Earth Rhythms Healing

Vibrational Wellness through Drumming, Rhythm, Time and Space

Past and Recurring Events:

Below are the many ways that we are helping community strengthen awareness and communication. Let us assist your group or project by having us at your next event!


Since May of 2010, Earth Rhythms Healing has been Facilitating Group and Community Drum Circles, High Vibe Drum Performances, Workshops and Events. 

Drum Circle-Summer Solstice Celebration

Alchemy Gallery hosted a "Drum Circle - a Summer Solstice Celebration" with Stephanie Kusmer leading the circle at Hahn Extreme Fitness in Festus on Saturday, June 19, 2021. 

Studio Gaia and the SIUE Fuller Dome presented "Heartbeat of Gaia" an intentional drum circle featuring Stephanie Kusmer of Earth Rhythms Healing facilitating the drum circle.

On Saturday, May 22, 2021, 3-5pm cdt Earth Rhythms Healing and Studio Gaia presented "Heartbeat of Gaia" drum circle at the Fuller Dome on the SIUE campus. This drum circle intention was to bring in high vibrations for group healing. Click here for a video clip


Heartbeat of Gaia Drum Circle at the Fuller Dome SIUE

Heartbeat of Gaia Drum Circle

Matt drumming with two of my djembe students

Djembe Accompanist 2020 Spring Semester "West African Music & Dance" Class at Washington University

Stephanie served as a djembe accompanist for the 2020 Spring Semester "West African Music & Dance" class at Washinton University. Stephanie played specific djembe rhythms for the dancers to dance to and also assisted the dance department music director in teaching the students the drum rhythms that they are dancing to. 

Drum & Rhythm Experience for Hope Creates, January 5, 2020 @ Medici Media Space, St. Louis, MO

Earth Rhythms Healing did a drum/rhythm experience for the group "Hope Creates" on January 5, 2020. This is our second time doing this event for this group. They said it was the favorite of their monthly events. Hope Creates' mission is to empower young adults in recovery through the engagement of expressive arts and the development of related entrepreneurial skills. By doing so, Hope Creates helps transform the cultural dialogue on addiction through understanding, empathy and insights into those affected by this epidemic.

Sound & Symmetry at the SIUE Fuller Dome September 21, 2019, Edwardsville, IL

On Saturday, September 21, 2019 from 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Earth Rhythms Healing collaborated with Benjamin Lowder and Pati Pellerito for Sound & Symmetry ~ Fall Equinox Ceremony at the SIUE Fuller Dome.


Benjamin lead a guided Equinox Sacred Ceremony, invoking the polarities brought on by the Equinox; assisting us as we tune into our center of equilibrium, connecting with other's and the crystalline symmetry and geometry of the Fuller Dome. 

Then Stephanie and Pati supported with harmonic vibrations of gongs, singing bowls and sacred drum rhythms. Together, we raised and amplified our intentions as we gathered at community on this seasonal celebration. 

"Find Your Rhythm" team building drum circle for Beyond Concequences' Trauma Informed School Conference, St. Charles, MO, June 19, 2019

Stephanie led two one hour drum circle sessions for educators attending the Trauma Informed School Conference in St. Charles, MO. The drum circles were 25 participants each to inform the educators on the benefits of drum/rhythm circles. 

Women's Drum and Rhythm Experience at Better Family Life, St. Louis, MO, 2019 Ongoing.

Stephanie and Malena Amusa lead a women's group drumming experience. We taught the group the rhythm Sinte' and we were empowered playing drums together.

"Celebrate Your Rhythm" Drum/Rhythm circle for Seniors at Friendship Village, Chesterfield on March 4, 2019

Stephanie and Matt facilitated a drum circle for seniors at Friendship Village assisted living in Chesterfield. The seniors enjoyed getting into the rhythm while participating with drums and percussion instruments. 

Earth Rhythms Healing did a drum circle for the non-profit organization Hope Creates on Sunday, December 9, 2018.

Stephanie and Matt facilitated a drum circle as one of Hope Creates' monthly expressive arts events. Hope Creates' mission is to empower young adults in recovery through the engagement of expressive arts and the development of related entrepreneurial skills. By doing so, Hope Creates helps transform the cultural dialogue on addiction through understanding, empathy and insights into those affected by this epidemic.

Find Your Rhythm ~ Communication Beyond Words at Garden of Common Ground, St. Peters, MO, December 2, 2018, January 20, 2019 (Monthly Ongoing).

Stephanie lead an experiencial rhythm circle and how it applies to cooperative communication in our daily lives. This event will be repeated monthly.

