Rhythm By Nature
Our story begins here...
Rhythm By Nature has been bringing people together through the power of group drumming since its inception in 2017. Based in the Columbia Valley, we drum throughout the East & West Kootenay regions and beyond.
An Important Distinction:
Rhythm By Nature follows the ‘Integrative Community Drum Circle (ICDC)’ methodology. This means that our drumming is not based on any ethnospecific traditions, cultures, or rhythms. The ICDC employs a multicultural approach so that the experience is accessible to everyone. It’s about celebrating our diversity, creativity, and playfulness.
Our drums are from all around the world but do not hold any limiting cultural or ceremonial significance. Our instruments are of premium quality and are made from 100% recycled wood fiber.
A brief history...
A purpose in life for founder and drum circle facilitator Patrick Carrick, Rhythm By Nature has become a popular mainstay in British Columbia’s Kootenay Region, offering a variety of programs and events that promote wellness, creativity, and commUnity.
Patrick’s innate connection to drumming took hold in his Australian youth when he discovered the transformative power of rhythm. This passion has taken him all around the world, finally growing roots in the spectacular Canadian Rockies. After completing his facilitation training with the nationally acclaimed ‘Circles Of Rhythm’, Patrick began hosting integrative drum circles in the Columbia Valley communities of Invermere, Radium Hot Springs, Panorama Mountain Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs, Edgewater, and Canal Flats.
Formerly known as ‘Columbia Valley Drumming’, Rhythm by Nature quickly earned a reputation for its positive impact and inclusive approach to drumming. It wasn’t long before the circle expanded to other communities like Golden, Kimberley, Cranbrook, Banff, Revelstoke, Fernie, Nelson and beyond.
Patrick has continued his studies into the physiological science of rhythm and has taken further accredited trainings such as the internationally recognized ‘Rhythm2Recovery’. Patrick is now an accredited ‘Circles of Rhythm’ Master Drum Circle Facilitator & Trainer and uses this knowledge as a force for healing, connection and joy.
Closing the circle...
One of the driving forces of Rhythm By Nature is its commitment to inclusivity. We firmly believe that everyone should have access to the rejuvenating power of drumming, regardless of their background or experience level. We have worked hard to create an environment that is welcoming and supportive for people of all ages and abilities.
Rhythm by Nature now offers a range of customized services and programs in a variety of settings. From schools & youth programs, team-building & conference events, wellness retreats, and community gatherings, we have become a go-to, wow-factor experience that our clients seek out year after year.