Rhythm & Resonance™:
RELAX, REDUCE STRESS & REJUVENATE
Therapeutic Group Drumming and Meditative Sonic Immersion at the Hill Country Apothecary
Tuesday, February 7th - 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hill Country Apothecary, 1310 Ranch Road 620 South, Lakeway, TX 78734
Did you know?
Stress is one of the most common health issues today, chronic stress can have long-lasting unhealthy consequences—compromising your sleep, your immune system, your physical health, and your emotional wellbeing. According to the noted cellular biologist, Dr. Bruce Lipton, over 95% of all disease-related ailments in this country are created by stress.
According to research, a one-hour session of therapeutic group drumming reduces stress and has been clinically shown to reverse the genetic effects of stress by REVERSING 19 genetic switches that trigger the stress response.
Benefits of therapeutic group drumming include:
▪ Builds community
▪ Significantly improves immune system
▪ Enhances communication
▪ Reduces stress and the stress hormone Cortisol
▪ Improves mood
Also, according to research, meditative sonic immersion sessions have been clinically shown to reduce stress and create an overall feeling of peace.
Benefits of sonic immersion sessions include:
▪ Reduces pain and pain-related symptoms
▪ Reduces heart rate
▪ Slows respiration rate and optimizes oxygen consumption
▪ Lowers blood pressure
▪ Relaxes muscles
“The highest goal of music is to connect one’s soul to their Divine Nature”.–Pythagoras (569-475 BC)
Songs, Drums, Gongs and Singing Bowls have been used for thousands of years in meditation, ceremony, healing, and ritual. Music has the power to ‘heal’… to ‘make whole’. And we are now learning, though modern research, that music relieves stress, reduces anxiety, and creates a feeling of wellbeing and inner peace. Sound and music are nutrients for the nervous system and the soul. Come immerse yourself in the healing atmosphere of this sonic experience of relaxation, restoration, and realization designed to use music, rhythm, song, sounds and frequencies to create balance physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Eclectic and charismatic, multi-percussionist, Erik Dunton, is a holistic, restorative musician and dynamic, rhythmic event facilitator. Erik will be your guide for your mind, body, and spirit through this meditative, rhythmic, sonic immersive journey. He will be building enchanting rhythmic grooves as he mixes the bold, rich textures and sounds of ethnic percussive instruments with contemporary musical styles and modern understandings of sound healing.
The evening will begin with an empowering interactive, therapeutic, group drumming experience designed to reduce stress. You will be guided through a 10 step interactive drumming experience, developed to meet the physical, emotional and spiritual components of restoring a sense of inner balance. We will provide all the drums and percussion instruments necessary. No previous drumming or musical experience required.
Immediately after the interactive group drumming experience, the evening will conclude with meditative sonic immersion. A meditative sonic immersion, or sound bath, has been shown to reduce pain, lower stress levels and to promote healing. During the meditative sonic immersion, you experience a wide range of sonic the reverberating, low frequencies of drums and gongs and the ethereal sounds of chimes, bells,will replace and singing bowls. You are completely immersed in sound, allowing you to reach a meditative state quickly. This “wall of sound” will wash away tension and negativity and will replace them with positivity, peace, and harmony.
We all respond differently to similar sonic stimuli, so each person will experience this meditative sonic immersion in their own unique way. Since no two sonic immersions are the same, enjoy this unique experience of mind, body, and spirit awakening through pure sound and vibration!
“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life” – Ludwig van Beethoven
(512) 910-GONG 
Erik Dunton, REMO Endorsed HealthRHYTHMS® Facilitator
Holistic Restorative Musician and Motivational Drummer
No prior musical experience necessary, instruments will be provided.
Please wear comfortable clothes and bring a yoga mat, pillows, and/or blankets.
*Early pricing ends November 24th.