Great Rhythm Revival at Great Blue Heron

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Great Blue Heron

Sherman, NY, welcomes back the 5th annual Great Rhythm Revival on August 1-3, 2014. The event is being directed by Jim Donovan, an award winning educator and founding member of the multi-platinum selling band, Rusted Root.
The event takes place on the site of the popular Great Blue Heron Music Festival 2361, Wait Corners Rd. Panama, NY 14767, co-hosted by Julie and Steve Rockcastle of the Great Blue Heron and Green Heron Growers.
“The Great Rhythm Revival ” is a three day retreat where Donovan and a host of world-class musicians and teachers will lead participants in musical and personal development workshops including; Drum and Chant Meditation, African Djembe Drum and Dance, Hatha Yoga, Shamanic Journey, Sacred Intimacy, Transformative Writing, All-percussion, Energy Medicine, Women’s Sacred Circles, Intro to Men’s Work, Afro-Cuban Drumming, Sound Healing, and Kundalini Yoga.
In the evenings, participants enjoy two nights of live music with Donovan’s popular percussive based band, The Sun King Warriors, from Pittsburgh, PA and the Spiral Rhythms Ecstatic Dance Experience from Cleveland, OH.
The event is 18 and over unless accompanied by a parent. All workshops are beginner friendly and assume you have no musical experience. Drums are provided for the drumming workshops. This event is rain or shine and free camping is available on-site.
Delicious and healthy meals will be prepared by on-site chefs. The majority of the food for the Revival is local, GMO free, organically grown and raised on-site by Green Heron Growers in Sherman, NY.
Participants can choose from three ways to attend the Great Rhythm Revival: (1.) Full weekend, (2.) One-day-pass which includes all workshops and concerts for the whole day and (3.) The Saturday Evening Concert (for all ages), the drum circle and “Night Lights at the Heron” experience.
Event details at a glance: Registration:, Schedule:, and Workshop Descriptions: