Drumming was the earliest form of tribal communication and has been used to celebrate significant ceremonial gatherings in many primitive cultures. The beat of the drums can be used to call in good energy, remove bad energy and put one’s mind, body and spirit in a hypnotic and meditative state. Feel the vibrations of the drums as you connect breath, heartbeat, mind & body to your practice. As featured by The Washington Times, CBS, and Washington’s WTOP news, Brad Ellsworth of Druminyasa® has been playing drums and percussion for over 25 years. Brad is a yoga teacher and founded Druminyasa by connecting his love for rhythm, drums and movement.
“You feel the rhythm in your bones. The drum beat starts to match the rhythm of your heartbeat, starts to match to the rhythm of your breath until all of a sudden you are just in this energy of oneness, connected with the drums, connected with the other people, connected with the deepest part of yourself." Becky "Tara" Eschenroeder (Great Abiding Yoga)
"Everyone moves together, building a collective energy that is very strong and powerful, felt deep within the heart and quieting the mind, helping sync movement with breath and having their energy, energy of those around them and energy of the drumming move them through their meditative practice." Nicole Boyle (Studio owner, In Balance Yoga, Blacksburg) “With live drumming, what we are actually doing is calling ourselves back into this really lost aspect. When we are in tune with that rhythm, we are in tune with our natural prana, our natural energy, our natural rhythm. And that actually enables us to connect into this really primal intelligence that's at the root of all yoga.” Katie Silcox (Charlottesville)
“Having the live drumming accompany the practice helped me turn my focus inward to my own rhythm. And as I began to flow and breathe with that rhythm, the movements became more of a dance. I was lost in the beats in a way that made the dance more effortless. I was able to flow and dance freely, allowing me to truly focus on my intention and better serve my body, mind, and practice.” Katy (RVA)
"The percussive rhythms and tempos created a melodic aura that harmonized perfectly with the movement and pace of the yoga practice, flawlessly matching the beat to the flows and postures." - Zoey (DC)
“Rhythm was on beat with our breath, movement, and made you feel powerful and strong! It was also just a lot of fun. At one point I just closed my eyes and moved and felt the drums and it was incredible!” Keala (Blacksburg)
"What you offer through your music is an invitation to slow down or quicken, let go, tune into one’s primal nature, and get in touch with our own creative spirit." Michele (RVA)
Festival Appearances Wanderlust (2018) Asheville Yoga Festival (2018, 2017) Floyd Yoga Jam (2018, 2017, 2016) Shensara (2018, 2017, 2016)