Barbara Gail Returns to The 5th Annual Southern Sierra Goddess Gathering
Friday thru Sunday, January 10 ~ 12
Goddesses! Join me & this amazing tribe, at our 5th annual retreat!
I’ll be facilitating a frame drum temple experience on Saturday, within a full & inspired schedule of workshops, ceremonies & activations. This is the up-level event that I look forward to each year, a tribe of evolving souls. This is the gathering where I go to continue becoming a better version of myself.
Consciously curated for the healing & empowerment of womxn, those who identify as womxn, men & those who identify as men, & non-binary folks — those of us who hear the call as they seek Goddess integration in their lives. Our annual retreat features various presenters & vendors offering experiential presentations, myriad activities, & products, tools & services that aim to heal, inspire, & alchemize all that you hold within your highest self.Read More
Beginner W. African Djembe: Weekly Hand-drumming Classes this Spring!
at The Ukulele Place at The Rhythm Inlet, Nokomis
8 Wednesdays: February 26 ~ April 15; 7-8:30pm
Learn to play the most popular hand-drum, with the owner of The Rhythm Inlet!
With a focus on teaching proper hand technique & interlocking rhythm patterns, she masterfully & sequentially brings you to finding your place in the beat, & your class to playing as a multi-rhythmic ensemble.
Perfect for raw beginners, drum circle enthusiasts, musicians seeking rhythmic training, & folks with some exposure to drumming who want instruction with a solid foundation.
Welcome adults, motivated teens, & youth ages 10 & up with instructor permission. No musical experience needed. Group rhythmic entrainment is relaxing & energizing, & a positive experience for all!Read More
Make a Joyful Noise! A Multi-generational Drum Circle Celebration Circle for Purim
Chabad of Sarasota Synagogue
Wednesday, March 4, 5pm
A lively presentation & hands-on evening in community rhythm-making!
Barbara Gail, B.A. Education, weaves her extensive background to skillfully create a tailor-made experience that delivers health & happiness to body, mind, & soul. Edu-taining & participatory, with techniques you can use to play her large collection of world percussion instruments, provided. With no musical experience necessary, this program is appropriate for the whole family, inspiring newcomers to rhythm, the once-were musicians, & the musically active, to collectively be childlike & make a joyful noise!
The HeartBeat is our common ground, we all carry an inner knowing of The Universal Language of Rhythm.Read More
The Gaia Revolution: Lake Bryan Forest Women’s Retreat
Friday, March 13, 12pm ~ Tuesday, March 17, 12pm
Ocala National Forest
3199 NE Highway 315, Ocala, Florida 34488
Hosted by The Gaia Revolution
Ladies! This retreat in Ocala, Florida looks amazing, & I’ll be there!
Weather-wise it’s a fantastic time of year to be here. And astrologically it’s the perfect time to choose YOU! Heal, breathe, create, commune, connect, move, stretch, drum, learn, evolve, all this among women & in a beautiful, natural setting.
I’ll be teaching, performing, presenting, & facilitating on 4 occasions. There’s a lineup of other outstanding, hand-selected instructors & facilitators, & I know it’ll be a phenomenal & transformational retreat for me, & all who are in attendance.
Rhythm. Pulse. Entrainment. A World of Drums. Playful. Sacred. Ritual. Journey. Temple. The Elements. The Ancient Ones. The Frame Drum. Herstory. When the Drummers Were Women. Boom Boom Cha!
These words describe The Magic of the Blessed Beat! I’ll be weaving all of this Rhythmic Wisdom throughout our weekend, welcoming raw beginners, drumming enthusiasts, & experienced drummers alike.Read More
Spring Equinox: Dreams & Intentions, Sprouting Seeds, Taking Root
Hosted by Barbara Gail & Jo Mooy
Friday, March 20
Rising Tide International, 5102 Swift Rd., Sarasota
Men, women, & well-behaved children are all welcome!
Ahhh, the Equinox, night & day in equal balance. We get 2 of them, one Vernal (Spring), the other Autumnal (Fall).
The Spring Equinox is a time of renewal, rebirth, planting & seeding. The Goddess Oestre is the Germanic name for the Goddess of Spring which signaled the planting season in ancient calendars. Her name, Oestre, survived into the modern Christian holiday, as Easter.
On March 20th Barbara Gail leads the meditation circle for the Spring Equinox Ceremony. She’s an experienced ceremonialist with a deep respect for the changing cycles. She brings nuances to the ceremony that enliven the gather.
For her Spring Equinox 2020 community ceremony & celebration, Barbara Gail sprinkles a touch of playfulness, humor & levity, while facilitating a sacred space of mindful practices that speak to the themes of this cardinal season.
She encourages us to wear the pastel colors of green, blue, yellow, & pink (one, some, or all the colors), & bringRead More
Goddess Weekend Retreat
Friday, March 27 6 pm ~ Sunday, March 29, 3pm
East of Sarasota, private home retreat
Ladies! This retreat in Sarasota, Florida looks amazing, & I’ll be there!
Weather-wise it’s a fantastic time of year to be here. And astrologically it’s the perfect time to choose YOU! Heal, breathe, create, commune, connect, move, stretch, drum, learn, evolve, all this among women & in a beautiful, natural setting. This Spring, I encourage you to choose YOU! Mercury will be coming out of its retrograde cycle in Pisces, having reviewed & ironed out some of our inner healing & spiritual work. And Saturn will be changing signs after three years in Capricorn, now moving into Aquarius! A perfect time to re-structure & re-calibrate higher mind, supreme intentions, reconnect to your muse for inspiration, & align with your soul purpose, so that you can create manifestation!￼￼ ￼Your body, heart, spirit & soul will thank you!
Join us in the following activities that will Renew, Refresh, Restore! Together, we’ll discoverRead More
Yoga Friends for Kids: a Workshop for 200-hour Yoga Teacher Training
June 6, Thrive Yoga, Bradenton
The Message is in the Movement, the Magic is in the Music!
In this 4.5 hour workshop, Barbara Gail will share tips & techniques, & talk about the challenges & joys of teaching yoga to children, to Thrive Yoga’s 200-YTT students. Barbara’s background as a specialist in leading groups young children’s music & movement classes will bring a unique skillset these students.
Children enjoy happy, healthy fun in Barbara’s Yoga Friends classes. They’re music-based, child-centered, sometimes silly, often energetic, & include creative movement, songs, & magic flying yoga-mat journeys. After most classes, children can take home their fun props, that inspires at-home yoga-play with friends & family.
Barbara’s children’s yoga classes deliver all the benefits of yoga in the way children learn best — through experiential play. And our catalyst is music. Children love & respond naturally to music, & the human brain, as well as mind-body memory, are so deeply supported by catchy tunes & the familiarity of lyrics.
Yoga Friends assists children’s physical, emotional, social, & mental development. Yoga’s coordination, flexibility, strength, focus, & balance, are all evident, as children learnRead More
Women, Rhythm, & Ritual: Goddess of the Summer Solstice
Friday, June 21, 7pm
Join Barbara & friends for our annual event, welcoming women, girls, & babes-in-arms, in ceremony & celebration of the mid-point of the year.
For women seeking connection in a group experience inspired by seasonal cycles, Barbara Gail weaves a unique, meditative, thoughtfully-crafted, sacred space. With an intention for inner healing, clearing, centering, InSight, InSpiration, & to activate our highest vibration, our container is a shared journey infused with an alchemy of Rhythm, Sound, Movement, the Elements, & the Feminine Soul.Read More