Do you sometimes wonder, what the benefits of group meditation are and why not just do it at home? There are increasingly more and more studies about the benefits of group meditation. There is a synergy and healing power that is created when people meditate together in a group which doesn’t happen when you meditate alone.
Just as when you attend a peaceful protest, or sports event, there is an energy exchange, vibration and rippling effect that takes place in that shared space with hundreds of others present who have the same goals, likes, or simply are hoping to have fun and share in the excitement!
The soothing power of repetition is at the heart of meditation. “Focusing on the breath, ignoring thoughts, and repeating a word or phrase, a mantra, creates the biological response of relaxation”, according to Stan Chapman, PhD, a psychologist in the Center for Pain Medicine at Emory Healthcare in Atlanta (WebMD). Now imagine sitting among hundreds or thousands of other meditators, chanting mantras and working to find your inner peace? What a powerful experience!
At OM FEST, we seek to raise the vibration of individuals but also as a community to help spread inner peace, relaxation and a soul connection with your neighbors. Since we breath the same air, why not enjoy it together?
Participants will have the opportunity to not only practice new techniques from the dozens of seasoned meditation teachers who will share the teachings, but we will also benefit from the rippling effects of group meditation. We will also offer Soul Dancing and live drumming which will provide another form of group meditation through music, artistic expression, and movement.
OM FEST will use the rhythm of the drums and music as a tool for unity, fun, and a
moment of timeless expression. A community drum circle is an enjoyable, family friendly event, where people unite to empower each other, and share their spirit through a rhythmically, entertaining percussion ensemble.
People of all musical levels will share their rhythmical spirit with whatever drums and percussion they bring to the event. You do not have to be a drummer or even own a drum to participate. You can even get creative and shake a rock- filled soda can or hit two sticks together, the point is to participate! All ages, genders, religions, ethnic backgrounds, and cultures are welcome.
Another way that OM FEST will seek to connect the beautiful truth of our being is to move and dance, trusting that our own body, and our own energy are our greatest teachers! Our Soul Dance movement class will allow, through lovingly guided movement, for you to release, re-pattern, and completely disengage yourselves to consciously break free from old habits, negative thought patterns, limiting beliefs, and behaviors that no longer serve you.
Come with an open heart and mind to begin your transformation. In a safe, loving, and sacred space. We will shift into a higher vibration to express our truth through movement. No judgements or expectations – only freedom and the magic of dance! Come discover the BEAUTIFUL TRUTH of your BEING! No dance experience necessary, just an open heart for change!
So, whether you want to practice and feel the benefits of meditating as a group, participate in your first drumming circle, or break free of old habits that no longer serve you through a freeing Dance Soul movement, come join us at OM FEST!