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With Multifaceted Teacher, Frame Drummer & Independent Researcher
Krista Holland

 
 

 

Learn to play the frame drum by immersing yourself in its techniques and ancient cross-cultural history... to remember your connection to your original somatic rhythm —  the universal experience of the original heartbeat — and experience it as part of the symphony of life and the rhythm we’re all part of.

 

After a tumultuous year, we’re all longing for connection — not only with others, but with ourselves.

Do you find yourself seeking a greater sense of meaning? A deeper understanding of your place in this world and what brought you here, to this moment?

As these new days unfold, more seekers than ever are discovering the healing rhythms of the sacred drum to access their inspiration and true essence, and to tap into a meditative practice and contemplative reset whenever they need it.

The sacred frame drum stimulates inspiration, provides a community to connect with others, and even boosts brain cognition. It’s a powerful tool that addresses everything from social anxiety to addiction.

The best part is you don’t need any musical experience to access this simple, yet powerful instrument for personal healing, community ritual, and celebration.

And it’s just plain fun!

Join us for a powerful free 60-minute online event with Krista Holland, teacher, independent researcher, and guide of the frame drum, as you discover how the sacred drum helps you relieve stress, unlock creativity, and find your true purpose.

As you’ll discover, drumming is a process of self-discovery. You’ll tap into your unique mythos (your own one-of-a-kind origin story) as you cut through your surface thoughts and endless mind chatter.

Krista will also explain how your drumming practice can remind you of how you’re connected to the larger story that’s always unfolding — part of ancient history and the future we’re all connected to...

As Krista plays the drum, you’ll participate in a guided meditation that taps into the first heartbeat of your mother, then your grandmother, continuing on through your ancestry. At the end you’ll truly feel your birthright — your invitation to this sacred drumming circle.

Krista’s approach to playing the frame drum weaves together the sacred, mythological, and technical aspects of drumming through story, visualization, somatic inquiry, rhythm notations, and more.

Krista apprenticed under the tutelage of Layne Redmond, author of When the Drummers Were Women, where she learned the art of frame drumming along with ritual, myth, and ancient feminine drum history until Layne’s passing in 2014.

Join us for this hour of universal remembrance of how connected we truly are through life’s rhythms — and how drumming is part of the collective human story and leads to powerful self-discovery, mental clarity, balance, and the belonging we’re all searching for.

 

In this 60-minute free workshop, you’ll discover:

 
  • How the calming, healing rhythms and fascinating ancient history of the sacred drum can unlock a sense of belonging, harmony, and possibility in your life
  • Your rhythmic connection to your ancestry — and how drumming is truly cross-cultural, and rhythm is part of your heritage, no matter where you’re from
  • Ways to learn and remember your own connection to your original somatic rhythm — the universal experience of the original heartbeat — and how it’s part of the symphony of life and the rhythm we’re all part of
  • The fascinating story of feminine drumming — and how long ago the frame drum was played by everyday women, priestesses, and even Goddesses of the ancient world.
  • A guided meditation (with Krista accompanying you on the drum), to tap into the first heartbeat of your mother, then your grandmother, and on through your ancestry — revealing your birthright to be invited into this sacred drumming circle
 
 

Krista’s prolific research and practice of frame drumming also led to her creation of the Sacred Drumming Academy, where she teaches others to play the frame drum and learn about the fascinating ancient history, powerful mythology, health benefits, and cross-cultural phenomenon of the sacred drum.

When you join us for this fascinating 60 minutes, you’ll also hear about Krista’s new 7-week drumming course, where you’ll explore the healing rhythms and ancient history of the frame drum. She’ll share details about this powerful journey into the playing techniques, mythos, and ancient history of one of the world’s most simple and powerful instruments.

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Join this FREE video event with Krista Holland and discover the ancient history of the frame drum and the healing power of a contemplative drumming practice — full of ritual, prayer, meditation, and deep sense of belonging.

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What People Are Saying About Krista Holland...

 
“It’s nothing short of magic...”

