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!

Please read below for What to Know, What to Bring, & New Location…

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Kidding Around Yoga is A-O-KAY!

Kidding Around Yoga™ with Miss Barbara, in Englewood
5 Saturdays: October 6 at Elsie Quirk Library, then October thru November 3rd at Lemon Bay Wellness & Yoga Studio

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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BG with Frame Drum, 4,000 Year Old Torhouse Stone Circle, Newton Stewart, Scotland, Jeff's deep ancestral lands

Women, Rhythm & Ritual: October Full Moon Temple
Wednesday, October 24, 6:30-8:30pm

The Full Moon is the perfect time for women to gather in a circle to ReConnect, ReVise, ReNew, ReCenter, & ReSet. Each month’s unique theme inspires your facili-guide, Barbara Gail, who weaves a thoughtfully crafted woman-only experience, fusing The Drum, The Song, & The Dance. In Ceremony & Celebration, it’s an alchemy of Rhythm, Movement, & Sound, the Earth’s Elements, & the Healing Arts.

This month’s event will be held at Beach Life Wellness in Nokomis, & will be assisted by 2 Reiki Masters & Massage Therapists, JoEllyn Bavosa & Lana DeVetorri.

THEME FOR OCTOBER: Behind the Veil: The Ancestors

The What to Wear, What to Know, & What to Bring list is specific to each ritual, so please read it

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Zen Awakening 2018

Sacred Fire Drum Circle Ceremony & Workshops: Zen Awakening 2018
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 16, 17, 18, 2018

Held at The Forever Florida Recreation Park, 4755 N Kenansville Rd., St Cloud, FL 34773

Zen Awakening Festival, happening November 16th – 18th, 2018, is a transformational, music & arts festival featuring DJ’s, Bands, Yoga, Meditation, Spiritual Teachers, Holistic Teachers, Cirque Performers, Flow Dancers, Drum Circle, Group Chants, Fire Performers, Central Fire, Healing Sanctuary, Workshops, Theme Campsites, Permaculture, Kirtan, Camping, Organic Food Vendors & Art Installations.

Barbara Gail will be teaching a Priestess Frame Drumming Workshop & a Dance of the Elements Workshop, leading the Sacred Fire Opening Ceremony, & leading a Rhythmic Wisdom Clearing Meditation. Joining her to assist are Master Healers JoEllyn Bavosa & Lana DeVettori.

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BG with Frame Drum, 4,000 Year Old Torhouse Stone Circle, Newton Stewart, Scotland, Jeff's deep ancestral lands

Women, Rhythm & Ritual: November Full Moon Temple
Friday, November 23, 6:30-8:30pm
This month’s location is TBA

Under the bright sky of the Full Moon is the perfect time for Women to gather in a Circle to ReConnect, ReVise, ReNew, ReCenter, & ReSet.

Each month’s unique temple experience holds a new theme for deep inner growth & healing, inspiring your facili-guide, Barbara Gail, to weave a thoughtfully crafted woman-only event, that fuses The Drum, The Song, & The Dance. In Ceremony & Celebration, your experience will be an alchemy of Rhythm, Movement, & Sound, the Earth’s Elements, & the Healing Arts.

The What to Wear, What to Know, & What to Bring list is specific to each ritual, so please read it…

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Zentangle, a personal practice of drawing meditation.

Introduction to Zentangle with Holly Williams, Czt
Friday, November 30, 6-8pm
At The Rhythm Inlet, north end Nokomis, Tamiami Trail, west side

Would you like to learn a relaxing, meditative drawing process that anyone can do?
Would you like to learn a method of art to apply to your existing creative journey?
Are you looking for a new creative outlet even if you think that you “are not creative”?

Zentangle is an easy to learn method of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns. It’s a fascinating art form that’s fun & relaxing.

Some of the benefits of Zentangle:

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DrumRise! The Art of Women's Drumming

Rehearsal for DrumRise! Winter Solstice
Saturday, December 15; 4-6pm.

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 will most likely be in 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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BG Leading Summer Solstice, 2017, with Space Holders Robin Tanzzi, JoEllyn Bavosa, & Cat Randall

Women, Rhythm, & Ritual: Goddess of the Summer Solstice
Friday, June ??, 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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