The didgeridoo was developed by Aboriginal peoples of northern Australia at least 1,500 years ago. Its deep soothing tone has a grounding and meditative effect, using a special breathing technique called circular breathing.
Playing the didgeridoo has been shown to have health benefits. In addition to toning the abdominal muscles, a 2006 study in the British Medical Journal found that it helped reduce snoring and sleep apnea by strengthening muscles in the upper airway.
Guided by award-winning teaching artist Stu Fuchs, learn a four-step process to play the didgeridoo, including how to circular breathe.
Through yogic breathing, mindfulness meditation, and creative music improvisation games, connect with your innate musicality and make music in a playful and supportive community.
No music experience required. Participants are encouraged to bring their own didgeridoo, hand drums, and other instruments to jam on -- no matter what your experience with music making.
Registration to the Didgeridoo Retreat at Omega Institute