Greetings and Welcome to Drumming and Health!
Specializing in Teaming With Rhythm Team Building Drum Circle Workshops that bring organizations from Great to Extraordinary!
“OMG, the most living group energy ever.”
— Participant, Positive Living Society Retreat, Loon Lake, BC
As a musician in Vancouver and world-wide for over 40 years, I have observed how music and rhythm, and more recently African drumming, appears to have a direct and positive impact on people’s mood and sense of well-being. I began to see how the age old experience of sharing and playing music together in community had the potential to point us toward a more healthy, engaged and passionate life. My musical role has shifted over time from performer to facilitator, becoming a musical guide who assists in setting the stage for people to explore personal health and creativity.
Many issues that are important for sustaining and supporting our children, families, and the health of the planet, such as literacy, inter-generational learning, spirituality and faith, communication, wellness, mentoring, awareness of indigenous cultures, leadership, stewardship, and peaceful coexistence can be addressed directly or metaphorically in a drum circle. The African drum is a powerful and evocative instrument that is accessible to everyone of any age, skill and mobility level. Whether a first time beginner or advanced drummer, participants often report a renewed state of balance, simultaneously relaxed and energized.
Drumming and Health Research
Since 2006, I have led Drum Circle Programming at St. Paul’s Hospital on the In-Patient Eating Disorder and Psychiatry units. For a summary of the latest research with eating disorder patients, click here.
Lyle has the greatest drum circles! Bring your kids! Bring a drum if you have one, or come anyway if you don’t. Great fun! Lyle can take any group that has varied or even no experience, and can get the group making harmonized drumming and music in a short time. Love it!” — Gary Towne
About the Author
Lyle Povah is an international musician, drum circle facilitator, and motivational speaker. Book him for your next event.