Little Red Church will rock

Two introductory classes at Little Red Church facilitated by local drum circle and African drumming/Drums Alive! instructor Monica Hofer.

On Aug. 14, the Little Red Church in Comox will be rockin’ to drumming rhythms in two introductory classes facilitated by local drum circle and African drumming/Drums Alive! instructor Monica Hofer.

Get into the groove in the African Drumming and Rhythm Intro where you will get to know your hand drum and savour the taste of drumming in community.

This class is designed as an introduction to drumming for those new to the djembe and who are interested in getting a taste of what will be offered in regular classes in the fall. If you do not have your own drum, djembes can be requested upon pre-registering.

Then join Monica for an introduction to the magic of Drums Alive! where we will use rhythm as the source of inspiration to discover a new group fitness experience.

Drums Alive! combines the benefits of traditional physical fitness program elements with the benefits to the brain of music and rhythm.

This program, which has participants drumming on large exercise balls while getting aerobic exercise, fosters a healthy balance physically, mentally, emotionally and socially! Join a class and experience how it provides an element of fun and creative expression — it is perfect training for the whole body.

It improves memory and brainpower by using cross-coordinated movements and integration of memory-enhancing exercises, and it’s a great combination of movement-therapy with music, sound and dance which will challenge your body in various ways.

This class is open to all levels of fitness and ability and will serve as an introduction to the fun of the Drums Alive! program that will be offered in the fall.

Participants must bring their own fitness ball (minimum 55 centimetres) or arrange to purchase one from the instructor (request when pre-registering).

Admission is by donation.

The Little Red Church is at 2182 Comox Ave. across from St. Joseph’s General Hospital.

Pre-registration is necessary — e-mail Monica at drumdeva@gmail.com.

— Little Red Church