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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 is a multifaceted teacher specializing in frame drumming and the yogic arts. She is the founder of the Sacred Drumming Academy, where she teaches others to play the frame drum and shares the ancient mythology and lore connected to the worldwide polycultural history of the sacred drum.

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 specializing her frame drumming career and artistry on its sound-healing and ritual aspects, Krista drums for trance and sound-healing journeys for patients in hospice, pregnant mothers at their blessing ways, grieving parents, modern temple dancers, children's bedtime rituals, elderhood rites of passage, weddings, and a variety of other life ceremonies and rituals.

Krista, known for her unique drumming style and powerfully transformative teaching, is a leading expert in the mythology and widespread history connected to the polycultural instrument of the frame drum. She teaches frame drumming and the yogic arts through online and in-person private classes, group workshops, immersions, and international retreats.

Krista Holland