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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Kicking off Newtown Arts Fest!

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Bring your smiles, join our circles, make some friends and have some fun! No experience necessary – Use our drums & hoops or bring your own.

Children’s Art Party
Sunday, September 15, 2013
1:00 – 4:00 PM
The Courtyard at the Newtown Youth Academy – Fairfield Hills,
4 Primrose Street, Newtown, CT

My Circle of Love’s Hand Drums & Hula Hoops will be running an hour – long workshop between 2:00 and 3:00

Admission is Free 
Event Registration is Greatly Appreciated – Register Here

Drumming_circle_15Kick Off This Year’s Art’s Celebration
Help us kick-off the 8-day roster of events offered by the Newtown Arts Festival at a special party for the kids featuring

  • My Circles of Love’s Hand Drums & Hula Hoops
  • Magic Al Garber
  • Hearts for Hope
  • Music
  • Art
  • Crafts
  • Pumpkin Painting….  &  more!

Hand Drums & Hula Hoops – create fun, build community

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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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
storytelling
nature games
natural art
drumming
music

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

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