This workshop is based on moving meditation that will be led by Shasta Martinuk and Brian Hoover, Canada’s only certified TaKeTiNa rhythm teachers, followed by an integration session led by Dr. Shahar Rabi, Psychotherapist and Clinical Counsellor. This collaboration is aimed at increasing awareness and insight about your current state of being in relation to yourself and others. The intention is to create a safe space to explore personal and relational challenges.
Please bring a journal for writing.
Max. of 12 participants.
About the facilitators
Brian Hoover & Shasta Martinuk: Life-long musicians, Brian and Shasta are firm believers in the power of rhythm and song to create community, connection and healing. Both of them have a background in classical music but left the world of orchestral performing decades ago. They have been leading singing and rhythm circles for the past 20 years and have made singing a core practice in their work as the RhythmKeepers. Brian and Shasta are both certified TaKeTiNa (moving meditation) teachers, having completed the basic teacher training in 2008 and the advanced training in 2011. Shasta trained with Shivon Robinsong and Denis Donnelly of the Ubuntu Choir Network and graduated from their Community Choir Leadership Training in 2011. Shasta and Brian lead the Island Village SongCircle, a non-performing weekly gathering of people who like to sing for themselves and each other. The Village SongCircle is a member group of the Ubuntu Choir Network. Brian leads the men’s Crossing Over choir, a group dedicated to offering song medicine at the bedside of anyone in need of ease or comfort. Shasta leads the women’s Bowen Threshold Singers based on the same principles as the Crossing Over choir.
Shahar Rabi, Ph.D., is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Co-Founder and Director of Education for the New Earth Institute, and Program Director at the Orchard Recovery Centre on Bowen Island. He has worked for several years as a therapist and educator in Canada, Israel, and India. For his work with disadvantaged soldiers, he earned a medal of honour from the President of Israel. Shahar also has a broad spectrum of work experience as a choreographer, philosophy teacher, yoga teacher, meditation instructor, and even a clown! He brings his knowledge from all of these fields to his counseling sessions. He is also yoga and meditation instructor, drawing on years of study and practice with prominent non-dual teachers from various traditions at monasteries in India, Nepal, and Thailand.