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Beat a drum — and your stress — with this class

Those looking for ways to practice mindfulness can take a drumming class and learn some meditation techniques. (WYDaily/ Courtesy of Unsplash)

The coronavirus pandemic has taken its toll on society — shuttering businesses, isolating families and triggering food shortages.

For those needing a distraction, this class might help.

James City County Parks & Recreation is hosting a series of drumming and meditation events for residents.

Registration costs $35 and the workshop is open for those age 12 and older. You can sign up here. 

“Our new Drumming for Wellness workshop uses drums and voices to practice mindfulness through basic drumming and meditation techniques,” according to a Feb. 11 JCC Parks & Recreation Facebook post.

Participants can drum along, become immersed in the sounds and join in drum circles.

Drumming for Wellness will take place at Freedom Park, 5537 Centerville Road on Mondays starting March 15 to April 5 from 6-7 p.m.

No musical experience is required and instruments are provided.

For more information, call 757-259-4200 or visit the James City County Parks & Recreation’s website.


Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano
Julia Marsigliano is a multimedia reporter for WYDaily. She covers everything on the Peninsula from local government and law enforcement agencies to family-run businesses and weather updates. Before WYDaily, she covered Hampton and Newport News for WYDaily’s sister publication, HNNDaily before both publications merged in December 2018. Julia was born in Tokyo, Japan and moved to Long Island, New York in 2001. A true New Yorker, she loves pizza, bagels and good Chinese food. Send comments, tips and other tidbits to You can follow her on Twitter at @jmarsigliano

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