Nature-Inspired Day of Healing

RemoMy Circles Of Love – with drums and hoops in hand – will be heading over to Sticks & Stones Nature Center and Two Coyotes Wilderness School in Newtown CT this Sunday to help out with their Family Fun Day for about 400 Newtown residents!

Two Coyotes’ family day will center on healing nature activities that will help families rebuild morale and find strength in community while having fun! Justin Pegnataro, the Executive Director of the school, will be giving an informative talk about “The Powerful Healing Effects of Nature on Children” followed by a discussion and Q&A session.

Enjoy fun nature activities for the whole family such as:
making fire without matches
a wild edible plant hike
wildlife tracking
nature games
natural art

We’re proud to be a part of this wonderful fun and healing event and help spread the joy of life through hand drums and hula hoops that many of you helped make possible : )

J. Maurice

Happiness, Hand Drums & Hula Hoops for Sandy Hook

The first of two workshops was a huge success yesterday as over 80 participants hooped and drummed their way to happiness.

Love and thanks to:

~ All my financial supporters from around the country

~ April 6th workshop volunteers including Tim, Jaime and Miss Emily, Katie Beth, Kristen & Amy

~ Drum Circle Facilitators Katy G. & John K. of Music Heals Us

~ Hoop makers and hooping facilitators Nicole and Jackie from bringtheHoopla

~ REMO drums

~ Identi-Tape

~ Wayne Hammond, Graphic Artist,

~ Executive Office Services of Bridgeport,

~ Lowes of Danbury

AND HealingNewtown Art Space!

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26 Drums Delivered To Healing Newtown

REMO_drums_delivered_to_Newtown_CTOn March 20th, 2013 – just in time for spring – My Circles of Love received a very special delivery in preparation for their upcoming “Hand Drums & Hula-Hoops for Sandy Hook” workshops.

Using funds from the generous contributions of kind friends and family from around the country, Janet Maurice of Trumbull purchased and donated these 26 brand new djembe Remo drums to the HealingNewtown Art Space located at 5 Queen Street, Newtown CT.

Working with John Fitzgerald, Manager, Recreational Music Activities, Janet Maurice of Trumbull was able to secure a generous 70% discount from Remo drums of California, making the donation possible.

The first of two drumming workshops will take place on Saturday April 6th. This workshop, filled to capacity, will be facilitated by professional drummer and drum circle facilitator Katy Gaughan from Music Heals Us of Tacoma MD. ,  Djesben, The Akoma Drummers and the John K. Band.

DV016_Jpg_Large_442468In addition to participation in the drum circle using the newly donated djembe drums, participants will be making, decorating and taking home their own rhythmic rain sticks.

A second workshop is planned for May 18th, 2013 and a limited number of spaces are still available.  More information and registration for Sandy Hook and Newtown residents at