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Mythic Drumming Ritual and Healing

Broadcast on July 11, 2023
With Krista Holland
Hosted by Alec Sims

The frame drum is truly a mythic instrument, with a fascinating poly-cultural history and an extraordinary potential for personal and community healing and ritual. All over the world, people from every walk of life are re-discovering the power of drumming to invoke the sacred, revitalize the spirit, and recalibrate the mind. Join frame drum expert and wisdom keeper Krista Holland for this alluring conversation and guided sonic meditation on the power of mythic drumming for healing and discovery.

In this session, you’ll discover:

  • The fascinating and potentially life-changing history of multicultural frame drumming
  • Mythic tales and ancient stories that teach about the power of rhythm as timeless tools for healing, upliftment, and celebration
  • Ways to connect deeply to life's biological, elemental, and cosmological rhythms for greater mental stability and energetic ease
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Krista Holland

Multifaceted Teacher, Frame Drummer & Founder of the Sacred Drumming Academy

Krista Holland, a multifaceted teacher and frame drummer, is founder of the Sacred Drumming Academy, where she shares her in-depth training and studies of the frame drum and leads sacred drumming circles and ceremonies. Krista, who’s devoted more than 25 years of research and practice to the frame drum and its incredible cross-cultural history, has 15 years of experience teaching the frame drum to others. Krista learned the art of frame drumming along with ritual, myth, and ancient feminine drum history while apprenticing for 14 years under the tutelage of the late Layne Redmond, author of When the Drummers Were Women.

Primarily focusing her frame drumming on its healing aspects rather than on drum performance, Krista has drummed privately for cancer patients in hospice, pregnant mothers at their blessing ways, grieving parents, modern temple dancers, trance journeys, children at bedtime, elderhood rites of passage, and a variety of other life ceremonies and rituals. Krista is known for her unique style of playing, her powerfully transformative teaching, and her knowledge of the mythology and widespread history connected to the ancient lineage of global frame drummers. She teaches sacred drumming through online and in-person private classes, group workshops, immersions, and international retreats.

Krista Holland