At the school, we seek to connect our community with the planetary cycles that affect all of us, even in urban environments, such as seasonal cycles, planting cycles, and lunar cycles. It is our belief that by living in greater harmony with the natural cycles that guide us, we develop a greater relationship to the planet and thus it becomes easier to walk our path lightly upon her. To help our community connect with the lunar cycle, we celebrate the New Moon and Full Moon with community circles. These family-friendly events feature drumming, dance, chanting, singing, local artists, healing, and much more. The energy of the circles shifts with the lunar cycles and is different each time. All traditions and faiths come together to honor the gifts of our shared community, planet, and universe in music, rhythm, and fellowship.
Playing music together puts us in touch with the creative force that directly connects with our humanity. Each of us carries our rhythm every day, even if we've never drummed before. We walk in rhythm…our heart beats in rhythm…we breathe in rhythm… When we take that rhythm and express it as a thread in the woven fabric of our circle, we realize how our uniqueness blends with that of others to create a rich tapestry of community.
In service and gratitude, we offer these gatherings to help our community reach its highest potential through rhythm, with an intention to serve, to inspire and to reach beyond what separates us.
Meditation, massage, reiki, flutes, guitars, frame drums, tablas, and other musical instruments of a softer volume are welcome. Come sit in the garden and enjoy a moment to heal and commune each New and Full Moon. Bring an instrument and a friend, or make new ones around the circle.
Friday January 11 - New Moon
Saturday January 26 - Full Moon
Sunday February 10 - New Moon
Monday February 25 - Full Moon
Monday March 11 - New Moon
Wednesday March 27 - Full Moon
Wednesday April 10 - New Moon
Thursday April 25 - Full Moon
Thursday May 9 - New Moon
Saturday May 25 - Full Moon
Saturday June 8 - New Moon
Sunday June 23 - Full Moon
Monday July 8 - New Moon
Monday July 22 - Full Moon
Monday August 5 - New Moon (Moon Tuesday; observed Monday for Tuesday night's Diverse Word)
Monday August 19 - Full Moon (Moon Tuesday; observed Monday for Tuesday night's Diverse Word)
Thursday September 5 - New Moon
Thursday September 19 - Full Moon
Friday October 4 - New Moon
Friday October 18 - Full Moon
Sunday November 3 - New Moon
Sunday November 17 - Full Moon
Monday December 2 - New Moon
Tuesday December 17 - Full Moon
Moon Circles are scheduled as often as possible to coincide with the exact date of the New or Full Moon. However, sometimes circumstances require our circles vary from the moon by a day; including honoring space for the Tuesday Night "Diverse Word" event at Dandelion Cafe. Please consult a Moon Calendar for the specific date and time and Moon event occurs.
Children are welcome but must be supervised at all times; please leave animal companions at home to ensure the safety of this event.
Moon Circles are supported by YOUR DONATIONS. The Florida School of Holistic Living is a 501c3 nonprofit organization, and your donations are tax-deductible. Click here to support these circles.
You can support the circle through your volunteer support, as well. Contact us to lend a hand setting up, cleaning up, or serving as a Drum Circle Guardian to ensure drum circle etiquette is respected.
New to Drum Circles? New to Ours? Learn more about Drum Circle Etiquette here for a better idea of what to expect, what to bring, and community etiquette to help you feel more comfortable and enjoy your experience.
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