Integrative Drum Circle Training

For the Body Mind & Spirit

Learn to Facilitate Therapeutic Drum Circles and In Depth Drum Healing Techniques

Levels I and II plus 1-Day Gentle Drum Healing Program

October 20-22 2017

Level I
The 3 day program described below
$695, Early Bird $645, (save $50, two months in advance)
Level II
A second 3 day program for those who want to take this to a more professional level $347, Early Bird, $322, (save $25, two months in advance)
Includes the completion of the Level I 3-day training, plus a min 6 months experience in the field, then repeating Level I as a refresher. Cost is half the price paid for level I.
1-Day Healing Program:
1 Day, day three of either Level I or II, $225
For those who want to integrate gentle healing techniques into their current practices, we are also offering the option to do only day-three of the 3-day program. 


What is Integrative Drum Circle Training?

This training is based on a practical easy to learn protocol.  It will enable you to step into a drum circle with basic community building and therapeutic skills,  as well as with in-depth healing techniques using the native frame drum. Your instructors are Judy Atkinson, BA, MA, DCF, Founder Circles of Rhythm,  assisted by Master Drum Circle Facilitators Julien Lepage, and Jamie Gore.  Together we will empower you to assist people on their healing journeys, physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, while building meaningful community.  This integrative approach uses multicultural drums and a balanced approach (active and reflective, mental, physical and spiritual), helping you to grow exponentially BOTH as a facilitator and as a human being.


  • How to Build Meaningful Community
  • How to Activate Deep Emotional, Physical and Mental Healing
  • Basic drumming and Rhythm Making Skills you can apply IMMEDIATELY
  • How to effectively weave in appropriate Meaningful Messages and Metaphors 
  • Effective Strategies for Depression and Anxiety
  • Ancient vibrational healing techniques for modern times


  • Level I:  Three full days and two evenings of Intensive Training
    Includes two personal phone coaching sessions
    (32  hours of training)
  • Level II: Another 32 hours of training plus two hours of coaching
  • One Day Gentle Healing Program 10 hours of training
  • Comprehensive Professional Training Manual
  • 2 Private Professional Coaching Sessions for each program
  • Private Facebook Facilitator Support Group
  • Lunch, Tea/Coffee & Snacks
  • “Certificate of Completion”
  • Reduced rate rentals of drums until you purchase your own
  • Professional drum kit suggestions and recommendations for your collection
  • *Guest musicians and healers at two special evening events!

Why Circles of Rhythm?

We are the only full time specialized Integrative Drum Circle Business  in Canada, and offer the only Gentle Drum Healing Training that has been on the market for over 15 years.
Key benefits you will derive from our program:
  • Drum Kit recommendations and discounts on purchases (we recommend the very best tried-and-true drum circle kit, durable, great sound and light weight)
  • Discounted Drum Rentals, (until you can afford your own)
  • A TEAM of Facilitators and Sound Healers to enhance and deepen your learning
  • A Weekly Drum Circle with over 100 in attendance for your ongoing learning, mentorship and personal healing
  • Day Retreats, Evening Healing Workshops and Annual Mountain Retreats for your personal and professional growth and development
  • Ongoing Team Building, Private, Social and Community Events


Who is this For?

  • Health Care Professionals
  • Music therapists/Music teachers
  • Teachers/Professors
  • Drum Circle Facilitators/Drummers
  • Addiction and Recovery Counselors
  • Camp/Youth Counselors
  • Grief Counselors
  • Senior/Geriatric Services
  • Sexual Abuse and Domestic Violence Counselors
  • Complimentary Health Practitioners
  • Social Workers/Psychologists
  • Disaster Relief workers/Emergency services Staff
  • Spiritual Seekers/Chaplin/Church Leaders

Who can benefit:

  • Social/Emotional Disorders
  • Behavioral/Learning Disorders
  • Eating/Self Harm Disorders
  • Youth at Risk/
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Alzheimer/Dimentia
  • Addictions of all kinds
  • Brain Injuries/Strokes
  • Mental Illness/Cronic and Acute
  • Chronic/Acute Stress
  • Chronic/Acute Pain
  • PTSD


Your Instructors:

You will have the benefit of Three Tenured Integrative Drum Facilitators, bringing a fresh new approach with their combined 35+ years of experience and individual talents.

 Judy Atkinson, BA Sociology, MA Adult Ed, Profesisonal IDCF, Healing DCF, Founder and CEO Circles of Rhythm, the ONLY full-time Drum Circle Company in Canada!

Julien Lepage, BSW, Mental Health Social Worker, Professional IDCF, Founder & Director of The Rhythm Project with Alberta Health Services, AHS.

Jamie Gore, Artist, General Manager COR, Professional IDCF



March 31-April 2 & Oct 20-22, 2017 

Location:  TBA

3-Day Program:
Friday  9am – 9pm
Saturday 9am – 9pm

Sunday  9am – 5pm

1-Day Program:
Saturday 7-9pm
Sunday 9-5pm

Lunch, coffee/tea, morning and afternoon snacks provided.


3 Day Program
Regular Rate $695 (Subject to availability)
Early Bird, $645, up to two months in advance, (save $50)
*AHS Special Rate:  $495.00
(Because we support the “Rhythm Project” we have decided to provide an AHS special reduced rate!)
Half the price of Level I, $347, Early Bird $322
Level II is a refresher, repeating the Level one training at a later date.  Participants report that they actually learn more in Level II after being in the field as a facilitator.
Min of 6 months or 8 facilitated drum circles required in between Level I and II.
1 Day Gentle Drum Healing Program:
$225.00 (Subject to availability)
Cancellation Policy, full refund, less $50 admin fee, provided within two weeks prior to training commencement.
*Private Training
We will design and deliver a private training for your organization across Canada!  Contact Judy Atkinson to discuss details.  Judy Atkinson


Online Registration:  Register Here
Contact Judy Atkinson for more information:
Fees are processed upon registration. Please contact Judy if you have any questions or concerns.
We are happy to arrange a payment plan if needed.
Refunds issued for cancellations with greater than 2 weeks notice, less a $50 admin fee.  
Registration is transferable to another person for the same workshop date only.

Hotels Nearby

Air BnB
Highly recommended!
Inglewood Bed and Breakfast
1006 8 Ave SE Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Comfort Inn & Suites South 2.5 Star Hotel
4611 MacLeod Trail S.W., Calgary,Alberta, Canada
Holiday Inn Calgary – Macleod Trail South
4206 Macleod Trail, Calgary, Alberta, Canada3.0 Star Hotel


Spolumbos  1308 9 Ave SE in Inglewood, 1 Block away
Without Papers Pizza  1216 9 ave SE, Calgary AB  I block away
Salt and Pepper Mexican 1413 9 Ave SE Calgary AB
Fine Diner  1420 9 Ave SE Calgary AB


Chinook C-train Station4 km away
Starbucks Inglewood  1139 9 Ave SE, 2 blocks away


Whether you want to add this as a therapeutic tool to your current practice, or start your own community program, this is the training you will need.

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