Monica facilitates drum circles for all types of occasions, and offers ongoing classes and workshops in African hand drumming – for beginners through to more advanced rhythm enthusiasts. She studies African drumming with Kocassale Dioubate, master Drummer from Guinea, has trained with Arthur Hull and is a certified HealthRHYTHMS and Drums Alive facilitator. Monica brings a love of rhythm, an exuberant and encouraging style of facilitation and an absolute belief in the healing and unifying power of the drum to all of her workshops and events. Aside from her deep love of music and her strong connection to the primal heartbeat of Mother Earth, Monica is also passionate about birth, children and women’s empowerment. She is a herbalist, breastfeeding counsellor, reflexologist, prenatal instructor and doula. In all that she does, she seeks to encourage and support child honouring, informed decision making, natural health and lifestyle, unity in diversity, empowerment of those who lack a strong voice and a firm belief in the miracles of Nature. Monica teaches in and around the beautiful Comox Valley on Vancouver Island BC.