Expressive Movement & Trance Drumming



In Joburg on Wednesday evening, 25th of May, two groups gather from far and wide. They are both called by the rhythm in their blood. One group speaks this rhythm through their drums and the other through their dance. Both meet to connect and communicate with the very essence of their humanity – to find a transcendental experience through presence, stillness and ecstasy for their collective vitality and health.

The drummers and dancers will gather to share in rhythm; in order to remember the dance in the drumbeat and the drumbeat in the dance.

Together with Paul, David and Sian, you are invited to return to this way of communicating and connecting through this mindfulness practice of dance and drumming.
No previous experience needed. All are welcome.

Date: Wednesday 25th May
Time: 18:30 – 21:00
Place: Hackle Brooke, 110 Corner Conrad Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park
Costs: R100 for the event R20 drum hire
Booking is required for those who need drums, if you have already then we will see you there. To book e-mail Danielle on

About your facilitators:

Sian Palmer is the founder of Expressive Movement South Africa & an HPCSA registered Drama and Movement Therapist. Sian returned to South Africa in 2009, and has enjoyed the privilege since then of offering conscious dance nationally alongside her work as a therapist. She is passionate about dance as an accessible holistic meditation practice and is currently conducting the first Expressive Movement facilitator training this year.

Paul Boyter owner of Harmonics (rhythm, movement, therapy). Paul has 19 years experience in the facilitation of group drumming, group conflict resolution and group team building. His knowledge of drumming and music has been largely influenced by his studies in different african cultures. His passion for drumming has lead him into many fileds of application with regards to healing, such as working with children with down-syndrome, autism as well as working with homeless children. His work in the psychiatric industry has influenced his theories on how important rhythm is on creating harmonious patterns in our lives.

Dr David Wepener is a qualified Homeopath, Naturopath and Osteopath who has been practising for more than 30 years. He has compliment these modalities with added studies in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture.
His holistic approach to integrative medicine led to the practice of Mindfulness, which is an awareness of one’s body, feelings, thoughts and perceptions. This, together with his meditation practice became an integral part of his journey in understanding and appreciating the mind, body connection and the relationship to healing, health, well-being and contentment.
Along this journey his skill and years of experience, included, among other things, executive management health programmes, bereavement and terminal illness counselling and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
Today, central in his day-to-day holistic practice of Healing, David incorporates Jung’s individuation process of exploring one’s psyche and unconscious, leading one to unlock the wisdom of dis-ease and allowing the body and mind to heal.