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Intention is everything. Thought with intention, action with intention, feeling with intention, breathing with intention – intention can be the difference between the meaningful and the meaningless; the thoughtful and the thoughtless.

Combine the sound and vibration of drumming with intention. What intention? Answer that question as you allow the vibrational power of live drumming pave the way to the place you need to go. This is what the DruMeditation™ experience is all about. Created by Taylor, DruMeditation™ is a combination of guided meditation by Chirsta Ojeda and rhythmic environments in the form of drums, bells, shakers, flutes, voices, etc., by Taylor and his drum crew...resulting in a powerful transformative experience designed to open your mind and body, so that you may identify and be receptive to the internal and external healing you need to do.

Imagine this scene: you are lying down in a room, in savasana position (in Yoga they call it corpse pose; lying on your back in total relaxation). You are surrounded by other people lying about; drums encircle the room. As Christa gives basic instructions, sets expectations with you and guides you into a relaxed state, the instruments create a sonic backdrop which will be the magic carpet which will help transport you. You decide how deep you go; you decide where you go and why; you decide what to do with your experience. Few leave the DruMeditation™ experience untouched; most leave it profoundly moved.

Why would you come to a DruMeditation™? Thus far, participants have come from a very wide range of places for many different reasons. Some cancer patients, some with emotional issues, some with eating disorders, some with chronic pain, some with energetic blockages, some who just want to bask in the healing power of vibration and rhythm - all and more are served by way of the DruMeditation™ experience.

Dr. Barry Bittman's has been doing research on drumming and healing and has an article – “Deep Within: Drumming as a Healing Strategy”, here is a quote from that article:

"Deep within the essence of who we are there's a sound, a vibration, an emanation that expresses life from every cell. It resonates in harmony with all living creatures - an inner voice ready to emerge as a vital heartbeat that inscribes a personal signature. The rhythm of life is a symphony - the expression of our soul revealed by the conductor within. Our unique voice resounds through the way we choose to live. When we connect with each other and extend ourselves to one another, we share our gift."

For more information, visit Dr. Bittman's website.

For booking information, general inquiries or questions, please contact Taylor via email: or phone: (708) 763-8633. To see when the next DruMeditation™ is scheduled, check the Holy Goat Percussion Events page.

DruMeditation Facilitators

Taylor (aka Michael Taylor) is a Chicago area percussionist, entrepreneur, educator, recording artist, performer and facilitator, specializing in the West African djembe and dounun drums. He founded his business Holy Goat Percussion in 1995, is the Director of the Tam Tam Mandingue-Chicago School of Percussion and received Tam Tam Mandingue Certification, a degree in djembe offered exclusively by Grand Master Drummer Mamady Keita.  He teaches, performs, imports, sells and repairs drums and does classes and workshops on traditional West African djembe technique, rhythms and songs. Taylor teaches in the Chicago area at Tam Tam Mandingue-Chicago, the Old Town School of Folk Music, Merit Music, Steckman Studio of Music, in the Chicago Public Schools, at Danza Viva Studios and privately at his studios in Oak Park. Christa Ojeda, is the owner of CMo Solutions, a company focused on helping people and corporations solve their problems and create environments that
support and value the people in them. Christa is a Certified Hypnotherapist, Life Coach, Bodyworker and Consultant. When Christa is facilitating a DruMeditation she starts with a general intent (e.g., releasing old patterns, attracting abundance) and then draws on imagery to help participants create their own unique experiences. Her desire is for
everyone that attends to leave feeling a sense of growth and empowerment. Christa also holds classes in couples massage and guided meditation
throughout Chicago and has a private practice.

Next DruMeditation

Stay tuned for when and where the next DruMeditation will be.....

Important info about the DruMeditation sessions:

  • $25 per person or 2 for $40 - go here to register - first come, first serve - these sessions do sell out!!!!
  • Bring a yoga mat/blanket/pillow - something comfortable to lie down on.
  • Sign up soon, as many DruMeditation sessions sell out way before the date!!!!
  • If a given session is under-enrolled, it may be cancelled 5 days prior to the date.

For more information on any of these workshops feel free to email Christa at
or go to her website: