Special Events

Drumming Into Stillness, Rhythm Mindfulness and Sensory Awareness

Sep 23 (Sat)
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Santa Monica
Drumming into Stillness
Creative pathways to rhythmic play, self-expression, community, presence and stillness.

Discover the delightful connection of interactive group rhythmicplay and the vibrant sensory clarity that lives on the other side- in stillness. We use drums, hand percussion, voice, and movement woven with periods of meditation to discover the musical genius that lives naturally inside and all around us.

We alternate riding waves of simple rhythmic grooves with stretches of mindful silence. Relax, recharge, and reconnect with ease in a safe supportive environment. Come share your spirit.

No prior musical experience of any kind is needed.

Enjoy evidence based benefits of music medicine and mindfulness meditation that support whole person well being:
Elevate mood
Release stress
Boost immunity
Develop concentration and sensory clarity
Unlock creativity and spontaneity
Strengthen neuroplasticity
Community connection

No musical talent or prior experience in drumming or meditation required. All Instruments provided but feel free to bring your own.

Marilyn McLaughlin MFA, Registered Somatic Movement Therapist/Educator, Multidisciplinary Arts and Wellness Specialist founder of All Bodies Move!, Creator of Drumming Into Stillness, Rhythms of Balance and All Bodies Dance! is passionate about helping people in all stages of life find joyful, and engaging ways to experience vibrant health, inner connection and self-expression as a tool for engaged embodiment, and whole person wellness. She is devoted to the power of drumming and improvised music making as a transformational tool for empowerment and personal growth and provides customized programs for a wide range of populations and communities. Her primary teachers in the areas of rhythm play and wellness are Arthur Hull, Christine Stevens and Zorina Wolf.

InsightLA reserves the right to cancel a class or special event due to low enrollment or other circumstances which would make the event non-viable. If InsightLA cancels an event, registrants will be offered a full refund. Should circumstances arise that result in the postponement of an event, registrants will have the option to either receive a full refund or transfer registration to the same event at the new, future date.
Location Details:
InsightLA 14th Street
1826 14th St.
Santa Monica, CA 90404

*This location has a handicap accessible ramp.
Contact teacher:
Contact by email (expect responses Monday - Friday, only)

Sliding scale from $25 to $40.00 per person.

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford. This helps us make sure those who pay less can attend.

Whatever you pay above the lowest end of the sliding scale is a tax-deductible donation to InsightLA.

Please note: There are many ways to attend InsightLA classes and events. If you are unable to pay the suggested registration price, please contact us by emailing programs@insightla.org.

Enrollment Limit:
15 | There are still openings for this program.
Items to Bring:
Contact Information:
programs@insightla.org or 310-450-1821