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Cleveland, OH: The Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat

  • Unity Spiritual Center Westlake 23855 Detroit Road Westlake, OH, 44145 United States (map)

Dear friends,

Great news! on April 21/22. 2017, Jim Donovan will return to Unity Spiritual Center in Cleveland to offer a very special spring rejuvenation retreat called "The Wisdom of Rhythm". This brand new experience is for any who loves the spiritual side drumming and is looking for a profoundly joyful and deep immersive experience.


Fri. April 21, 2017, 
Wisdom of Rhythm Part 1: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
(for anyone interested, there is a Jim Donovan & Sun King Warriors show at the Beachland Ballroom right after the workshop Friday night.  Tix:

Saturday, April 22, 2017
(9 AM- 10:15 AM, Optional Kundalini Yoga ~ Meditation & Gong Class with Dawn Schroder Special $10 drop in rate)
Wisdom of Rhythm Part 2: 10:45 AM- 12:30 PM
Lunch: 12:30 -1:00 PM (Bring a lunch on Saturday)
Wisdom of Rhythm Part 3: 1 PM - 4 PM 

Pricing: $127 by April 19 or $147 thereafter (Space permitting)

Sat Nam Cleveland, Centered Wellness ~ Dawn Schroeder Presents

Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat with Jim Donovan M.Ed.

Drumming. Sound Healing. Mindfulness.

The Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat is for anyone who loves the spiritual side drumming and is looking for a profoundly joyful and deep immersive experience.

You will take part in an array of enjoyable and beginner friendly musical activities including:

Group Drumming & Expressive Music Creation
Whole Brain Drumming Techniques
Sound Healing Techniques
Drumming and Meditation

Experience the camaraderie of a safe, supportive and friendly group of people where you can feel comfortable to just be yourself- without the pressure of being “good” at music.

"Just attended "The Wisdom of Rhythm" retreat with Jim at Jaqui MacMillan's studio in Westminster, Md., and once again have come away with a plan and desire to be a better me. Jim is all about helping those who attend his workshops and retreats to become "the best version of ourselves" through drumming and rhythm exercises in a totally supportive and non-threatening environment. VERY highly recommended. Thanks again Jim! :-]" -Rick Gruenewald 

The program is composed of three interconnected concepts that will focus on:

Developing and practicing creative drumming skills
Personal wellness and becoming the next best version of you
Renewing and deepening your connection to your inner wisdom

Learn a balanced array of evidence-based techniques that will help you to:

Relieve stress & anxiety
Get deep, more restful sleep
Gain mental clarity
Increase and sustain your energy
Become the next best version of you

"I just spent my first workshop with Jim. It won't be my last. I didn't have any preconceived ideas about what would be happening. Good thing because I never would have conjured it to be as fabulous as it was! It's not about the drumming so if you have any curiosity but no drumming experience, don't let that keep you away. In practical ways for everyone, at your own choosing, Jim gifted us with an experience---a beginning, a middle, and an amazing end---that enabled us to transcend into our next best version of ourselves. Thank you! -Jacke Schroeder

Participants can expect:

A clear purpose

Actionable steps

Activities to do and feel

Inspiration to go further

Social connection opportunities

Drums are provided and beginners are warmly welcomed.

Musician and trainer Jim Donovan M.Ed. is a multi-platinum recording artist, formerly of the band Rusted Root (Send Me On My Way) who presents programs throughout the US and Europe. He is an Assistant Professor of Music at Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA where he serves as Chairman of the Fine Arts Department. Having presented over 2500 programs since 1999, Donovan works with a wide variety of populations including corporate, university, people with Autism, and people recovering from addiction.