TaKeTiNa Rhythm & Music Therapy
Michael Kenny MMT, MT-BC is now the only certified TaKeTiNa teacher in Texas!
TaKeTiNa is a group rhythmic process that utilizes sight, sound, and movement to activate human and musical potential through rhythm. It was developed in 1970 by Austrian musician and composer Reinhard Flatischler. Participants in a TaKeTiNa circle are guided via call and response and the pulse of a surdo drum through a series of steps, claps, and songs. This process induces a flux between two states: being IN rhythm and being OUT of rhythm. Participants fall in and out of rhythm in the circle; a process analogous to our movement through life. Each time TaKeTiNa participants find their way back to the basic pulse and fall back in rhythm, they experience rhythm at a more profound and intense level.
In TaKeTiNa you can experience:
- Greater sense of community and connection with others
- Joy and Intensity
- Spontaneous laughter and/or tears
- Being in the present moment
Check out a TaKeTiNa circle on YouTube
My own first experience with TaKeTiNa was at a 3-day workshop with Zorina Wolf inAustin,Texas. It was like coming home! I had found what I had been looking for my whole life; a unique physical practice of rhythm that induces deep, intrapersonal healing and change. The same weekend of my first workshop I signed up to become a TaKeTiNa rhythm process teacher and began my studies with Reinhard Flatischler. I have experienced a profound set of life changes since beginning TaKeTiNa training and others have told me I have become more patient, tolerant, and compassionate. TaKeTiNa looks like it’s just about clapping and stepping, but it’s something much, much deeper; it’s learning how to flow with the ever-changing rhythm of life.
Curious about TaKeTiNa and want to try it for yourself?
Would you like to host a TaKeTiNa Rhythm Journey for your organization?
Experience the TaKeTiNa process at your location. No previous musical experience is necessary and all instruments are provided.
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