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The Nature of Rhythm/The Rhythm of Nature with Patricia Hatfield and Cheryl Ulrich

The Nature of Rhythm The Rhythm of Nature” with Patricia Hatfield and Cheryl Ulrich
  • Dates: June 28 – July 2, 2017
  • Presenter: Patricia Hatfield and Cheryl Ulrich
  • Program: 3.
  • Program Fee: $100
  • Accommodations and Food: $40-$170 per person per night

This drumming workshop is designed for everyone. Since the beginning of time, drums and rhythm have been used to celebrate, communicate, and express all that it means to be human. Participants will learn and embody rhythms from around the world and discover the energy and nuances and power available as we bring those rhythms to life. Drumming together in nature, we find a place of harmony and deep connection with ourselves, with each other, and with the beauty and wonder of the Earth. Drums will be provided or feel free to bring your own.

Patricia Hatfield resides and works in the Bay Area (in California), living her passion to bring people together in harmony and full self-expression through music. She leads drumming and music workshops and teaches classes in percussion and rhythm and improvisational music. She is trained in the use of cross-cultural music and sacred sound for health. She has been drumming for 25 years since studying music performance and composition at U.C. Berkeley. She has also studied with African and Afro-Cuban teachers, and has studied Indian Tabla with Swapan Chaudhuri at the Ali Akbar College. Find out more about Patricia at

Cheryl Ulrich lives in Santa Rosa, California, and is an expressive arts coach, musician, and improvisational performer. She leads workshops in sound, movement, and music designed to open people to their own creativity and wellspring of expression. She has been trained to facilitate music circles by Mary E. Knysh, founder of Rhythmic Connections,

The Nature of Rhythm/The Rhythm of Nature Tentative Schedule:


  • 6:30 – 7:30 – Evening Dinner
  • 7:30 – 9:00 – Evening Introductory Session

Thursday – Saturday

  • 8:00 – Breakfast
  • 10:00 – Noon – Morning Session
  • 12:30 – Lunch
  • 6:00 – Dinner
  • 7:00 – 9:00 – Evening Session

Afternoons are generally open to explore the Parks, hike, swim, socialize, read, rest, or enjoy other activities.

Sunday morning session after breakfast: 10 a.m. – noon. Program adjourns after Sunday lunch.