Foundations and FUNdamentals - 🍏🌶️

Learning Basic Tones and Positioning for Rhythm Bliss

In this section you’ll learn proper posture and alignment for mindful hand drumming, how to hold your drum and basic hand drumming techniques as originally taught to me by master drummer Babatunde Olatunji. Our goal is to drum mindfully for health and wellness and therefore we play the drum quietly and gently in order to protect our ears and joints. You will get an opportunity to practice the basic techniques learnt in the section, along to meditative musical accompaniment.

Your Instructor

Alexandra Jai, CRO
Alexandra Jai, CRO

Hailing from Santiago, Chile, Alexandra Jai is a hand drumming and yoga teacher, rhythm facilitator, accompanist and performer with over 30 years of experience. Following a transformative and deeply healing drumming immersion with Yoruba Master Drummer Olatunji Babatunde from Nigeria in her late teens, she plunged heart-first into the study of hand drumming. A lifelong student of rhythm and movement, Alexandra Jai studied traditional West African, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian and Middle Eastern Hand Drumming from master drummers across the globe. She is the founder, along with partner Michael, of Rhythm Bliss Studio, a centre for Rhythm and Movement Meditation serving Vancouver, BC since 2003. Alexandra and Michael created the Rhythm Bliss Online Mindful Hand Drumming and Movement program to spread joy, serenity and healing by blending the ancient art of hand drumming with yoga philosophy in a way that is easily accessible and relevant to our hectic, modern lives.

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