A Very Chaya Christmas

The party continues at the Chaya Garden Ashram, as we try to make every day as fun as possible.   We invited our family of friends out to the Chaya Garden Ashram for a little concert by Talla Walla Vibrations.  We have enjoyed seeing them on a number of different occasions, including last year during a winter solstice celebration at S.T.A.N.D. Centre.

We were equally impressed with the musicianship and tenacity of these percussionists on this outing, as we danced through set after set!  It’s a very detoxing gathering that starts and ends sweaty!

We loved playing the drums with Emmeth too!  He really brings out the inner rhythms of anyone he meets, and is able to teach the drum riddems that his groups play to almost anyone.   Emmeth is a skilled drum maker, and if anyone is interested in getting a drum while in Belize, we would be glad to hook you up with Emmeth, as we are very happy with the drums we have received from Emmeth.

We often have celebrations or shows like this any time that there is something big going on in San Ignacio, Cayo District, Belize.  We find that these events in town are just to loud, boring, and predictable and we can have a better time at the Ashram just dancing and galavanting with a few of our dearest friends.

Consider this on New Year’s Eve when downtown San Ignacio descends into madness!

 

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What to do on Boxing day:  Join the celebration and dance with us!

Emmeth Young on December 26th At Chaya Garden Ashram

What to do on Boxing day:  Join the celebration and dance with us!

What to do on Boxing day: Join the celebration and dance with us!

Emmeth Young

“Let’s look deep inside ourselves and find that beat that lifts our souls and brings us to that common ground where we can enjoy the music. Why not? If you were born with a heart then you were born with rhythm. If you were born with a soul then you were born with the ability to love. If you were born with a brain then you were born with the ability to reason and create. It’s in all of us to do the right thing and we have to make sure we don’t lose sight of that. It’s up to us adults to help guide the youths in the right direction. It’s never too late to make a change for the better unless you are being put to your final rest. If you are still above ground then you have time to put down the gun and pick up a drum. Put down your fist and resolve the hatred and anger and speak the rhythms of your soul.”