Midwest Crystal Festival at Emmenegger Nature Park, St. Louis, MO, June 23, 2018

Stephanie and Matt created the high vibes with many other Crystal Fest goers at the Midwest Crystal Fest drum circle. 

Spirit Jam Drum Circle at The Connection in Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, MO, February 2nd, 2018

We had an amazing time drumming, dancing and vibing together at Spirit Jam Drum Circle at The Connection. The Connection is a community hub for spirit and consciousness based events to expand our mind, body and spirit and is an excellent venue for our Spirit Jam Drum Circle. We will continue to do events at the Connection. See you there!

"Find Your Drum Voice" Drum Class/Rhythm Circle at Double Rainbow Ranch October-December 2017

We had fun drumming while learning rhythm, timing and how to speak out on our drums at Double Rainbow Ranch, Longmont, CO. A perfect way to spend a Saturday.

Lucid Dreaming A Guided Drum Journey Mediation at New Thought Center Hawaii, S. Kona, HI, December 9, 2016

Stephanie led a discussion on the idea of Lucid Dreaming and how one can apply this technique. Then she lead a guided drum journey through rhythm on the melodic tank drum tuned to the Key of A to activate Alpha and Theta brainwaves. This created a deep healing journey into a lucid meditative state helping one to understand the technique and how they can apply it while dreaming.

Drum Circle at Dragonfly Ranch Healing Arts Retreat Center, Big Island, HI, Nov, Dec, 2016 and Feb 2017 

Stephanie and Matt did a drum class/rhythm circle at Dragonfly Ranch Healing Arts Center. We had a great time creating rhythm together and enjoying the beauty of the Hawaiian Jungle. 

"Find Your Drum Voice" Djembe Drum Class at Hawaiian Sanctuary, Big Island, HI, August 6th,13th & October 15th 2016 and January 28th, 2017

This class focuses on the djembe drum and is designed to help people better communicate on his or her drum while in a group setting or for personal meditation and enjoyment.


We explored ideas on:

  • Timing, Rhythm and Hand Positions
  • Breaks and Polyrhythms
  • History of the djembe drum
  • Basic Solo Technique
  • How to use breath and posture to gain energy
  • Creating an ecstatic experience while drumming together
  • Tuning into the higher consciousness through group drumming

Kasha Full Moon Ceremony at Kalani Oceanside Retreat

On Friday, June 17th and July 15th, Stephanie and Matt joined Nani Ka Ala, local percussion ensemble, at the Kalani Oceanside Retreat, Kalapana, HI, to play for the powerful Full Moon/Solstice Kasha Ceremony. 

Women's Empowerment

Drum/Rhythm Circle at The Coconut Lanai in Kalapana Seaview Estates on Tuesday,

May 17th, 31s, June14th 7 28th, 2016 

Stephanie lead a powerful evening for woman to share drumming and rhythm together. 

We also explored ideas on:

~ History of women drummers

~ Sisterhood empowerment through rhythm and intention

~ Timing and how it affects our lives

~ Clearing our minds through coming together in rhythm

~ Raising energy through cooperative rhythmic communication

Rhythm and Flow ~ A Sacred Geometric Sound Journey, January 23rd, 2016 at the Center For Spirituality and Sustainability, Buckminster Fuller Dome on the SIUE Campus, Edwardsville, IL

Earth Rhythms Healing did a lunchtime drum circle at the TEDxGatewayArch Event Catalyst at Harris-Stowe University

on Saturday November 7th, 2015. TEDxGatewayArch Catalyst is an annual event featuring talks by future forward thinkers of our time.  

Earth Rhythms Healing did an intentional drum circle at Regina's Realm's Surrender and Release Fire Ceremony at Happy Trails Farm on Saturday, October 24th, 2015. We raised some great energy through our drums to manifest our intentions and it was lots of FUN! 

Stephanie did a guided breath work and sound healing experience at the beautiful Casa Bagus Conscious Community Center on October 16, 2015. Stephanie introduced the HA breathing technique used by the ancient Hawaiian’s as a key to good health, to increase energy and to help manage stress.


Stephanie also guided participants through a rhythmic sound journey using her metal tongue drum. This melodic instrument is tuned to the key of A which triggers Theta brain waves, helping to bring participants to a relaxed and dream like meditative state. 

Stephanie and Matt played performances with Songs of Africa Ensemble including, October 8, 2015 at Eden Theological Seminary as a part of Webster Arts' new October concert series and on December 15, 2015 at Washington Universities Danforth Center. About the Songs of Africa Ensemble: The Songs of Africa Ensemble is a multi-cultural vocal and instrumental group sponsored by African Musical Arts. The Ensemble teaches about Africa's music, its musical instruments, languages, and cultures. Singing in more than 20 different African languages, their performances are audience-interactive, educational, and entertaining!  

