Riding the sacred rhythm of the drum during meditation allows one to connect with the timeless wisdom and medicine available within...
Allow the creative expression stimulated by drumming to take you to places in your mind that provide healing.
There is an undeniable peace that is generated when people gather for meditation. That peace goes with them into the world and the ripple affect takes over.
Experience a deeper sense of self awareness and contentedness that will help you discover your authentic self.
I was born in Estonia, a small country on the northern tip of Europe, bordering Russia. There are many journeys in life and mine brought me and my family to America when I was 17 to start a new life. I have resonated with Native American culture since childhood and have always felt a pull to immerse myself in the sounds and spirit of the tribes.
I bought my first drum when I was 26 years old. It was a Sioux ceremonial drum. Soon after I bought an Alaskan Fire drum. I had no idea how to play them and for many years I lacked the confidence to try...and so a silent conversation began while I searched for a healing meditation.
Over the years, as my spiritual journey continued, the drums called to me louder and louder until finally in 2014, I took a drumming class from Spirit Hawk of the Ojibwa Nation. Around the same time I also was given the name StrongHeart by Chief White Buffalo, at a gathering in Alocna County, MI. It was then that the long silence was over and StrongHeart DrumMedicine emerged. Today I play in yoga studios, churches and private residences in the mid-Michigan area with my wife, Kellie. Together we create a unique meditation experience using native instruments from around the world.
'The syntactical nature of reality, the real secret of magic, is that the world is made of words, and if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish.' - Terence McKenna
'It was not I who cured, it was the power from the outer world, the visions and the ceremonies had only made me like a hole through which the power could come to the two-leggeds. If i thought that I was doing it myself, the hole would close up and no power could come through, then everything I could do would be foolish.' - Black Elk