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Friday, April 6 • 10:15 - 12:00
African Drumming Meditation with Chocolako & Catur

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Anke dje African Drumming Meditation
Meditative drumming is a powerful tool that sends healing messages to the mind, body and soul. There’s a resonance that triggers a remembrance that all is well and as it should be. This ‘return to now’ feeling, as described by previous participants, provides nourishment on a cellular level. Drumming is highly important to life in rural Africa because it breaks through mundane thinking and turn moments into rhythmic, high vibrational quest. 
Drumming and drum circles are also gaining recognition as a valuable method in shifting from dis-ease to real-ease and stress reduction. Various drumming techniques are being used all over the world to heal people with health issues such as, anxiety, cancer, stress, Parkinson's disease, and Alzheimer's disease to name just a few.

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Nigeria/ USA, African Drumming Meditation
“… we all return to a point of love in this raw journey called life"- Chocolako Vibrant, soul-stirring, colorful and passionate, with an infectious smile that reaches back to Nigeria, Chocolako (Choc to her friends)    brings her unique gifts to your practice of yoga & meditation.Yoga with Choc is grounded in the integration of love, awareness and trust. No two classes are ever the same because You are different each time you step    on the mat. But don’t be surprised if you laugh, release and even wiggle with your giggle when you practice with this extraordinary teacher.Choc’s Nigerian heritage revealed the benefits of healing through prayer and the power of linking to elders in the ancestral world. Her quest to understand    energy, balance and her “HEALher” capabilities led Chocolako to a professional career in public health. As a hospital administrator Choc worked in    the critical care division that brought her face to face with trauma, forgiveness and death.Life is a raw journey. In 2003 the sudden death of her best friend’s mother compelled Choc to seek a deeper meaning to life. She discovered yoga and dedicated    her self to the study of Hatha, Asthanga, Iyengar and Vinyasa Flow. She subsequently graduated as a yoga teacher after 500 hours with Les Leventhal.    She now leads retreats and workshops combining yoga, journaling, nutrition, and fun excursions. In addition to teaching Yoga, Choc holds an MBA from Cass Business School in London, an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Bachelor of Science degree in Human & Organizational Development from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. She is registered with the Yoga Alliance with E-RYT200, RYT 500 and YACEP designations.     Merging her African heritage, her love of yoga and her care for the human spirit, Choc and friends create a unique offering for the Bali Spirit Festival.    Her first year presenting at BaliSpirit Festival, Choc and friends will combine "Anke Dje" drumming, yoga and meditation to support    the elevation of peace, love and attunement.Anke Dje translates as “everyone gather together in peace”. For more information about Chocolako, please check her... Read More →
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Catur Hariwijaya

Indonesia, African-Inspired Drum Circle
A dynamic world musician from East Java, Catur plays more than twenty instruments and specializes in drumming traditions from West Africa and Indonesia.He is passionate about uniting traditional music styles, regularly composing and performing works that draw upon traditions from... Read More →

Friday April 6, 2018 10:15 - 12:00