Garden of Healing Yoga - Build a Drum - New Brunswick, NJ
Garden of Healing Yoga & Wellness Center - Company Message
Build-a-Drum Retreat + Earth Day Celebration Fri 4/22 to Sun 4/24
Build a Drum Retreat & 
Earth Day Celebration Weekend

Date: Fri 4/24/16 to Sun 4/24/16
Location:
Mount Eden Retreat Center
56 Mill Pond Road
Washington, NJ 07882

* Build a Native Medicine Drum w/ Stan Secrest * 
* Enjoy Yoga, Meditation & Hiking on a 187-acre oasis of nature 
* Drum & Dance Sat eve at the Big Love Kirtan Jam w/ 13 Hands + Girish 

Not Building? Join for a day!
* Sat. 4/23 Rhythm of the Earth Day Pass: Drum Workshops, Dinner & Kirtan. Click here to learn more!
 
* Sun. 4/24 Heal the Earth Day: Karma Yoga Earth Day projects, Vendors' Village, Family Yoga, Outdoor Reiki Circle 
WHY BUILD A DRUM?
Come build a drum; be part of our tribe!
Come out and join us for an amazing journey into Drum Building. This is an intense process that will leave you exhilarated–and the proud owner of a drum built by you, with your love, passion and energy!

You have the choice of Native American Frame Drum in 16" or 18" diameter. The workshop is facilitated by Stan "The Drum Man" Secrest!
Making a drum is a joyful artistic outlet, leading to your own original piece of art, a valuable musical instrument that you can be proud of and keep forever. 

Stan's method allows you to choose a deeply personal design, and he is patient and encouraging in helping you use the methods and tools to easily bring your ideas to life!

Whether its for fun, meditation, healing, concentration, or connecting to spirit, drumming can send you on a journey by yourself or playfully connections with others. Buy this workshop as a gift to yourself or a friend or loved one!
THE PROCESS
While we have included complimentary activities, expect to spend the vast majority of the weekend building your drum. All participants will remain on site from Friday evening when the process begins until Sunday evening when we close with drum circle. If you are unable to arrive Friday, please advise in advance and plan to arrive Saturday morning check-in between 8-9am.  You are making a commitment to your Self- to take the time necessary to explore & enjoy this drum journey.

Please bring with you anything that you will need to decorate your drum shell, such as wood-burning or carving tools, dremel tool, paint or stain. We will have a limited supply of these items should you forget, but please don’t count on us having exactly what you’ll need to express your creativity and create your own beautiful drum! 

Please come with a design in mind to save time at the workshop. You will want to bring some cloth/fabric, crystals, feathers, etc. that is special/pleasing to you. We usually have a limited supply of fabric as well.

SCHEDULE
We start each day at 9 AM and run until approximately 6 to 7PM with a lunch break. (It can be longer or shorter for some, depending on how much design or decoration people want). Please plan on two full days; otherwise join us for a day and take one or more drumming workshops then stay for dinner and kirtan jam!

WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
  • - 6-8 hours of Native Frame Drum building
  • - Special Friday night gathering of the tribe
  • - Rhythm walks in the forest
  • - Yoga & Meditation for all levels
  • - Evening Drumming Sessions
  • - Home Cooked Vegetarian meals- the right fuel for a great drumming experience!
  • - Sound Healing
  • - Drumming with Chants
  • - Saturday eve Kirtan Jam w/ 13 Hands & Girish
  • - Closing Shamanic Drum Circle Sunday eve W/ Earthmovers Drum Collective
  • - Optional Sunday night discounted stay
  • - Mount Eden Tour (for those who stay on Monday)
  • - Monday morning Group Lesson (free) or Private Lesson (for additional cost)

UPDATED SCHEDULE AS OF 4/17/16
SCHEDULE
FRIDAY
4-6p Check in
6p: Light vegetarian dinner
7p: Full Moon Rising- ceremony, astrology discussion, fire circle

SATURDAY
7a: AM Hike/Yoga
8a: Breakfast/Saturday Check in
10a-6p: Native Drum Build w/ lunch break
6:30p: Dinner
8-10p: Big Love Kirtan Jam w/ 13 Hands & Girish

SUNDAY
7:30a: AM Hike/Yoga
8:30a: Breakfast
10a-4:30p: Native Drum Build w/ lunch break
5p: Closing Drum Circle w/ Earthmovers Drum Collective
6:30p: Dinner

OPTIONAL SUNDAY NIGHT STAY!
Add another night at a discount!
* Sunday night after party
* Monday AM Hike/Yoga & breakfast
* Private appts for Drum Lesson or Massage available

SATURDAY ONLY- RHYTHM OF THE EARTH PASS
2p: Intro to Afro-Carib Fusion Drumming OR Diasporic Movment Therapy
3:45p: Int/Adv Afro-Carib Fusion Drumming OR Goddess Belly Dance
5p: Re-heading your Drum (add'l fee for skin) OR Hike/Yoga
6:30p: Vegetarian Dinner
8p: Big Love Kirtan Jam

KIRTAN CHANT N DRUM











Saturday Night is the Big Love Kirtan Jam w/ 13 Hands & Girish- 2 renowned & well-loved chant artists. They will each bring their flavor and passion to take us on a sweet journey of Bliss Absolute. 
This event will be open to the public through a one-day pass. Details coming soon!

DRUMS FOR SALE
We are excited to have a selection of Stan's handmade drums for sale at this retreat. These will include Djembe, Ashiko, Dunun, as well as Native Medicine drums.
They will be available at discounted rate- 10% for credit cards and 15% for cash payments. Want to join the Vendors' Village Saturday night or Sunday? Contact Bharati Carla @ optonline.net.

