Welcome to our first NATA Newsletter!
This is an exciting time for NATA. With our new website, we now have a central location for the public to contact TaKeTiNa Teachers across North America. It also allows the teachers to stay in contact with each other more easily to coordinate events.
On April 18, 2012, the 4th US TaKeTiNa Teachers training came to a close. After five 16-day training sets, my classmates and I are now ready for our certification set in August 2012 (see schedule elsewhere in this article). Each set presented new challenges—not only in learning the TaKeTiNa process, but also regarding personal growth and group dynamics. It has been rewarding to watch how we have come together as a TaKeTiNa family—supporting each other in practice and various obstacles that arose.
This final set was especially poignant. We realized it was the last time we would be in training together with our particular group. There was a more serious side to everyone—“more mature, growing up,” we decided. Meals were infused with discussions of induction themes, substitute matrix calls, and “what is TaKeTiNa?”. Very serious. Of course there was the night when six women/girls squeezed together, cuddled, and giggled on the sofa… at which point one of the men/boys sprawled across all of them. Okay, maybe not so mature after all! We shared much joy, much freedom of expression, singing around a bonfire, many tears shed on the final journey together.
The next step for the 4th US training group is the certification process, which takes place August 8-15, 2012, in Damascus, Oregon. During this event called TaKeTiNa Rhythm Days, the public is invited to participate. This is a great opportunity to experience a diverse array of rhythmic journeys led by this most recent class of TaKeTiNa teachers from around the world who have completed two-and-a-half years of training with Reinhard Flatischler, originator of TaKeTiNa, and his wife Cornelia. Students in the TaKeTiNa training will demonstrate their skills by leading two TaKeTiNa journeys (for the Exam Schedule, click here: http://www.taketina.org/taketina-rhythm-days-schedule or click on Upcoming Events, at the left). These workshops are FREE and open to the public, but please make your reservation with Elaine Fong, by emailing her at: ten.ttanull@4321fne .
Following the certification process, the new teachers will meet with more experienced teachers from previous trainings for a Supervision, which provides an opportunity for peers to learn together under the supervision of Reinhard and Cornelia Flatischler. (These are not open to the public).
Whether you can attend TaKeTiNa Rhythm Days or have the opportunity to attend a workshop in your area, we invite you to experience TaKeTiNa, one of the most efficient learning methods available today. It is a process for activating human and musical potential through rhythm. Watch for an expanded list of TaKeTiNa Teachers on http://www.taketina.org following Taketina Rhythm Days!
4th US TaKeTiNa Teachers Training