Kidding Around Yoga is Musical, Joyful, & Peaceful!

Kidding Around Yoga™ with Miss Barbara, at New Gate School
January thru May

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 Gail Loves Her Djembe Students!

Beyond Beginner Djembe: Level 2
8 Tuesdays: March 13 thru May 1; 5:45-7:15pm

Deepen your relationship to the drum & pulse, refine your hand technique, meet the challenges of Level 2 material, & enjoy reuniting with your fellow drummers! Your lessons begin to click, your learning curve hits a comfort zone, & your drumming is expertly brought to a whole new level of music & fun…

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Greek Priestesses with Frame Drums, circa 420 BCE

Women, Rhythm & Ritual: March New Moon Temple
Friday, March 16; 7-9pm

Under the dark sky of The New Moon is the perfect time to gather in a circle of women to ReSet, ReCenter, ReVise, & ReNew. Enter your New Moon Temple & tap into the magic of Rhythmic Wisdom. Experience a Pulse of the Earth & Stars Clearing Meditation, InnerVision DrumJourney, Healing Drum Temple, & Empowering Drum Circle, all led by Barbara Gail, Priestess of the Drum…

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Kidding Around Yoga™ with Miss Barbara at Earth Task Crew Camp, 2015

Come Try Kidding Around Yoga™ with Miss Barbara!
Saturday, March 24, 11am-12pm
Lemon Bay Wellness & Yoga Studio in Englewood, The Towers Plaza, Rt 776
For ages 5-8; socialized 4-year-olds & playful 9-year-olds welcome, too; parents are invited to participate.
$15/child; $7/siblings; parents are free!

The Message is in the Movement, the Magic is in the Music! Enjoy happy, healthy fun in children’s classes with Miss Barbara. They’re music-based, silly & energetic, with inspired movement, songs, fun props, & magic yoga-mat rides.

While learning yoga postures, deep breathing & relaxation techniques…

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In Kidding Around Yoga, Miss Barbara Teaches Children how to be Calm, Focused, & Free!

A Yoga Friends Special KAY Day!
Saturday, March 31, 11am-1:30pm

Miss Barbara is offering a special 2 & 1/2 hour workshop day for the children who already know & love Kidding Around Yoga™! Together we’ll create a SHMAT for the studio for our shoes, because shoes need yoga, too! We’ll also each make our very own, take-home Peace Begins With Me Mala Bead Necklace, & a Kidding Around Yoga t-shirt! Of course, we’ll also get our yoga on, enjoying some of our favorite KAY activities.

A healthy, light lunch will be provided…

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Kidding Around Yoga is A-O-KAY!

Continuing Kidding Around Yoga™ with Miss Barbara, at Lemon Bay Wellness & Yoga Studio
Early Summer: 5 Saturdays: April 14 thru May 12; 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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Greek Priestesses with Frame Drums, circa 420 BCE

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

View details & RSVP on Facebook

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.

Read below for the This Month’s Theme, the General Description of my newly established & evolving New Moon Temples, & what to bring. Please check in with me via phone, or visit the discussion section of this month’s Facebook Event, for updates, including Q & A’s that arise between now & our date.

THEME FOR APRIL: “Calling in the Animals”, which I’m very excited about! Please wear everything in your closet & jewelry case that has animal motifs! Animal prints (yeah, jaguar spots & zebra stripes DO go together LOL), animal faces, carvings, you name it…

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Greek Priestesses with Frame Drums, circa 420 BCE

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

View this month’s theme & what to bring details on Facebook

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.

Read below for the This Month’s Theme, the General Description of my newly established & evolving New Moon Temples, & what to bring. For updates between now & our date, please check in with me via phone, or visit the discussion section of this month’s Facebook Event.

THEME FOR MAY: “Deep Peace & Crystalline Clarity”

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

Full Moon Rhythmic Wisdom Meditation for Women
Next one TBA
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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