The Great Rhythm Revival

2014 Great Rhythm Revival

3 Phenomenal Days of Rhythmic Bliss , August 5-7, 2016, Sherman, NY @ The Heron

August 5-7, 2016 : Sherman, NY @ The Heron

Drumming. Yoga. Ecstatic Dance. Energy Medicine. Giant Gongs, Music...

What is the Great Rhythm Revival?

Each year I direct several retreats designed to bring like-minded people together to unplug from the everyday world, learn something new, connect with friends new, and old and to enjoy life deeply. On August 5-7, 2016 one of these events called the Great Rhythm Revival will commence in the gorgeous rolling hills of Western, NY.

At the Revival, you will experience a wide range of invigorating workshops including:
Drum & Chant, Ecstatic Dance, World Drumming, West African dance, Hatha and Kundalini Yoga, Shamanic Journey, Afro-Cuban Drumming, Gong Bath, Energy Medicine, Meditative Painting, Sound Healing, Sacred Intimacy, Women's Sacred Circles, Intro to Men's Work, Transformative Writing, Laughter Yoga and more.

In the evenings we dance, play music for you, light up the adjoining woods with an expertly sculptured fire circle.

Lastly, we eat some of the tastiest and healthy food around. Much of it grown on site in our Revival garden. Camping is free or you may stay at a local hotel or B&B. Though the event is outside, we are under the cover of large tents.

Cost is $289
Optional weekend meal plans are $99 and may be purchased onsite upon arrival.
Are you ready for the best 3 days of your summer?
Register Now...
See you there!
Jim Donovan- Director

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Transformative Experiences...

  • World Drumming
  • Sound Empowerment / Drum & Chant
  • Meditative Painting
  • West African dance
  • Hatha and Kundalini Yoga
  • Shamanic Journey
  • Afro-Cuban Drumming
  • Gong Bath
  • Energy Medicine
  • Native American Spirituality
  • Sound Healing
  • Sacred Intimacy
  • Women's Sacred Circles
  • Introduction to Men's Work
  • Transformative Writing
  • Sun King Warriors (Jim Donovan's rootsy groove-rock band)
  • Opportunities for private lessons and wellness sessions
  • Fire Circles Drum & Dance Jam

You get...

  • Over 29 hours of powerfully enjoyable experiences
  • Revitalizing, lifelong skill sets help you feel your best
  • Opportunities to learn from an array of gifted instructors
  • Membership in our private Great Rhythm Revival network
  • A comfortable atmosphere where you can be yourself
  • First access to discounted seats @ next year's Revival
  • Beautiful drums to play during drumming sessions


Our mission at the Great Rhythm Revival is to encourage you to take impeccable care of yourself while connecting you with others who are doing the same.

At the Revival you can expand your horizons by participating in an array of transformative workshops. You may also take relaxing walks through beautiful wooded paths, connect and spend time with friends old and new, laugh more than you have in years, eat well, get a massage, or even just take a nap... whenever you want.

Join Us for the Best 3 Days of Your Summer...