Fitness & Wellness have FUN Rhythms!!
Research has verified the therapeutic effects of percussion rhythmic techniques. Drumming accelerates physical healing,
boosts the immune system, produces feelings of well-being, and facilitates a release of emotional stress.
UCLA Beat the Odds and HealthRHYTHMS may at first look like drum circles, but they are actually research-based and carefully planned drumming protocols which have demonstrated biological and pscyho-social benefits. These drumming protocols are not so much about drumming, but rather using the drums as tools for opening communication and personal expression.
Group empowerment drumming based on the UCLA Beat the Odds and HealthRHYTHMS protocols encompass many elements of wellness including exercise, nurturing and social support, intellectual stimulation, spirituality, stress release, and creative expression. Participants feel empowered for "in-the-moment music making" that promotes camaraderie, relaxation, and boosting of the immune system. All of those benefits in a group drumming experience that is an enjoyable, accessible and fulfilling activity for anyone of any age - no drumming experience is needed!!
FUN Rhythms facilitators can easily determine which of the two above protocols would be most beneficial to your group and drum on from there!!