"The Songs of Joy", painting by James Jacques Joseph Tissot (French, 1836-1902) at the Jewish Museum, New York, depicting Miriam the Prophetess Leading Women. Many of the paintings by Tissot feature female framedrummers, particularly in the context of processions of the Ark of the Covenant.

Southern Sierra Goddess Gathering: Priestess Frame Drumming & Ritual
with Barbara Gail
January 11-14, 2019, Oceanside, California

Barbara is excitedly preparing to be a presenter at the Southern Sierra Goddess Gathering outside San Diego. She’ll offer a Women’s Priestess Frame Drumming Workshop, then co-create transformational rituals along with the other workshop leaders.

This year’s theme is We’re all Queen Bees in the Honey Hive, & features the Yoruba Goddess, Oshun. Blending experiential practices that elevate & inspire, this promises to be a transformative weekend!

The drumming priestess was the intermediary between divine & human realms. Aligning herself with sacred rhythms, she acted as summoner & transformer, invoking divine energy & transmitting it to the community. 
~ Layne Redmond

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Yoga Friends with Miss Barbara at Earth Task Crew Camp, 2015

Yoga Friends Hour For Kids Ages 4 thru 8
Saturdays: January 19 thru May 11 (no class February 2); 1-2pm
Authentic Fusion Yoga & Wellness: 101 W Venice Ave, Ste 24 (2nd floor), on Venice Island

The Message is in the Movement, the Magic is in the Music!

Children will enjoy happy, healthy fun in Miss Barbara’s Yoga Friends classes. They’re music-based, child-centered & energetic, & include inspired movement, songs, & magic yoga-mat rides. Most classes children can take home their cute & inspiring toy props for at-home yoga play with friends & family.

Together we’ll learn yoga postures, breathing & relaxation techniques, & develop coordination, flexibility, focus, strength & balance, while cultivating creativity, cooperation, kindness,

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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 New Moon Rhythmic Clearing Meditation, InnerVision DrumJourney, & In-Powering Drum Circle, all led by Drumming Priestess Barbara Gail.

She is a visionary in the community, leading empowering circles of drummers.
~ Jo Mooy

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 at The Southern Sierra Goddess Gathering, Oceanside San Diego, January, 2019

Women, Rhythm & Ritual: February Lunar New Year Temple
with Barbara Gail & Friends
Special Guest Artist, Heather Pierson, of Conway, NH
Master Healer, JoEllyn Bavosa
Master Herbalist, Linda Nelson

Tuesday, February 5, 6:30-8:30pm
Held at The Venice Holistic Community Center, 714 Shamrock Blvd, Venice, 34293

THEME FOR FEBRUARY: Self Love is Self Compassion

Went to the drum temple in January & loved it!! I was transformed by the beat of the drum in to the sacred space of the ancestors that came before us. Good for the heart & the soul! Look forward to it again tonight! ~ Linda Nelson

Barbara Gail’s New Moon Drum Temples are powerful. You leave feeling much more balanced & connected. ~ Carol Hall

What a special evening indeed! Thank you so much Barbara Gail for all your effort in creating a beautiful, moving, & healing ceremony. ~ Christine

Tonight’s New Moon of the Lunar New Year follows the Full Moon Lunar Eclipse of 2 weeks ago. It’s been a time of closing out cycles, offering gateways to open… That is, if we choose to stand in our Truth, moving forward unified with Love & Compassion. It’s the ultimate time

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James Alexander, Elaine Silver, & Barbara Gail at The Reserve

House Concert with Faerie Elaine Silver & Friends
with James Alexander, Howlin’ Bob, & Barbara Gail

Sunday, February 10, 5-7pm, Sarasota

Benefit Concert for the newly forming Center for Spiritual Living Cultural Coast. At the home of Rev. Theresa & Bobby Fieberts, 4500 Riverwood Avenue.

Suggested Love Offering of $25 per person (no one turned away).

Refreshments will be served.

FMI & to reserve your seat: 941-376-0177.

Belly's in Motion

Belly’s In Motion Presents… an evening of performance!
Saturday, February 23; 5-8pm

Held at The Rock Box Music School & Stage, 5400 S Biscayne Dr., Suite F, North Port, 34287

Hostess Jacquelyn Baldelli says, “Belly’s in Motion Troop are so honored to be Hosting our first Hafla!!! We encourage performances of all types of music & dance, & look forward to a fun night of friendships & entertainment!”

Performances will be 5-7pm, & 7-8pm pizza & dessert will be provided by Papa Johns Pizza. Please bring your own beverages &/or alcohol.

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Fairy House Festival Spanish Point

Fairy House Festival
Saturday & Sunday, February 23 & 24

Held at Historic Spanish Point, 337 N Tamiami Trl, Osprey, Florida 34229

This 6th annual event welcomes back over 1800+ guests to join us as we connect directly with the environment & express our creativity, while finding the inherent magic of nature & spending time within it!

This enchanting family experience will be held in the magical gardens of Historic Spanish Point.

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Greek Priestesses with Frame Drums, circa 420 BCE

Women, Rhythm & Ritual: March New Moon Temple
with Barbara Gail & Friends

Friday, March 8; 6:30-8:30pm (arrive 6:20pm)
Held at The Venice Holistic Community Center, 714 Shamrock Blvd, Venice, 34293

THEME FOR MARCH: A Caravan of Animals

Along with Master Healer JoEllyn Bavosa (Reiki) & Master Herbalist Linda Nelson (Plant Wisdom) sharing their talents in our ritual, Barbara Gail welcomes all Sisters to the Sacred Circle on this International Women’s Day!

Throughout the Ancient World, Temple Priestesses harnessed the powerful tools of drumming, singing & dancing, in both ceremony & celebration, to rouse community consciousness & attain spiritual awareness for healing & divination.

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Greek Priestesses with Frame Drums, circa 420 BCE

Women, Rhythm & Ritual: April Full Moon Temple
with Barbara Gail & Friends

Thursday, April 18 or Friday April 19; 6:30-8:30pm
Held at TBA

THEME FOR APRIL: TBA

Throughout the Ancient World, the Temple Priestesses harnessed the powerful & sacred

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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 21, 2019

Arrival 7pm, 7:15pm ritual

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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Moonrise: Daughters of an Ancient Pulse, Summer Solstice, Portland, Maine, 1999

Priestess Frame Drumming: a Workshop for our Winter Solstice Event
with Barbara Gail

Saturday, December 14,2019;  2:30-3:45pm.
Followed by Winter Solstice rehearsal from 4-6pm.

At Seven Oaks, a private Nokomis residence. Address given upon registration.

After learning the basic strokes of the drum, we’ll learn how to play in a beautiful, magical, spiritual, rhythmic procession.

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DrumRise! The Art of Women's Drumming

Rehearsal for DrumRise! Winter Solstice
Saturday, December 14, 2019; 4-6pm.

All women drummers are invited to join Barbara Gail for DrumRise! The Art of Women’s Drumming rehearsal for Enter Darkness, Return to Light: a Ritual for Winter Solstice, planned for tomorrow, Sunday, December 15.

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

Enter Darkness, Return to Light: a Ritual for Winter Solstice
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Arrival 5:15pm, Ritual 5:30pm

Nokomis location TBA

Join Barbara Gail & her group, DrumRise! The Art of Women’s Drumming, in the circle 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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