarasota, 2016

New Moon Rhythmic Wisdom Meditation for Women
Friday, February 1, 2019, 6:30pm

Join a room full of women for this unique opportunity to experience a Full Moon Rhythmic Clearing Meditation, InnerVision DrumJourney, & Empowering Drum Circle, all led by Drumming Priestess Barbara Gail.

The first named female drummer known was Lipushiau, the highest ranking Priestess in the city-state of Ur, in Mesopotamia, around 2380 B.C.E. Throughout the Ancient…

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BG & her Djembe, Wellness Fest 2009

Beginner Djembe Hand-drumming: Learn to Play the W. African Drum!
Next one Winter, 2019

Plus a free extra event the week after our last day!

Learn to play the most popular hand-drum! Barbara Gail is a teacher’s teacher, & has been instructing djembe students ages pre-teens to eighty-somethings, since 1996. With a focus on hand technique & teaching rhythm patterns sequentially, she masterfully helps you find your place in the beat & play as a multi-rhythmic ensemble. Perfect for raw beginners, drum circle enthusiasts, & folks with some exposure to drumming who

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Jonesin' at The Djembe Djam
Jonesin' at The Djembe Djam

Djembe Djam: For All Past & Present Beginner Djembe Graduates
Next one: right after the Beginner Djembe 8-week Series of Winter 2019

Welcome ALL of Barbara’s students from past classes to join the current Beginner Djembe Graduates, for a jam on the DrumSongs Joyla & Djembe Rumba!

Even if you don’t remember them, or haven’t drummed in a long time, I’ll get you back up on that bike for your joyful ride into rhythm. We’ll briefly review each part, adding…

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