"Feel The Power...Awaken Your Spirit...Share The Joy!" 
         Facilitated by Giselle Felicia Vivian, BM CHT
Rhythm Programs & Special Event Facilitation
UPCOMING EVENTS...  See a menu of some of our events below

Drumming Meditation - Level One 
April 6th at 7PM ....Still a few more spaces for tonight's session,

Join Rev. Giselle Felicia Vivian of ONE HEARTBEAT for an evening of drumming as a tool for spiritual practice.  
Download Flyer here

Where:  Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living, Albuquerque, NM (see flyer for address) 
Admission: $10-15 Suggested Love Offering
What to bring:  Only Buffalo or Frame Drums, a yoga mat/towel/blanket.  Dress comfortably.
RSVP via email required or call (505) 850-6750.  Space is limited to 30.  Ages 18+
Cash/Checks accepted.  Please make checks payable to: Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living. 

EVERYBODY DRUM ~Beginning Hand Drum  Playshop
Set the foundation for ergonomic playing on hand drums and frame drums with rhythm exercises, and some fundamental grooves and jam time. 
When:  Saturday, April 14th at 1pm        Tuition: $20 per participant      Ages 21+ welcome.   
Call (505) 850-6750 to register.  All drums hand drums and frame drums welcome.  Some instruments available on-site by RSVP.  Location info will be confirmed after registration.

COMMUNITY GROOVE~ Community Drum Circle
Meeting at Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living
4374 Alexander Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107  for map
Upcoming Dates:  Friday, May 11th & June 15th, 2018

Coming Again this Spring

 4-Week Drum Circle Grooves
Drum Study Group
Each session is 1 hour and 15 minutes

Join the circle and get your groove on in 2017!  This is the first cycle of our Drum Study Groups for the year.  No previous experience required.  Emphasis will be on basic rhythms to spark your drumming adventures on the djembe or other body drums.  Bring your own instrument.  A few instruments available for loan during class.

$50 for 4-week series or $15 per session, if space is available.  Series must be paid in advance or at 1st class.  

Space is limited so register ASAP.  NE Heights location will be confirmed upon registration.  Use the form below to pre-register.  We will follow up within 48 hours.  Cash, Check, Paypal accepted.

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ONE HEARTBEAT RHYTHM CIRCLES TM offers programs that invite social connection and community, support wellness and stress management, inspire creativity and self-expression, facilitate empowerment and learning, and enhance leisure and recreation.

Community Programs:




Play a new instrument, move to the rhythms and experience the fun!  All ages 8+ and skill levels are welcome at these inter-generational inter-active music making events.  Adult supervision required.  Instruments available for use or bring your own percussion toys/drum. 




Level 1 & 2

Traditional & Universal Drum Grooves for Hand Drums and Percussion fun!  18 and over welcome at these interactive instructional events.  Bring your Djembe, Ashiko, or Congas. Limited instruments available for loan with Advanced Registration.  



Bring your favorite drums and percussion and go deep into the groove!  Experienced players 18+ welcome at these improvisational events that take the groove to the next level.


Empowerment Drumming for Wellness & Fun!

Come and experience the power of rhythmic music making as a creative tool for your stress management and self-care. This evidence-based wellness drumming program developed by REMO has been used by hospitals, corporations, and community organizations. Adults 21+ welcome.  No previous experience required.  Instruments provided.


Creative Spiritual Expression & Community

Experience the power of chanting, singing,  drumming and   movement as active prayer. Join us as we come together in spiritual community and give creative voice to the spirit     within. Ages 18+ welcome.

Here are some of the NM venues, ONE HEARTBEAT RHYTHM CIRCLES TM  has served over the years:

Albuquerque Marriot Pyramid North / Courtyard Marriot Albuquerque / Journal Center / Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town
Hilton Garden Inn Albuquerque / Journal Center/Howard Johnson Hotel and Conference Center / Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown / Tamaya Resort
Glorietta Lifeway Conference Center / Sunrise Springs Retreat Center
Barelas Day Care Senior Center / Bear Canyon Senior Center / Highland Senior Center / Los Volcanes Senior Center
Manzano Mesa Multi-generational Center / North Domingo Baca Multi-generational Center
North Valley Senior Center / Palo Duro Senior Center / Share Your Care at North Valley, Los Volcanes, St. Elizabeth’s, Rio Rancho
Presbyterian Kaseman Hospital / Lovelace Women’s Hospital / Casa Esperanza, UNM / Children’s Psychiatric Hospital, UNM
Spiritual Renewal Center / First Unitarian Church of Albuquerque / Unity Spiritual Center of Albuquerque / Church of the Good Shepherd
Guitar Center Albuquerque / Wild Oats Academy / Private Residences in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
Montgomery Park / Taylor Park

Special Event Facilitation for Private Parties & Organizations:

Contact us for more information about these programs and to discuss event planning needs. Click here

Customized Rhythm Events

 Consulting Programs:
 Community Outreach:
  • Celebrations  
  • Ceremonies
  • Festivals 
  • Community & School Events 
  • Retreats & Spiritual Gatherings
  • Team-building & Trainings
  • Wellness Fairs & Conferences
  • Beat The Odds- Emotional & Social Skill Building Program for Youth
  • Rhythms for WellnessTM Consultations for Individuals
  • HealthRHYTHMSTM Drumming Empowerment Program
  • Music Therapy Consultations for Specialized Populations
    • Program Development, Staff Training  & Mentoring
    • Individual & Group Rhythm-Based Music Therapy Facilitation


Below are some of the rhythm instruments available at our events. Over the years we have enjoyed products from these manufacturers: Remo, Toca, Boomwhackers, and other miscellaneous companies.  Instruments have also been made, including tube drums and shakers, and recycled material percussion.