Our team is committed to providing professional Rhythm Based Events
that are designed to transform, inform and inspire
We are a group of passionate individuals who have been attracted to the drum circle as a tool for well-being in our own lives, and see it as an instrument for healing and transformation in the workplace, and the community.
This is more than a job, it is our vocation, and our purpose, to help people thrive, even in difficult times!
Judy Atkinson, Founder and President Circles of Rhythm, IDCF, MED, BA
Judy Atkinson is an inspired speaker, accomplished facilitator, and an authentic optimist. Joy is her compass as she consistently shines with a naturally positive attitude. Winner of Global TV’s Woman of Vision Award, and CTV’s Inspired Calgarian, Judy has provided drum circle workshops and interactive keynotes to thousands of people across North America for over 17 years.
Now a well recognized form of professional development and complimentary health strategy, Judy uses the drum and the drum circle as her core teaching tool. She seamlessly weaves together drumming with stories, and connects them to important messages which heal, inform and inspire.
Jamie Gore, IDCF & Artist
Jamie discovered the drum circle at Calgary Women’s Centre workshop and knew instantly that it was for her. She complete Drum Circle Facilitation Training shortly thereafter and has been mentored by Judy Atkinson and Circles of Rhythm for over 7 years. In addition to her drum art workshops, Jamie’s core gift as a facilitator is working with youth, mental and physical health, disabilities and seniors. Her new life intention is to bring the joy and connection she experienced in her first drum circle to others! It is her hope to show us that we all have a natural unique rhythm and creativity waiting to burst forth for all to enjoy!
Julien Lepage, IDCF, Director of The Rhythm Project, Social Worker
Julien Lepage, father of twins and a baby, full time Mental Health Social Worker and Professional Drum Circle Facilitator, describes his passion as being of service and seeing people thrive not just survive. With over 6 years of working with adults who experience life with a chronic and persistent mental illness, Julien is also a professional musician and
uses his training as a drum circle facilitator to ignite people’s spirits through music and rhythm! It is Julien’s vision to continue to help people through rhythm and music using the drum as a tool for healing: providing opportunities of reflection, self care, mindfulness, and to foster state of physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual growth. Those who meet Julien or experience one of his circles rave about his energy, rhythmical talent and wisdom.
Trovor Uruski, Sound Healer, Didgeridoo Master