the columbus space


Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat with Jim Donovan M.Ed.

  • 23 Sep 2017
  • 6:30 PM
  • 24 Sep 2017
  • 3:00 PM
  • Columbus Space for Alternative Self Expression ~ 180 Outerbelt St Columbus OH 43213


  • Register before 9/9 and save $20

Drumming. Sound Healing. Mindfulness. Dear friends,
Great news! on September 23-24. 2017, Jim Donovan will return to Columbus Space in Columbus to offer a very special rejuvenation retreat called "The Wisdom of Rhythm". This brand new experience is for any who loves the spiritual side drumming and is looking for a profoundly joyful and deep immersive experience.

Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat with Jim Donovan M.Ed.
Drumming. Sound Healing. Mindfulness.

The Wisdom of Rhythm Retreat is for anyone who loves the spiritual side drumming and is looking for a profoundly joyful and deep immersive experience.

Pricing: $127 by Sept 9, 2017 or $147 thereafter 

You will take part in an array of enjoyable and beginner friendly musical activities including:
  • Group Drumming & Expressive Music Creation
  • Whole Brain Drumming Improvisation Techniques
  • Sound Healing Techniques
  • Drumming and Meditation
Experience the camaraderie of a safe, supportive and friendly group of people where you can feel comfortable to just be yourself- without the pressure of being “good” at music.

"Just attended "The Wisdom of Rhythm" retreat with Jim at Jaqui MacMillan's studio in Westminster, Md., and once again have come away with a plan and desire to be a better me. Jim is all about helping those who attend his workshops and retreats to become "the best version of ourselves" through drumming and rhythm exercises in a totally supportive and non-threatening environment. VERY highly recommended. Thanks again Jim! :-]"-Rick Gruenewald

The program is composed of three interconnected concepts that will focus on:
  • Developing and practicing creative drumming skills
  • Personal wellness and becoming the next best version of you
  • Renewing and deepening your connection to your inner wisdom

Learn a balanced array of evidence-based techniques that will help you to:
  • Relieve stress & anxiety
  • Get deep, more restful sleep
  • Gain mental clarity
  • Increase and sustain your energy

"I just spent my first workshop with Jim. It won't be my last. I didn't have any preconceived ideas about what would be happening. Good thing because I never would have conjured it to be as fabulous as it was! It's not about the drumming so if you have any curiosity but no drumming experience, don't let that keep you away. In practical ways for everyone, at your own choosing, Jim gifted us with an experience---a beginning, a middle, and an amazing end---that enabled us to transcend into our next best version of ourselves. Thank you! "-Jacke Schroeder

You can expect:
  • A clear purpose
  • Actionable steps
  • Activities to do and feel
  • Inspiration to go further
  • Social connection opportunities

* Drums are provided and beginners are warmly welcomed.
** The Space is a 19+ Only facility. 


Sat. Sept. 23, 2017, 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM
Sun. Sept. 24, 2017, 9:00 AM- 3 PM*

Pricing: $127 by Sept 9, 2017 or $147 thereafter 

(available space permitting)

* Bring a brown bag lunch on Sunday.

Jim Donovan M.Ed., Professional Musician, Assistant Professor at Saint Francis University, is a master facilitator, inspirational trainer and world-class musician with over 25 years of leadership, teaching and performance experience. Donovan has presented hundreds of events across the US and Europe where he has helped many thousands of people learn effective ways to consciously lead, connect and live healthier, more productive lives.

As a member of the 3-time platinum band Rusted Root, he co-wrote and performed “Send Me on My Way,” a song whose unforgettable whistle has been featured in both Matilda and Ice Age. His touring work with Rusted Root provided ample opportunity to share the arena stages with rock legends such as Carlos Santana, members of Led Zeppelin and Sting, among others.

He is the author of the book “Drum Circle Leadership” and regularly offers training to organizations that teach people how to facilitate creative group music-making as a way to enhance wellness and social connection. These events include specialized, evidence-based programs for people who work with individuals with disabilities such as Autism and with those in the addiction and recovery environment.

For more on Jim and his schedule check out his site:

~~~ All events at The Space are for those 19+ years old and older

~~~ All events at The Space are substance and alcohol free

Call Our Office: (614) 694-4851

180 Outerbelt St Columbus, OH 43230

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