By enrolling today, you will get access to our growing collection of over 23 videos and HOURS of online mindful hand drumming, movement and meditation. You will receive our Getting Started and Hand Drumming Foundations and FUNdamentals courses, as well as the Shamanic Rhythm Kriya (which consists of a Guided Rhythm Journey, variations or rudiments to practice with, and an energizing Movement practice, all designed to energize the body and calm the mind).
Membership in our Rhythm Bliss Community also gets you access to monthly live-streamed Zen of Practice Play Alongs (ZOPPAs), an archive of pre-recorded live mindful hand drumming classes, deals on our Rhythm Bliss Retreats and much, much more. New content added regularly!
NO DRUM OR MUSICAL EXPERIENCE REQUIRED. All You Need is a Heartbeat!
Alexandra Jai, Chief Rhythm Officer of Rhythm Bliss, is a life-long rhythm student, recording artist and performer with over two decades of experience playing percussion for numerous Latin, African, rock, funk, klezmer, and alternative bands.
After studying and performing dance for 12 years, Alexandra became a percussionist and dance accompanist for many of the finest dance studios in Vancouver, including 10 years of accompanying dance classes at Vancouver’s Arts Umbrella. In 2004, she founded Drum Mama Studios to focus on her true passion – sharing the magic of hand drumming and yoga with others.
Alexandra has a gift for nurturing the joy, connection, and serenity inherent in hand drumming and movement. She built a beautiful studio in Vancouver specifically designed for hand drumming and yoga where participants come to release tension, increase energy, and gain the many health benefits of a drumming practice. Alexandra is a community drum circle facilitator with over 15 years of experience facilitating corporate and private functions and enjoys helping communities unite through the spirit of the drum.
In 2001, Alexandra began to practice yoga, inspired by a world-renowned drummer who recommended yoga to improve her drumming speed and precision through mind-body awareness. She was amazed by how at home she felt on the mat. The mindfulness and intention of yoga was perfectly aligned with her drumming philosophy.
To her surprise yoga also helped her heal from a chronic birthing injury, rejuvenating her body and increasing mental focus and balance.
Graduating from Hatha yoga teacher training at Prana Yoga College in 2012, her mentor Shakti Mhi, who had hired her for drumming sessions, helped her realize that she was already teaching yoga philosophy through drumming, and highly encouraged and supported her to teach yoga through the asanas (postures). Over the years Alexandra has continued with her yoga education with certifications in prenatal yoga, chair yoga, hot yoga, vinyasa, and kundalini for youth. Alexandra completed monitorship programs at YYOGA in Hatha and Yoga Anatomy. She is a certified Pilates Mat teacher and has been studying various other styles of mindful movement that she incorporates in her classes. Alexandra is passionate about creatively combining her knowledge of movement and rhythm in order for her students to receive the most benefit from every class she teaches. See the video “Alexandra Jai's Story - A Heart Healed By Rhythm” in the Getting Started course for more on Alexandra's background.