Are you “rhythmically challenged”?


When I talk to someone for the first time about Rhythm Full Circle, often that person claims to be “rhythmically challenged” or have “no rhythm.” How can that be? Your heart beats. Your breath flows in and out. Cycles of moons and seasons regulate your life. Our world is a symphony of vibration, pulse, and pattern.

We are rhythmic beings and being in rhythm is our natural state. A rhythm circle, based on the TaKeTiNa Rhythm Process, is a place to re-connect with this natural state. There is no agenda, schedule, or finished product. We don’t know how far we will go—the journey itself is the goal.

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TaKeTiNa at Polestar on the Big Island

DAM-BBO-rainbowTaKeTiNa comes to the Big Island of Hawai‘i!

Join me, Deborah, and my colleague Heidi Lawson at

Polestar Spiritual Community for

three delicious hours of  rhythmic exploration.


7 Noni Farm Road near Pāhoa

Saturday, May 17, 2014

from 1 to 4 in the afternoon

no charge  |  love donations accepted

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Rhythm & Fractals

Perfect-Geometric-Patterns-In-Nature9__880LISTEN to the report on NPR: Rhythm in music is about timing — when notes start and stop. And now scientists say they’ve found a curious pattern that’s common to musical rhythm. It’s a pattern also found in nature.

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What indeed?

whatnextI’ve just returned from the
Bay Area and a week of immersion
in the TaKeTiNa field.

This patch of sidewalk lies
just beside the community center
where all major TaKeTiNa
trainings, workshops, and
other events have taken place
over the last ten years.
I’ve tread this path many times,
but this time it held
particular significance.

Perhaps, you, too, will find
the question intriguing.

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