Those who dance are seen as crazy by those who do not hear the drums…..”

Back in the 90’s, Thérèse drummed with two different African-style Drum groups and still has some awesome drumming buddies who love to come to the Groves and fill the Great Room with rousing enlivening rhythms. Welcome the prodigious drumming talents of Simone LaDrumma, Tom Brighton and Micah Harding! We’re going to have a blast (again) and we hope you’ll show up and DANCE like crazy! And/or bring your drum and join in.

DRUM’n’DANCE–Oct 21,
6:30-7:30 Potluck Dinner
7:30-10pm Drumming and Dancing!


The other kind of drumming that happens here comes to us from the native peoples of this North American continent. This kind of drumming has a group of us standing around a “Mother Drum” (sometimes called a “pow wow drum”) drumming, singing, praying, playing. The Mother Drum that lives at Sacred Groves is “Tree Heart,” is a beautifully crafted massive drum made of cottonwood and elk hide.

Below is a photo and description of what happened with the Mother Drum at the Drum-Dance-Sing workshop Simone LaDrumma and Therese co-facilitated in 2009:


“On Sunday morning ten of us gathered around the drum and proceeded to pound out the heartbeat while Therese, my co-facilitator and owner of Sacred Groves, led us in chants to the Mother Earth. We took turns lying under the drum, feeling its power.   That is me, under the drum. I could feel the earth beating beneath my body. Soon I couldn’t tell what was the drum, what was the earth, and what was my heart. It was all One.
In Joyful Rhythm–Simone