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Sunset Over the Ocean

Drumming and Dancing: Part II

The drumming and dancing continued during that wonderful evening! The sun began to set, but while there was still light we were going to continue to drum and dance and honor the ocean and sacredness of the beautiful island of Kuaui. The colors begin to take their place in the clouds, and the rhythms shifted […]

Charlotte Drumming

Drumming and Dancing: Part I

This summer’s Advanced Shamanic Training Workshop was about combining the shamanic technique of drumming and journeying with the beautiful nature that was present on the island of Kauai. First Time Drummer One afternoon, we went to a beautiful pavilion located right beside the ocean. There were lava rock cliffs just beyond the pavilion that made […]

Toby and the Advanced Shamanic Training Group

Adventures in Hawaii

As I browse through my photos of my summer experiences, fond memories fill my mind. I have been home for just a few days and miss the island terribly. On my last evening on Kauai we had a traditional going away party, typical of how I conclude each of the workshops that I facilitate. Or […]

Rebecca Drumming

Drumming in Hawaii

This last month we had a rocking Healing Drummer Advanced Shamanic Training Workshop in Hawaii. Part of the magic we created included a couple of good drum jams by the ocean. It’s amazing how inspiring it is to drum to the rhythm of the waves and watch the sun dip behind the beautiful mountains as […]

One of a Kind John Dumas Flutes

Two New Flutes

My friend Kathy Sampeck and I have been talking a lot about flutes lately. Native American-style flutes, bamboo flutes . . . for some reason, their beautiful sound and rich melodic tone have been tapping me on the shoulder as though I needed deeper connection with this energy. During my last trip to the Washington, […]

Interview with Toby Christensen, Part 2: Discovering the Realness of The Healing Drummer

Nechema Robinson, MA, the director of KinderWorld Tracks recently spoke with Toby about his life and healing gifts. The following is the second excerpt from this three-part interview. First Impressions of The Healing Drummer Nechama: I would like to get a sense of the impression most people have of you when they first meet you […]

Dolphins

Dolphin Day!

Tuesday is Dolphin Day! No kidding, every Tuesday for the last three weeks we have had amazing experiences swimming with pods of wild spinner dolphins here on Kauai. It is such an amazing feeling to be in the water with these beautiful, sensitive creatures. There are usually about 20-40 of them and they will surround […]