The annual Wula Retreat, now in its 19th year, brings together master teachers and students of all levels in a serene natural environment to celebrate culture and community. Students enjoy all-day multicultural drum and dance classes, drum circles, camp fires, swimming, hiking, and more.
Every year, Drummers and Dancers from around the world gather in Pocono Valley, PA to celebrate West African, Afro-Caribbean, and Brazilian Drum and Dance. Wula Drum brings in some of the most influential teaching artists for each culture. Going on 20 years, we have cultivated a great vibe – a welcoming, ego-free environment.
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Wula Drum provides cheap transportation from New York City to the picturesque environment of the Pocono Valley Resort, which offers heated swimming pools, hiking trails, and more. Please come and join us. Everyone is welcome! No experience is required and we even have drums for rent! Visit www.drumanddanceretreat.com for more information
Now in it’s 19th year, the Wula Drum and Dance Retreat continues to be an annual Mecca for drummers and dancers on the East Coast and from around the world. Featuring classes with some of the most sought after teachers in the world, we teach traditional drum and dance from West Africa, Latin America, and the Caribbean.
Attendees stay in cabins and get immersed in drum classes, dance classes, performances, and the many activities offered by the vast lake-side grounds of the Pocono Valley Resort.
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Take advantage of the last weekend of summer to get out of town, drum and dance to your heart’s content, and hike, canoe, swim, or take a zipline across the lake.
Here’s what people are saying about the Retreat:
“Thank you very much for making my first camp experience an unforgettable one. It was an excellent program: The music, the drumming and the dances were “out of this world.” The food was great, and the staff could not be better.
Note: I also got to meet fantastic people of different cultures.”
“I just had to tell you what an amazing time I had at the retreat!!! It was absolutely mind-blowing, from the beautiful teachers to the sweet, sweet classes, the overwhelming sense of community and love, the gorgeous setting…I still can’t stop smiling!
Thank you for your incredible vision and direction – for bringing it all together, for creating a safe, non-threatening, open, inviting and inspiriational space for all of us to share and thrive in, and for leading in such a wise, strong, precise and wholly humble way. I’m counting down the months till next year’s! Yeeeeeaaaa!!! :)”
The Wula Drum and Dance Retreat Faculty represent some of the most influential drummers and dancers living in the United States.
The Retreat provides a venue to learn artistic traditions, participate in African, Brazilian, Cuban, Haitian another types of drum and dance, and just observe the beauty of different cultures of the African Diaspora.
People from all over the globe – connect, share, get energized, get inspired, and bring it all back to your local community.
Wula Wellness Staff
Jill Gallman (Massage/Body Work)
Coira Lee (Yoga/Meditation)