Krista is one of those rare magicians that can combine sacred drumming, deep knowledge of the Sacred Feminine, and equally deep knowledge of modern psychology and neuroscience with dexterity and mastery. The resulting alchemy is quite a heady mix, and a workshop with her is the equivalent of diving deep down the rabbit’s hole with Alice. It’s nothing short of magic, and staring in awe at our sacred place in the Divine Mother’s infinite loving womb!
— Raja Choudhury, speaker, filmmaker, and teacher of Awakening Your Kundalini

 
“Sacred drumming brought me back in touch with my original rhythm and essence...”

Sacred drumming brought me back in touch with my original rhythm and essence and I will be forever grateful for the true, clear, and loving way that Krista channeled the teachings of sacred drumming. It awakened the deep, subtle, and powerful energies of my heart!
— Demaris Wehr, author of Jung and Feminism

 
“Krista’s ability to demonstrate, entertain, and teach the drum without ever losing touch with the sacred, ancient roots of the practice is a true gift.”

Krista’s ability to demonstrate, entertain, and teach the drum without ever losing touch with the sacred, ancient roots of the practice is a true gift. Her class is part of the voice of the ancestress, calling us home to the powerful mystery of belonging to an endless lineage of holy women and mothers.
— Jumana Sophia, founder of Her Mystery School

 
“Krista’s teaching and research are at the forefront of the global interest in sacred drumming.”

Krista’s teaching and research are at the forefront of the global interest in sacred drumming. Her depth of wisdom and passion for her subject are sure to inspire those called to take up this ancient instrument for transforming consciousness and for creating greater health and wellbeing.
— David Crow, author, herbalist, educator, founder of Floracopeia Aromatic Treasures

 
“Krista has a transformational quality about her that touches all that she meets.”

I wholeheartedly recommend my mentor Krista Holland, as a guide for those seeking a deep dive into the divine feminine art form of sacred drumming. Krista offers an approach that is rooted in tradition with a genuine touch that is uncommon in our times. One can feel the link between the ancient presence of countless generations of women who have gathered in this way to make music together represented in the way that Krista carries the group. Krista has a transformational quality about her that touches all that she meets. If you find yourself drawn into this mandala of feminine wisdom, Krista will meet you there in the center of your own gifts, reflecting back your own inner heartbeat.
— Annie Moon

“[Krista’s] way of teaching is simple, sacred, clear, and with depth.”

I am very grateful to have met Krista Holland and taken frame drumming lessons with her live via Skype. I was thrilled to discover Krista. Her way of teaching is simple, sacred, clear, and with depth. Krista showed me how to connect to the drumming path in a very satisfying and personal way on all levels, a way I had been longing for. She has helped me develop skills and confidence to facilitate Sacred Frame Drumming circles in my community here in a remote area on the far south coast of Australia. I love this! I feel so blessed to be living with this ancient, mysterious rhythmic thread, which continues to weave and unravel its magic and beauty in and through me.
— Lynne Bowman

 

About Krista Holland

 

Krista Holland, a multifaceted teacher, sacred drummer, and independent researcher, is the founder of the Sacred Drumming Academy, where she shares her in-depth training and studies of the frame drum. Krista has devoted more than 25 years to research and practice of the frame drum and its incredible cross-cultural history — and has 15 years of experience teaching the frame drum to others and leading sacred drumming circles and ceremonies.

Krista learned the art of frame drumming along with ritual, myth, and ancient feminine drum history while apprenticing under the tutelage of Layne Redmond, author of When the Drummers Were Women, for 14 years until Layne’s passing. Krista also counts Babatunde Olatunji, Yshai Afterman, and Walter Garces among her most influential drumming teachers.

Krista has focused most of her frame drumming on its healing aspects and benefits rather than on the performative. Over the course of her career, she has drummed privately for cancer patients in hospice, for pregnant mothers at their blessing ways, for grieving parents, for modern temple dancers, for trance journeys, for children at bedtime, for elderhood rites of passage, and a variety of other life ceremonies and rituals.

Krista is known for her unique style of playing and her powerfully transformative teaching of frame drumming as well as the mythology and widespread history connected to the ancient lineage of global frame drummers.

Krista teaches sacred drumming through online and in-person private classes, group workshops, immersions, and international retreats.

 
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