The didjeridoo is an ancient wind instrument developed by Aboriginal peoples of northern Australia at least 1,500 years ago. Its deep soothing tone has a grounding and uplifting effect, using a special breathing technique called circular breathing.
Playing the didjeridoo cultivates a meditative presence and has been shown to have several health benefits -- People who play didjeridoo report a relaxed state during and following their practice.
Participants in this workshop will be guided through a clear four step process of how to play the didjeridoo including how to circular breathe.
In addition to toning the abdominal muscles, a 2006 study reported in the British Medical Journal found that practicing the didgeridoo helped reduce snoring and sleep apnea by strengthening muscles in the upper airway.
Through yogic breathing exercises, mindfulness meditation and creative music games, participants will connect with their own innate musicality and make music in a holistic, playful and supportive community atmosphere.
No prior music experience required! Participants are encouraged to bring their own didjeridoo, hand drums, flutes and other instruments for this retreat for our community music making.