LOGISTICS & REGISTRATION
MOUNT EDEN RETREAT CENTER
Mount Eden is a beautiful, 189-acre hilltop oasis in the Skylands region of NW New Jersey. In addition to flexible indoor & outdoor gathering spaces, the center offers:
  • Comfortable overnight accommodations
  • Organic gourmet vegetarian cuisine
  • 60 foot yoga studio
  • Meditation garden
  • Hiking Trails

GETTING HERE
The retreat is located at 56 Mill Pond Rd Washington, NJ in Warren county. Just off of Route 57, which is accessible from Routes 31, 80, and 22. Approximately 45 minutes from central NJ, For more details, click here










LODGING
Accommodations are in a spacious and gracious Manor house, which has eight bedrooms, 4 full baths and a powder room. The beds are distributed among the rooms according to size. 







LODGING OPTIONS
#1 – MANOR HOUSE 
SHARED ROOM
INCLUSIVE FEE INCLUDES
All activities, All Meals, Friday & Saturday night Sleeping Accommodations, Shared Bathroom, Event Tee
EARLY BIRD – ONLY $ 396
REGULAR REGISTRATION -   $477

SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY
All amenities listed above with sleeping accommodations for Saturday night. 
EARLY BIRD – ONLY $300
REGULAR REGISTRATION -   $360
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#2 – PRIVATE COTTAGE
There are three cottages, each have with beds, living room with pull out couch, and a full kitchen. Please contact Bharati Carla at [email protected] to inquire about private cottage prices.











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#3 – CAMPING
INCLUSIVE FEE INCLUDES
All activities, All Meals, access to camping grounds for Friday & Saturday night sleeping, Access to Manor House bathroom, Event Tee
EARLY BIRD – ONLY $ 207
REGULAR REGISTRATION -   $270

CAMPING SATURDAY NIGHT ONLY
All amenities listed above with sleeping accommodations for Saturday night. 
EARLY BIRD – ONLY $180
REGULAR REGISTRATION -   $243
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SUNDAY NIGHT OPTION (Highly recommended!)
Spend an extra night, which includes:
  • Sunday night after-hours drum jam
  • Monday Morning Brunch 
  • 25% discount on a Private Lesson OR Therapeutic Massage
  • Monday Morning Yoga Class
  • Monday mid-day Hike & Grounds Tour

ADDITIONAL SUNDAY NIGHT
  • Manor House – Please add an additional $81
  • Camping – Please add an additional $27
  • Private Cottage – Please inquire 

ABOUT THE FACILITATORS
STAN SECREST
Stan has helped hundreds of people of all ages make their own drums. He has facilitated hundreds of workshops over the years; and has built & donated countless drums to festivals all over the country including Burning Man.
Click here for more info on Stan and his amazing work.

BHARATI CARLA
Bharati Carla is the owner of Garden of Healing Yoga & Wellness Center. She is a life-long student of meditation, with a growing passion for frame drumming. Bharati continues to work as a nurse specializing in hospice, geriatric & home health to bring the best quality of life into each situation. She describes herSelf as a Yogini in mad pursuit of Living, Loving & Learning and the blessed mother of 2 & multi-dimensionally beautiful girls. 
Click here for more info on Garden of Healing Yoga & Wellness Center.

COMING SOON...
Touch the Earth Holistic Fest
May 27-29, 2016
Mount Eden Retreat Center

SIGN UP HERE
***RESERVATION DEADLINE IS 4/17/2016***
1. Choose accommodations.
2. Pay full payment OR $100 non-refundable deposit below OR send directly via Paypal to [email protected]
3. Shortly upon receiving payment, you will get a confirmation email.
There is also an option to pay by Check. Please contact Bharati Carla @ [email protected] for address.

REFUND POLICY:
10 days before retreat, full refund given ( minus $100 non refundable deposit)
20 days after retreat, full refund given if we can fill your spot  ( minus $100 non refundable deposit)
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Early-Bird 2-Nights Drum Journey
All activities, meals, lodging for Friday & Saturday nights, shared bedroom & bathroom. After 4/17 cost is $477
Price: $396.00
Early-Bird Sat Night Only Drum Journey
All activities, meals, lodging for Saturday night, shared bedroom & bathroom. After 4/17, cost is $360
Price: $300.00
Early-Bird Happy Camper
All activities, meals, camping for Friday & Saturday nights, use of Manor House bathroom. After 4/17, cost is $270
Price: $207.00
Early-Bird Happy Camper Sat Night Only
All activities, meals, camping for Saturday night, shared bedroom & bathroom. After 4/17, cost is $243
Price: $180.00
Senior/Student Special- 2 nights
Drum Journey w/ 2 nights in Manor House. Must show proof by reservation deadline 4/17.
Price: $369.00
Senior/Student Special- Sat night
Drum Journey w/ Saturday night in Manor House. Must show proof by reservation deadline 4/17.
Price: $270.00
Senior/Student 2-night Camper Special
Drum Journey w/ 2 nights camping. Must show proof by reservation deadline 4/17.
Price: $189.00
Senior/Student Sat night Camper Special
Drum Journey w/ Saturday night camping. Must show proof by reservation deadline 4/17.
Price: $162.00
Rhythm of the Earth Day Pass 1
Sat. 4/23/16. Up to (2) Drum and/or Dance Workshops, dinner & Kirtan Jam featuring 13 Hands & Girish! Must select workshops in advance.
Price: $63.00
Rhythm of the Earth Day Pass for 2
Sat. 4/23/16. Each person gets: Up to (2) Drum and/or Dance Workshops, dinner & Kirtan Jam featuring 13 Hands & Girish! Must select workshops in advance.
Price: $99.00
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