Earth Rhythms Healing was a marketing/outreach partner with WULA Drum for their 17th Annual Drum and Dance Retreat on September 17th-20th, 2015. We also attended this amazing event to brush up on our drum skills and learn new rhythms. The retreat featured many great teachers at a relaxing and enjoyable retreat getaway at Pocono Valley's 350-acre private resort in Stroudsburg, PA.

Earth Rhythms Healing co-organized with AdLife Studios the Grandmaster Djembe XPlosion at Better Family Life Cultural Center, St. Louis, MO, May 21st-24th, 2015. This is amazing conference, led by West African Grandmasters Bolokada Conde, Moussa Traore, & Mangue Sylla also featured other great teachers and had 48+ hours of djembe & dundun orchestra workshops & immersion with the masters! This was one of the biggest djembe conferences ever.

Earth Rhythms Healing were guest presenters at the REIKI SHARE & ENERGY HEALING CIRCLE at the Center For Spiritual Living St. Louis on Sunday April 26th, 2015. Stephanie and Matt did a half hour presentation and demonstration on the healing power of drumming and how people can participate in this fun and exciting activity. We discussed how drumming expands consciousness and how it can be used to increase a persons' energy as well as for meditation, relaxation and improving community and group communication. We did a guided drum circle after the presentation.

Stephanie continued her series of guided drum journey meditations at the Center for Spiritual Living St. Louis on Wednesday March 25th, 2015 with "Lucid Dreaming ~ A Guided Drum Journey Meditation." Stephanie did a guided meditation while creating drum rhythms to activate Theta brainwaves to induce a dream like meditative state to assist participants in learning how to apply this technique when are asleep. This journey helped participants learn techniques to help them guide their experiences in their dreams as well as their waking state.

Stephanie Kusmer of Earth Rhythms Healing and Sheila Fazio of The Moksha Institute co-created RITAM: THE FLOW OF LIFE YOGA & DRUM WORKSHOP an uplifting sacred yoga practice and experiencing African drum rhythms that enlivened and connected us to our heart, to one another and to the great flow of life. Workshop was at C.A.M.P. (Community Arts and Movement Project), 3026 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO on Sunday, March 8, 2015

Earth Rhythms Healing did a team building experience for interior design showroom Design and Detail on Monday, February 23, 2015.


"It was a really great event, we can't wait to do it again. It was very uplifting" Jane Barnowski, Design & Detail Employee

Stephanie presented Exploring the Pineal ~ A Guided Drum Journey ~ Activation on Wednesday, January 14h, 2015 at the Center For Spiritual Living, St. Louis, 12875 Fee Fee Rd, St Louis, MO 63146 http://cslstl.org


In this vibrational experience, Stephanie explained the history and significance of the Pineal Gland, how it is being rediscovered today and the benefits of activation. Stephanie guided the participants in a meditation to open up and journey into the Pineal, also known as the "third eye chakra" or the “Seat of the Soul”. An Expanding Experience!


"Really great evening. Excellent guided meditation and drumming. Had some wonderful visual experiences :) Thanks again!" Jesse

Stephanie did a presentation "Exploring Dimensional Reality Through Drumming" at the Kismet Center of St. Louis on December 4th, 2014. Stephanie explored ideas on how altered states of consciousness through brain wave activation, drumming and rhythm can be used to heal ourselves and the group mind/consciousness. We can intentionally use these altered states of consciousness to explore other dimensions together through entraining in rhythm to help the greater good of all.



Stephanie and Matt just completed teaching a five week beginning drum class "Find Your Drum Voice" A Beginners Hand Drumming Class Primarily Focused on Djembe. We focused on our students learning timing, technique and how to speak on their djembe. Oct/Nov 2014 and Jan/Feb 2015.



Stephanie and Matt presented about the healing vibrations of drumming at the October 2014 MEETUP -- MONTHLY REIKI SHARE & ENERGY HEALING CIRCLE at the Center for Spiritual Living.


Stephanie presented "Intro To Chakra Tuning Forks, Sound Healing For The Mind, Body and Spirit" at Holistic Journey Store - Swansea, IL on Saturday, October 25th, 2014 

Earth Rhythms Healing presented the Sacred Fire Intentional Drum Circle At The 2014 Midwest Crystal Festival on Saturday, September 27th from 5-7pm at Emmenneger Nature Park, Kirkwood, MO. This is the 3rd year that we've been honored to be a part of this great community event.

