My Circles of Love: Building Friendships & Acceptance Through Participation & Self Expression

Expression of individualism while working together as part of a cohesive group is key in creating a healthy balance and a healthy psyche.  As we grow in our individuality – taking risks and being true to ourselves –  it’s critical that we know we fit in, and are accepted by our larger communities and circles of friend.

Through participation in drum and rhythm circles where we continue on the individual level to create a collective experience, we know that we are appreciated for our efforts, accepted for who we are and valued for what we have to give.

This is acceptance.  And  it’s this knowledge helps keep us from feelings of alienation and we believe, from tendencies to express those feelings through violence.

CommUNITY drumming & hooping – pass it on. 

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The Hoopers & Drummers of Sandy Hook ~ May 18th, 2013

Another fun filled day of drumming at hooping for the good people of Newtown CT. Special thanks to all of my volunteers including hoop facilitators Nicole and Jackie from  BringtheHoopla LLC and Lydia Smith, drum circle facilitator.  Good vibes and love to all.

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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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Identi-Tape Inc. Supports Project for Sandy Hook

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Beautiful tape donated by Identi-Tape of Boulder Colorado

We just got word that Boulder Colorado-based tape company, Identi-Tape Inc. has shipped off a very generous donation of vinyl, gaffer, deco and glow in the dark hoop tape for our upcoming April 6th and May 18th Hand Drums and Hula Hoops workshops at Healing Newtown Art Space in Newtown CT

This tape will be used  to personalize and beautifully embellish the 100 hand-made hoops being lovingly made by bringtheHoopla LLC. with funds donated from loving friends from around the country and donated to the workshop participants.

From darkness comes light ~ from kindness comes healing.

THANK YOU IDENTI-TAPE Inc. ♥

Free Hand Drums & Hula Hoops “Playshops” Offered at Healing Newtown Art Space

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Free Hand Drums & Hula Hoops “Playshops” Offered at Healing Newtown Art Space

Newtown, CT, March 17, 2013 – My Circles Of Love presents the first of two Hand Drums & Hula-Hoops For Sandy Hook “playshops” on Saturday, April 6th. These free events will be held at the HealingNewtown Art Space, located at 5 Queen Street in Newtown CT.  The morning hooping & crafting session will take place from 10:00am-12:00pm and the afternoon drumming, rhythm & crafting session will take place from 1:00pm – 3:00pm.

Facilitated by bringtheHOOPLA LLC of CT, this morning hooping playshop will be a fun and creative morning of hula hooping, HOOPLA style. Participants will decorate their own ‘professional-grade’ hoop to take home and learn the art of hooping through musical hoopla, demonstrations, instruction & a free-style hoop session. No experience necessary, fun for all ages! This morning hooping and crafting session will take place from 10:00am – 12:00pm.  

 If you’ve never experienced the exhilaration and joy of a drum circle, now’s your chance! No experience necessary. Facilitated by professional drummer and drum circle facilitator Katy Gaughan of Tacoma Park’s Music Heals Us, this free afternoon of drum circle and rhythm fun will help you tap into your own rhythm and connect with the rhythms of those around you through the interactive experience of group drumming! This session includes professional drumming demonstrations, basic hand drum instruction, a drum circle jam session for all & free-style rhythmic movement.  Participants will also create, decorate and take home their own musical “RAIN STICK”!  No experience necessary, fun for all ages. This afternoon drumming, rhythm & crafting session will take place from 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Registration is limited. Attendance is free for ages six and above. No prior experience is necessary. Register online at www.healingnewtown.org for one or both of these Saturday, April 6th 2013 “playshops” or in person at Healing Newtown Art Space.

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Brought to you by Janet Maurice of My Circles of Love, The Hand Drums and Hula-Hoops for Sandy Hook Project is been made possible by generous monetary donations from friends & family, time and talent donations by bringtheHOOPLA LLC and Katy Gaughan of Music Heals Us, and through the deep discounts offered by REMO Drums of CA and Lowes of Danbury.  Learn more about this project at www.mycirclesoflove.wordpress.com

April 6th – FREE Drumming & Rhythm “Playshop” For the Whole Family

IMG_8745-227x300My Circles Of Love Presents:  FREE Drum Circle & Rhythmic Fun for the Whole Family!

April 6th  1:00am-3:00pm

If you’ve never experienced the exhilaration and joy of a drum circle, now’s your chance! No experience necessary. This free afternoon of drum circle and rhythm fun, facilitated by Katy Gaughan of Tacoma Park’s Music Heals Us, will help you tap into your own rhythm and connect with the rhythms of those around you through the interactive experience of group drumming!

This session includes professional drumming demonstrations, basic hand drum instruction, a drum circle jam session & free-style rhythmic movement.  You’ll also make, decorate and take home your own musical “RAIN STICK”!

Newtown Residents - Register Today - It's Free

Newtown Residents – Register Today – It’s Free

Brought to you by Janet Maurice of My Circles Of Love, this “playshop” is a part of the Hand Drums and Hula-Hoops for Sandy Hook Project.   Learn more at www.mycirclesoflove.wordpress.com

Ages – 6 and up.
Number of participants: 30