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    Saturday Hike and Drum - Please bring a drum and join our drumming circle. First time beginners welcome.

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    Join us for this easy hike outing to experience drumming in nature. We will meet in Tilden park, at Inspiration Point Parking. We will share this group hike and find an open area to form our circle and find our drumming rhythm in the open air.

    The hike is about 2 hours in total, so the whole outing is about 3 hours. 

    This will be a small group activity, we will practice safe distancing and keep masks in use as necessary, for the safety of all participants.

    No prior drumming experience needed. If you have a favorite drum or other percussion tool, please bring it. The activity will include call and response, basic counting and is open to adults of any age.

    Our drumming circle leader is Farahnaz Mazandarani, RN, PHN has been facilitating small group drumming for 15 years. Farahnaz has worked in health care and rehabilitation, uses drumming as a complement to her holistic approach to health and wellness. In 2019, Farahnaz led drumming circles for high schoolers at Miramonte, here in Orinda.

    We recommend that you bring your own water bottle and a snack, wear comfortable shoes, the trail is rated as easy, but come prepared.

    Drumming circle participation helps build community, promotes many health benefits for body and mind, reduces stress responses and improves immune function.

    SunJams is a nonprofit (Tax ID 47-4435137), we support music education in under-resourced public schools as a science based means to address students' achievement and a way to address prevailing social inequities. We promote live music experiences as a direct benefit to participants and as a means to support our funding efforts. Donations to SunJams are tax deductible.

    The suggested donation for participants in this activity is $10, we appreciate donations of any amounts. Payment can be made via Paypal, make donations to

    sunjams.org@gmail.com


    Our drumming circle leader Farahnaz Mazandarani, RN, PHN has been facilitating small group drumming for more than 15 years. Farahnaz has worked in health care and rehabilitation, uses drumming as a complement to her holistic approach to health and wellness. In 2019, Farahnaz led drumming circles for high schoolers at Miramonte, here in Orinda. 


    Farahnaz is the founder of Project Joy And Health, a consulting service for individuals and organizations that is focused on integrating healthy practices into every day life. You can reach Farahnaz at 415-683-7524, or email Projectjoyandhealth@gmail.com

    Project Joy and Health

    We will provide shade and a safe environment, and the group size is limited in view of the need to keep distancing. We recommend that you bring your own water bottle, wear comfortable shoes, the space is a roughly finished backyard, the ground is uneven. 

    Drumming circle participation helps build community, promotes many health benefits for body and mind, reduces stress responses and improves immune function. 

    SunJams is a nonprofit (Tax ID 47-4435137), we support music education in under-resourced public schools as a science based means to address students' achievement. We believe that is this a simple and effective way to begin to address prevailing social inequities. SunJams fundraising model is based on promoting live music experiences as a direct benefit to participants and as a means to support our funding efforts. Donations to SunJams are tax deductible. 

    The suggested donation for participants in this activity is $10, we appreciate donations of any amount. A $25 donation gets you a sample of our all organic, sun cooked, small batch apricot jam ( while supplies last). Payment can be made via Venmo or Paypal, make donations to 

    sunjams.org@gmail.com


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