Christine Stevens

Christine Stevens, MA, MSW, MT-BC is author of Music Medicine, The Healing Drum Kit and The Art and Heart of Drum Circles. The founder of UpBeat Drum Circles, she has appeared on NBC, PBS, KTLA, and the DVD Discover the Gift. A world percussion artist for Remo, the world’s largest drum company, she has trained drum circle facilitators from more than 25 countries. Christine has worked with survivors of Hurricane Katrina, students at Ground Zero and led the first drum circle training in the war-zone of Iraq.  

Upcoming Programs by Christine Stevens

Healing Sound Retreat: Rhythm and Sacred Gongs for Spiritual Practice

Also Richard Rudis

August 25–27, 2017

Celebrate the Music of Your Soul Explore music and rhythm as a gateway for therapeutic process and honest communication. In its 7th year, this annual program approaches music as medicine, weaving together a powerful experience in cross-cultural rhythms, chants, and sacred silence. Using the voice and the drum, we will discover ancient and modern practices for spirituality, healing, […]

Music Medicine Facilitation Training

August 25–29, 2017

  Enjoy a deeper dive in the stunning natural beauty of Shambhala Mountain Retreat Center, with author and internationally acclaimed music therapist Christine Stevens.  We will practice the four elements of rhythm, melody, harmony and silence and experience ways to facilitate groups in healing sound experiences.   No prior musical experience necessary.  Recommended for energy […]

Music for Peace Ceremony at the Great Stupa

August 26, 2017

This special ceremony includes a preparation gathering, community drum processional, encircling the Stupa and honoring the 4 directions, and musical offerings from around the world as prayers for universal harmony. Dinner included. The ceremony will take place at 7:00 pm, after dinner.    Join us for a weekend retreat! Please click HERE for more information about […]