Use the Drum to find your true heartbeat with Native American Music Award winner, Tony Redhouse. No musical experience is necessary in this inspirational and enpowering Drumming circle where you will recreate the ancient use of the drum in Tony's Navajo heritage. This is a fun, team-building exercise that unites your group through drumming, dancing, and singing! You will be amazed at the Harmony your group will experience when each of your Drums unite as one pulsing "heart beat". Mr. Redhouse has shared his unique Drum offering with The Dr. Oz TV show, "Releasing Emotional Baggage" (September 2012); "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" Reality TV Show (S5, 2013); Keeping Up with the Kardashians, "Courage to Change," (S9, E7, March, 2014). He has also shared this empowering drum and dance session at retreats for couples and with the "Escape with Bag It" Cancer Survivors Group; YESCO; The Yoga Connection, Tucson, AZ; "GVR" Green Valley Recreation; Department of Justice "Victims of Crime on Reservations" Conferences and Drug Addiction/Alcohol Recovery and Eating Disorder programs. --- All drums will be provided for your group. For specific needs and pricing for your group, please contact Tony Redhouse here.
The Healthy Talking Circle
"To be a good leader, we must first be a good follower."
To be recognized and chosen to be a leader or a "chief" in the Native American community, you must have demonstrated courage as a "warrior" in "battle". Today, a respected "warrior" is one who is willing to take risks, demonstrates the courage to speak from their personal integrity, and shares insight that will provide wisdom to benefit others in the home, workplace or community.
In this "Talking Circle" format of healthy communication, we will learn to practice both aspects of being a follower and being a leader. In this ancient Native American tradition, we will honor both roles of being a good listener (follower) and speaking from the heart (leader) through healthy communication with each other in a Talking Circle.
As we sit in the circle, which It is a "face to face", heart to heart setting,- each participant has the opportunity to share their personal state of affairs, assessments about what they may need to change, and even their heartfelt prayers and deepest intentions. This is a vulnerable, authentic and courageous place of integrity that future leaders certainly want to practice with others who may choose to follow their example. The Talking Circle is a safe, confidential place to do this, because as each person holds the sacred Eagle feather, they have the right and the privilege to speak their heart without interruption, judgement or advice from the others who are listening in the circle.
And the benefits for those who are listening or following, will be that they learn to be attentive, accept another person's perspective in life, and even gain wisdom from what they have heard spoken. More importantly, they exercise the practice of healthy communication by not interrupting another person, and not surrendering to the desire to be codependent, or to control another person's journey in life.
The circle to Native Americans represents balance and completeness. As a group they will conclude that each person has a unique and valuable attributes and ideas that makes their whole "circle" of home, company, corporation or group, a balanced and complete energy to celebrate!
Note: Many times this Ceremony is enhanced when combined with my interactive Drumming event. --- Corporate/Festival Pricing: $400 - Up to 10 people (90 minutes) $600 - 10+ people (90 minutes to 2 hours) Additional charge of $250 for full regalia
Create your own personal Dream Catcher and open up that valuable resource of wisdom that can assist you in your personal Life and your future. As you make unique choices of color and materials to create your Dream Catcher, you will learn about intuitive decisions that reflect who you are and what you Dream of being. Mr. Redhouse will teach about the traditional Native American symbolism and the stress relieving benefits of these healing artifacts for this present age. Each class will begin with live, relaxing Native American meditation music by Tony Redhouse. --- Corporate/Festival Pricing: $80 per person (15 max) $100 per person (16-40 people) All materials are included in the cost.
Tony Redhouse is not only a performer, but as a Native American traditional consultant he shares seminars in Native American culture, spirituality and arts/crafts to children and adults. Tony has developed culturally based workshops for all ages that incorporate Native spirituality as a valuable resource for stress, trauma, drug, alcohol addiction programs, and to assist those in transitions, loss, grief and in personal relationships, through storytelling, interactive Drumming, Arts and crafts making, dance and personal spiritual coaching sessions. In his professional speaking tours, Mr. Redhouse uses traditional Native themes along with humor to motivate and inspire various audiences in our contemporary society. Tony has also founded his own fusion of East meets West yoga, called "Native American Spirit and Yoga". He has shared this unique class as guest faculty at Kripalu Yoga Center in Massachusetts. He also has several solo music CDs available, and is a Grammy nominated artist. His passion is to bring inspiration and healing to others through the Drum, dance, storytelling, music and motivational speaking.
Tony Redhouse, Navajo, is an articulate, experienced and Professional Speaker who infuses warm-hearted humor and insight with every presentation. Tony Redhouse provides visually rich formats mesmerizing media, stories and music that ensures audience participation in a dynamic speaking program. This is not a stoic history lesson or a worn out lecture on the plight of the American Indian. What you will get with Tony Redhouse is something personal, positive, thought provoking and even magical. Tony is one of the few Native presenters today, who has successfully bridged the gap between cultures, social groups, races and ages.
Tony Redhouse, Navajo, is an accomplished World-Beat percussionist. During Tony’s youth, he was exposed to Afro-Cuban, Latin Rock and urban soul style drumming in the San Francisco Bay area, and continued to pursue other African based rhythms which he later fused with Jazz. Tony combines his ethnic style percussion with Native American flutists and musicians during concerts and in the recording studio, to create a colorful blend of musical textures. The power of the drum to unite all people is expressed by Tony as he weaves the sounds of indigenous instruments & rhythms to his contemporary style of drumming. During his solo performances, Tony plays Native Flute and percussion instruments from around the world. As a musician, dancer and artist, Tony promotes the arts as a vehicle to bring the message of balance & harmony.
He has recorded with his siblings, “The Redhouse Family Jazz Ensemble”, on the Canyon Records label CD titled “Urban Indian”. Tony can also be heard on other CDs with Native artists Darryl Tonemah on the “Ghosts of St. Augustine”, with Robert Tree Cody on “Maze”. and “Native Flamenco”, the latter which fuses fiery Latin percussion with traditional flamenco guitar and Native American flute. Tony is currently working on several solo CD projects, and plays locally as a guest percussionist with such groups as The CPR Orchestra, a high energy Latin/Salsa group.