Welcome To Circles of Rhythm

Drum Circles Offer:

A Sense of Belonging
Social & Cultural Change
Mental & Physical Health

 “I walked into my first drum circle weary and lost;
I walked out on FIRE!”
Judy Atkinson, Founder, President

Circles of Rhythm is the only full-service Community Drum Circle Business in North America that focuses exclusively on the Community Drum Circle!  Over the past 20+ years we have build a vibrant sustainable Local Community, and also offer Professional Training to those who want to bring Community Drum Circles into their lives. Offering workplace programs, community, social, therapeutic interventions and professional training, Circles of Rhythm is the go-to Drum Circle business for all your needs.

Our Core Programs:

Friday Night Weekly Community Drum Circles:  Details Here
Training for Facilitation of Therapeutic Community Drum Circles:  Register Here
Workplace Programs:  Book a Workshop
RetreatsDay Retreats


  • Shifts your mood from negative to positive
  • Creates a sense of belonging
  • Builds new healthy neuropathways of joy
  • Fills your body with energy and a true zest for life
  • Develops a sense of authentic community and human connection
  • Humanizes, levels the playing field, builds trust and compassion

Research Based: 
Dr. Barry Bittman and Dr. Bruce Perry; our Circles of Rhythm Healing Drum Circles are a new therapeutic tool for trauma, anxiety and depression. With 20 years of experience, we are proud to be the go-to trainer for the Alberta Health Services, and the only full service Drum Circle Company in Canada.

“It’s not what we do at the drum circle that will change the world…

it’s how the world will change when we live our lives as we do at a drum circle”
Julien Lepage Mental Health Social Worker
Professional Certified Health Drum Circle Facilitator

Drum Circles are being incorporated into the workplace for team building and stress relief, into the health sector for mental and physical health and into the community for fun and celebration!

Simply put, Drum Circles are a tool for  the well-being of our selves and our world.

Watch these two videos to get a better idea!

Drumming up Wellness Hospital Program
This is an AHS program that Circles of Rhythm helped develop.  We are very excited to be of assistance to this in any way we can.

Community Drum Circle Program
This is our weekly Friday night Drum Circle!  Come check it out!

“You cannot have a highly effective teams, families, communities
or organizations without highly evolved individuals.
Drum Circles help us become  better humans!”

Judy Atkinson, Founder COR

Judy Atkinson
Founder & President, Circles of Rhythm
Masters in Education U of C, Professional HDCF
Woman of Vision, Global TV
Inspired Calgarian, CTV News

“Messenger of Joy”