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Uplift & Empower Yourself Through Rhythm
Uplift & Empower Yourself Through Rhythm

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Here's a ceremonial ending that I've done at many thousands of corporate, conference, community and private sessions globally... Enjoy!
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This is a ceremonial ending that I do with my interactive rhythm sessions for corporate team building, conference & meeting ice-breaking session worldwide
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Picture yourself drumming and meditating in a lush paradise as you immerse yourself in the hugely creative culture of Bali… now picture yourself returning home with the down-to-earth skills you need to create your own personal paradise of a life rooted in playful creativity!

September 1 through September 13, 2017. Registration ends in mid-December, 2016. This will be a small group, and will fill quickly, so please don't wait!

Hello, I'm Jim Greiner. For over 35 years, I've conducted thousands of my Rhythm Power® drumming workshops worldwide for over 100,000 people from all walks of life in corporate and community groups, for schools and youth groups, in wellness centers, and for private celebrations of all types..

I'm honored and thrilled to partner with DanuTours, who have over 30 years of experience leading cultural tours globally, to develop this Rhythm & Meditation Retreat in Bali.

I'm also working with renowned masters of Balinese music to integrate my rhythm, ritual and meditation sessions with contemporary Balinese drumming styles.

Our 14-day journey will include daily drumming and gong-playing for personal empowerment and enrichment, as well as rhythm-based meditation and breath-work sessions with us. In addition, there will be time to spend with some of the top master drummers of Bali to explore how to integrate music, chanting and other arts into our daily lives. We will also enjoy performances by Balinese drummers, chanters (Kecak Monkey Chant) and dancers, while staying in two gorgeous locations.

We will also engage in local activities and get to know local artisans, eat healthy local cuisine, visit a drum factory and have the opportunity to purchase a wide range of drums and other instruments at greatly reduced prices. In addition, we will tour the island and visit important sites and have free time to spend as you wish. And, very importantly we will experience the relaxed, open-hearted and hugely creative daily Life-rhythms of Bali in a way that will inspire you to live your own life with an ongoing, playful Spirit of empowered creativity!

Are you excited, yet? I am!

Please pass this on to your friends and families... make it a bonding experience, as well!

Regristration is now open; save your space with a deposit as soon as possible!

For more information, please visit:
http://danutours.com/travel/listing/rhythm-power-drumming-meditation-retreat-with-jim-greiner-in-bali/

"Percussionist Jim Greiner invokes the primal power of drumming to release the participants' stress, to exercise their mind and body, and to bind them together into community."
- PBS special, Healing Quest
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New!  My Rhythm Power® Play Shekere DVD is now available as a digital download!  For more info, including a FREE lesson sample: http://handsondrum.com/products/:  The DVD & download have 18 beginning to advanced lessons, individually accessed from the main menu, as well as four 10-minute play-along audio loops in both duple and triplet meters to practice to.  Save on shipping and handling charges, and get the same content that many hundreds of people worldwide have received with the DVD.   #Shekere
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I'm conducting a community-building and motivating rhythm session for 225 teens at a RYLA (Rotary Youth Leadership Awards) camp. I had 60 minutes to uplift and unify the teens, students at a wide range of high schools. I integrated his three "C's" of community: Communicating, Collaborating & Celebrating into the 60-minute session as he helped the wonderful young people create their own, unique rhythm culture and rhythm journey! 

I used LP and Toca Djembes, Frame Drums, Tambourines and Maracas, for this session, and in all of his corporate and community drumming sessions globally.

My heartfelt thanks to my friends at LP and Toca Percussion for their support for my passion to bring the many physical, mental and emotional benefits to people worldwide!
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Harnessing Our Personal and Rhythmic Power To Do Good

"I was excited to have the large drum (Djembe) to play, and I thought that I'd have a fun time banging away on it to blow off steam... to release stress!"

"But, as soon as I started to play, I realized that, since I had such a large, powerful instrument, I had a responsibility to use that power to support the group, not just to play for my own needs."

That comment was made during one of my Comments & Observations segments in between drumming sessions at a corporate team building event I did in Iowa in mid-August. The man who made it was a large, muscular guy, whom I noticed was playing a solid part, with a few very cool variations, the whole session.

His observation reinforced a fundamental principle of my community-building drumming sessions and my Rhythm Power® percussion teaching; the power of percussion, like any power that we nurture and harness, should be used to serve others, while also giving us a personal, creative outlet to serve ourselves!

This intention can be one of our personal Life Rhythms that we reinforce through repetition of attitude and action.
One of my personal mantras that I include in my short morning "jumpstart ritual" is "I will use my power for good today!" This has the double benefit of both renewing my power, and of focusing it towards my intentions.
For example, we all have the immensely creative power of thinking. The thoughts that we create then shape the patterns of our attitude and actions. If I fill my head with negative thoughts born out of anger or frustration, then my actions will be driven by them.

When I instead create thought patterns of how I will do good, then I am much more able to act in ways that help solve the issues that anger or frustrate me.

Of course, this is an ongoing practice that I have to renew every day!
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Percussionist/Educator/Community Drumming leader Jim Greiner conducted an interactive Rhythm Clinic & "Drum Circle" at the Percussive Arts Society, Northern California Day of Percussion in April , 2015.  The session took place in the San Jose State University Music Department.  
This Day of Percussion was hosted by Galen Lemmon, Director of Percussion Studies at SJSU, and PAS N. Cal Chapter Head.

Jim started the session with a rief overview of the global, age-old traditions of playing percussion to uplift and unify communities, then demonstrated playing techniques and patterns on a number of hand drums and percussion instruments.  Greiner also included his fundamental principles that, as musicians, we are in the business of community service, and, as percussionists, our primary role is to "serve the Groove".
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Here's a short video shot by Drum Talk TV in the LP booth at this year's NAMM International Music Products Trade Show... Enjoy!
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Two new Play-Along Audio CDs for internalizing the ability to play solid Grooves, while practicing any and all instruments! CD #1: Basic Pulse Grooves w/ Duple & Triplet Upbeats, and CD #2: Afro Cuban Clavés & Bells. Available as CD packages and digital downloads. Both also perfect gifts for you musician friends!
These are not "how to play" CDs; they each have multiple, extended play-along tracks, so you can relax and just jam on your favorite instruments, while reinforcing good musical habits... like having a percussionist friend who is willing to just play a Groove to support you to explore rhythmic feels and rhythm fundamentals on your instrument!
For free audio samples, and ordering info, including one-step sending of digital downloads as gifts: http://handsondrum.com/products/
Please feel free to share this with your musician friends.
All the best to you on your musical journey!
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Two new Play-Along Audio CDs for internalizing the ability to play solid Grooves, while practicing any and all instruments! CD #1: Basic Pulse Grooves w/ Duple & Triplet Upbeats, and CD #2: Afro Cuban Clavés & Bells. Available as CD packages and digital downloads. Both also perfect gifts for you musician friends!
These are not "how to play" CDs; they each have multiple, extended play-along tracks, so you can relax and just jam on your favorite instruments, while reinforcing good musical habits... like having a percussionist friend who is willing to just play a Groove to support you to explore rhythmic feels and rhythm fundamentals on your instrument!
For free audio samples, and ordering info, including one-step sending of digital downloads as gifts: http://handsondrum.com/products/
Please feel free to share this with your musician friends.
All the best to you on your musical journey!
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