Stephanie did two workshops at Zenfest,

August 1-4, 2013 at Camp Gaea. Intro To Chakra Tuning Forks – Sound Healing For Our Bodies, Minds and Spirits and "Tapping" Into Eternity Exploring Vibrational Consciousness Through Drumming.

Earth Rhythms Healing presented Rhythm Village at the 21st Annual Pagan Picnic. We did several workshops and a main drum circle on Saturday, June 8 & 9, 2013


Stephanie presented Intro To Chakra Tuning Forks – Sound Healing For Our Bodies, Minds and Spirits at Mystic Valley on Sunday, April 14th, 2013.


Earth Rhythms Healing Called in the Spirits with the drumbeats at The 5th Annual Dia De Los Muetros Fiestaon Saturday, October, 27th, 2012 Outside of Mokebee's Coffee House in South City Saint Louis, Missouri


Earth Rhythms Healing did a high vibe drum performance at the finally of Alive Magazines St. Louis Fashion Week events leading into the Saturday evening, Oct 13th, 2012, fashion show, Liquid Style @ Pointe 400



Earth Rythms Healing did a special intentional drum circle at Earth Dance St. Louis 2012 - A World Peace Event

on September 22, 2012



Earth Rhythms Healing shared our workshop

"Tapping" Into Eternity, Exploring Vibrational Consciousness Through Drumming at Yarrow's Mabon Festival @ Ozark Avalon Church of Nature September 14-16, 2012.

Earth Rhythms Healing does drum circles for company parties and events. We had an energetic drum circle for The Sound Room company party at Oishi Japanese Steak House on Sunday 8/19/12. We helped turn the party into a celebration of Rhythm

Earth Rhythms Healing did our workshop

"Tapping" Into Eternity, Exploring Vibrational Consciousness Through Drummingat the Wolvenwold Music Festival.

Here's a comment from the organizer of the event:. "Again, thank you ALL for coming and adding your energies to this years Wolvenwold Summer Music Festival! You guys rocked us to sleep each and every night, and left our heads all filled with those wonderful drummy dreams and took us to the realms of rythym once again. Looking forward to seeing our "drum core" again next year for some more sacredness, sanctuary, serenity, and those kickin' sounds! BIG love to you guys, you RAWK! Love, Light and many Blessings." Beltana Spellsinger, Wolvenwold

Earth Rhythms Healing put together an assortment of vibration raising meditations and workshops to create

Rhythm Village at the 20th Annual Pagan Picnic in St. Louis, MO June 9-10, 2012. We also did the main drum circle which had over 50 people attending. The program including:Magic, Awareness and Sound; Healing with Singing Bowls and Gongs;Awakening the healer within lead by Patti Pellerito, 

Releasing the Inner Hoop God or Goddess with Michelle Schaeffer, "Tapping" Into Eternity, Exploring Vibrational Consciousness Through Drumming with Stephanie Kusmer of Earth Rhythms Healing, and The Magick of Rhythm with Andrew Behnen, Matt Farrow and Stephanie Kusmer. Teaching the art of Rhythm and how when you broaden your capacity to play different rhythms it deepens your ability to communicate through your drum. 

Earth Rhythms Healing puts on community drum circles twice a month at different locations.

Some current and past venues: The Archive Bookstore, Labyrinth Enterprises, Art Dimensions at 2720 Cherokee and Loopie’s Art Market on Cherokee and C.A.M.P. (Community Arts and Movement Project) - ongoing

Earth Rhythms Healing produced a community conscious gathering screening of “2012 A Time For Change” with Daniel Pincheck.

After the screening Stephanie lead a community discussion and networking with green leaders from the community on how to actively make our community more sustainable and then engaged everyone in a community drum circle that followed.


Stephanie wrote and presents the workshop “Tapping” Into Eternity, Exploring Vibrational Consciousness Through Drumming.

(ongoing at locations and events, In-Power Institute, Rhythm Village at the Pagan Picnic, June 2012, Music Heals the Earth festival at Wolvenwold, July 2012, Wisteria Corn Stalk Festival Labor Day weekend 2012.


Stephanie does tuning fork toning sessions and workshops

based on Chakra Energy Clearing as a path to healing. These sessions and workshops focus on how using Tuning Forks we can realign our Chakras for unblocking the energy flow in the astral body.

Stephanie worked with the Kansas City Drum Tribe to create

a community drum circle event lead by Elec Simon from STOMP

Stephanie had the enjoyable summer of 2010 playing djembe for the Tribal Fusion group Raw Earth.

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